What is Emerging Learning Design?

Emerging Learning Design (ELD) started in 2010 as a professional development day for post-secondary educators and has grown into a thriving and growing organization. Committed to the idea that pedagogy, research, and scholarship can be enhanced and transformed by technology, ELD is known for its annual conference, Emerging Learning Design Journal, and a robust digital community. For more information about ELD, please visit the ELD Website.

When and where is the conference?

ELD 2020 will be on Friday May 29th, 2020. It will be hosted in the Pattee and Paterno Libraries on the Penn State University Park Campus. Further information about the location will be available as we approach the event. The conference will also be available for online attendance.

How much is conference registration and what does it include?

Registration for the in-person conference experience in Penn State’s Pattee and Paterno Libraries in State College, PA is $98. The in-person conference registration includes access to all the sessions as well as breakfast, lunch, and a beverage break. Registration for the online-only conference is $20.20. The online conference registration provides streaming access to in-person presentations, including the keynote, and online-only break out sessions.

Are there affordable housing options?

ELD will soon provide additional information regarding housing options, but State College, PA has a wide range of housing options available including The Nittany Lion Inn, which is located on campus a short walk from the conference venue. A hotel block discount code will be available for the Nittany Lion Inn within your registration confirmation.

Are discounts available to students?

We do offer a 40% discount to students.

Student should send an email to from their school account indicating their:

  • year of study (Freshman, Sophomore, etc..)
  • area of studies
  • degree
  • anticipated graduation date

A code for registration will be provided in response.