Cyberlearning 2019

October 3-4, 2019 at the Westin Alexandria, Alexandria Virginia


Approximately 150 leading researchers along with students, educators, designers, industry experts, and other stakeholders will work together for two days at Cyberlearning 2019 to accelerate the community’s collective work and impact. Cyberlearning 2019 will build upon five prior successful meetings (2012-17), which inspired the community to identify issues of common interest and ignited joint efforts among participants.

Call for Participation and more details coming in March 2019.

Questions? Contact CIRCL.

Program (Eastern Time Zone)

Details will be added closer to the event. Times listed below are still tentative. Keynotes will be webcast.

Wednesday October 2 (Optional)

5-7 pm Early registration.
6 pm Meet others at registration for group dinners (self-pay).

Thursday October 3

7:30 Breakfast (provided) and registration – Westin Alexandria
8:00 Welcoming Remarks and Conference Program Overview
8:30 Networking Activity
9:00 Sessions TBD
12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 Sessions TBD
5:00 Gallery Walk
7:00 End of Day 1

Friday October 4

7:30 Breakfast (provided) – Westin Alexandria
8:00 Day 2 Overview and Announcements.
8:30 Sessions (TBD)
12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 Sessions TBD
4:00 Adjourn

Hotel and Meeting Location

Conference Hotel: Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA, (703) 253-8600
Maps and transportation

A Westin reservation link will be included in a confirmation email sent to accepted applicants that register for the event.

Note that there is no cost to attend the event, but attendees must pay for and book their own travel (including flights, hotel, shuttles, etc.).

More on Washington, D.C.

Organizers and Sponsors

Cyberlearning 2019 is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and hosted by CIRCL. CIRCL is chartered by NSF to support the cyberlearning research community.

Meeting Co-Chairs

Cynthia D’Angelo University of Illinois
James Lester, North Carolina State University
Tamara Clegg, University of Maryland

Program Committee Members

(in process; contact us if you are interested in joining)


Sarita Nair-Pillai, Education Development Center
Joyce Malyn-Smith, Education Development Center
Melody Hachey, Education Development Center
Sarah MacGillivray, Education Development Center
Shari Gardner, SRI International
Jeremy Roschelle, Digital Promise
Judith Fusco, Digital Promise
Patricia Schank, Digital Promise

The meeting chairs and CIRCL staff thank the program committee for the innovative ideas and thoughtful input that helped shape the agenda for this meeting.


1. Who can attend this meeting?

Researchers with NSF projects with a cyberlearning theme as well as teachers, informal educators, foundation program directors, technologists, designers, graduate students, and other stakeholders. Participants must apply, be accepted, and register for the event in order to attend.

2. Who pays for and books travel?

There is no fee to attend the event, but attendees must book and pay for their own travel and hotel. A discounted hotel rate is available to registered attendees.

PIs of NSF projects typically pay for travel to the meeting on their projects, as they will present their work or facilitate a discussion related to their area of research at the meeting, and look at this as this their “annual PI meeting” with NSF. Several NSF program officers will be at the meeting, and more than half the attendees are NSF cyberlearning-themed project PIs.

3. Can I attend part of the meeting?

Cyberlearning 2019 will be a working meeting. Participants are expected to commit to the 2 full days of the meeting. Preference for in-person attendance will be given to applicants who offer to share tangible insights and to be actively involved before, during, and after the meeting. For those who cannot attend in person, portions of the meeting will be webcast to allow some virtual participation.

4. How do I see the webcast?

Portions of the event will be webcast. Registration will open closer to the event. When you register for the webcast, you will receive an email with instructions.

We invite you to also read and post tweets to the event hashtag, #NSFCL19.

5. What if I have a question before the event?

If you have any questions, please contact CIRCL.

Share this: