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October 27 - 30, 2019
Grapevine, Texas 

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

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Committing to Excellence for Learners

The 11th Annual Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning

Every year thought leaders, administrators, teachers, instructional designers, and educators from all over gather to learn, connect and share with one another in the spirit of continuous improvement. As the areas to which QM can be applied, customized and integrated expand, we look to research and innovation from our Members to inspire our efforts to deliver on the promise of online learning. From the big picture to the small details, this conference helps those new to QM and those with years of experience connect on what matters most to the QM community — quality online learning for all learners.

The three and a half-day conference begins with Pre-Conference Workshops to jump start your conference experience and get your QM juices flowing. Newcomers are invited to a special breakfast to help them make the most of the conference experience. Keynote and plenary sessions bring everyone together for interactive discussions on the topics of today and tomorrow, while concurrent and poster sessions delve into the important details of using the QM quality assurance system to achieve and maintain quality learning outcomes.


West Regional Call for Proposals
Deadline is Nov. 11, 2019
East Regional Call for Proposals
Deadline is Nov. 11, 2019

Two Options for Spring 2020

Smaller in size than the annual QM Connect Conference, QM Regional Conferences are usually held in the Spring in partnership with a Member Organization. Content is focused on quality assurance in online learning issues that the host region is or may soon be facing. The intimate setting is ideal for sharing ideas and learning from the challenges and successes of colleagues from a particular region.

The two-day conference begins with Pre-Conference Workshops to help get you in a QM state of mind. On the second and final day, you'll attend a plenary Keynote Session and then choose from a variety of sessions — categorized by concentration — to attend.

QM West Regional Conference

April 2 & 3, 2020
California State University - Fullerton, CA

QM East Regional Conference

April 23 & 24, 2020
Berkeley College - New York, NY


poster session at the QM conference

“There were so many wonderful presentations and people. It was a wonderful learning experience. I was exceptionally pleased with how helpful the presenters were. So many were willing to open themselves up to communications after the conference ended…It's great to know you can reach out to the presenters to get clarification or ask questions."
Melissa Ferrell from University of South Alabama

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"I really do believe this was one of, and possibly THE BEST education-related conferences I’ve ever attended."
Patti Huber, Madison College 
Patti attended the QM Annual Conference for the first time in 2014. Watch her video about her "newcomer's experience".

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There were so many great processes and resources shared. I'm enormously grateful and the timing was perfect.
Jessica Gordon
University of Missouri Extension
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It's worth the trip, whether near or far. The resources are unmatched & the multiple opportunities for professional development was a welcomed sight!
Patricia Guillory
Sowela Technical Community College