LDL Connects: An In-Person Gathering

Building Scholarly Community and Institutional Bonds

This in-person gathering is an informal initiative proposed and planned by LDL graduate students and alumni not only to meet their peers in person and foster a sense of community, but also to strengthen institutional bonds with EPOL, the College of Education and the University of Illinois. Its aims is to bring LDL students and alumni together to connect with peers, faculty, staff, and the campus while also making progress towards their degree.

Attendees will gather in the O’Leary Learning Center Thursday through Saturday between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., with optional scheduled events available throughout the extended weekend, including a visit from Dean Mouza, Q&A with Dr. Pak, a doctoral hooding ceremony, writing retreats, workshops, alumni-facilitated small group discussions, social and cultural events, and a campus tour. Registration is open! See the full agenda and our curated list of things to do in the Champaign-Urbana area and the wonderful campus.

September 26-28, 2024

Logo designed by
Jasper Dioco, LDL EdM student

LDL Connects 2022 Group Photo in front of Alma

Video created by an LDL EdD student, Trevor Aleo.

While this gathering is organized by Learning Design and Leadership graduate students and alumni, anyone interested is welcome to join us. Access the registration link above so that we know who will be joining us! Registration is required for some of the scheduled events. *Travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of attendees.

College of Education and its iconic Cherry Blossom tree