Media Alert - Virtual School Symposium Online and Blended Learning Conference

Oct 18, 2010, 14:00 ET from International Association for K-12 Online Learning

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by International Association for K-12 Online Learning:

Who: Keynote Speakers:

Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL

James Shelton III, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education

Dr. Tommy Bice, Deputy State Superintendent of Education, Alabama Department of Education

Governor Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

What: Virtual School Symposium (VSS) Conference

Hosted by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, the VSS conference provides professional development for K-12 administrators, policy leaders and practitioners; important networking opportunities; access to expertise and analysis, trends and research; and thought-provoking sessions for leaders looking to help shape the future of education, find solutions for college-readiness, credit recovery, core and advanced courses, as well as target personalized learning solutions for students across the K-12 grade-levels. For more information and the full conference agenda, please visit:

When: Sunday, November 14 (pre-conference)

Monday, November 15 Tuesday, November 16, 2010 (conference)

Where: Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa

9495 West Coyotes Boulevard, Glendale, AZ 85305

Why: Online learning is growing at an astonishing 30% rate annually in the United States in K-12 education. More than 3 million students are taking online and blended courses to expand access to high quality courses taught by teachers online, any time, any place. Come participate in the national conference with leaders in the field who are pioneering the future of K-12 education using online and blended learning models.

Contact: Wendy C. Fleming, iNACOL Association Director of Communications at or 703-752-6216.

About iNACOL

iNACOL is the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership association based in the Washington, D.C. area with more than 3,300 members. iNACOL is unique in that its members represent a diverse cross-section of K-12 education from school districts, charter schools, state education agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities and research institutions, corporate entities and other content and technology providers (

SOURCE International Association for K-12 Online Learning