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D2l Fusion, This Year, It’s Personal

Experiences, Networking and Learning

Join us for immersive experiences, networking and activities. Plus, a chance to win some fantastic prizes

Experiences

Fusion Hangouts will incorporate some elements of wellness, but we’re also bringing back our morning wellness activities such as Jogging with John Baker and Yoga with D2Lers Martha and Christa. Learn more (and sign up to participate in the morning jog or a yoga session) here.

Participate in the Fusion Challenge by completing tasks and activities listed in the Fusion app (coming soon). Every challenge you complete earns you points and places you on the leaderboard. You could even win some awesome prizes!
Fusion attendees will work together to create a mosaic of images that represent them, with individual pieces designed for and incorporated into a large artwork for donation to the Boston Children’s Hospital. Donated artwork helps transform waiting areas, corridors and hospital rooms into bright and inviting places that promote the well-being of patients and their families. Come be a part of it!

Networking

Visit the Fusion Lounge to network with peers and connect with D2Lers. You’ll see product demos, meet with D2L subject matter experts, hang out in the Champions Lounge and connect with other Fusion attendees. You might even pick up some D2L swag!

Find out who expects to show up in the Fusion Lounge
Following John Baker’s welcome keynote on Wednesday, July 20, we will host a reception to further welcome everyone to Fusion 2022! Attendees can mingle, enjoy a refreshing drink and check out the Partner Ecosystem.

After a full day of Fusion sessions and activities on Thursday, July 21, we will host our signature evening event.

Guests will be shuttled over to the Museum of Science for drinks, appetizers and entertainment, and will take in the view along the iconic Charles River.

Networking opportunities are one of the best parts of Fusion. Starting the afternoon of Wednesday, July 20—with topic-based Affinity Networking meet-and-greets for Competency-based Learning, Course Quality Improvement, D2L Site Admins and Instructional Technology and Design—networking events will be happening all throughout Fusion. We’ve planned all sorts of sessions and activities, so you can meet and connect with your peers—and have fun while you’re at it!

Visit the D2L Solution Partners and the D2L Partner Ecosystem to learn about the latest partner and technology solutions. Connect directly with partners, check out available resources and maybe even walk away with some cool swag!

Check out our Fusion 2022 Partners

Learning

Each day at Fusion will feature these fun, 15-minute activities led by D2L customers and staff. Fusion Hangouts are a great opportunity to have some fun and take a breather with your peers. We’re really excited about this year’s Hangout activity lineup!

Come experience a variety of interactive labs hosted by D2L’s Accessibility, Community and User Experience (UX) teams.

Try out assistive technologies and watch demos in the Accessibility Lab, where you can also speak with D2L accessibility experts who will answer your questions, listen to your feedback and help you get the most out of the Brightspace platform.

Stop by the UX Research Lab to participate in one of our research studies, where you can sit down with product designers and UX researchers to give feedback on early designs and share the problems you face in education.

Join the Community team at one of its UX Testing Sessions, where you can help create a space that connects customers to the right information for your unique needs.

Visit the Labs page to learn more

Hands-on training is available every day of Fusion—whether you’re a brand-new user looking to get started with D2L Brightspace or an advanced user looking to boost your skills further.

  • July 20: Novice users will want to come to Fusion early to attend this training day.
    This first day of Fusion kicks off with some introductory training sessions perfect for beginners and new users to explore key tools and how-tos from the D2L Training team.
  • July 21 & 22: Training sessions continue for those looking to dive deeper.
    These two days of Fusion are packed with a wide variety of breakout sessions, including training sessions for more intermediate and advanced users to add to their tool belts and learn how to get the most out of D2L Brightspace.

The Fusion program features inspiring keynote speakers on main stage each day. It’s also packed with sessions on countless topics to expand your skills and knowledge with various session formats, including standard breakouts, panels, discussion forums, 5 minute flares, and more.

Check out the full session schedule to discover what sessions matter most to you.

Barry’s Top 5 (Other) Things to Do in Boston

Here’s a Fusion favorite: Barry’s approved list of local attractions to experience now that traveling to Fusion is back!

D2L’s own Barry Dahl, along with Massachusetts locals Mike Monteiro (Director of Enterprise Software Applications and Systems, MGH Institute of Health Professions) and Storie Walsh (Vice President of Technology, VHS Learning) have each put together a list of amazing things to see, do and experience in Boston! We’ve organized them into easy-to-reference categories.

Walking Distance >

Mad about museums >

Boston is in the name >

For the history buffs >

Putting the tour in tourist >

6 is the
new 5 >

Within walking distance

  • Freedom Trail
  • Charles River Esplanade
  • Boston Public Library

Mad about museums

  • JFK Presidential Library
  • Faneuil Hall
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Because Boston is in the name

  • Boston Seaport District
  • Boston Public Market
  • Boston Public Garden

For the history buffs

  • Castle Island (with tour of Fort Independence for Revolutionary War historians)
  • Fenway Park (for baseball historians)
  • Union Oyster House (for restaurant and bar historians)

Putting the tour in tourists

  • Boston Duck Boats
  • Old Town Trolley Tours
  • Boston Harbor Island Tour

6 is the new 5

  • Boston Clock Tower
  • North End
  • Democracy Brewing

Click here for more details about “Barry Approved” recommendations from Storie, Mike and Barry.

Virtual Fusion Experience

Not going to Boston?

Check out Virtual Fusion July 20–21.

What to expect:

  • Interactive virtual venue
  • Inspiring keynotes
  • Solutions Spotlight and product deep dives
  • Engaging on-demand sessions
  • Partner booths and resources
  • Games, a group activity and prize giveaways

Check out the Fusion agenda, topics and session details