The Professors of Instructional Design and Technology (PIDT) Conference is an annual retreat where professors, selected doctoral students, and other individuals interested in instructional design/instructional technology gather from around the nation. By design PIDT is a small conference with typically 60 – 100 attendees and is held alternatively in the mountains of Virginia and Colorado and among the bluffs of the Mississippi River in Memphis, TN. It is a great opportunity for participants to visit, brainstorm, collaborate, and share with others with strong interests in instructional design. The structure of the program, interests and abilities of those in attendance and the conference’s physical setting combine to make it a uniquely focused event.
This year’s retreat will be May 16 -19, 2008, at FTK Camp in Memphis, TN. Those in attendance will enjoy high quality presentations, discussions, speed demos, and activities. We’ll also enjoy an evening on Memphis’ Beale Street during the world famous Memphis in May Music Fest and World Championship Barbecue Contest.