2009 DEN National Institute: Apply Now!

After a lot of ideas, much feedback and a bunch of votes from the community, we are ready to announce this year’s location for the DEN National Institute.  The voting was very close and pretty evenly distributed across locations – so close in fact that the DEN team put our heads together to select this year’s very special hybrid location.

A lot of STARs wanted the location on the east coast (especially in D.C.).  Since we will be hosting our Leadership Council Symposium in Silver Spring, MD prior to NECC and we have a pre-conference extravaganza planned on June 27 for all STARs at Discovery Headquarters we decided that we’d head further west.  How far west, you ask?

Well, many of you liked the idea of water.  And many of you liked the idea of CA.  So…[insert drum roll here]

The DEN National Institute for 2009 will take place from July 13-17 at the Headlands Institute just north of San Francisco in the beautiful Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  You’ll have the opportunity to connect with your colleagues from all over the country and discuss the best ways to use media in your classroom AND you’ll get to do that in beach side sessions surrounded by 180,000 acres of parkland.

Ready to apply?

Check out the FAQs first.

March 6
DEN National Institute Announced – Application Open

April 3
Deadline for applications

April 8
Applicants notified

April 24
Deadline for accepted applicants to RSVP

April 27
Wait-listed applicants notified

May 8
Deadline for wait-listed applicants to RSVP

Apply now for the 2009 DEN National Institute.  Good luck!


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  1. dahall said:

    WOW, this looks so great. I am working on my application now. I hope I get picked PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.

  2. Anne Truger said:

    If you are already accepted to attend that LC Symposium, does that affect your chances of getting into DNI 2009?

  3. Nancy Jang said:

    Do you have to be a STAR DEN member to apply or just a DEN member? I am in the process of applying to be a STAR, but I don’t know if I will be STAR status before the deadline for the Institute application goes through. OH well, I applied anyway. I WANT TO GO!! PICK ME! PICK ME!

  4. Judy Williams said:

    Twinkle twinkle I’m a DEN STAR,
    I want to be where DEN STARS are!

    San Francisco!!
    Judy Williams

  5. Lisa Linn said:

    Ok, app done -Dying to attend a full scale DEN event with all the awesome PLNers and learning. Oh, please, please, please, I really wanna go!

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