Government Learning Technology Symposium


Symposium Overview

Uniquely focused on the needs of Federal Government distance learning professionals, this event provides a venue for us to make connections, discuss the latest developments, and identify new regulations and trends that affect our industry.


The GLTS includes two days of consecutive sessions featuring presentations on instructional design, cognitive science, gamification and game-based learning, video design for distance learning, LMS integration, 508 Accessibility Compliance, assistive technologies, and much more.


The FGDLA is also hosting its annual awards, recognizing Federal Government agencies and organizations for their excellence in distance learning.


Who Attends

Decision makers and professionals involved in recommending, selecting, implementing, and operating technology-based solutions for distance learning and performance support.


These government and military professionals are:


  • Education and training facilitators
  • Instructional designers and systems professionals
  • Training systems designers and developers
  • Job performance support professionals
  • Multimedia developers
  • Equipment operators
  • Courseware developers
  • Directors and managers


Why You Should Attend

Last year’s inaugural GLTS was a rousing success, bringing together our growing community of distance learning professionals in the Federal Government. Attendees came from all parts of the military and civilian agencies, corporate partners and many affiliated organizations. Our partnership with the Government Video Expo provides a chance to attend this exciting event, focused on the latest in media technologies for government users.


It’s free…no registration cost and your pass includes free access to the Government Video Expo exhibit hall, so don’t delay and register now. Register for the GLTS at Note: When you register, click on the button stating Free GV Expo Exhibit Hall/National Drone Show Pass.


GLTS offers multiple opportunities to network and confer with colleagues, senior professionals from government (federal & state civil service and military), industry, and academia, and with service suppliers face-to-face—opportunities not available any other way!


Meet with other Federal Government users to share best practices, find solutions, look for opportunities to collaborate and create strategic partnerships—continue collaboration throughout the year through the Federal Government Distance Learning Association’s ( These roundtables will be conducted as part of our scheduled sessions and will be moderated by Government practitioners. Special interest areas will include media selection, web conferencing, instructional design, cognitive science, gamification and game-based learning, interactive video applications, and the like.


GV Expo offers an extensive audio visual exhibit area provided by NewBay Media, publishers of Government Video magazine. There you can confer with solution providers and examine the latest products and technologies in the field. Last year, GV Expo had 112 exhibitors and registered attendance was over 4,600.