Image: Downtown en:Long Beach, California at night Photographed by Geographer.

The University of California will host its Digital Media Learning Conference in Long Beach, CA from March 3, 2011 to March 5, 2011.  Hailed as the waterfront center of Southern CA, Long Beach offers 5.5 miles of breathtaking beach front, along with entertainment venues, diverse dining destinations and is just a short distance from Catalina Island and Disneyland. Many recreational opportunities are right at your doorstep. Bicycling, jet skis, kayaks and boating are just a few of the fun ways to relax and enjoy the surf and sun.

Visitor information can be found at

The Digital Media Learning Conference will be held at the recently renovated Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center.  This elegant hotel has been awarded Hilton’s Top Guest Service Award for excellence, and has earned a three diamond rating from Triple A. Hotel rooms offer luxurious, comfortable accommodations along with complimentary high speed wireless internet.

The Hilton Long Beach offers rooms that are decorated in an international motif reflecting an elegant flair. Guestrooms are comfortable, and accommodating. The King Junior suites feature extra and spacious living room area, dining table, balcony, refrigerator, complimentary health club admission, and upgraded bathroom amenities. 

The Hilton Long Beach is conveniently located near both the Los Angeles and Long Beach International Airports, and is adjacent to the World Trade Center.  Other convenient destinations include Aquarium of the Pacific; the Cruise Port of Long Beach and the Long Beach Convention Center.


701 West Ocean Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90831

Tel: 1-562-983-3400

Click here to go to the Hilton Long Beach DML2011 Conference Information Site


News & Events

  • DML2012 will be held from March 1-3 in San Francisco, California. Stay tuned for more details...
  • The DML2011 Conference Evaluation is now up
  • Place your vote for the 10 best citations in the "Designing Learning Futures" literature here (visualization)
  • The DML2011 Conference Program is now online! Click here to review.
  • The deadline for conference registration has been extended to February 14, 2011 - please click here to register
  • The deadline for hotel reservations has been extended to February 8, 2011 at 5pm - click here to book your room
  • Have a dynamic, new idea you want to share at DML2011? Propose an Ignite Talk before February 7 - see the CfP for more details...
  • Hotel Registration Closes February 1, 2011 - click here to book your room and avoid LA traffic!!
  • The DML2011 Conference Schedule is online here
  • All Notifications for the DML2011 Conference Program have been sent to short talk presenters and workshop and panel organizers. Please contact your session organizer and/or dmlhub <at> hri <dot> edu if you have not received your notification
  • Student Volunteer Notifications have been sent 
  • Registration for DML2011 is now open. To register, please click here to complete the registration form and your registration payment. Registration fees will be $50 for students and underemployed and $100 for faculty, professional and employed.
  • DML2011 Conference Submission System Closed
  • Student Volunteer Applications Closed
  • Abstract Submission Deadline extended to Friday, November 5th (11:59pm PST) 
  • Invited sessions announced for the "New Collectives" track
  • DML2011 Conference Submission System Opens -
  • Invited sessions announced for the "Emerging Policies and Platforms" track
  • Invited session announced for the "Youth, Digital Media and Empowerment" track
  • Plenary session panelists and theme announced - François Bar, Mizuko Ito, Tara Lemmey and David Washington will discuss "Transformative Play"
  • Student volunteers wanted: Applications due November 6, 2010
  • DML2011 wikidot site - to organize a panel or workshop, see
  • Chair, Conference Committee, CfP and Keynotes announced - DML2011 "Designing Learning Futures"
  • Location announced - DML2011 to be held in Long Beach, CA
  • Dates announced - DML2011 to be held March 3-5, 2011

Key Dates & Deadlines

Oct. 18, 2010 - Proposal System Opens

Nov. 1, 2010 - Proposals Due (extended to Friday, November 5th at 11:59 pm Pacific)

Nov. 6, 2010 - Student Volunteer Applications Due

Dec. 1, 2010 - Registration Opens

Dec. 15 - 30, 2010 - Proposal Notifications Sent

Jan. 20, 2011 - Schedule Announced

Feb. 1, 2011 - Hotel Registration Deadline

Feb. 8, 2011 - Conference Registration Deadline

Mar. 3, 2011 - DML2011 Begins