This year’s ISDC certificates have been improved to better reflect the achievements and participations of students. In previous years, mere attendance resulted in an ISDC certificate; that does not reflect students’ role in ISDC. This year’s certificates employ a tiered recognition system that rewards and motivates students to be more proactive and engaged in the conference. Upon realizing a minimum requirement for a certificate, students become eligible for different recognition levels that can be obtained through special attendance in sessions, online activities, composing follow-up emails, or participating in workshops.
Our Learning Management System is how all students’ attendance to sessions and participation in workshops will be tracked, using a mobile-device scanner and students’ conference badges.