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Note: Spots in DMAC are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis during the registration period. We recommend that you begin the process of securing funding as early as possible, and we advise against incurring non-refundable expenses before receiving official confirmation of your spot in DMAC. We will announce our transition to a waitlist if we reach capacity before March 1.

Registration for DMAC 2018 is now open until March 1, 2018!


The total cost for registration and attendance is $1900 for the 2018 DMAC Institute. This covers all instructional costs, equipment loans, activities, and select social events. This fee does not cover accommodations or transportation. DMAC currently cannot accept payment by credit card. We do accept check, money order, or institutional purchase order.

Step 1

To reserve a spot, send a registration form along with the initial registration fee of $300 (check, money order, or institutional purchase order) to DMAC’s mailing address. The initial $300 registration fee is not refundable, and is due by March 1, 2018. If you wish, you may send the full $1900 Institute fee with the registration form. Please send an email to after mailing your registration.

Step 2

Send the $1600 remainder (check, money order, or institutional purchase order) by March 15, 2018. If we do not receive the remainder of the Institute fee by this date, we may have to release the spot to someone on the waitlist.


Please make all checks, money orders, or institutional purchase orders payable to The Ohio State University. We are unable to process credit card payments at this time.


DMAC Institute
The Ohio State University
421 Denney Hall
164 Annie and John Glenn Ave
Columbus, OH 43210


The $300 registration deposit is not refundable, and paid registrations cannot be “rolled over” to subsequent DMAC Institutes.


In the past, DMAC participants have had success securing funding by using annual travel or research funds, applying for competitive travel or research grants (internal and/or external), and arranging to perform some kind of work in exchange for funding: for example, putting on a series of workshops or developing/updating curricula.

We are also very happy to announce The Cindy and Dickie Selfe DMAC Fellowship, which celebrates our commitment to increasing the diversity of students, teachers, and scholars in the field of digital media and composition studies, and to making it possible for individuals to attend DMAC who could not otherwise participate.  The fellowship is applied toward tuition costs for the Institute. More information is available here:

If you are trying to fund a trip to DMAC, here are some suggestions:

  • Talk to your department chair and offer to give a series of teaching with technology workshops when you come return from DMAC, if the department helps fund your trip.
  • Ask your department chair to ask your dean to provide matching funds.
  • Talk to your institution’s instructional technology office and offer to give a series of teaching with technology workshops when you come return from DMAC, if the office will help fund your trip.
  • Ask your graduate school/program to match your department’s and your dean’s funds.
  • Ask if your graduate school/program provides scholarships for professional development or travel.
  • Talk to the local K-12 school district about providing funding if you agree to give a series of teaching with technology workshops when you return from DMAC.

Academic Course Credit

Academic course credit arrangements at DMAC are based at students’ home institutions. Graduate students work with their own Advisor to arrange an independent study at their home institution. Graduate students attend DMAC and–at the end of the institute–we provide their graduate Advisor with a letter signed by Prof. Scott L. DeWitt detailing student’s activities and contributions, so the Advisor can assign a grade for the independent study. The Advisor also has access to the online schedule of sessions and the readings and assignments that we post on our web site. We suggest to Advisors that Graduate students who attend DMAC receive 3 hours of graduate credit for their involvement.


If you have questions or concerns about costs, registration, or payment, please contact us at