Compiled by Jennifer Friberg, Cross Endowed Chair in SoTL and Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Illinois State University
SoTL conferences are a wonderful experience for those interested in the scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning. In the years I’ve attended such conferences, I have found SoTL folks to be welcoming, collaborative, and interesting. SoTL conferences are also quite facilitative – folks talk about big and small ideas in the sort of commons that Hutchings and Huber (2005, p.1) describe as:
“… a conceptual space in which communities of educators committed to inquiry and innovation come together to exchange ideas about teaching and learning and use them to meet the challenges of educating students.”
What can we look forward to in the upcoming year? Are calls for papers still open? Where can you get more information? Hopefully the following table with selected conferences will help answer some of these questions! Additional conference opportunities/ information can be found here on the ISU SoTL website. Happy planning!
|Conference (with link to site)||Conference Dates||Location||Call for Papers?|
|SoTL Commons||March 29-31, 2017||Savannah, Georgia, USA||Closed|
|Midwest Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference||April 7, 2017||South Bend, Indiana, USA||Closed|
|2017 Learning Conference: Engaging Every Learner||May 3-4, 2017||Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada||Open through 2/28/17|
|SoTL Conference||May 15-16, 2017||Tiffin, Ohio, USA||Opened on 1/25/17 (no end date specified)|
|Lilly International Conference: Evidence-Based Teaching||June 1-4, 2017||Bethesda, Maryland, USA||Open through 2/15/17|
|EuroSoTL||June 8-9, 2017||Lund, Sweden||Closed|
|Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education||June 20-23, 2017||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada||Closed|
|Teaching History in Higher Education Conference **||September 13-14, 2017||London, United Kingdom|
|International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL) conference||October 11-14, 2017||Calgary, Alberta, Canada||Open through March 15, 2017|
|POD Conference (for professional developers)||October 25-29, 2017||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Not yet open|
**This is the only disciplinary conference on teaching and learning that I have featured here. I’d like to add more to my website (and in future blogs), so please comment below if you know of other conferences that might be interesting to include on future conference lists! Many thanks!
Hutchings, P. & Muber, M. T. (2005). Building the teaching commons. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.