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Upcoming Conferences

Past Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

February 4 to February 5, 2019

NACADA 15th Annual Advising Seminar

Albuquerque, New Mexico

As advising professionals, we are constantly searching for ways to improve the academic experience, inside and outside the classroom. The Creative Collaborations Seminar makes the case that creating and maintaining partnerships will enhance the campus climate for all advising professionals and ultimately increase student success. In this seminar we will

February 7 to February 9, 2019

The Changing Landscape of Community Engaged Learning

Dixie State University, St. George, UT

The Utah Engaged Faculty Retreat is designed by the Faculty Development Network (FDN)* to give faculty, administrators, community partners, and advanced practitioners the opportunity to address key issues in community engagement including service-learning, community-based research and the culture of engagement on our campuses.

Contact Kelly Bringhurst to register.

Currently soliciting proposals originally due by Oct. 26, 2018. (Now extended by one week)

February 10 to February 13, 2019

eLearning 2019

Las Vegas, NV

eLearning 2019 will offer you and your staff pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, vendors exhibiting the latest eLearning technologies and services, round-table discussions, and a multitude of concurrent sessions.

February 10 to February 15, 2019

TDWI Las Vegas Conference

Las Vegas, NV

No matter what you’re currently facing, TDWI Las Vegas delivers the training you need to overcome your top data and analytics challenges, all taught by the industry’s most respected thought leaders and practitioners. Join us in Las Vegas and walk away with the skills and best practices you need to advance your data and analytics initiatives today.

discuss potential partnerships, identify common barriers to collaboration, and help you create a meaningful and immediate approach to cultivate relationships on campus.

February 14 to February 16, 2019

Institute on General Education and Assessment

San Francisco, California

AAC&U’s 2019 Network for Academic Renewal conference on General Education and Assessment invites colleagues from all areas of the higher education landscape to join us in sharing efforts to create intentional and integrated programs, to assess our current practices, and to generate evidence of high-quality learning within our educational experiences for all students.

Educause Learning Institute Annual Meeting 2019

Feb. 19–21, 2019

Anaheim, CA

This is the one event that explores solutions to our learning community's key issues, engages innovative technology and service providers, and unites expertise across our institutions.

Innovations 2019

Feb. 24–27, 2019

New York, NY

This international event provides a forum for collaboration among academic experts and thought leaders, while granting participants exclusive access to the most inventive and inspirational community college programs from around the world.

February 28 to March 2, 2019

Lilly Conference

Anaheim, CA

The Lilly Conference Series provides opportunities for the presentation of the scholarship of teaching and learning. We invite administrators, graduate students, and faculty to join us at a Lilly event to exchange ideas and build a repertoire of skills that can be put to immediate use.

This conference will also be held in Bethesda, MD on May 20-June 2, 2019 and Asheville, NC August 5-7,2019. Faculty may still submit proposals for these two dates.

February 28 to March 2, 2019

Red Rock Great Teaching Retreat

Moab, UT

This retreat is for college and university faculty. It is based on the philosophy that well facilitated shoptalk is one of the highest forms of professional development. No individual "expert" can match the collective knowledge, experience, wisdom, creativity, and genius of any group of teachers actively involved in their profession. The retreat facilitators will provide structure and guidelines to help assure effective use of retreat time, but you and the other participants will decide which issues are most important and relevant to discuss. Together, we will pursue a quest for the ideal of the "great teacher."

Austin, TX

SXSWedu 2019

March 4–7, 2019

SXSWEDU provides a destination for personal and professional growth with an unparalleled program of education thought leaders, compelling sessions, films, and more.

March 9 to March 12, 2019


ACE2019 will have a diverse agenda, offering inspiring sessions that will focus on higher education leadership, equity and social justice, leadership in a changing world, and innovation. Sessions will also address the political, policy, and practical issues impacting the decisions you make every day. Bring this knowledge home with you to strengthen your campus.

March 20 to March 21, 2019

Intermountain Teaching for Learning Conference

Logan, Utah

The ICFD is a collaboration of faculty developers, instructional designers, faculty members, and administrators dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning in higher education across the region.

March 26–29, 2019

Digital Signage Expo 2019

Las Vegas, NV

Digital Signage Expo brings together every aspect of today’s interactive digital world, equipping you to create a memorable branded environment, control your messaging in real time and deliver multisensory experiences that engage audiences, improve operations and drive sales.

March 26–29, 2019

Open edX 2019

San Diego, CA

The Open edX Conference is produced in collaboration with the Open edX community to discuss topics such as the Open edX learning platform, new research in online learning best practices, and new approaches to collaborative learning.

March 28 to March 30, 2019

Network for Academic Renewal: Diversity, Equity, and Student Success

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

AC&U’s Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference: “Engaged Inclusivity: Perceptions, Realities, and Aspirations” will examine what it means to work toward a campus environment where inclusivity thrives through constant reflection, analysis, and accountability. The conference will provide a forum for educators, students, and community stakeholders to raise critical questions about institutional and external practices, policies, and structures that hinder full inclusion and to identify strategies for improving the educational environment for all participants.

April 3 to April 5, 2019

Online Learning Consortium: Innovate 2019

Denver, Colorado

#OLCInnovate is a gathering of ideas, minds, and hearts. Practitioners, researchers, instructors, administrators, dreamers, makers, movers-and-shakers: let’s congregate, share, collaborate, and together we can move mountains. Whether you are in a small shop of one, or a ginormous group of groups, we are better together. Whether your jam is cutting edge edtech technology and tools for teaching and learning, openness in education, lifelong learning, creating accessible and inclusive learning experiences, advocacy in higher education, research design and findings, or any of the various ways you can manage change and push boundaries, we want to connect you with others who share your interests and have ideas that will energize you!

April 4, 2019

Portenier-Wertheimer Teaching Conference at RMPA

Denver, Colorado

The teaching conference is designed for [Psychology] faculty who teach at four-year universities and colleges, community colleges, and high schools. Specifically, it is for those who wish to explore new ideas that will enhance and broaden their teaching skills. The celebration of teaching will provide useful and interesting information to see award-winning teachers in action. The teaching conference will also provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of knowledge and practice about the teaching of psychology as well as student learning and assessment.

April 7–10, 2019

NACCU Annual Conference 2019

Hartford, CT

Event that focuses specifically on the technological advances, marketing innovations, and business practices involved with implementing, operating, and expanding a successful campus card program.

April 11 to April 13, 2019

14th Annual On Course National Conference

Anaheim, California

Join us to exchange and celebrate best practices in student success…from immediately usable instructional and counseling strategies to campus-wide programs that increase retention and student academic success. Learn great new strategies from educators who are changing the lives of their students and transforming their colleges into learner-centered institutions. Best of all, you won’t just hear about how to empower your students to become active, responsible learners. You’ll experience it!

April 28–May 3, 2019

TDWI Chicago Conference

Chicago, IL

To succeed in today’s data-centric world, organizations must leverage data to its full potential. But gaining real competitive advantage requires more than just collecting data. From building a dynamic and scalable data infrastructure that embraces cloud technologies and supports self-service analytics and data science efforts to tackling modern governance and integration and breaking down data silos, the data challenges of today are more complex than ever.

May 13, 2019

Pedagogicon: Transparency in Teaching and Learning

Richmond, Kentucky

This conference encourages us to examine and promote transparent strategies for teaching and learning that engage students in deep, transferable academic experiences. Do you have an exceptional strategy to share? Do you have a new theory or practice that might enhance teaching and learning, faculty development, educational practices, or student engagement at your institution and beyond? Presenters are encouraged to engage their audience, so preference will be given to those submissions that specify how this engagement will be provided. The conference will host an opening session on transparency in learning and teaching.

Accepting Proposals until February 8, 2019.

May 20–23, 2019

IEEE/ICICLE 2019 International Conference on Learning Engineering

Arlington, VA 

The ICICLE 2019 Conference on Learning Engineering will be a gathering of professionals from industry, academia, and government featuring collaborative sessions organized by ICICLE Special Interest Groups. The event will highlight the state-of-the-art in the profession and academic discipline of Learning Engineering.

May 25–28, 2019

NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence

Austin, TX

Come and be inspired by thought-provoking sessions and pre-conference seminars designed specifically for community and technical college educators committed to improving student achievement. With more than 300 sessions in a variety of focus areas and formats presented by your colleagues from across the nation and internationally, you’ll walk away with dozens of ideas you can implement immediately!

June 7 to June 9, 2019

The Teaching Professor Conference

New Orleans, Louisiana

There’s simply no better place than The Teaching Professor Annual Conference to explore and celebrate your commitment to the art and science of teaching. This two-and-a-half-day event presents the newest thinking on improving teaching and learning. Meet and network with like-minded colleagues, and learn from innovators whose presentations showcase the proven methods and approaches that they’ve used with their students.

July 12 to July 13, 2019

Problem Based Learning: International Conference

After hosting ten bi-annual traditional international conferences in many different countries, we are now also virtual, with the PBL2019 Immersive Virtual International Conference. “Hello future! Reinventing education” is the theme of the Conference. Our goal is to challenge participants to reflect on how Problem-Based Learning and many other Active Learning Methodologies can improve and reinvent higher and basic education, produce innovative and interdisciplinary knowledge, and foster the connection of people from different academic, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.

Past Conferences

November 5 to November 8, 2018

National Symposium on Student Retention

Salt Lake City, Utah

The National Symposium on Student Retention (NSSR) offers a complete educational experience exploring the latest evidence-based research on post-secondary retention and graduation. The intimate, content-focused environment enhances the potential for networking and encourages collaboration among colleagues from diverse fields and institutions.

November 12 to November 16, 2018

Accessing Higher Ground Seminar

Westminster, Colorado

Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of Accessible media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting; Legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance; The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources.

November 14 to November 18

2018 POD Network Conference

Portland, OR

This year’s conference theme is Leading in Times of Change. We hope that sessions addressing this theme will consider the questions: Where in higher education is change already happening? And where is change needed but not happening—or not happening quickly enough? What kind of professional development do we need to become the leaders who are successful in navigating the changes on the horizon? We anticipate that sessions will address leadership and change at all levels, including changes in student learning needs, individual instructor teaching practices, institutional organizational changes, and national and international level discussions about the current state and future of higher education.