Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences

Clayton R. Wright, May 12, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Clayton R. Wright has just released the lated in his excellent lists of education and ed tech conferences, this one for June - December, 2013 (with some additional conferences from 2014, 2015 and even 2016). Please download the attachmenmt for the full list, in MS Word.  He writes, "During the last five years, there seems to be greater focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning. Hence, institutions are expanding their professional/faculty development capabilities and hiring directors or vice-provosts of academic innovation and excellence. Concurrently, there has been an increasing number of organizations and conferences that promote professional growth. A few of these organizations and events (primarily North American) are listed below along with the month during which their workshops or conferences are most often held.  

  • Best Teachers Summer Institute, June
  • Committee on College Teaching and Learning (CCTL) Conference, January
  • Faculty Development Summer Institute on Active Learning and Teaching, July/August  
  • International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, April
  • International Conference on Improving University Teaching, July
  • International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, January
  • International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors (IISSAM), May/June
  • International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL), October
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), October
  • International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT), July
  • Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, dates vary
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), May
  • North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development (NCSPOD), October
  • Professional and Organizational Development (POD), October
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Commons, March
  • Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), June
  • Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), May
  • Teaching Professor Conference, May/June
  • Teaching Professor Technology Conference, October

"In my e-mail to others I would suggest that they examine or Jeffry Beale’s list of questionable publishers and organizations so that they could consider whether they want to attend events sponsored by these organizations. Also, I will advise them to read How to Get the Most Out of a Conference by Stephen Downes."

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