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Are you interested in joining faculty from other colleges to learn and discuss about teaching in higher education? Below is a list of teaching-related conferences that are typically held annually. Explore the conference websites and find a conference that may interest you.

CTLT has a limited teaching development travel grant available. All tenured and tenure-line faculty, non-tenure track instructors, and AP staff with teaching responsibilities at Illinois State University may apply for the grant. Learn more about Teaching Development Travel Grants.

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OLC Accelerate
Dedicated to issues of online learning, this conference brings together instructors and professionals from around the world to discuss the instructional uses of asynchronous learning.

Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching
These conferences are retreats that combine workshops, discussion sessions, and key speakers with the opportunity to speak with fellow faculty members about excellence in teaching and learning. Speaking to professionals around the globe, participants will learn about such topics as integrating technology into the classroom, encouraging critical thinking, and evaluating teaching.

E-LEARN - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education
This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors.

Centered around issues in information technology, the EDUCAUSE conference allows participants to expand their networks and resources, learn more about advancing information technology, collaborate with peers, and gain critical insights about teaching and learning, eresearch, and escholarship.

eLearning- Distance Learning
This conference focuses mainly on distance learning strategies and how to successfully use technology in the classroom. Presenters discuss a wide range of topics, including what technology works, which doesn’t, and special techniques for teaching distance learning. In addition, there are vendors available to showcase new technologies and services that participants might be interested in using.

International Conference for Post Secondary Leaders
The goal of this conference is to provide post-secondary educational leaders with programs designed to help them develop the skills necessary for effective leadership. The presentations are designed to be interactive and support the growth of the participants by presenting relevant and practical information about the complex role of campus leaders.

EDUCAUSE Regional Conferences—long-valued for their ability to gather practical takeaways and scalable ideas, keep a pulse on the profession and new trends, and inspire participants—have evolved into EDUCAUSE Connect.

The SoTL Commons
The aim of this conference is to bring together faculty working on SoTL or who simply want to improve student learning outcomes in higher education. It allows faculty who share the same values (that college teaching is intellectual work) to come together and converse, share ideas, and collaborate on various SoTL topics.

Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience
The Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience provides a setting for sharing ideas, concepts, resources, assessment tools, programmatic interventions, and research results focused on the first year of college/university.

The Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy
This conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today. Sessions address disciplinary and interdisciplinary instructional strategies, outcomes, and research. Ultimately, the conference is an opportunity to demonstrate effective instructional practice and disseminate the latest research aimed at improving the quality of higher education.

OLC Innovate
This conference focuses on blended learning in higher education. The goals are to bring faculty, administrative leaders, and instructional designers together to discuss effective practices and assessment strategies, as well as the opportunity to network with other universities.

FSI: At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Technology
This conference, which is free to attend for teachers in Illinois, showcases multiple approaches to teaching and learning. It typically is held in late May.

The Teaching Professor Conference
At its core, the conference believes that every educator who cares about teaching and learning knows that the keys to success to success are education, engagement, and inspiration. This conference aims to bring educators together to collaborate with nationally recognized teachers and scholars in order to educate, engage, and inspire them.

International Conference on Teaching and Leadership
This conference aims to bring together faculty, staff, presidents, and other administrators to celebrate teaching and leadership excellence. Through workshops and small discussion groups, participants will learn about innovative teaching topics from across a wide range of disciplines.

Distance Teaching and Learning
Recognized internationally for its quality, this conference provides participants with “current resources, research, and best practices from around the world that are relevant to the design and delivery of distance education/training.”

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