Like conferences in your discipline, pedagogy conferences are only partly about the sessions you attend. They are a great opportunity to meet other people who are as passionate about teaching and learning as you. It’s in the “in between” conversations that you make connections and find inspiration from diverse ideas. Just like you may the only person in your department with your disciplinary speciality, you may be the only one in your department engaging in SoTL. Conferences are a way to find others engaged in this work like you. If you are new to SoTL, sessions at these conferences also provide a great “crash course” on SoTL project approaches and strategies.
Below is a selected list of possible conferences to get involved with. Be sure to check out Kennesaw State’s comprehensive conference list.
Getting Started with Conferences
Our list of pedagogy-related conferences below is not comprehensive, but it is easily overwhelming. Plus, if you’re like us, you may have limited funds to attend conferences.
How do you choose the right conference for you? We suggest exploring the links below and reaching out to your center for teaching and learning to help you identify the best one based on what you want to get out of attending it. For instructors local to George Mason, you might start with the annual Innovations in Teaching and Learning (ITL) conference hosted by Mason’s Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning!