Featured Conference Opportunity:
October 26 – 29, 2021
The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary, and innovative scholarship in the area of higher education teaching and learning around the world. The annual ISSOTL conference is an important venue for facilitating the collaboration of scholars in different countries and disciplines and the flow of new findings across national borders, that the Society so values. This year, in response to the circumstances created by ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ISSOTL’s eagerness to fully convene again, the 2021 annual conference will be ISSOTL’s first hosted in an entirely virtual environment.
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.