Teaching and Learning Conferences

For Scholars and Practitioners

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Conferences worldwide provide an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to share and participate in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Here is a list of recommended teaching and learning conferences for you to consider as you advance your academic career.


New Faculty Orientation
Welcome Day

28 August 2019| Saint Mary’s University

We welcome new faculty joining our Saint Mary’s community with a one-day event designed to introduce you to our vibrant learning culture.

If you are among our new faculty, you should have received an email with instructions to confirm your attendance and participation.

Please contact Patrice Mangin no later that Friday, August 16th with your RSVP.

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August Lecture

29 August 2019 | 10:00 AM |SOBEY ROOM 255
Saint Mary’s University

The Role of Universities in
Addressing the Global Challenge of Migration

Dr. S. Karly Kehoe
Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities
Department of History, Saint Mary’s University

As our societies grapple with questions connected with the topic of migration, the research community needs to make available its expertise and be willing to work with all stakeholders to find ways of facilitating effective dialogue and managing expectations. A range of expertise is needed to develop sustainable solutions to issues such as mass displacement, newcomer integration, and research security. Historians have the benefit of seeing trends over time and space; they have developed intimate understanding of the causes and consequences of human movement.

In this talk, Dr. Kehoe explores how her research on historical migrations is informing her work with at-risk and displaced scholars around the world and how her connections with other researchers is helping to build a stronger interdisciplinary lens through which to see the challenges posed by migration more clearly.

RSVP: studio@smu.ca

Presented by:

The Studio for Teaching and Learning
The Senate Committee for Learning and Teaching

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3rd Pan-Canadian Conference on
Universal Design for Learning

2 – 4 October 2019 | Victoria, British Columbia


Global Summit & EdTech Expo

8 – 10 October 2019 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Professors wanting to better understand blended and online learning are strongly encouraged to attend this summit. There are international scholars sharing evidence-based teaching practices on pedagogy, assessments, open education, innovative learning technologies, and more.

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Atlantic Universities' Teaching Showcase 2019

19 October 2019 | University of Prince Edward Island


Critical Hope and Other Academic Virtues

In considering hope critically, I believe that we will be able to think more deeply about pedagogy, about our lives as educators, and about the relationships that form our communities. In its radical openness and possibility, hope is our vehicle for reclaiming agency in the face of despair. If we let it, hope can be a collaborative and imaginative process by which we overcome despair and reclaim agency in our pedagogy, pushing us forward to collectively reimagine the future and its possibilities.
(Jacobs, Dale. (2005). “What’s Hope Got to Do With It?: Theorizing Hope in Education.” JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, 25 (4), 783-802. https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/englishpub/11 )

Call for Proposals | Deadline for submission: August 16, 2019


Topics might include the following (but please feel free to range widely!):

  • What are some of the most important virtues or attributes in higher education? In your disciplines?

  • What are the problems or barriers to teaching for hope or other such qualities?

  • What are some practical strategies for cultivating hope, empathy, and other virtues?

  • How can educators maintain their own hope in trying times?

  • What is hopeful in higher education? In learning?

Please submit your proposal as a Word or PDF attachment containing the following information to this address: showcase19@upei.ca


Teaching and Learning Symposium

Saint Mary’s University

14 November 2019

For more information visit https://studio.smu.ca/tls/welcome

Saint Mary’s University is proud to announce the inaugural Teaching and Learning Symposium to be held November 14, 2019.

This one-day event provides academic and professional staff an opportunity to share and explore ideas, research, and experiences about educational frameworks, learning pedagogies, course design, instructional methods,learning spaces, and diverse learners. The program highlights emerging themes in university teaching, showcasing excellence, innovation, and scholarship.

Hoping you will consider submitting a proposal…Call for Proposals

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2020 Educational Developers Caucus

19-21 February 2020 | Halifax, Nova Scotia

Transforming Learning:
Educational Development at the Intersections of Relationships, Evidence-Based Practices, and Inclusivity

Hosted by Dalhousie University and Mount Saint Vincent University, the 2020 EDC conference will focus on our collective role in transforming teaching and learning. We encourage exploration of three critical elements increasingly at the fore of our work:

  • building authentic, meaningful, and transformational relationships to benefit the teaching and learning environment

  • enhancing evidence-based practices in teaching and learning generally and in educational development specifically, including an increased understanding of how learning works

  • transforming experiences through an enhanced understanding of intersections of diversity and the importance of creating inclusive communities on our campuses, within educational development


Proposals will be accepted for pre-conference workshops, poster presentations, roundtable discussions, interactive workshops and research presentations until September 30th, 2019.

Deadline for Proposals: 30 September 2019


Dr. Peter Felten

Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning at Elon University

Peter Felten is a Professor of History, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University. His books include the co-authored volumes: The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most (Jossey-Bass, 2016); Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014); Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2014); Transformative Conversations (Jossey-Bass, 2013); and the co-edited book Intersectionality in Action (Stylus, 2016).

Felten has served as President of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (from whom he has received the ISSOTL Distinguished Service Award) and also of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Educationin the U.S (from whom he has received the Bob Pierleoni Spirit of POD Award). He is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and a fellow of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.

Dr. Michele DiPietro

Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University

Michele DiPietro is the Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and a Professor in the Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences at Kennesaw State University. He is a former President of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, and a current board member of the International Consortium for Educational Development. With his former Carnegie Mellon colleagues, Dr. DiPietro is a co-author of How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. He also is the co-author of key articles in educational development, such as "The danger of a single story: a reflection on institutional change, voices, identities, power and outcomes," and "In the Eye of the Storm: Students’ Perceptions of Helpful Faculty Actions Following a Collective Tragedy". His scholarly interests include learning sciences, academic integrity, diversity and inclusion, the Millennial generation, statistics education, the consultation process in faculty development, and teaching in times of tragedy. He has won a POD Innovation award for the online consultation tool “Solve a Teaching Problem" and the Bob Pierleoni Spirit of POD award, the highest award in the field of faculty development in the US, in recognition of his career achievements and legacy.


Conference Registration Opens: 15 October 2019

Early Bird Registration Closes: 20 December 2019

Technology Enabled Learning Week

  • teaching with classrooms technologies

  • teaching at a distance with video conferencing

  • course design for online learning

Saint Mary’s University

Coming winter 2020