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Innovation in Teaching Conference

Please join us for a day focused on innovative teaching and teachers in higher education!

The Innovation in Teaching Conference highlights innovative teaching practices among educators. During this one-day conference, participants share and attend presentations designed to showcase outstanding teaching and new pedagogical approaches in all educational domains. Entering its fourth, year the conference continues to expand, asking attendees to share and take-away ideas and practices that address the "what's next" that pushes us to strive for excellence in education.

Keynote Speaker: Bonni Stachowiak

portrait of Bonni Stachowiak Bonni Stachowiak gets the privilege of speaking with exceptional educators on a weekly basis as the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Since 2014, her podcast has provided a place to explore the art and science of being more effective at facilitating learning. Teaching in Higher Ed also explores how to improve our productivity so faculty can have more peace in our lives, and be even more present for our students.

Bonni is the Director of Teaching Excellence and Digital Pedagogy at Vanguard University of Southern California. She's also an Associate Professor of Business and Management and teaches a few times a year in an Educational Leadership doctoral program. She's been teaching in-person, blended, and online courses throughout her entire career in higher education.

Bonni and her husband, Dave, are parents to two adventurous kids both of whom regularly shape their perspectives on teaching and learning.

Call for Proposals

All college-level faculty, instructors, and graduate assistants are encouraged to submit a proposal to present a 10-minute session or poster discussion. While we expect many of these sessions will also demonstrate the role of technology to support innovative teaching, this is not a requirement for a proposal.

Additionally, The Center for Teaching and Learning will recognize up to three proposals for the Emerging Landscapes in SOTL Award. To be considered for this award, please opt-in on your submission form.

The deadline for submitting a proposal for the conference is September 18, 2017.

Submit a Proposal

Proposal Guidelines

  • Proposals should include a descriptive title and a short abstract (150 words or less).
  • No teaching innovation should be considered too small for a proposal. This conference is meant as an opportunity for educators to share what they consider to be an interesting innovation in their own teaching.
  • Proposals will be of two general types: Examples of teaching innovations and research on teaching.
  • Proposals for teaching innovations must focus on undergraduate or graduate teaching within college-level courses. Proposals from graduate teaching assistants will also be accepted, and should likewise focus on their teaching of college-level courses.
  • Proposals can be co-authored. All submissions that are consistent with proposal guidelines will be considered.

Participants can also register to attend the conference sessions without presenting.


Please feel free to contact Nicholas A. Holt, conference chair and Director of Innovation.


  • Participant early registration discount: $125
  • Participant: $150
  • UGA faculty: $75
  • Student: $50
  • UGA COE faculty: Free
  • Registration deadline: Oct. 11

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UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

This is a recurring event

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