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8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m.

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.

Download the Conference Program (PDF)

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.


Conference Questions should be submitted by email to Helene Halstead


Time Details

8 a.m.

Registration → Conference Registration Desk

Coffee and Beverages → Pecan Tree Galleria

9 a.m.

Welcome → Masters Hall

Nicholas Holt, conference chair
Craig H. Kennedy, dean and professor, UGA College of Education
Gretchen Thomas, conference committee

9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address → Masters Hall

"The Risks and Rewards of Staying Fresh in our Teaching"
Bonni Stachowiak, director of teaching excellence and digital pedagogy at Vanguard University of Southern California and host of the "Teaching in Higher Ed" podcast

10:30 a.m.

Poster Sessions / Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits → Pecan Tree Galleria

11 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions → Second Floor Meeting Rooms

Bundles 1-9 (see pages 6-14)

12:15 p.m.

Lunch → Magnolia Ballroom

1:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions → Second Floor Meeting Rooms

Bundles 10-18 (see pages 16-24)

2:45 p.m.

Poster Sessions / Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits → Pecan Tree Galleria

3:15 p.m.

Student Panel → Masters Hall

3:45 p.m.

Q&A with Bonni Stachowiak → Masters Hall

4:15 p.m.

SOTL Presentation → Masters Hall

Colleen M. Kuusinen and Madeline J. Smith, Center for Teaching andLearning*

4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks → Masters Hall


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

✎ Register now


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