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The Innovation in Teaching Conference highlights innovative teaching practices among educators. During this one-day conference, we ask attendees to share and take away ideas that address the "what's next" that pushes us to strive for excellence in education.

Innovative Ideas

Our presentation format gives you access to amazing new and evolving educational practices across diverse settings. Past presentations covered topics such as creating lessons without textbooks, using digital tools to increase student engagement, ways to introduce active learning into a classroom, or educational access. We encourage our presenters to think outside the box when sharing their innovative ideas, and as a result, these presentations push the envelope of what's possible in education.

Innovative Format

Our sessions are designed to maximize your exposure to new teaching practices. Each session packs a lot of information and tools into "bundles" of four 10-minute presentations that you can take back to your classoom and share with your colleagues. The conference schedule also incorporates time to meet other innovative educators who you can collaborate with for years to come.

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Upcoming Dates

Submit Your Proposal!

Submissions accepted through August 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST


2019 Keynote Speaker: Mimi Ito

Mimi Ito is a cultural anthropologist, learning scientist, entrepreneur, and an advocate for connected learning—learning that is equity-oriented, centered on youth interest, and socially connected. Her work decodes digital youth culture for parents and educators, offering ways to tap interests and digital media to fuel learning that is engaging, relevant, and socially connected.

Mimi Ito at computer She is the director of the Connected Learning Lab and professor-in-residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at the University of California, Irvine. She is also co-founder of Connected Camps, a nonprofit providing online learning experiences for kids in all walks of life. Her co-authored books include "Hanging Out, Messing Around and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media" and "Affinity Online: How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning," as well as the reports, "From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies" and "Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design."

SoTL Awards

We partner with the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning to honor the annual Emerging SoTL Scholar Awards.

Hotel Accommodations

Learn more about the UGA Hotel and Conference Center

Our Partners

2018 ITT partners

Be a Partner

For a $1,000 sponsorship, our conference partners receive recognition on our website, in our program, and throughout the conference. This is a great way to directly reach professionals in higher education across disciplines who appreciate new and innovative thinking in the classroom.

Email us for details on sponsorships.

Past Conferences and Keynotes



Chris Dede of Harvard's Graduate School of Education is a leader in mobile learning initiatives and has developed a widely used framework for scaling up educational innovations. Download Dede's presentation

Download the 2018 program



Bonni Stachowiak is a professor at a small, private, liberal arts university where she is also the director of teaching excellence and digital pedagogy, allowing her to collaborate with all other faculty in improving teaching.

Download the 2017 program



Lynn Bryant began her career as a high school physics teacher. She now devotes her time to working with K-12 science teachers to bring them leading-edge science content.

Download the 2016 program



Larry Johnson is founder and CEO of EdFutures. He is widely considered one of the world's leading experts in emerging technologies and learning.

Download the 2015 program



Peter Doolittle is professor and director of the Virginia Technical Institute Office of the Provost, where he manages the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research and other professional development programs.

Download the 2014 program