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Innovation in Teaching Conference

The Innovation in Teaching Conference, (ITC) promotes novel and emerging teaching practices among educators. The ITC serves as a community in which attendees share and take away ideas that address the “what’s next” in education and challenge us to strive for professional excellence.

Innovative Ideas

Education undeniably changed as a result of the Coronavirus global pandemic, but crisis and change can bring opportunities and transformation. This year, we hope to collect stories from our community of educators to share insights, inspirations and discoveries. Our intent is to capture a snapshot of the diverse experiences and observations of what was learned during an abrupt transition to online instruction.

Innovative Format

As a response to the pandemic and as a safety measure to our community, we have decided to deviate from our traditional conference format to a ‘Teaching during the Pandemic’ curated video collection. Access to the collection will be free and open to the public. Presenters will schedule a zoom session with us, and we will record a 10-15-minute video of your story that will be available through our conference website starting Friday, October 23, 2020. Share your experiences with COVID-19 and what you’ve learned about teaching and learning with our community!

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Hotel AccommodationsLearn more about the UGA Hotel and Conference Center
SoTL Awards

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

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports building a strong teaching community that focuses on improving student learning through various initiatives, including the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). To facilitate this goal, CTL will recognize up to three presenters with the Emerging SotL Scholar Award and support them in their development toward publication and presentation.

The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent DevelopmentA new conference partner, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, is a service, research, and instructional center concerned with the identification and development of creative potential and with gifted and future studies. This UGA-housed center focuses on implementing and evaluating techniques for enhancing creative thinking and facilitating national and international systems that support creative development.

Our Partners

2019 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


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.

Download the 2019 Program
Mimi Ito’s Keynote Address


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
Chris Dede’s Keynote Address


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

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