Teaching & Learning Conferences
This page contains a list of curated teaching and learning conferences that are open to the SLC community. These conferences may include internal and external learning opportunities. Our list will evolve over the academic year as more conferences solidify their approach. Please feel free to suggest a conference by connecting with the SCTL@sl.on.ca
Learn how the college can support your PD interests by applying for external funds - review the Professional Development policy in the Policy Center below!
Conferences & Events 2021-22
Blackboard World 2022
July 18-21, 2022
in-person + registration fee
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"Searchable Directory of 1,700 Upcoming Education and Technology Conferences From Around the World"
ContactNorth has a great website where users can search for upcoming conferences. We invite everyone to browse these options as you explore your professional learning interests for the upcoming year.
Past Conferences & Events (Academic 2021-22)
Learning Connections Conference 2022
May 30 & 31, 2022
Online & Kingston Campus + free
The LCC is St. Lawrence College's annual professional learning conference. We are in the process of coordinating a few details on dates but invite you to revisit last year's event by reviewing the link below.
A CALL for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
May 27 to 28, 2022
Virtual + Free
Our 2022 conference will feature two exciting keynote presentations and over twenty concurrent presentations! Please check back often for updated information.
CALL: College Association for Language and Literacy
Keynote Presenters: Ekta Singh (SLC College Professor)
Indigenous Day of Learning
May 10 to 12, 2022
Brockville/Cornwall/Kingston + Free
"Moving Forward in a Good Way" - Conference on Postsecondary Teaching & Learning
May 1 & 3, 2022
Online + Registration Fee
"This year’s conference threads are drawn from the cultural model presented in ii’ taa’poh’to’p, the University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy. We have provided some guiding statements from the ii’ taa’poh’to’p model that may help participants conceptualize, weave and frame their proposal within the context of the conference theme. "
Reshaping Educational Leadership: Building on Collective Action in Challenging Times (CLD Conference 2021)
Dec 10 & 11, 2021
online + free
"The Centre for Leadership & Diversity invites scholars, practitioners, students, community members and activists to its 2nd Annual International Conference. The Conference seeks to build on the collective energy calling for greater justice in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and create space for educators to share research, stories and connect in solidarity. The Conference aims to present current research being conducted in educational leadership in Canada and internationally, as well as highlight the practices of leaders in K-12 and higher education. "
Special Invitation: Prof. Ekta Singh, Prof. Wendy Whitehead, & Dr. Michael Cooke will be presenting at this conference. The title of their presentation is: “Decentering Whiteness: An Ontario College’s Journey in developing an EDI + Belonging Framework in a Global Pandemic”
Empowering Learners for the Age of AI
Dec 7 & 8, 2021
online + free
"Empowering Learners for the Age of AI is a free, international online conference, building off of our successful 2020 event. We warmly welcome you to join this public conversation to engage productively with societal infrastructure powered by data, analytics and AI. "
TESS 2021 Online
November 15-16 & 18-19, 2021
online + free
"eCampusOntario’s annual TESS (Technology and Education Seminar and Showcase) conference celebrates and advances community and collaboration across the post-secondary sector. This year TESS will be held online, throughout the week providing flexible half day sessions on November 15-16 and 18-19.
Last year’s TESS theme of Humanizing Learning reflected our early experience of the pandemic’s impact on teaching and learning. We now emerge into a “new normal”, shifting from emergency remote education to a pedagogy that is digital by design – delivering high-quality online and hybrid programming at scale.
We have learned that we have the ability not only to survive but thrive together in the future.
TESS 2021 is focused on how we co-create that future.
Conversations will highlight learning from the pandemic – and the actions we can take, individually and collectively, to crystallize that learning."
Forum for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Nov 11 & 12, 2021
online + registration fee
"The SoTL Symposium is back this year, but with a twist! Due to the ongoing uncertainty with the Covid-19 pandemic, we are hosting a virtual SoTL Forum from November 11-12, 2021. (We will reconvene for the 10th SoTL Symposium in Banff in November 2022). The theme of this year’s forum is Catalyzing Conversations: Energizing SoTL. We will come together to build, sustain, and energize our SoTL community as we reflect on a unique year and plan for the future. This forum will provide space to engage, explore, and energize SoTL projects in various stages of completion ranging from initial ideas of inquiry to reports on findings..."
Digital Teaching Symposium (Blackboard)
Nov 5, 2021
online + registration fee
"Learners’ journeys are no longer linear—and the pathway to successfully teaching individual learners requires flexibility and innovation. The future of education exists in personalized experiences, delivered in methods as unique as the learners themselves.
No matter what your technical abilities, learning technologies are designed to facilitate teaching and make your job easier. Let's come together to explore these tools, learn best practices, discover new strategies, and share with colleagues.
Educators! Whether you're full or part-time faculty, a teacher, lecturer, instructional designer, learning technologist, or any other instructional role, this symposium will further your familiarity and understanding of learning technologies."
Focus on Teaching & Technology Conference 2021
Sept 29 to Oct 1, 2021
online + free
"The Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference offers an ensemble of keynote addresses, faculty innovations during concurrent sessions, technology workshops, and vendor exhibits. The conference program has evolved over the years to reflect emerging trends in technology applications in higher education and shared expertise in online teaching experiences and strategies. "