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      May 29, 2020

      Friday   7:00 AM - 6:00 PM (daily for 3 times)

      265 Peachtree Center Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA
      Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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      The Teaching Professor Annual Conference

      You’ll experience three days devoted exclusively to the art and science of teaching, in the company of 1,000+ colleagues—all of them just as
      About this Event
      Join us and you’ll be able to choose freely from an impressive variety of sessions following 11 different tracks:

      - Learner-Centered Course Design

      - Student Engagement

      - Teaching Specific Types of Students

      - Instructional Vitality: Ways to Keep Teaching Fresh and Invigorated

      - New Faculty

      - Grading and Feedback that Promotes Learning

      - Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

      - Faculty Development

      - Teaching with Technology

      - Teaching Health Sciences Majors

      - Teaching Professional Majors

      Who Should Attend
      The Teaching Professor Annual Conference our flagship event and is dedicated to advancing teaching and learning. Educators and administrators of all disciplines and experience levels leave the event with actionable ideas and insights that they can start implementing right away. Sessions are especially geared toward:

      - Faculty

      - Instructors

      - Faculty developers

      - Instructional designers and technologists

      - Curriculum developers

      - Deans

      - Administrators

      Why Should You Attend?
      Session after session, you’ll find high-impact, actionable information you can take back and put to work immediately in your classroom. You’ll also enjoy fascinating plenary sessions, poster presentations, optional pre-conference workshops, and ample opportunities to engage in an exchange of ideas and experiences with colleagues from other campuses.

      Imagine the energy surrounding this gathering of colleagues from across the country, all eager to explore the latest teaching strategies for a fast-changing higher ed landscape. You’ll come away not only with new tools and techniques to apply, but with a renewed sense of commitment and enthusiasm for the critical role you play in the intellectual lives of your students.

      Registration is open now, and you’ll enjoy significant savings off the regular conference rate if you reserve your spot today. (You’ll be able to take advantage of hotel discounts, too.)

      Be a part of this exciting event by registering today!

      About the Conference
      Founded in 2004, The Teaching Professor Annual Conference provides a thought-provoking and stimulating forum for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share best practices that advance college teaching and learning.

      Each year this two-and-a-half-day conference brings together approximately 1,000 faculty members from campuses throughout the United States, Canada, and beyond. Opportunities for both formal and informal learning are key ingredients to the success of this conference and many participants return year after year – often bringing colleagues with them.

      The Teaching Professor Annual Conference features plenary sessions, more than 80 concurrent sessions, and dozens of poster sessions. It is the place to:

      Explore the newest ideas and research in teaching and learning
      Uncover ways to refresh, reenergize, and reinvigorate your teaching
      Discover new pedagogical practices that work
      Discuss the state of today’s changing classroom
      Network with likeminded professionals who care about teaching and learning
      Learn from nationally recognized teaching and learning experts
      This conference does not focus on a specific discipline. Instead it is a gathering of teachers with a passion for teaching and a commitment to finding evidence-based solutions to the challenges that we face in our day- to-day practice. We all know the college classroom is changing in new and exciting ways. But with change comes challenge, and that is why dedicating time to your own professional growth is so important.

      Content at The Teaching Professor Annual Conference is hands-on, practical, and applicable, so that you can implement what you learn right away.

      Expect lively discussion, spirited debate, and a rewarding exchange of ideas throughout all three days. You can count on leaving the conference informed, inspired, and brimming with ideas you can put to work in your classroom right away.

      Conference Schedule and Program

      Friday, May 29, 2020

      7:30–8:30 am

      Early registration for morning preconference participants only

      8:30 am–4:00 pm

      Registration open for all participants

      8:30 am-Noon

      Preconference Workshops (Additional Fee)

      10:00 am–8:00 pm

      Vendor Exhibit displays open

      1:00–4:30 pm

      Preconference Workshops (Additional Fee)

      3:00–8:00 pm

      Poster sessions

      5:00–5:20 pm

      Conference welcome and Opening Plenary

      6:30–8:00 pm

      Registration open for all participants

      6:30–8:00 pm

      Reception and poster presentations: meet & greet colleagues, presenters, exhibitors, and peruse many poster sessions

      8:00 pm

      Dinner and evening on your own

      Saturday, May 30, 2020

      7:30 am–2:00 pm

      Registration open

      7:30–8:30 am

      Continental breakfast

      8:00 am–5:00 pm

      Exhibit displays open

      8:45–9:45 am

      Concurrent sessions

      10:15–11:15 am

      60-minute Concurrent sessions

      11:30 am–12:30 pm


      12:45–1:45 pm

      Concurrent sessions

      2:15–3:15 pm

      Concurrent sessions

      3:45–4:45 pm

      Concurrent sessions

      5:00 pm

      Evening Plenary Session

      6:15 pm

      Dinner and evening on your own

      Sunday, May 31, 2020

      7:30 am–Noon

      Registration open

      7:30–8:30 am

      Continental breakfast

      8:45–9:45 am

      Concurrent sessions

      10:00–11:00 am

      Concurrent sessions

      11:15 am–12:15 pm

      Closing plenary session

      12:15–1:15 pm


      1:15 pm

      Conference adjourns

      Preconference Workshops
      The Teaching Professor Annual Conference offers a selection of half-day preconference workshops to further enrich your conference experience. Topics will be announced in October 2019.

      The cost is $245 for each half-day preconference. These sessions are held Friday, May 29 in the morning and afternoon before the conference begins.

      Enroll with your conference registration today!

      Plenary Sessions
      The Teaching Professor Annual Conference presents three plenary sessions over the three-day event. Expect to hear from innovative professionals with engaging thoughts on trends and opportunities higher education today. 2020 speakers will be announced in the fall of 2019.

      Concurrent Sessions
      The Teaching Professor Annual Conference brings teachers just like you from around the country to present their best thinking, solutions, and strategies on teaching and learning topics faced by educators today. Concurrent sessions are peer selected in several ways. Outstanding presenters from the previous conference—as evaluated by conference attendees—return for invited sessions with either an updated or reprised version of their top-scoring presentation. After an open call for proposals, the conference advisory board members choose selected sessions through a rigorous blind review process. Finally, the advisory board determines trends or topics not addressed by the selected sessions and creates content in these areas. Sessions will be announced in early February of 2020.

      Look for sessions in the tracks: Learner-Centered Course Design, Student Engagement, Teaching Specific Types of Students, Instructional Vitality: Ways to Keep Teaching Fresh and Invigorated, New Faculty, Grading and Feedback that Promotes Learning, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Teaching and Learning with Technology, Faculty Development, Teaching Health Science Majors, and Teaching Professional Majors.

      Poster Sessions
      Poster Sessions are in-person presentations on a variety of topics and represent topics facing educators nationwide. Hear from your colleagues about what has worked on their campuses and get an idea of how you may be able to create similar successes when you return home. Poster sessions are accepted after an open call for proposals and will be announced in early February of 2020.

      Conference Tracks
      Conference tracks help you plan your experience by interest, although you can attend any session in any track. We strive to offer a balanced program touching important topics in higher education. Look for sessions covering:

      - Learner-Centered Course Design

      - Student Engagement

      - Teaching Specific Types of Students

      - Instructional Vitality: Ways to Keep Teaching Fresh and Invigorated

      - New Faculty

      - Grading and Feedback that Promotes Learning

      - Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

      - Teaching with Technology

      - Teaching Health-Sciences Majors

      - Faculty Development

      - Teaching Professional Majors

      Hotel & Travel
      265 Peachtree Center Ave. NE

      Atlanta, GA 30303

      Experience the perfect combination of style, service and setting at Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Located in the heart of downtown, steps from AmericasMart, and near the Georgia World Congress Center. Featuring a stunning, famous atrium, this 4-star hotel provides friendly staff, modern amenities, and a location where many of the city's best sights are within walking distance or a short MARTA ride away.

      Hotel Reservations
      Room rates: $179 single/double. Rates are available through Thursday, May 7 or until the room block is full.

      Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 16.9% plus $5 per night State of Georgia Hotel fee.

      Reservations must be made on or before Thursday, May 7, 2020. Reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Mention the Teaching Professor Conference name to get the reduced rate. Rates will be held for reservations 3 days prior and 3 days after the conference dates, based upon availability.

      Reservation phone number: 888-236-2427.

      Online Reservations (hyper link this to Online Reservations

      Note: All reservations made after the block is filled and/or after the deadline will be available at the hotel’s prevailing rate and availability is not guaranteed.

      Additional Details
      Hotel check in is at 4:00 pm and hotel check out is at 11:00 am.


      Complimentary wireless internet in guest rooms and meeting rooms.


      25% discount off of nightly parking rates.

      Airport Information

      The closest airport for this conference is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) which is about 12 miles from the hotel.

      Frequently Asked Questions
      How many people attend this conference?

      In the past several years, we have had more than 1,000 attendees at this conference.

      Who should attend this conference?

      This conference is non-discipline specific. We welcome faculty from all levels and departments to participate.

      Does the cost of the conference include accommodation and travel?

      The cost of the conference does not include accommodation and travel.

      We want to attend, but we don’t know the name(s) of the individual(s) attending. Can we still register early to get the reduced rate?

      Yes, you can register early at the reduced rate. Contact Customer Service to make changes to your order when you have decided who from your institution will be attending.

      What is the dress code for the conference?

      The dress code for The Teaching Professor Conference is business casual. Past experience has taught us that meeting rooms tend to be on the cool side, so we recommend that you bring a sweater or light jacket.

      What time does the conference end?

      The conference is scheduled to end at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

      Where can I find an updated conference schedule?

      The daily schedule is posted on this website. A detailed schedule, including all sessions, will be available closer to the conference.

      Will there be wireless internet access?

      Wireless internet is complimentary in your guest room and in all meeting rooms.

      Are meals included in the registration fee?

      Light hors d’oeuvres will be served after the opening reception on Friday. Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday will be provided. All dinners are on your own.

      Can I bring a guest to the conference sponsored meals?

      Conference meals are only for registered attendees of the conference.

      Cost: $689 – $1,269

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