Proposals for the 2016 Conference will be accepted until September 30.

Click here to submit a proposal


Lilly Conferences is committed to Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning.  The conference sub-themes include:

  • Academic Success
  • Student Learning
  • Creating Communities of Learners
  • Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign
  • Engaging and Motivating Students
  • Innovative Pedagogical Approaches
  • Multiculturalism/Diversity/Inclusion
  • Online Learning and Teaching
  • Promoting Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Service/Experiential Learning
  • STEM
  • Teaching Well with Classroom Technologies
  • Teaching Well Unplugged

The conference offers a dynamic program across three days. Presenters may submit presentation proposals formatted as 75-minute workshops, concurrent 50-minute sessions, 20-minute sessions, 30 minute round-table discussions, or as a poster presentation. Potential presenters are asked to rank order the format they request consideration of their proposal. If your session content cannot be formatted to be presented in a specific format please do not select that format when ranking your request. Conference presentations are selected through a blind peer-review process, following the close of the call for proposals.

We do suggest that you develop your proposal in a word document from which you may cut and paste your answers into the live proposal. For information about the different session types and how to prepare for your presentation, look at our Presenter Resources.

We encourage you to submit a proposal but no more than 2 proposals per presenter will be considered.  To be accepted, presentations must

  • demonstrate scholarly teaching
  • build upon a foundation of published literature or include original data
  • be applicable across disciplines
  • have stated learning objectives
  • include active learning exercises/guided participation of the audience, if requesting greater than a 20-minute session
  • be non-commercial

References cited do not have to be published works of the presenter but rather include the references that serve as the foundation of the work to be presented.

As you develop your proposal, we suggest that you create your draft submission in a word file and be prepared to provide the following:

  • name, institution, department, academic rank, business address, work telephone for yourself or co-presenter(s):
  • Identify which track your proposal best fits:  Academic Success; Assessment, Student Learning; Creating Communities of Learners; Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign; Engaging and Motivating Students: Innovative Pedagogical Approaches; Multiculturalism/Diversity/Inclusion; Online Learning and Teaching; Preparing Future Faculty; Service/Experiential Learning; STEM; Sustainability/Social Responsibility; Teaching Well with Classroom Technologies; or Other
  • Title (maximum of 15 words)
  • 3-5 presentation objectives
  • 100-word abstract of the presentation (to appear in the conference program)
  • Session description (maximum of 500 words) elaborate on the content of your presentation.
  • 25 word abstract/summary statement
  • List presentation activities (i.e., how will you engages session participants during the session?)
  • References from which your presentation is supported

Please note that once you have written your proposal abstract and description it takes about 15 minutes to complete the online submission by entering your contact information, co-presenter information, and cut/paste your proposal into the dialogue boxes.