Join us October 16 – 19 for the 14th Annual Lilly Conference – Traverse City!

Traverse City continues to be a destination vacation city, known for its natural beauty and quaint shops.  In 2013, Traverse City was recognized by Fodor’s as one of the “5 Midwestern Town’s to Visit Now” and by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of America’s “favorite towns.”  The attractions of downtown Traverse City provide a perfect setting for the conference. The conference is held in the iconic Park Place Hotel and a short walk to shops, locally owned restaurants, and a walking path along Grand Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan.  The hotel offers beautiful views and a relaxing “old world” charm. The conference registration is capped at 350 participants to allow a teaching and learning community to develop across the three days of the conference.

The Lilly Conference – Traverse City is part of the overall Lilly Conference Series. For 34 years, Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning have provided opportunities for the presentation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  Participants come from across the United States, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education.  Participants also represent faculty and administrators at various stages in their academic careers, ranging from post-doctoral positions, adjunct faculty, new faculty, mid-career faculty, seasoned faculty, and even emeritus faculty. The conference maintains the same overall theme for each event: “Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning”.  Tracks and subthemes vary by conference and by year. We always offer a variety of sessions so that you can match your learning preference to the presentations formats: 100-minute workshops, 60-minute sessions, 40-minute presentations, 20-minute discussions, traditional plenary addresses, round-table discussions, and poster sessions.  Conference presentations are selected through a blind peer-review process.

Throughout these conferences, participants are given the opportunity to exchange ideas, build a repertoire of take-home skills, and to network with colleagues.

The call for proposals for the Lilly Conference – Traverse City is open through May 5, 2014.  Along with the conference theme of Evidenced-Based Teaching and Learning, specific tracks include:

  • 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
  • Sustainability/Social Responsibility
  • Teaching Well with Classroom Technologies
  • Other

2014 Plenary Speakers

Terry Doyle

Ferris State University

Tara Gray

New Mexico State University

Adam Persky

Eshelman School of Pharmacy
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Kathryn Plank

Center for Teaching & Learning
Otterbein University