Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the US, with a low crime rate and ranking as one of the fittest cities in America.  It has gained popularity as a travel destination by foodies, music lovers, by families as well as hipsters. The conference is held at the Hyatt Regency, located near the South Commerce Bridge, offering easy access to downtown.

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. This interdisciplinary teaching conference targets faculty and administrators. Participants come from across the United States and abroad; participants represent many disciplines and represent various stages in academic careers ranging from post-doctoral positions, adjunct faculty, new faculty, mid-career faculty, seasoned faculty, and even emeritus faculty and administrators. 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 the conference, 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 – Texas is open April 1st through July 30, 2014.  The conference is centered on the theme “Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning.”   Conference sub-themes include the following tracks:

  • 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
  • Teaching Well with Classroom Technologies