The call for proposals is now closed; however, poster session proposals will be considered as space allows.

Click here to submit your proposal

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.

Each presenter may submit up to 4 proposals.  Due to scheduling difficulties, each individual presenter will be limited to being a lead facilitator on only one concurrent presentation and a co-presenter on no more than 2 concurrent sessions.

To increase favor with the reviewers, it is helpful if proposals:

  • within state word limits (i.e., 10 word title; 100 word abstract; 500 word session description)
  • demonstrate scholarly teaching
  • build upon a foundation of published literature or include original data
  • are applicable across disciplines
  • have stated learning objectives
  • include active learning exercises/guided participation of the audience, if requesting greater than a 20-minute session
  • are non-commercial

Proposal submissions are blind reviewed by faculty members and faculty developers at colleges and universities throughout the United States (and increasingly from other countries).


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
  • Teaching Well with Classroom Technologies

The conference offers a dynamic program across three and one-half days. Presenters may submit presentation proposals formatted as 100-minute workshops, concurrent 60-minute sessions or 40-minute presentations, 20-minute 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.

Presenters may develop their presentation into a manuscript for consideration in the Conference Proceedings.  The guidelines for submitting a manuscript are found under the resource tab.  All manuscripts are blind-peer reviewed.