Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching

Exploring Experiential Learning | April 29 - May 1, 2019

How do we transform education, spark curiosity, drive innovation and prepare students to thrive in their chosen careers?

What does learning look like in a postsecondary institution that emphasizes entrepreneurial, creative and critical thinking? How do we design teaching and scholarship that are informed by and contribute to our local, national and international communities? Increasingly, experiential learning is prioritized in higher education. Students demand relevant and meaningful learning experiences and employers expect them to be equipped with the skills required by a changing workforce.

Stay on top of the latest teaching and learning practices

Learn in over 90 sessions across five threads:

  • Mental health 
  • Student inquiry 
  • Digital pedagogies 
  • Learning partnerships 
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
Dr. Jeffrey Dunn and Dennis Cahill

Keynotes

A Quality Framework for Work-Integrated Learning

Dr. Norah McRae, PhD, associate provost
University of Waterloo

Improvisation: Enhancing Experiential Learning

Dr. Jeff Dunn, PhD, professor
University of Calgary

Dennis Cahill, artistic director
The Loose Moose Theatre Company

Learn More

NEW! We've added a one-day pre-conference professional development workshop on Design for Experiential Learning: Integrating Critical Reflection and Assessment with Dr. Patti Clayton, PhD (only $100). Learn more about the pre-conference.

Fees

Conference pricing

Register now to benefit from early bird pricing. Discounted rates are available for UCalgary students, faculty and staff.

Venue

Venue

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning building at the University of Calgary is renowned for its flexible and technology-infused learning spaces.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Set in the vibrant heart of the University of Calgary campus, Hotel Alma treats guests to gracious service, friendly rates and a host of accommodating spaces.

Dr. Wendy Benoit

I always make time to come to the conference at the Taylor Institute, mostly because of the way it makes me feel part of a community. I get a chance to go out of my disciplinary walls and talk to people from other areas and they give you so many ways of sharing your ideas and presenting your ideas.

Dr. Wendy Benoit, PhD

Associate dean (teaching and learning), Faculty of Science, University of Calgary