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Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Conferences - Learning Opportunities

Every spring, CETL offers Walls Optional, a one-day conference for faculty and staff focused on teaching, learning, and technology. In addition to Walls Optional, there are many external teaching and learning related conferences.

Walls Optional

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 9am-1pm
Universal design
2019 conference schedule TBA

Hosted annually by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Walls Optional is the college's premiere teaching and learning event.

This free conference is open to everyone: instructors, instructional and lab assistants, support staff and administrators.


March 1-4, 2020
Seattle, Washington
2020 conference website

The League for Innovation in the Community College's Innovations Conference is the foremost convening for community college professionals, fostering innovation in teaching and learning and enhancing the higher education experience. This international event provides a forum for collaboration among academic experts and thought leaders, while granting participants exclusive access to the most inventive and inspirational community college programs from around the world.

As an Alliance member, Camosun faculty and staff can register at reduced rates.


May 25-28, 2019
Austin, Texas
2019 conference website

NISOD’s annual conference is the “must-attend” event for community and technical college educators!

NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. For 35 years, NISOD’s annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources, ideas, and solutions that drive excellence in all areas of community and technical college campuses. Come and be inspired by thought-provoking sessions and pre-conference seminars designed specifically for community and technical college educators committed to improving student achievement. With more than 300 sessions in a variety of focus areas and formats presented by your colleagues from across the nation and internationally, you’ll walk away with dozens of ideas you can implement immediately!

As a member college, Camosun employees can register at reduced rates.


June 11-14, 2019
Winnipeg, MB
Guiding the Journey: Learner-Teacher-Learner
2019 conference website

The Annual Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) will be held in Winnipeg MB, from the 11th to the 14th of June 2019 with the theme "Guiding the Journey: Learner-Teacher-Learner".

As a STLHE member, Camosun College employees can register at member rates.

Teaching Professor

June 7-9, 2019
New Orleans, Lousiana
2019 conference website

Teachers with a passion for excellence have been flocking to The Teaching Professor Conference since 2003. There’s simply no better place to explore and celebrate the art and science of teaching.

Join roughly 1,000 of your colleagues from around the country for three days of learning, debate, and collaboration. Together, you’ll explore:

  • Recent pedagogical research
  • Innovative classroom techniques
  • The latest technology tools
  • Emerging challenges of a global classroom
  • Proven best practices in teaching

West Coast Great Teachers Seminar

May 7-10, 2019
Lake Cowichan, BC
2019 seminar website

Learn about and reflect on the teaching challenges faced by educators in post-secondary institutions in this four-day, intensive seminar.

Hosted by Camosun College, this event usually occurs in May, every second year, at the Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat Centre which is located near Lake Cowichan, BC.

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