Festival of Teaching and Learning

Festival of Teaching and Learning

About the Festival

Excellence in teaching deserves to be celebrated. Innovation in teaching needs to be shared. That’s why the University of Alberta’s Festival of Teaching and Learning aims to foster excellence in the academy by creating a venue for the exploration of both practiced and experimental teaching and learning approaches.

The university is home to great teachers – past and present – and the conference style festival strives to inspire and celebrate those who are teaching now and those who will be in the future. Instructors and researchers from all disciplines and career points with an interest in teaching and learning issues are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

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What to Expect for 2019

Held on Thursday, May 2, the 2019 edition of the festival will feature a full day of presentations, workshops, and networking sessions. The day will kick-off with a Keynote Lecture "Creating a Safe Critical Learning Environment: Sharing Best Practices" by Jeanette J. Norden, Ph. D., Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Emerita, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. 

Please continue to check this website for updates about this year's schedule of events.

Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) L1-190.

Augustana faculty who wish to carpool with the campus Pogo should contact

Apply to Present

The 2019 Festival of Teaching and Learning is now accepting proposals for presentations and posters from U of A community members who want to share their experiences, best practices, and research results related to teaching and learning.

Presentation proposals will be accepted until Friday, March 1, 2019.

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