To help share information regarding the many high-quality professional development opportunities available in the State of Ohio for faculty, instructional designers, staff, and administrators, we’ve pulled together this list for you. If you have additional conferences / meetings / professional development opportunities, please let us know!

Note: All of these opportunities are open to individuals outside of the host institution.

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Join us for the Fifth Ohio Quality Matters Consortium Annual Member Meeting!

Includes hands-on information sessions focusing on Quality Matters initiatives, including:

  • Research opportunities
  • Faculty development initiatives
  • Online accessibility
  • Instructional strategies for learner interaction and engagement
  • Competency-based education

In addition, there will be opportunities for:

  • Q&A with the Ohio QM Executive Committee
  • Networking with peers from around the state

Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

Conference Date: May 4, 2017 | 8:30am – 3:30pm
Where: Conference Center, Main 342-346
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
3520 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Cost: Free to Consortium Members

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Innovate builds a community of educators, administrators and thought leaders from The Ohio State University and beyond to share, explore and discuss technology-fueled approaches that advance teaching and learning.

Ohio State’s Office of Distance Education and eLearning invites you to the Ohio Union for Innovate, an annual conference bringing together educators, administrators, and tech industry professionals to explore recent advancements, best practices, and provocative approaches to teaching and learning with technology.

With Impact as our theme for 2017, we’re sharing innovations that let educators re-imagine their instruction without sacrificing pedagogical quality and rigor. It’s fun to experiment and enjoy the novelty of cutting edge technologies, but we’re always looking at the way that technology has a positive impact on our students, instructor best practices, the educational community and beyond.

Innovate is a time for bringing people together across disciplines and across adoption barriers. The conference is built with the educator in mind: you don’t have to be tech savvy to fully participate in this day of presentations, demonstrations and valuable dialog.

Conference Date: May 16, 2017
Where: The Ohio State University (Ohio Union)
Cost: Free

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The Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching is one of the nation’s most renowned conferences presenting the scholarship of teaching and learning. For thirty-five years, teacher-scholars from across the U.S. and internationally have gathered annually the weekend before Thanksgiving to share innovative pedagogies and discuss questions, challenges, and insights about teaching and learning.

The Conference has become a teaching retreat as well as a conference. Deans and chief academic officers often support the attendance of faculty teams at Lilly as recognition for outstanding faculty and for faculty development, and institutions planning Teaching and Learning Centers have found the Conference an effective way to meet and “scout” exceptional teacher-scholars. Miami University, with its timeless Georgian architecture and beautiful wooded areas, makes an attractive location for learning.

Conference Date: November 16-19, 2017
Where: Miami University
Cost: Early Bird = $475 by October 1st, $525 after October 1st (Does not include lodging or meals)

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The Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC) is the premier P-20 state educational technology conference. Each year, more than 4,000 educational technology professionals and enthusiasts come together to explore the forefront of P-20 learning and innovation in Ohio.

Designed to cultivate partnerships, promote collaboration, deliver high-quality information, and make technology accessible and enjoyable for educators, the OETC is the must-attend conference of the year for P-20 teachers, curriculum and technology coordinators, administrators, higher education professors and administrators, and everyone who is interested in learning more about what’s happening in technology today.

For three full days, attendees can learn what’s new and look towards the future by exploring new technologies,  trying them out in a interactive atmosphere, and learning how to integrate them into the learning environment. #OETC18

Conference Date: February 13-15, 2018
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Cost: Single Day = $110 Conference Pass = $170-$230 depending on when you register
Students can register for $40-$80

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The New Explorations in Teaching (NEXT) Conference is an annual gathering at The University of Akron to share new ideas and explore topics that affect teaching in higher education.

For NEXT 2017, our conference theme is “Exploring What it Means to Open the Boundaries of Education and Research”. We invite you to consider the barriers and boundaries that affect pedagogy, research, and students’ access to learning.

To address concerns over financial barriers to education, faculty and institutions are looking more closely at Open Educational Resources, which may lower the cost of education for both providers and students. Additionally, universities are considering how universal design might provide greater accessibility for all learners rather than providing accommodations for the few. Furthermore, as learners and learning spaces are no longer bound to brick and mortar campuses, educators are revisiting and remixing their pedagogical techniques/methodologies to address the wide variety of teaching situations we now face.

A lite breakfast and full lunch is included with all tickets.

Conference Date: February 23, 2018
Where: The University of Akron
Cost: Faculty / Staff / Administrators = $35  Students = $20 Student Presenters = Free