About the Conference

The Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) has been leading the delivery of Memorial University’s Teaching and Learning Conference for its academic and administrative community since 2018. This annual Conference provides educators, researchers, staff, students and alumni with an opportunity to embrace a broader vision in teaching and learning to create pan-university interest and participation in the practice and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Working with partners across Memorial University campuses, CITL hosts, plans, organizes and delivers the Conference to foster a culture of teaching innovation; inspire and enable collaboration Memorial-wide; and, provide a platform for community knowledge. The conference has quickly grown to become one of Memorial’s signature events with over 200 participants attending a two-day program of keynote speakers, plenary sessions, concurrent sessions and other networking opportunities.

A CITL Co-Director and a Memorial Faculty Chair guide and represent a Steering Committee comprised of CITL management team members who oversee the program format, presentation proposal process and specific activities of the conference. A Conference Advisory Committee, made up of approximately 15 Memorial educators and staff across campuses of the university, play a key role as ambassadors within their constituent groups to facilitate participation and engagement in the event as well as serve an active role during the two days of the conference

Past Conferences

2022 - Teaching for Change
2021 - Getting to the Heart of Learning
2019 - Strengthening Our Educational Experience: Accessibility, Engagement and Success
2018 - Transformative Learning: Crossroads of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology

Strategic Priority

Memorial University has made innovation a priority in its strategic plan, Transforming Our Horizons. Specifically, the plan asks us to expand experiential and community-based learning; enhance the accessibility and flexibility of programs; enable cutting-edge pedagogies and technology-enabled learning; and mobilize diverse multi-campus opportunities to be interdisciplinary collaborators.

These ideas are big, and require the collective power of our community. One key requirement to innovation is connection. We need to connect with each other to share ideas, challenges, perspectives and knowledge in order to create new ways of teaching, learning, doing, knowing and being.