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Conference Registration

Something New!

The Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy has grown from just over 200 participants in 2009 to over 1100 last year! We are amazed, excited, and humbled by the growth. Yet, with that growth has come a challenge to handle the logistics of 1100 participants. So this year, we have partnered with Virginia Tech's Continuing and Professional Education unit to help us with registration, name tags, check-in, and all-around general support! As you can imagine, this support is not free, and so while we again will have no registration fee, we will have a flat $25 processing fee for everyone to help with these logistics.

Registration Fees

Professional Student Retired
Before January 1 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
On or After January 1 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Processing Fees

Professional Student Retired
Before January 1 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
On or After January 1 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00

Why is the conference free? We believe that budgetary reductions of travel money and professional development funds should not be a barrier to increased instructional effectiveness and student learning. Thus, for the sixth year in a row, the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy will not be charging a registration fee. The free registration is made possible by the generous support of academic sponsors including Virginia Tech’s colleges, departments, centers, and administrators; corporate sponsors who recognize the value of innovative and quality pedagogy in higher education; and the Viriginia Tech's Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER). Learn more about how to support the conference through sponsorship by contacting the conference chair: Danielle Lusk at

What is included? Attendees receive a printed conference guide, access to a full proceedings online (both a PDF and hard copy version), and continental breakfast, continuous break, and lunch each day. The conference includes research, practice, and conversation sessions, as well as poster sessions, opening and closing keynote speakers, a reception (or two!), and meeting amenities.

Registration Open

Registration is now open!

Open Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted.


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Conference Information

Conference Information

2016: R:5_VT:1_P:59
2015: R:1450_VT:432_P:347
2014: R:1376_VT:413_P:372
2013: R:1042_VT:389_P:285
2012: R:999_VT:376_P:255
2011: R:832_VT:346_P:241
2010: R:490_VT:13_P:95