It is with a heavy heart that we have a registration fee this year. Nine years ago the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (CHEP) began with no registration fee at all, to make sure everyone could attend, even while institutions were cutting back on professional development funds. The success of the conference led to increased attendance over the years, from 200+ participants in 2009 to 1050 participants in 2016. This increase in participation was great, but came with a cost (literally).
The original plan was to pay for the Conference with sponsorship funds, which worked well for the first few years. Since 2012, however, the cost of the Conference has exceeded the amount of sponsorship funds attained (see graph). This has led to a growing Conference deficit and the need for a registration fee. We have kept the registration fees as low as we can and still cover our deficit.
|Before January 1||On or After January 1|
|International Scholars||$ 25.00||$ 50.00|
|Non-VT Students||$ 25.00||$ 50.00|
|VT Students||$ 0.00||$ 0.00|
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What is included? Attendees receive a printed conference guide, access to a full proceedings online, and breakfast foods in the morning, continuous break all day (e.g., coffee, tea, soda, snacks, cookies), and lunch each day. The conference includes research, practice, and conversation sessions, as well as poster sessions Wednesday and Thursday, opening and closing keynote speakers, a reception (or two!), and meeting amenities.