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2018 Highlights

In January, 2018, we gathered with faculty at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin, Texas to network and share evidence-based practices in teaching in learning. Friendships and collaborations were formed and strengthened as participants engaged in presentations and discussions over the 3 day conference. Some participants took advantage of our free shuttle to 6th Street and explored downtown Austin in the evenings, but their dedication showed as everyone gathered the next morning ready to learn more still.

What Participants are Saying

Out of the 102 participants that completed the conference evaluation,

98% believe the conference helped to advance their professional development;

97% said that their conference experience fulfilled their reason for attending ;

97% believe they will be able to implement or use at least one take away gained from the conference this year; and

94% were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall conference, 6% were neutral and 0% were dissatisfied.


"I look forward to participating again next year considering that I learned so much this time around."

"This was my first Lilly Conference experience and I LOVED it. It was the most warm and embracing conference among peers
that I have ever been to. I enjoyed the ideas/strategies that were shared."

"I enjoyed the conference and learned many practical tips and techniques to take into the classroom."


"I love this conference so much! I consider it such a privilege to be able to attend. It is always so well put together, I always
find new things to learn, and have such great fun."


"4th Lilly I've attended, always learn something new, well done!!!"

"The session presentations were significantly higher quality than at other conferences I've been to. I felt they were
extremely worthwhile."


"The conference was excellent, by far the best and most professional I've ever attended."

2018 Plenary Speakers

Conference Facts & Numbers

This year, we had over 300 faculty, administrators, and graduate students join us in Austin from 145 different institutions in 37 states and 4 countries!

Around 42% of the participants were presenters.

There were 3 plenary presentations, 57 50-minute concurrent sessions, 15 20-minute concurrent sessions, 9 round table discussions, and 23 poster presentations.


2018 Conference Links

2018 Cosponsors

Special Thanks

Thank you to our presenters and participants who have made the commitment to come to Austin for this conference. We appreciate that you have many obligations, both professional and personal, and your presence demonstrates your commitment to your work and to your commitment to the outcome of student learning.

We would also like to wish a special thank you to:

Our esteemed Plenary Presenters

Stylus Publishing for contributing all of the books in our book raffle

Our fabulous Reviewers that read and evaluate proposals

Our Cosponsoring Institutions that brought teams of faculty

Milt Cox, who founded the original Lilly Conference on College Teaching nearly 40 years ago


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