Annual Conference

Call for EDC 2017 Hosts

The EDC executive is now accepting proposals from colleges and universities in Western Canada to host its 2017 Annual Conference (February 2017). We would be honoured if your institution would consider preparing a proposal to host this prestigious event. The EDC Annual Conference attracts educational developers and partnering companies and institutions from across the country, and last year we had over 130 delegates attend.  This presents a great opportunity for the host institution to showcase its approach to educational development. 

The deadline to submit your proposal is October 16, 2015.  

For a description of EDC conferences see “What is an EDC Conference” at the bottom of the page. 

Please send a completed version of the EDC Call for Hosts 2017 form and the EDC Conference draft budget to Celia Popovic

EDC 2016: Educational Developers Without Borders

February 16-18, University of Windsor and St. Clair College, Windsor, Ontario

Where we are matters. Location – geographical, metaphorical, political, or disciplinary – influences the mission and character of educational development. Such locations are determined by borders of many kinds, and the work of educational developers at times involves respecting, negotiating, crossing, redrawing, and even eradicating those borders.  The theme takes advantage of Windsor’s unique connection with Detroit, an American city that is famously one of the most challenging, and most intriguing urban laboratories in the world.

This conference will explore the borders that shape our choices, and how we get to “there” – however we envision that goal – from “here.”

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What is an EDC conference?

Each year, the Educational Developers Caucus sponsors an annual conference (formerly the annual winter meeting of instructional developers) for its members and individuals actively involved or interested in the field of educational development.

To facilitate equitable access, we aim to move the conference location across the country (east, then central, then west, then central, then east, etc.).

The two-day conference typically takes place during the winter months (often the third full week in February though other dates are open to consideration) with invited pre-conference workshops scheduled one day prior. Typically two or more pre-conference sessions are offered, of

which, one is sponsored by the EDC and one or more are sponsored by the host institution(s).

The conference program (pre-conference sessions, keynote(s), concurrent sessions) is organized around a central theme that is selected by the host institution(s) based upon recommendations from the EDC.

Goals of Conference

In keeping with the EDC Bylaw Aims (3.2), the Conference aims to:

  • facilitate networking and communication between future, new and seasoned educational developers;

  • profile developments (scholarly and otherwise) in the field;

  • afford professional development opportunities to experienced, new and potential educational developers; and

  • provide a forum to exchange ideas, issues and concerns emerging in the field.

Also see how you can connect and contribute to the educational development community within and beyond a conference context: EDC Volunteer Opportunities