FSI: At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Technology is an annual conference that brings educators and instructional-technology professionals together each May at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Attendees come from across Illinois and as far away as Canada. The conference features keynote presentations, networking, and hands-on training on the use of modern communication and information technologies in education.
Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and teaching methods in person and virtually. Networking is a main component of FSI, and there are many opportunities for social engagement during receptions, scheduled activities, and concurrent sessions.
FSI was founded between 1996-1997 when the Presidents and Chancellors of Illinois public universities called for the development of an Inter-institutional Faculty Summer Institute on Learning Technologies. Since then, this popular conference has been supported by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, directed by a succession of steering committees, and enjoyed by all who appreciate the ideas and information shared at this annual event.
What's in a Name?
The Steering Committee recently decided to stop referring to the event as Faculty Summer Institute. We think it is important to retain the "brand" recognition of FSI but want to make it clear this conference is not only for faculty.
Theme: Strengthening Student Experiences
This year's theme recognizes that there are many ways in which these dedicated professionals can support students’ learning. Please visit the Call for Proposals page for more info.
- Call for exhibitors/sponsors opens: Friday, August 30, 2019
- Call for proposals opens: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Deadline for 10% exhibitor/sponsor discount: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Deadline for pre-conference workshop proposals: Monday, February 17, 2020 (extended from Feb. 3)
- Pre-conference workshops announced: Monday, February 24, 2020
- Registration opens: Monday, February 24, 2020
Deadline for 5% exhibitor/sponsor discount: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Deadline for all other types of proposals: Monday, March 2, 2020
- Presenters notified: Monday, March 16, 2020
- Early registration deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020
- Regular registration deadline: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 (late/on-site still available)
- Conference: Wednesday, May 20 & Thursday, May 21, 2020
Beyond the Conference
Let's keep the energy and community of FSI going! We would love to hear from you if you have any professional development opportunities, webinars, or links to articles you feel would be of interest to the FSI cohort. We encourage you to share them on the FSI Facebook page, tweet with the hashtag #FSIengage.
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