2017 Transformative Learning Conference
We invite you  to submit a proposal on best practices in “Doing Transformative Learning in the Classroom” within one of the following threads:

Conference Threads
  • Measuring Transformative Learning in the Classroom
  • Transformative Learning Assignments in the Classroom
  • Training for Transformative Learning in the Classroom
  • Basics of Transformative Learning in the Extended Classroom/Co-Curricular
  • Transformative Learning Technologies
  • Course Design for Transformative Learning
Each conference presentation will be delivered in one of the following formats:

Conference Formats

75-Minute Interactive Session
These interactive sessions can constitute either an individual presenter or a panel (the proposer puts the panel together) consisting of four or fewer presenters. The presenter(s) should have handouts and focus on one of the conference threads. The abstract needs to contain the interactive strategy to be used in the session and learning outcomes or attendee takeaways.

35-Minute Research Session
These sessions involve the presentation of research on different aspects of teaching and learning. The abstract must include - the research design and method, relevant literature review, analysis, conclusions, and learning outcomes or takeaways. These sessions are 35 minutes in length, including time for questions.  

45-Minute Roundtable Session
These sessions cover ideas about transformative learning and strategies related to the application, recognition, measurement, or experience of transformative learning. Attendees include those new to transformative learning, as well as those very familiar with it.  These sessions are - discussion and feedback-based, typically involve 10-12 participants, and are held in separate rooms.  Learning outcomes or takeaways should be included in the abstract. The presenter should plan to give a brief overview and ask questions for the participants to discuss. For each session, presenters should bring about 12 copies of handouts.

Poster Session
The poster sessions will be divided into undergraduate students and all others (i.e., faculty, staff or graduate students) and are designed to provide opportunities for participants to share research, practice, or innovation with transformative learning in the classroom. This is an ideal framework for the presentation of emerging work where collaborative feedback is desired.  At least one author needs to be present during the designated poster session time. Included in the proposal should be a statement about how it relates to Tansformative Learning in the classroom, measurement, training, or the basics.
The maximum poster size is 42 inches x 42 inches (106.68 cms x 106.8 cms) The poster should be printed for attaching to a poster stand. Supplies for attaching the posters will be available.  

Student posters are automatically entered into a Poster Competition for a chance to win first, second, or third place awards.
Conference Deadlines
Registration Opens: September 23, 2016 
Call for Proposals Opens: September 23, 2016
Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2016
Deadline for Notification of Acceptance: January 13, 2017
Deadline for Early Pricing of Registration: January, 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Regular rates apply January 21, 2017 – March 3, 2017
The Review Process
All abstracts will be reviewed by three individuals who each have volunteered because of their knowledge in the area.
The abstracts will be rated accepted, accepted with revisions, or not accepted. Author(s) will be notified of their acceptance or acceptance with revisions by email by January 13, 2017 at the latest. Accepted authors that have not registered for the Conference by Feb. 10, 2017 will be withdrawn from the program.
Criteria for Review: Abstracts will be evaluated on a 1 – 5 scale in the following areas.
  • There is a connection between the title and transformative learning.
  • The abstract reflects a good fit for the theme of the conference “Doing TL in the Classroom” (which includes extended classroom/co-curricular)
  • The abstract reflects a good fit for the topic area.
  • The presenter uses prior research on TL to support their topic.
  • The abstract includes an area of investigation, application, strategy, or an experience of TL.
  • The abstract reflects planning for audience interaction.
  • The abstract is of interest to a broad audience.
  • Learning outcomes or takeaways are in the abstract.

Please enter your e-mail address and click on the SUBMIT button to be taken to the submission page.