ITL: Presenter Information



We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Innovations in Teaching & Learning conference (ITL)!

As a reminder, your presentation room location, presentation time, and presenter information (names and bios) are published in the conference proceedings. Please plan to check this site the day of for any presenter updates/unexpected room changes. Specific presenter directions can be found below by session type. Please contact the conference director with any concerns (703-993-5743 or llukes@gmu.edu).

We kindly ask that you register for the conference, regardless of how much of the conference you are able to attend. Having all presenters registered helps us for a number of bookkeeping and logistical reasons, including confirming your intent to show up for your session. If you have questions or concerns about registering, please call the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence (703-993-8652) or email ctfe@gmu.edu. Please help spread the word by encouraging faculty and graduate instructors in your department or program to register and attend.

Like previous years, you will have a session host who will introduce you (referencing the bio information you provided for the conference proceedings—you can view your bio information in the ITLCP link above) and help by keeping time for your session. A few days before the conference, you will be emailed the name of your session host volunteer, should you wish to provide them with additional introduction material.


Workshop, Panel, Teaching Demo, and Traditional Presenters
On the day of the conference, please plan to stop by your presentation room between 8:00am-9:00am or during lunch to test equipment and load your presentation materials. Please also plan to arrive at your session 5-10 minutes early to touch base with the session host introducing you and to address any last-minute setup concerns. As you tweak your presentation plan, we encourage you to make your session an active learning experience and plan time for interaction or discussion amongst the participants.

If you wish to publish any supplementary materials (links, handouts, videos, etc.) to be available pre- and/or post-conference, please submit through this link: http://library.gmu.edu/publishing/submit

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Lightning Talk and Roundtable Presenters
We are excited about this unique type of session! In order to make this session work logistically, we ask that you please send ctfe@gmu.edu your slides no later than the Wednesday before the conference, so that we can assemble all of the presenter slides into one continuous presentation. Because the presentations are being compiled, be sure to include your name and title on your first slide—the goal is to include images and no more than 7 words on each of the remaining slides.

How does a lightning talk work? Each presenter will only have 5 minutes to present their slides/study—it’s a bit of fun competition to see who can finish before the 5-minute bell signal. After everyone has presented (45 minutes), then the session will shift into a roundtable session in which presenters will answer questions from the participants.

If you wish to publish any supplementary materials (links, handouts, videos, etc.) to be available pre and/or post conference, please submit through this link: http://library.gmu.edu/publishing/submit. If you would like to see an example lightning talk, please email llukes@gmu.edu.

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Poster Presenters
We use OSCAR’s standard poster size of 48″ W and 36″ H (for tips and more information, please see their page on creating a poster). Unfortunately, we don’t have funds available to print posters. Print Services can print posters on campus for a fee and numerous companies (e.g., Maskesigns) can print/ship you the poster for a fee.

For the day of the conference, please plan to drop off your poster at registration at any time that day. We will provide easels, boards, and clips to attach your poster to the foam board—all you need to bring is your poster. We will also set up your poster if it is dropped off by 2:30pm the day-of.

If you wish to publish any supplementary materials (links, handouts, videos, etc.) to be available pre and/or post conference, please submit through this link: http://library.gmu.edu/publishing/submit

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Share-a-thon Presenters
Unfortunately, we don’t have funds available to print handouts. Print Services is the resource for on-campus printing for a fee.

We encourage you to drop off your handout(s) and/or display items at CTFE (Johnson Center 241) the day before the conference—we will set these items up for you the day-of. If that isn’t possible, please plan to drop off your handout(s) and/or display items at the tables in Dewberry when you arrive between 7:30am-8:00am the day of the conference.

If you wish to publish any of your materials (links, handouts, videos, etc.) to be available pre and/or post conference, please submit through this link: http://library.gmu.edu/publishing/submit

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