In 2018, we gathered with faculty at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD 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 metro line outside the hotel explored downtown Washington D.C or walked to Bethesda
Row in the evenings, but their dedication showed as everyone gathered the next morning ready to learn more still.

What Participants Are Saying

Of the participants that completed the post-conference evaluation:

98% were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall conference

93% were satisfied or very satisfied with the extent to which the conference experience created a sense of community

98% were satisfied or very satisfied with the extent to which the conference created a safe environment to express professional reflections

99% said the conference experience fulfilled their reason for attending

100% said they will be able to implement or use at least one take away gained from the conference this year

"Overall, the conference was excellent!"

"This conference was exceptional. I am honored to have been selected to attend. So nice to attend a conference that was truly
about the evidence. Awesome start to finish. Thank You!"

"It was a beneficial and enjoyable conference."

"I felt like everyone cared about each session and presenter. One of the best conferences I've been to!"

"It was my first time and I really enjoyed it and learned a lot too! I will be back!"

"I thought it was a great conference in a nice hotel and a great location convenient to restaurants and the Metro.
I learned a lot and am grateful for the experience."

"I found the conference to be very well done with a nice mix of sessions, discussions and speakers."

"As a first time attendee to Lilly I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by the collegial relationships. I will definitely
implement much of what I learned into my classroom this next year and I will definitely attend again as time allows."

2018 Plenary Speakers

Ferris State University
Otterbein University
University of North Carolina
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Conference Facts & Numbers

This year, we had over 375 faculty, administrators, and graduate students join us in Bethesda from 160 different institutions in 39 US states, 1 Canadian province, and China, and Jamaica!

Around 44% of the participants were presenters.

There were 3 plenary presentations, 67 50-minute concurrent sessions, 35 20-minute concurrent sessions, 13 round table discussions, and 26 poster presentations.

2018 Conference Links


Pennsylvania State University
Regis University
The Scholarly Teacher

Stylus Publishing

Trinity Washington University
University of Maryland, UMBC

University of the Sciences

Villanova University

American Council of Education
Bloomsburg University
Cuyahoga Community College

Educational Blueprints
The George Washington University

Louisburg College

Middlesex County College

NJ Center for Student Success

Hosted by: The International Teaching Learning Cooperative

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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