We are now accepting proposals for posters only. Click here to submit a poster proposal through April 15th.

Accepted posters will be submitted as PDF, Jpeg or PNG files along with an audio clip for display in a virtual poster gallery.


We encourage you to submit a proposal but no more than 2 proposals per presenter will be considered. To be accepted, presentations must:

  • Demonstrate scholarly teaching

  • Build upon a foundation of published literature or include original data

  • Be applicable across disciplines

  • Have stated learning objectives

  • Include active learning exercises/guided participation of the audience, if requesting a 50-minute session

  • Be non-commercial

Please Note


  • Presenters vs Authors
    It is our policy to list only presenters on conference materials rather than authors. If you wish to give credit to co-authors for their work, you may include a line in the abstract that says the work was done in collaboration with them.


  • Presenters Must Register
    As this is a self-funded event and presenters make up such a large percentage of the group, we do require all presenters to register and pay the registration fee (the regular rate is $495, however there are group discounts and co-sponsor rates). Any presenter/co-presenter not registered will not be listed on conference materials.


  • Attending the Conference
    Lilly Conferences are committed to creating events that build community among its participants. In order to accomplish this, presenters are encouraged to participate in the whole conference, sharing with and learning from one another.


Proposal Questions

As you develop your proposal, we suggest that you create your draft submission in a word file and be prepared to provide the following:

  • Contact Info
    Name, institution, department, academic rank, business address, work telephone, and email for yourself and co-presenter(s)*
    *Please note that we only list attending presenters, not contributing authors. If you would like to give credit to collaborators, please do so within your abstract, unregistered presenters will not be listed in the program.


  • Title (maximum of 10 words)


  • 25-Word Summary
    Please briefly summarize your presentation. This summary will appear in conference program.


  • Abstract   (maximum 100 words)
    If accepted following blind peer-review, this abstract appears the conference program. Please be sure the abstract is free of reference to author(s), institution/company, city/state, or your country.


  • Presentation Outcomes
    List three Learner-Centered Outcomes that describe what conference participants will gain by attending your session. Outcomes should complete the following statement: "At the end of this session, participants will be able to:...." These will appear in the conference program.


  • Identify which track your proposal best fits Academic Success; Active Learning Strategies; Assessment, Student Learning; Creating Communities of Learners; Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign; Engaging and Motivating Students: Innovative Pedagogical Approaches; Multiculturalism/Diversity/Inclusion; Online Learning and Teaching; Personal Narratives; Preparing Future Faculty; Service/Experiential Learning; Sustainability/Social Responsibility; Teaching Well with Classroom Technologies; or Other.


  • Session Description (maximum of 500 words)
    Please elaborate on the content of your presentation. This information will be used during the peer-review process to more accurately judge your proposed presentation. Consider detailing the proposed presentation using a timeline to outline the presentation experience. Alternatively, provide more narrative to enrich the reviewers’ understanding of your proposed presentation.elaborate on the content of your presentation.


  • Presentation Activities (required for 60-minute sessions)
    How will you engage session participants during the session? If you are planning to present a 60-minute concurrent session, you must select two strategies from the list that you will use to engage participants. (Question and Answer; Think-Pair-Share; Brain Storming; Lecture Wrappers; Problem-Based Learning or Team-Based Learning; Case Study; Buzz Groups; Jigsaw; Gaming; 3-2-1 Process; Webquest)


  • References
    Please list references from published literature that supports the core content you wish to present. (References cited do not have to be published works of the presenter but rather include the references that serve as the foundation of the work to be presented.)


  • Session Format
    60-Minute Concurrent - An interactive presentation with the use of at least one activity and/or demonstration of a teaching method, and time for discussion.
    30-Minute Concurrent - Brisk, information driven "mini-lecture".
    Round Table Discussion - A facilitated a conversation around the topic proposed. Presenters will provide overview on the topic/project, and then ask focused questions that guide the discussion among participants at table.
    Poster Presentation - A presentation of research intended to engage colleagues in a dialog.

Please note that once you have written your proposal, abstract, and description, it takes about 15 minutes to complete the online submission by entering your contact information, co-presenter information, and cut/paste your proposal into the dialogue boxes.


Peer Review


All proposals undergo blind review by faculty from institutions across the United States and abroad. All names and references to the presenter's institutions are removed; blinded proposals are then sent to volunteer reviewers with an evaluation rubric. Reviewers make the recommendation that proposals should either be accepted as submitted,  accepted with revisions, accepted but presented in a different format than the author requested, or denied. We greatly value the contribution that the blind review process makes in conference presentation selections and the subsequent program development.


Thank you to our reviewers that take time out of their very busy schedules to help us make programming decisions.


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