We cordially invite you to participate in the POD Network’s 44th Annual Conference to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 13–17, 2019, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLLCC). The DLLCC is the first LEED-certified convention center in North America and one of the first in the world.
Registration is now open!
The 2019 Conference Program Draft is now available.
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If you are hoping to find a roommate for this year’s POD Conference in Pittsburgh, please fill out our roommate request form. Sharing a room is a great way to reduce costs, and it can enrich your conference experience. We’ll collect your responses with this simple form and try to match you up as quickly as possible.
Please direct questions regarding Roommate Assistance to coordinators Lindsay Wheeler ([email protected]) and Jonathan Chenoweth ([email protected]).
We have blocks of guest rooms reserved in three hotels, all at the rate of $189/night. The Westin Pittsburgh is connected to the convention center via walkway. The other two conference hotels, the William Penn Omni and Embassy Suites, are approximately two blocks from the convention center. Our group-rated guest rooms tend to fill quickly, so please make your reservation as soon as you can.
Pre-Conference workshops begin Wednesday, November 13, 1:00–4:30 pm, and continue on Thursday, November 14, 8:30 am–12:00 noon. Regular concurrent sessions begin Thursday at 1:30PM and end on Saturday at 5:30PM. The conference ends on Sunday at 10AM after our Anchor Session with Sarah Rose Cavanagh.
Note: the registration/info area and all sessions, workshops, breaks, and events will be held in the convention center.
This year’s conference theme is: Connection: Closing the Distance
To lead, support, and inspire meaningful change within our institutions, learning environments, and in our profession, it is essential that we build and foster connections—between faculty, students of all levels, administrators, programs, institutions, the wider higher ed community, and evolving educational tools such as technologies and social media. Effective teaching and learning requires evidence-based intentionality, but within a network of strong relationships.
Review the Call for Proposals for this year’s conference.
Please plan to join us to build connection while sharing your research and practices using various modes of presentation and engagement.
- Paul Gebb, Conference Co-Chair
- Antonia Levy, Conference Co-Chair
- Claudia Cornejo Happel, Program Co-Chair
- German Vargas Ramos, Program-Co-Chair
- Hoag Holmgren, POD Network Executive Director