47th Annual POD Network Conference

Invitation to Attend

Registration for this year’s conference is now open for both the on-location event in Seattle and the online event, well, online! We invite you to join us this year as we Re:Imagine, Re:Connect, and Re:Start our teaching and learning efforts at our institutions. 

The Conference Team has been working this year to increase access to our conference, and one of the most impactful ways to do this will be to offer an online and an on-location venue. Each experience will offer unique workshops, sessions, keynotes, and connections as an alternative to your normal focus of work to pull you into a deep engagement with teaching and learning with other POD people.

Please only register for online or Seattle, as each venue will require your full attention to participate.

Please see our full 2022 Covid policy for Seattle here.

If you’d like to make a donation to the POD Network that would help someone else attend, please click the button (a new page will open.)

Seattle Conference

Online Conference

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About the POD Network

The POD Network supports a network of over 1,700 members who have an interest in educational and organizational development. While POD Network members come primarily from the USA and Canada, the membership also represents 18 other countries. Through its members, the POD Network leads and supports change for the improvement of higher education through faculty, instructional, and organizational development.

The POD Network seeks to promote the scholarship of teaching, learning, and organizational development that reflects a spirit of inclusion, where all members are invited to collaborate and interact with colleagues across disciplines and borders.

Mission

The POD Network exists to provide professional development and a community of practice for scholars and practitioners of educational development, and to serve as a leading voice on matters related to teaching and learning in higher education.

Values

The work and decisions of the POD Network are informed by its commitments to:

  • Collaboration: The POD Network strives to be collaborative and collegial, with distributed leadership as the basis for governance structures and operations. Sharing resources and expertise are hallmarks of member interactions.
  • Equity: The POD Network strives to be transparent and inclusive, with ongoing efforts to promote equitable access and involvement, eliminate systemic inequities that result from biases, and support members in advancing social justice. The organization is strengthened by and committed to expanding diversity among and on behalf of members.
  • Evidence: The POD Network strives to ground practices and decisions in evidence, adapt and reuse proven methods, and innovate to improve upon prior work. Diverse forms of evidence, a variety of inquiry methods, and a basis in theory are recognized as valuable and essential.

Keynote Speaker: Robin DeRosa

Robin DeRosa portrait image

Robin DeRosa is the Director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University, part of the University System of New Hampshire. The Open CoLab is a dynamic, praxis-powered hub dedicated to innovative teaching and learning and a community-driven approach to academic professional development; we focus on instructional design, open education, interdisciplinary learning, and increasing the public impact of the academy.

From Supporting to Steering: Why We Should Stop Underestimating Teaching & Learning Centers

“Faculty support” and “faculty development” are phrases that are often used interchangeably, and they’re also often used without careful consideration of what it means to support or develop a faculty, or individual faculty members. This can lead us to underestimate the potential of professional development initiatives. In this presentation, Robin will map new structures for institutional leadership that place pedagogical development at the core, and offer a vision for how to create a community-driven model for leading our higher education institutions into a hopeful, learner-centered future. With a critical eye toward the marginalization of support work, Robin will offer pragmatic, paradigm-shifting ideas about the role that teaching and learning centers— and the myriad students, faculty, and staff who animate them— can play in steering our colleges and universities.

NOTE: Keynote will be delivered in person to participants in Seattle and simultaneously livestreamed for online participants. Online participants will have an exclusive Q&A session with Robin following the talk.

POD Buddy Program

The POD Buddy Program is BACK for 2022! We hope both online and Seattle attendees can benefit from amazing connections they can make with the POD Buddy Program.

Are you new to POD and would like help navigating the conference? If so, consider participating in the 2022 POD Conference Buddy Program!

Have you attended a POD conference before and willing to share tips on how to get the most out of the experience? The success of the Buddy program relies heavily on experienced POD attendees generously giving of their time and advice to new attendees. As with any professional organization, it is the people that make it special, and making new members feel welcome keeps the organization energized.

To participate, simply sign up when you register for the POD conference.

Welcome & Introduction to the POD Network

Our First-Time Conference Attendees event, hosted by the Membership Committee, will be held prior to the conferences, on Wednesday, November 9 from 12:00-1:00 pm ET on Zoom. This session is an opportunity for all new conference attendees (both online and Seattle registrants) to learn more about the conference, meet leaders in our organization, and receive helpful conference tips from experienced conference goers in small groups.

Sched Conference Guide

Both conference venues will be using Sched this year as the tool for conference scheduling and session information sharing. Feedback about using Sched last year from conference participants was voluminous and overwhelmingly positive, despite the fact that none of us knows how to pronounce it. Sched will offer session information, meeting locations, Zoom links, and the ability for presenters to share resources and documents with session attendees. Participants can create their personal schedules in advance. Sched also offers a mobile app for iOS and Android that allows you to download the schedule and access it even when offline. Conference schedules should be available for access in early October. To download the Sched App for either device, follow this link: Sched Mobile App.

Accessibility and Accommodation Requests

The Conference Team is working to make the conference events and materials accessible in all venues. We will provide live captioning for online sessions and ASL interpreters can be made available upon request in either venue. We will also be sharing resources with presenters to help them craft their session materials and practices in inclusive ways. More information about inclusivity and accessibility measures will be shared on the conference website. 

Those who anticipate needing specific accommodations can indicate their need on the registration form. Another option is to let us know by emailing conferenceteam@podnetwork.org with “Accommodations Needed” in the subject line, ideally by November 1.

Seattle Program Details: November 16-20

#POD22 Seattle Badge

Seattle Expectations

So what should you expect at the Seattle venue of the conference – the Hyatt Regency Hotel? There will be a lot of people and a lot of things to do! We are expecting over 600 people to be in attendance. Presenter sessions will be offered on the hour, every hour during those parts of the conference. You will have many sessions to choose from, so use the program on Sched to find out more about each session so you can manage your time.

To keep you fueled for the day, we will have a steady flow of coffee and snacks throughout the day, and a few meals as well (Thursday & Friday dinner; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday breakfast). Other meals will be on your own. Please see the Covid statement below.

The Keynote session is scheduled for Friday morning, and Sunday’s one session is the Anchor Session presented by a fellow POD member(s), selected by the Conference Team. Check the final program for times and rooms.

Another thing to expect in Seattle is the three-day Vendor Exhibit, all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, just outside the main ballroom. This is a chance to sell, or to promote for sale, products and services that seek to support educational development. Reserve your 6-foot skirted table ($550) when you register.

Hotel & Transportation

Hyatt Regency Seattle  Conference venue

808 Howell Street, Seattle, Washington, United States, 98101
+1 206 973 1234

$189/night group night (October 24th: group rate cut-off date)
Reserve your room here: www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SEARS/G-PODN

(We have more guest rooms available in Seattle at the Olive 8 by Hyatt, across the street from the Hyatt Regency, at the group rate of $209 per night. Reserve your room here: 

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SEAHS/G-PODN)

Located in the heart of the Emerald City, Hyatt Regency Seattle, the site of the conference, is the first and only LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold-Certified hotel in the city. Close to Lake Union and Elliott Bay, and just minutes away from dining, shopping, theater, cafés, nightclubs, and other top attractions.

Getting to the hotel from the SEA-TAC airport
Uber, Lyft, or taxis are all readily available curbside at the airport (approx 40 minute drive).

Light rail (50–60 minutes) is the other option. Follow signs in airport to Light Rail. Take train to Westlake Station, Bay A. Walk .3 miles (5-10 minutes) to 808 Howell Street (hotel address). More details here: www.soundtransit.org/ride-with-us/routes-schedules

There is no hotel shuttle.

SHIPPING
Federal Express handles all incoming and outgoing packages for the hotel (personal and group).

PACKAGE LABELING STANDARDS:
To expedite the delivery of your packages please follow the below template for labelling packages.

Hold for Guest: (Guest Name + cell phone)
c/o FedEx Office at Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(POD Network Annual Conference)

Box # ___ of ___

Deliveries for events should be scheduled to arrive no more than 3 days prior to the event start date to avoid storage fees.

All vendors will be responsible for their own shipping/receiving charges as follows in addition to charges incurred through shipping provider (i.e. FedEx, UPS, etc.). They will also be subject to the following handling fees:

Flat Envelopes No Charge $5.00
0.0 – 1.0 lbs $2.00 – $5.00
1.1 – 10.0 lbs $10.00 – $15.00
10.1 – 20.0 lbs $15.00 – $20.00
20.1 – 30.0 lbs $20.00 – $30.00
30.1 – 40.0 lbs $25.00 – $40.00
40.1 – 60.0 lbs $25.00 – $50.00
Over 60.0 lbs $25.00 – $70.00

Pallets & Crates: $0.50 / lb. ($150.00 Minimum) $0.50 / lb. ($150.00 Minimum)

Seattle Registration Fees

Please know that while we increased registration fees and membership fees this fiscal year, the first time since 2018, we did so only after careful reflection and financial planning involving the Core Committee (Board of Directors), the Executive Committee, and the Finance Committee. We made this decision in light of our commitment to being affordable for our members and to build more robust infrastructure (for example, by hiring more staff) which we hope will increase the POD Network’s capacity to serve all members.

Seattle registration fees below include two dinners (Thursday and Friday evening), coffee breaks throughout the conference, and three breakfasts: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Early-bird rates
(by end of day,
October 10)
Regular Rates
(October 11 to
November 14)
On-Site Rates
(November 15
and after)
Member $625 $690 $760
Non-member $790 $855 $940
Students/Retires $375 $415 $460
One Day Only (member) $290 $320 $350
One Day Only (non-member) $365 $395 $435
One Day Only (students/retires) $175 $190 $210

Individual meal tickets for friends, partners, and family are available. Contact the POD office for details: podoffice@podnetwork.org

2022 Conference Refund Policy

Due to the uncertainty of our times along with the complexity of offering two conferences, we have updated the conference refund policy to align with our twin commitments to provide flexibility to participants and to protect the financial security of the POD Network.

Before October 15
  • If you wish to transfer your registration from Seattle to the online conference, you will be refunded the difference in registration.
  • If you wish to cancel your registration, you will be refunded in full.
  • All cancellation and transfer requests will be charged a $25 processing fee.
  • Please allow 4–6 weeks for processing refunds.
  • Submit request to podoffice@podnetwork.org
After October 15
  • Refunds for both the Seattle and Online Conference fees will only be made in case of a personal emergency, which includes a COVID-related illness of yourself or loved one.
  • You may transfer your registration from Seattle to the online conference. The difference in funds cannot be refunded.
  • All cancellation and transfer requests will be charged a $25 processing fee.
  • Please allow 4–6 weeks for processing refunds.
  • Submit request to podoffice@podnetwork.org
Presenters

If you are scheduled to facilitate a session in Seattle, you will not be able to facilitate your session online if you cancel your in-person registration or transfer your registration to the online conference.

Questions and all cancellation and transfer requests should be directed to podoffice@podnetwork.org

Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshops

Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 16, 1:00-4:30 pm (Part One) | Thursday morning, Nov. 17, 8:30 am-12:00 pm (Part Two)

#POD22 W1: Getting Started Workshop for New Educational Developers
$185
W1: Getting Started: Workshop for New Educational Developers

Amber Young-Brice—Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Catherine Haras—California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Shaun Longstreet—College of the Rockies, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada

This interactive workshop orients new educational developers to the field. Participants will consider educational development research, foundational frameworks, and will identify priorities for their contexts. Participants will build core skills with an equity and inclusive lens: consulting with individuals and groups; developing or re-imagining effective programming; and assessing work at the individual and program/center level. Participants will leave the session with a big-picture view of educational development, enhanced skills, resources, and a support network to help them achieve their goals. NOTE: This session is not tailored for experienced developers nor those seeking strategies to found a center.

#POD22 W2: Toward Racial Justice: Disrupting Cultures of Whiteness in Educational Development
$145
W2: Toward Racial Justice: Disrupting Cultures of Whiteness in Educational Development

Whitney Peoples—University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Dorothe Bach—University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Rose Buckelew—University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

This pre-conference session answers Brooks’, Dwyer’s, & Rodriguez’ call for educational developers to “engage in critical reflection upon their own profession to avoid perpetuating racism, colonization, and oppression in the academy.” Facilitators—a cis-gendered African American woman DEI consultant and faculty developer, a cis-gendered Chicana sociologist of racism and center fellow, and a cis-gendered White center associate director—will guide participants through practices specifically developed for white educational developers to interrogate whiteness and racism in their centers. Collectively, we will think through short and long term strategies for redress and repair, and conditions and resources needed for success.

#POD22 W3: Leveraging an Inclusive Professional Framework: Re:Imagining Personal and Organizational Transformation
$145
W3: Leveraging an Inclusive Professional Framework: Re:Imagining Personal and Organizational Transformation

Jess Gregg—University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Rachel Kennison—University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Robin McClure Greenler —University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Don Gillian-Daniel—University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA

Centers for Teaching & Learning are key players in institutional diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice work. This session will engage participants in Re:Imagining their work through hands-on exploration of the Inclusive Professional Framework for Faculty, a research-informed, holistic professional development model that identifies foundational equity-based competencies transferable across faculty roles.  Participants will “audit” their mental models around social identities and intercultural awareness—key elements of an equity mindset. They will consider programming conducted by their centers and develop action plans to make more transparent programming decisions and identify transferable skills, supporting their faculty development of an equity mindset.

Wednesday Afternoon, Nov. 16, Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshops (Seattle Only)

Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 16, 1:00-4:30 pm

#POD22 W4: Equity-Centered Community Engagement: Enacting Strategies for Justice, Solidarity, & Advocacy
$90
W4: Equity-Centered Community Engagement: Enacting Strategies for Justice, Solidarity, & Advocacy

Christine Cress—Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA
Stephanie Stokamer—Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, USA

Drawing from the scholarly literature of critical race theory, intercultural communication theory, and social-constructivism, this pre-conference “train-the-trainer” presentation will deconstruct normative views of “excellence” in academic-based community engagement and then reconstruct a new pedagogical paradigm of critical service-learning. Specifically, the equity-centered principles of justice, solidarity, and advocacy will be operationalized to enact a better way forward and new conceptual model to guide higher education professionals and faculty in their creation of curricular and co-curricular service-learning, activities, partnerships, collaborations, assessment, and scholarship.

#POD22 W5: Beyond Student Feedback: Starting a Relationship-based Pedagogical Partnership Program
$90
W5: Beyond Student Feedback: Starting a Relationship-based Pedagogical Partnership Program

Elle Fournier—University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, USA
Clara Noomah—University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, USA
Kendell Newman-Sadiik—University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, USA

Student pedagogical partnership programs are increasingly adopted in colleges and universities as a means to expand opportunities for students to offer meaningful, informed feedback to instructors. In this workshop, we share our experiences adapting a pedagogical partnership model for the needs and resources at our small public university. Implementing and facilitating these programs come with complex challenges, which require responsiveness to evolving relationships and vulnerabilities. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to explore different design methods and structures for implementing a student-feedback program across institutional contexts, and imagine what such a program would look like at their universities.

#POD22 W6: Decision Making for Equity: A Framework towards More Equitable Outcomes
$90
W6: Decision Making for Equity: A Framework towards More Equitable Outcomes

Tasha J. Souza—Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA, USA
Jeremy J. Harper—Boise State University, Boise, ID, USA

Have you ever made a professional decision and later realized it had negative unintended consequences? Have you ever observed a decision being made that excluded voices that should have been involved? Have you ever been unsure of how to effectively raise concerns about a decision being made? Workshop participants will learn the difference between inclusive decision making and decision making for equity, and how to apply a framework for more equitable decision making in their work. Participants will reflect upon professional decisions made in the past and consider how better decision making processes can be utilized in the future.

Thursday Morning Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday morning 8:30 am–12:00 pm

#POD22 W7: I Love My Job: But What's Next?
$90
W7: I Love My Job: But What’s Next?

Gypsy Denzine—Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Rebecca Campbell—New Mexico State University, Las Cruses, NM, USA

The primary goal of this pre-conference workshop is to guide participants through the process of creating a specific, reasonable, and aspirational career plan. Individuals will reflect upon their values, goals, interests, career self-efficacy, and professional identity. We will reframe the “great resignation” as the “great aspiration”. Participants will identify how they can find meaningful and flexible work in their next leadership opportunity. Tips for working with search firms will be discussed, as well as information from top search firms revealing what they are looking for in the next generation of academic leaders.

#POD22 W8: Directors as Catalysts: Transformative Pathways for Center and Professional Growth
$90
W8: Directors as Catalysts: Transformative Pathways for Center and Professional Growth

Victoria L Mondelli—University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA
Julia Metzker—Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, USA
Angela Linse—Penn State, University Park, PA, USA

Directing Centers for Teaching and Learning demands flexibility, strategy, and the ability to tell meaningful stories about the data and information you gather and analyze. Join experienced directors for a session that uses dynamic small group exercises to introduce tools and approaches that will help you unleash your catalytic power as a new or aspiring center director. In the course of our time together you will brainstorm how to advance your center’s mission in alignment with institutional priorities, and develop an evidence-informed narrative.

#POD22 W9: Reimagining Our Center Through an Inclusive, Holistic, Community-building Visioning Process
$90
W9: Reimagining Our Center Through an Inclusive, Holistic, Community-building Visioning Process

Michele DiPietro—Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, USA

During the pandemic, many centers struggled—burnout, meaninglessness, uncertainty. A visioning process helped our center rediscover our identity and purpose. Unsatisfied with corporate models, we modified them to fit our context, incorporating insights from historically marginalized voices. The result was an inclusive, bottom-up, holistic process. We have used the process for our own organizational identity statements (mandate, vision, mission, and values), as well as to guide other academic units in their own visioning process. In this interactive pre-conference workshop, participants will experience the key steps of the process and discuss adaptations to their institutional context.

#POD22 W10: Re:Claiming Joy: A Transpersonal Approach to Overcoming Burnout
$90
W10: Re:Claiming Joy: A Transpersonal Approach to Overcoming Burnout

Joelle Adams—Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California, USA

It’s no secret that many teachers in higher education feel disengaged (McClure and Fryar, 2022) and burnt out (Lederman, 2022). As we Re:imagine, Re:connect, and Re:start, this workshop takes a transpersonal approach to faculty restoration by using intention, mindfulness, and compassion to align our actions to values, meet our own needs, interrogate beliefs, and hold boundaries. Using mindfulness-based practices and guided reflection, participants will re-envision how life in higher education can look and feel. We will open our awareness to new possibilities that may be difficult to see in a state of limited self-conception (Friedman, 2013).

#POD22 W11: Ready, Set, Reconnect: Engaging Faculty to Reimagine and Lead Change
$90
W11: Ready, Set, Reconnect: Engaging Faculty to Reimagine and Lead Change

Marina Smitherman—Dalton State, Dalton, GA, USA
Denise Domizi—University System of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, USA
Rod McRae—Middle Georgia University, Macon, GA, USA

In this workshop, we explore a powerful model (Symposium) for engaging faculty in campus initiatives and supporting them in taking a more active role during times of change. We have used symposia successfully to broaden faculty participation in change initiatives, subsequently connecting this work to what matters most for faculty and providing avenues for more inclusive collaboration across disciplines and divisions. Much of the workshop will be devoted to helping participants (1) identify areas where they can lead change on their campuses and (2) develop a draft plan for using symposium to increase faculty engagement in these efforts.

Session Types and Expectations

Affinity Groups

We will have a number of affinity group sessions offered in both conference venues. Attendees will be able to register for these groups before the conference. Affinity groups provide a forum for individuals who share a common identity as members of a marginalized group. The goals of POD Affinity Groups are to:

  • Provide an opportunity for colleagues with a shared identity to connect, support one another, and share wisdom about navigating institutions as members of systematically marginalized groups
  • Create spaces where members of marginalized groups can be their authentic selves
  • Lower barriers to organizing, power building, and advocating for change within the POD Network
Birds of a Feather (BoF) - Online Monday Nov 14th and for all Conference Attendees

These sessions are designed to provide a place for informal, but guided, conversations about topics that are timely and important to the field. They are intended to promote meaningful interaction between educational developers at all levels of experience, and allow participants to build relationships and make connections. The BoF sessions are not workshops or meetings of POD Special Interest Groups (SIGs) or Committees; rather, they are a place for members to come together to share strategies and learn from each other.

Career Fair

The Career Fair will be held on Friday, November 18 from 9–10:15 am. This is an informal opportunity to look for a position and also to advertise a position for your center or institution. The conference team will be announcing a call for participation in an upcoming newsletter.

GPPD Networking Lunch

On Thursday, November 17, 12:00–1:30 pm, the Graduate Student, Professional Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Special Interest Group (GPPD SIG) is offering a networking lunch for graduate students and postdocs. The goals of the lunch are to connect graduate students and postdocs interested in teaching; to create opportunities for professional networking between future faculty developers and current faculty developers; and to create connections across institutional contexts. More details will be sent to all registrants in October.

Please note that space is limited. If you are a graduate student or postdoc, please confirm your interest in attending when registering. Current faculty developers will have an opportunity to sign-up for lunch through the GPPD listserv within the next month.

Interactive Sessions

These sessions combine brief presentations with methods that engage all participants, reflecting the POD Network’s long-standing tradition of interactive, collegial sessions—not lecturing or reading papers to passive audiences.

POD Talks

These sessions bring together multiple 8- to 10-minute talks, modeled on the format of TED Talks. Each presentation will focus on ways that the presenter’s work has been re:imagined, re:started, and/or allowed for re:connection with and between educators on their campus.

Poster Session

These sessions showcase a research project, program, activity, and/or initiative. Posters may be projects that are completed, in progress, or in their beginning stages. All posters should be 3×4 feet in size and will be mounted on a tri-fold board that we will provide. Your poster can be one 3’x4’ poster or smaller components attached to the panels (left and right panels of the tri-fold are 12.75″, and the center panel is 22.5″). The poster session will be held on-site only on Friday 3:45-5:00 pm, and we will have someone there with the tri-folds, mounting materials, and further instructions starting at 3:00 pm. Please also see the Inclusivity/Accessibility Guidelines (to be sent to all presenters) for some suggestions regarding posters. Note that we cannot provide power for the Poster Session; if you want to display something on a laptop, please make sure you have a fully-charged battery.

Pre-Conference Workshops

These sessions provide intense professional development opportunities that result in participants acquiring new skills. Pre-conference workshops may be half-day or full-day in length.

Resource Fair and Reception

The Resource Fair will be held on Friday, November 18, from 5:45P–6:15 pm before the Awards Banquet dinner and seeks to provide a venue for participants to share or freely exchange information and resources relevant to our work as educational and organizational developers. This is an opportunity to socialize while acquiring new information or by sharing activities, resources, and services that benefit the POD Network community. The Resource Fair features tables from college- and university-affiliated programs, centers, and POD Network committees and SIGs. Please reserve your table when registering.

Materials and services may not be offered for sale or promoted for sale during the Resource Fair.

Reception will feature a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Vendor Exhibit

The Vendor Exhibit features tables from commercial enterprises, publishers, and consultants. The Exhibit will be open all day on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday excluding times designated for the plenary session.

Vendor sessions (designated as such in the program) are intended to reflect the engaged and research-based approach of the POD Network while showcasing services or products.

The three-day Vendor Exhibit and individual Vendor Sessions are the only times at the conference when items or services may be promoted or offered for sale.

Roundtable Discussions

These sessions provide a place for colleagues to discuss important topics in the field. Sessions focus on approaches to programming, institutional challenges or initiatives, supporting specific groups of faculty, etc.

Workshop-In-A-Box

These sessions model successful workshops educational developers have done on their campuses. Session leaders will incorporate meaningful activities as would be done in the actual workshop.

Seattle At-A-Glance Schedule
Wed Nov 16 Thur Nov 17 Fri Nov 18 Sat Nov 19 Sun Nov 20
Morning Pre-Conference
workshops
Keynote Presenter Sessions Anchor Session 

Plenary

Afternoon Pre-Conference
workshops
Presenter Sessions Presenter Sessions and Poster Sessions Presenter Sessions Conference concludes by 12 PM
Evening Dinner on your own Welcome Dinner & presidential address Awards Banquet
Dinner
Dinner on your own

Information for Presenters

Audio/Visual Equipment

Projectors will be supplied for all Pre-Conference Workshops, Interactive Sessions, and Research Sessions (Roundtable Sessions will not have projectors). Both VGA and HDMI cables will be with each projector; you are responsible for providing your own laptop, as well as any adapter needed to connect to either the VGA or HDMI cable. You will also be able to connect your laptop’s audio to the sound system in each room; a standard audio cable will be provided.

Wi-Fi will be available in each room, but since this network will be used by all conference participants, we encourage you to download any presentation materials—especially videos—in advance, rather than trying to access them online during your session.

We will have hotel AV support people available if something doesn’t work, but please try to get set up as soon as you can after the previous session so we have time to get that help to you.

Microphones

This year we will again have microphones in every room (except for Roundtable rooms), and we strongly encourage presenters and participants to use them.

More details about enhancing accessibility will be shared with session facilitators.

Sched for Presenters

One of the best features of Sched (the downloadable conference program app) is that presenters are able to edit and adjust their session descriptions and materials. There’s no need to send items or edits to the Conference Team and wait for them to make changes, presenters can (and should) do that themselves. Presenters will be able to:

  • Revise session descriptions to account for new ideas.
  • Add documents and links for participants.
  • Message participants who indicate they will attend the session.
  • And we are looking into the option of having session feedback right from Sched.

Seattle Excursions

The times listed for each excursion indicate hotel departure and return times. If an excursion becomes full, we will indicate that here and start a wait list.

Main entrance of Seattle's Burke Museum, which shares natural and cultural collections so all people can learn, be inspired, generate knowledge, feel joy, and heal.
$35/person

Thursday, November 17 | 10:30 am-1:00 pm
The Burke Museum cares for and shares natural and cultural collections so all people can learn, be inspired, generate knowledge, feel joy, and heal. Working with labs you can see into, one-of-a-kind objects all around you, and galleries filled with curiosity and conversation, at the Burke, you see—and feel—a world alive. The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus in Seattle with a focus on dinosaurs, fossils, Northwest Native art, plant and animal collections, and cultural pieces from across the globe. Lunch can be purchased on-site.

Honoring Our Journey is the “heart” of the Wing Luke Museum galleries, this permanent exhibition showcases the pan-Asian Pacific American immigrant and refugee experience with five themes: Home, Getting Here, Making a Living, Social Justice and Community.
$25/person

Thursday, November 17 | 1:30-4:00 pm
We connect everyone to the dynamic history, cultures, and art of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders through vivid storytelling and inspiring experiences to advance racial and social equity.

Cityscape Photo of The Space Needle Observation Tower in Seattle, Washington
$50/person

Friday, November 18 | 1:30-4:00 pm
This vertical icon of the city is so kitschy it’s become cool, and it gives a great view of the city from the top. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, it’s 605 feet tall and looks like a spaceship on stilts, towering over Seattle Center (seattlecenter.com), a cultural complex where you could easily spend hours at the Pacific Science Center, Chihuly glass display, food court, theaters or simply watching kids frolic in a giant outdoor fountain.

The MOHAI building (Naval Reserve Armory) at Lake Union Park, pictured in 2015
$30/person

Saturday, November 19 | 10:30 am-1:00 pm
By collecting and preserving artifacts and stories of the Puget Sound region’s diverse history, MOHAI highlights our tradition of innovation and imagination. Through compelling exhibits, scholarship, education, public programs, and community engagement, MOHAI bridges the past, present, and future. (more details on their Vision and Racial Equity Statement here: https://mohai.org/about/#mission). Lunch can be purchased on-site.

People on the deck of the Seattle Harbor Cruise take in the Seattle cityscape.
$48/person
E5: Seattle Harbor Cruise

Saturday, November 19 | 2:00-4:30 pm
(these are round trip times from the hotel: cruise departs at 2:45 pm and lasts for approximately one hour)

You’ll depart from Pier 55 and see the Seattle Waterfront, Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle Aquarium, Myrtle Edwards Park, Space Needle, Terminal 91, Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, Alki Beach, Harbor Island, T-Mobile Park, Lumen Field, and the Smith Tower Visitor Experience. You’ll return to Pier 55. It can be cold and foggy in Seattle in November so please bring warm and water-resistant clothing. If the excursion is canceled due to weather, you will receive a full refund.

There’s a LOT to see on your own time in Seattle. Maps and suggested sites and activities will be available onsite and of course you can fine-tune options before arriving. Some of these include Northwest African American Museum (to re-open sometime in the fall 2022), Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Great Wheel, and the Center for Wooden Boats.

The Hyatt Regency Seattle is conveniently located downtown at 808 Howell Street, Seattle.

Online Program Details: November 14-18

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Online Expectations

Over the past two years, the Conference Team has learned quite a bit about what generally works—and doesn’t—for online conference venues, based both on our experience and your conference feedback. We have integrated those lessons into our planning for this year in various ways, including the timing and length of the sessions, the space provided for interaction and connection, and—one big change—conference sessions will NOT be recorded. Our identity at POD, especially at the conference, encourages interaction and connection. Your presence is critical to creating a valuable experience for all.

The online conference is also using Sched to promote and organize the program, along with Zoom to facilitate the sessions. We will have nearly one hundred sessions over the four conference days, and those will be offered on a schedule that takes into consideration the multiple time zones participants will be joining us from. Friday morning at 10:30 Pacific Time we will livestream Robin DeRosa’s keynote talk. Shortly following that, online conference participants are invited to an hour long Q&A with Robin to discuss more.

Registration Fees

Please know that while we increased registration fees and membership fees this fiscal year, the first time since 2018, we did so only after careful reflection and financial planning involving the Core Committee (Board of Directors), the Executive Committee, and the Finance Committee. We made this decision in light of our commitment to being affordable for our members while, goals to increase member support, want to build more robust infrastructure (for example, by hiring more staff) increasing the POD Network’s capacity to serve all members.

Online
Early-bird rates
(by end of day, October 10)
Regular Rates
(October 11 and
after)
Member $350 $375
Non-member $515 $540
Students/Retires $225 $225
2022 Conference Refund Policy

Due to the uncertainty of our times along with the complexity of offering two conferences, we have updated the conference refund policy to align with our twin commitments to provide flexibility to participants and to protect the financial security of the POD Network.

Before October 10
  • Refunds for both the Seattle and Online Conference fees will only be made in case of a personal emergency, which includes a COVID-related illness of yourself or loved one.
  • You may transfer your registration from Seattle to the online conference. The difference in funds cannot be refunded.
  • All cancellation and transfer requests will be charged a $25 processing fee.
  • Please allow 4–6 weeks for processing refunds.
  • Submit request to podoffice@podnetwork.org
After October 10
  • Refunds for both the Seattle and Online Conference fees will only be made in case of a personal emergency, which includes a COVID-related illness of yourself or loved one.
  • You may transfer your registration from Seattle to the online conference. The difference in funds cannot be refunded.
  • All cancellation and transfer requests will be charged a $25 processing fee.
  • Please allow 4–6 weeks for processing refunds.
  • Submit request to podoffice@podnetwork.org
Presenters

If you are scheduled to facilitate a session in Seattle, you will not be able to facilitate your session online if you cancel your in-person registration or transfer your registration to the online conference.

Questions and all cancellation and transfer requests should be directed to podoffice@podnetwork.org

Online At-A-Glance Schedule
Pacific
Time
Friday
(SIG/Comm Meetings)
Monday
(BoF)
Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday

 

TIME 11/11/2022 11/14/2022 11/15/2022 11/16/22 11/17/22 11/18/22
8:30-9:15a Meetings BoF Sessions Sessions Sessions Sessions Sessions
9:30-10:15a Meetings BoF Sessions Sessions Sessions Sessions Sessions
10:30-11:15a Meetings BoF Sessions Sessions Sessions Sessions Keynote & Q&A

(10:30)

11:30a-12:15p Meetings BoF Sessions Sessions Sessions Sessions
12:30-1:15p Meetings BoF Sessions Presidential Address Sessions Sessions Conference Wrap Up

(1-1:45)

Online Session Types and Expectations

Affinity Groups

There will be a number of affinity group sessions offered during the conference. Attendees will be able to register for these groups prior to the conference. Affinity groups provide a forum for individuals who share a common identity as members of a marginalized group. The goals of POD Affinity Groups are to:

  • Provide an opportunity for colleagues with a shared identity to connect, support one another, and share wisdom about navigating institutions as members of systematically marginalized groups
  • Create spaces where members of marginalized groups can be their authentic selves
  • Lower barriers to organizing, power building, and advocating for change within the POD Network
Birds of a Feather (BOF) - Online Monday Nov 14 and for all Conference Attendees

These sessions are designed to provide a place for informal, but guided, conversations about topics that are timely and important to the field. They are intended to promote meaningful interaction between educational developers at all levels of experience, and allow participants to build relationships and make connections. The BOF sessions are not workshops or meetings of POD Special Interest Groups (SIGs) or Committees; rather, they are a place for members to come together to share strategies and learn from each other.

Interactive Sessions

These sessions combine brief presentations with methods that engage all participants, reflecting the POD Network’s long-standing tradition of interactive, collegial sessions—not lecturing or reading papers to passive audiences.

POD Talks

These sessions bring together multiple 8- to 10-minute talks, modeled on the format of TED Talks. Each presentation will focus on ways that the presenter’s work has been re:imagined, re:started, and/or allowed for re:connection with and between educators on their campus.

Research Sessions

These sessions include a presentation and discussion of new or ongoing educational, professional, or organizational development research. Session leaders will present their original research (i.e., systematically designed, generalizable studies employing sound methodologies and data analysis practices).

Roundtable Discussions

These sessions provide a place for colleagues to discuss important topics in the field. Sessions focus on approaches to programming, institutional challenges or initiatives, supporting specific groups of faculty, etc.

Workshop-In-A-Box

These sessions model successful workshops educational developers have done on their campuses. Session leaders will incorporate meaningful activities as would be done in the actual workshop.

Information for Presenters

Zoom

Sessions will be facilitated using Zoom. POD will be arranging all sessions through their account, and will coordinate with presenters and volunteers to launch each session during the conference. Presenters are welcome to use additional tools and online services during their sessions, but the POD Conference Team will only arrange for the Zoom rooms. Additional resources for creating inclusive online sessions will be shared with facilitators.

Sched for Presenters

One of the biggest selling points of Sched (the downloadable conference program app) is that presenters are able to edit and adjust their session descriptions and materials. There’s no need to send items or edits to the Conference Team and wait for them to make the changes, presenters can (and should) do that themselves. Presenters will be able to:

  • Revise session descriptions to account for new ideas.
  • Add documents and links for participants.
  • Message participants who indicate they will attend the session.
  • We are also looking into the option of having session feedback right from Sched.