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47th Annual POD Conference Seattle



Attendee Information

Accessibility and Accommodation Requests

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Buddy Program * 

The POD Conference Buddy Program is designed to connect first-time attendees with other participants who are more familiar with the conference. The success of the Buddy Program relies heavily on returning POD attendees generously giving their time and advice to new attendees.

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One-Day Registration * 

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GPPD Networking Lunch * 

The Graduate Student, Professional Student, and Postdoctoral Scholar Development (GPPD) Special Interest Group will host a networking lunch for graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars on Thursday, 12:00-1:30 pm. This event provides an opportunity for graduate students, professional students, and postdocs to connect with each other early in the POD Network Conference. GPPD subcommittee chairs and invited representatives from POD leadership will be in attendance to facilitate conversation and provide guidance on participating in the conference. Please RSVP for this event when you register for the conference. NOTE: registration for this event is limited to graduate students, professional students, and postdocs only. There is no extra charge for this lunch. Lunch is otherwise on your own.

Resource Fair and Reception

The Resource Fair will be held on Friday, November 18, from 5:45P–6:15 pm in Seattle 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. The Resource Fair features tables from college- and university-affiliated programs, centers, and POD Network committees and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Materials and services may not be offered for sale or promoted for sale during the Resource Fair.

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Friday Night Dinner/Awards Banquet * 

The Friday night dinner/awards banquet is included in your registration. Please help us gauge attendance by responding below:

Thursday Night Welcome Dinner * 

The Thursday night Welcome Dinner is included in your registration. Please help us gauge attendance by responding below:

Sunday Morning Anchor Session * 

The Sunday morning anchor session is included in your registration. Please help us gauge attendance by responding below:

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Is this your first time attending a POD conference? * 

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 to learn more about the conference, meet leaders in our organization, and receive helpful conference tips from experienced conference goers in small groups. Please indicate your interest in this event:

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Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshops

Wednesday afternoon 1:00-4:30 pm (part one) | Thursday morning 8:30 am-12:00 pm (part two)

#POD22 W1: Getting Started Workshop for New Educational Developers

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.

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

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.”

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

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.

Wednesday Afternoon Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshops

Wednesday afternoon 1:00-4:30 pm

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

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.

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

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

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.

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?

The primary goal of this pre-conference workshop is to guide participants through the process of creating a specific, reasonable, and aspirational career plan.

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

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.

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

In this interactive pre-conference workshop, participants will experience the key steps of the visioning process and discuss adaptations to their institutional context.

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

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.

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

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.


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.


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.

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.


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

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 (

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


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.

People on the deck of the Seattle Harbor Cruise take in the Seattle cityscape.
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.



Exhibitors and Exhibitor Sessions
Vendor Exhibit

The three-day Vendor Exhibit (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) is an opportunity to sell, or promote the sale, of items and services related to the support of educational development. One 6-foot skirted table with access to electricity is $550. The Vendor Exhibit will be centrally located outside the main ballroom.

See details on the conference landing page about shipping and delivery of items to the hotel.