Louisville, Kentucky, November 9-13, 2016
Our conference theme was Transformative Relationships: Fostering Cultures of Deep Learning. We hoped that this theme would inspire us to consider the ways that our work impacts change on a broader level through the relationships that we forge within our communities of teaching and learning. After critical reflection during the POD Network’s 40th anniversary where we looked inward about our own practices, we turned to look outward to consider the types of relationships that would help us to expand our impact.
We invited educational developers to explore how to build deeper connections within our institutions and larger societies. How can these personal connections be seen as gateways to transforming our own professional practices and values, encouraging deep learning for our students and strengthening educational and organizational development missions on micro, meso, and macro-levels?