The ISSOTL18 conference theme, Toward a learning culture, opens a space for discussions about the collegial, cultural, interprofessional and interpersonal dimensions of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 

  • A culture for learning: How do we generate and sustain meaningful teaching and learning that have a lasting impact, within and across courses, programs, departments and institutions?
  • A culture of learners: How do we engage and support the many players and complex relationships that together comprise a learning environment?
  • An inclusive learning culture: What happens when we connect student learning to life and work experiences beyond the (physical or virtual) classroom? What does teaching and learning look like, and what does SOTL look like, when inclusivity (of diverse perspectives as well as a diversity of people) is not an add-on but core to our practices?
  • A culture that learns: How is SOTL changing, and how can SOTL practice foster development and growth in higher education?

Call for Proposals

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning invites you to join its 15th annual conference, which will be hosted in Bergen, Norway, from October 24 to 27, 2018. International scholars and educators will come together to share recent work and to discuss how our collective efforts will advance the future of higher education. The conference will feature preconference workshops facilitated by leading scholars in the field, distinguished international plenary speakers, panel discussions, individual paper and poster presentations, concurrent workshops, and ISSOTL’s signature Conference Commons for informal idea-sharing and networking.

February 1 - April 1: Proposal submissions accepted


January 1, 2018: Call for proposals posted
February 1 - April 1: Proposal submissions accepted
June 1: Notifications sent to proposal submitters
June 1: Registration opens
July 1: Participation confirmation due for all accepted proposals
September 1: Early bird registration deadline
October 24 – 27: Conference

Conference venue

The main conference venue is the famous Grieg Hall (Grieghallen in Norwegian), centrally located in Bergen, Norway. The Grieg Hall will be used for all Thursday, Friday and Saturday sessions. The opening session on Wednesday will be in the University Aula.

Welcome to Bergen in 2018!

University of Bergen and bioCEED - Centre of Excellence in Biology Education