Horizon Technologies in Higher Education: Teaching and Learning in a Time of Change

New Orleans – October 18 & 19 – Loyola University New Orleans


The following conference fees are all in U.S. dollars.

Early rate:
(until July 1)
$349 + Processing Fees
Regular rate: $399 + Processing Fees


We invite college and university faculty and practitioners from all disciplines to submit proposals on topics of innovative pedagogical strategies. We are particularly excited to highlight presentations that center around ideas such as artificial Intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and other horizon technologies in higher education.

Session formats include 50-minute interactive learning sessions, panels,  or roundtable presentations, and 20-minute academic research sessions.  Posters will also be considered.

Conference Theme: Horizon Technologies and Pedagogical Innovation

Subthemes include: 

  • Artificial Intelligence in higher education
  • Augmented reality / virtual reality
  • Active learning
  • Intentional course design
  • Instructional technologies
  • Delivery modes post-pandemic
  • Post-traditional learning online
  • Inclusive Teaching Practices
  • Alternative Assessment
  • Community Building, Civility, and Student Engagement

The Mission of ISETL is to provide opportunities to share evidence-based instructional practices and research related to teaching and learning in higher education in a collegial, interactive environment that leads to positive changes in teaching practice. All proposals undergo blind peer review.

All proposals must contain the following information:

Presentation Type: There are four types of presentations:

    • Practice session – 45 minute session highlighting a pedagogical practice
    • Panel session – 45 minute session on innovative pedagogical topics in the form of a panel discussion
    • Research session – 45 minute session highlighting recent pedagogical research
    • Poster session – 30 minute session  describing innovative pedagogical practices or research in the form of a poster.

Presentation Title: The presentation title should be descriptive and no longer than 50 words

Presentation Abstract: The presentation abstract should be approximately 50-100 words in length and should provide an indication of the proposed presentation’s subject, content, and delivery method. This abstract will be printed and distributed to all conference attendees at the conference.

Proposals should include the following sections:

    • Objectives – What will participants be able to do, think, etc. as a result of attending your presentation?
    • Primary Audience – Who is the primary audience for your presentation?
    • Activities – How will interactions with participants be fostered?
    • Summary – Up to 1000 words
    • References – Up to 5
    • Proposal Keywords – 3-5 keywords

Extended Deadline for proposal submission is
June 1, 2023


  1. Participate in interactive sessions
  2. Engage in networking opportunities
  3. Be inspired by experienced presenters
  4. Share solutions with others who have overcome challenges
  5. Gain useful knowledge and skills you can implement immediately


The goal of ISETL is to explore, share, and promote innovative pedagogical approaches. The Conference on Innovative Pedagogy in Higher Education is an opportunity to learn from each other. We seek proposals that bring something new to the classroom — a new strategy, a new learning approach, a new classroom (or virtual classroom) technology application, a new student support mechanism,  or a new method for assessing. Innovation comes in all sizes, from smaller strategies to assess student learning, to larger approaches for fostering student engagement. ISETL is looking for both.

What’s working for you in your classroom? What’s working across institutions? What remote teaching techniques are you pioneering?

In addition to a focus on innovative pedagogy, the ISETL conference emphasizes interactive conference sessions. ISETL sessions immerse participants in new ways of thinking, teaching, writing, assessing, designing, supporting, and developing.


  • Professors, Instructors, Adjuncts
  • Educational Researchers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Graduate Students
  • Administrators


The ISETL organization was founded in 1970 with the inaugural International Audio-Tutorial Congress. Through several name changes and a couple of organizational mergers, ISETL’s mission has focused on interactive and innovative pedagogical approaches. The ISETL conference, Conference on Innovative Pedagogy in Higher Education, has sponsored thousands of presentations, demonstrations, and discussions addressing effective college and university teaching and learning. In 2005, ISETL added a journal to its support for higher education pedagogy, the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJTLHE). IJTLHE has developed a large international readership with authors from over 100 countries, and article downloads exceeding 1 million. ISETL continues its 51-year history of fostering interactive and innovative higher education pedagogy through its conference and journal, and is developing new approaches though its certificate and public scholarship projects.