Educational Developers Caucus 2018 Conference

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All of us at the Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI) look forward to hosting the Educational Developers Caucus Conference from Wednesday, February 14 to Friday, February 16, 2018.

What is educational development? Those who work in educational development (sometimes called educational developers) typically interact with all instructors on campus (faculty, TAs, postdocs, sessionals and more) to raise the profile and improve the quality of teaching and learning in the postsecondary sector.

Please click here for the call for proposals. Deadline for submission is October 30, 2017. Due to time required to process submissions, this deadline will not be extended. Conference submissions will be handled through Easy Chair. Please go to this website to create an account and submit your proposal.

Registration will open for the conference no later than November, 2017.

The conference theme is Educational Developers Gaining an Edge (EDGE) prompting attendees to broadly consider the following questions:

What unexpected, creative, and bold practices are emerging?

What transformations and innovations are taking place at the edge of educational development?

What vital impact are you having at your institution? How and where can you gain more impact?

How is educational development creating extraordinary academic environments related to experiential learning, decolonization, and internationalization?

We look forward to seeing you in February 2018. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at:

Phone: 250-721-8571
Fax: 250-721-6494
Conference email:

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Rooms for conference participants have been reserved at the following hotels.  Shuttle bus pick up and drop off will be available from the Embassy Inn Hotel, Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, and the Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites.

Craigdarroch Guest House

Rate: single $126.95, double $138.90 (Note that there are only three rooms available on campus)

What’s included: breakfast and internet

Address: University of Victoria

Ph: 250-721-8395


Embassy Inn Hotel

Rate: $139.00 per room per night plus taxes

What’s included: a full hot breakfast buffet, parking and wifi

Group code for booking: “Uvic Conference” and the group number is #4316

Book before: January 12, 2018

Address: 520 Menzies Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 2H4

Ph: 250-382-8161

Fax: 250-382-4224

TF: 1-800-268-8161

Delta Hotels by Marriott™ Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Rate: $159.00 per room per night plus taxes

What’s included: internet

Group code for booking: Learning and Teaching Conference

Book before: January 12, 2018

Address: 100 Harbour Road, Victoria, BC, V9A 0G1

Ph: 1-800-268-1133

Fax: 250-360-5871

Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites

Rate: Traditional rooms at $109.00 per room per night plus taxes; one bedroom suites at $149.00 per room per night plus taxes

What’s included: internet and local calls

Group code for booking: University of Victoria

Book before: January 10, 2018

Address: 740 Burdett Ave, Victoria, BC, V8W 1B2

Ph: 1-800-663-5891

Other recommended accommodations


Huntingdon Manor

Coast Victoria Harbourside

Best Western Plus Inner Harbour

Bed and Breakfasts

The Gatsby Mansion

The Craigmyle

Dashwood Manor

Oak Bay Guest House

Lavigne Gourmet B&B

Victoria has many vacation rentals available as well.

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia with the metropolitan area of Greater Victoria having a population of 344,615. It is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island situated on Unceded Coast Salish Territories. Besides being known as the “Garden City,” it is home to the oldest Chinatown in Canada. Victoria is well situated to take advantage of the natural beauty of Vancouver Island.

For more information about Victoria please see the Tourism Victoria website and our Things to do webpage listing the many attractions available to you during your visit.

Victoria has many different attractions for you to enjoy while visiting. Please see the Tourism Victoria website for all the possibilities. Most of the recommended accommodations are situated near the Inner Harbour and provide easy access to attractions and excellent restaurants. Below we highlight just a few that may be of interest.


Royal British Columbia Museum and IMAX Theatre

Craigdarroch Castle

The Robert Bateman Centre

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

British Columbia Parliament Building Tours

Harbour Air Seaplane Tours of Victoria

Secrets of the City - Walking Tours


Victoria is a mecca for food. It was recently declared the brunch capital of Canada. What is better than that! Refer to the brunch capital link to access a list of the best places to have brunch in Victoria. You can also reference our local food magazine, Eat, to source the best places to find all of food cravings while in Victoria.

Here, we highlight just a few that consistently stand out for dinner.

Brasserie L’Ecole

Olo Restaurant


Café Brio

Nourish Kitchen & Café

The list could go on forever. These are only an outstanding few; there are many excellent restaurants to explore. Enjoy!


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Book by: February 23, 2018                                         

Travel from: February 7, 2018 to February 23, 2018                                          

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DRAFT EDC2018 Conference Schedule at a Glance


Wednesday, February 14th



8:00am - 9:30am

Breakfast, Registration and Information

8:30am - 9:30am

Newcomers Welcome

9:30am - 4:30pm

Full day Pre-Conference Sessions

9:30am - 12:30pm

Morning Pre-Conference Sessions with coffee break

12:30pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 4:30pm

Afternoon Pre-Conference Sessions with coffee break

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Welcome Reception


Speciality Tours

Thursday, February 15th



7:30am - 8:30am

Breakfast, Registration and Information

8:30am - 10:00am

Welcome and Opening Plenary

10:00am - 10:45am

Poster Session and Refreshments

10:45am - 12:00pm

Concurrent Sessions #1

12:00pm - 12:30pm


12:30pm - 1:15 pm


1:15pm - 2:30pm

Concurrent Sessions #2

2:30pm - 2:45pm

Refreshment Break

2:45pm - 3:45pm

Concurrent Sessions #3

3:45pm - 4:00pm


4:00pm - 5:00pm

Concurrent Sessions #4

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Campus Visits and Reflective Time

7:00pm - 10:00pm


Friday, February 16th



7:30am - 8:30am

Breakfast, Registration and Information

8:30am - 9:30am

Concurrent Sessions #5

9:30am - 9:45am

Refreshment Break

9:45am - 11:00am

Concurrent Sessions #6

11:00am - 12:00pm


12:00pm - 1:00pm


1:00pm - 2:30pm

Closing Plenary and Wrap-Up