SIDLIT 2023 Call for Proposals

SIDLIT 2023 event logo about togetherness

getting, staying, and building the future together

Wednesday, Aug. 2 – Kansas State University, Olathe Campus (afternoon only)

Thursday, Aug. 3 and Friday, Aug. 4: Johnson County Community College

Join us August 2-4 – in person or virtually – as our community of professionals in online learning, educational technology, and instructional design come TOGETHER for knowledge sharing and peer learning at SIDLIT 2023. In today’s climate, when disagreement, divisiveness, and disruption seem inescapable, we will take this opportunity to focus on Getting Together, Staying Together, and Building the Future Together.

Conference Cost: The cost of SIDLIT 2023 is $75 for the in-person version, and $50 for the virtual version. To register and pay for the registration, you may visit the site here.

Call for Proposals

What other ideas will YOU bring when we get together in August? With the themes in mind, we urge you to submit a session proposal aligned with one or more of our regular conference tracks listed below.

Deadline: June 15, 2023.

Click the button below to see details and guidelines for submitting a proposal and to submit your presentation proposal.

Our Session Tracks Include:

  • Design Thinking and Development 
    Designs for online and blended learning including learner experience design (UX), methods for instilling diversity, equity and inclusion, student connections, and more.
  • Educational Research and Data Analysis 
    Original research on educational technologies, distance teaching/learning best practices, program outcomes, learning outcomes, and other topics.
  • Educational Technologies 
    Tips, tricks, and resources for adopting and effectively utilizing emerging tech tools and learner experiences in online and blended learning environments. The focus should be on how these technologies promote student connections to content, peers, and instructors.     
  • Education Technology Leadership 
    Research and insights on managing the dynamic world of educational technology.   
  • Innovations in LMS and Online Learning  
    Innovations in online learning including LMS, such as third-party tool integrations and LTIs, data portals, accessibility mitigations, excellent technology support, live learning events, and others.      
  • Teaching and Learning at a Distance
    Tips, tricks, lessons learned, and resources for effectively teaching fully-online, using video conferencing tools, or a blended or hybrid format. Methods for connecting with students at a distance. 
  • Sponsored Programs  
    Applied technologies, research, and educational insights provided by our conference sponsors!   

You’ll find the proposal guidelines once you enter the presentation proposal portal and begin to navigate through the site. Here are the highlights:

  • Presenter info & bio
  • Presentation format
  • Session title and abstract (300 words max)
  • Selected track that best fits your proposed session
  • Keywords
  • Intended audience and skill level
  • Whether you are presenting/partnering with a sponsor
  • Targeted learning, objectives (50 words max)
  • Invitation to share materials on Scholarspace & Publish in C2C Digital Magazine
  • Invitation to host Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • Permission to record session for SIDLIT archives

Questions? Please contact Colleague 2 Colleague, Committee Chairperson Cheryl Zelle, or Committee Vice-Chair Greg Rose.