For Presenters

Theme: The Future Present

What is the Future? The future is a reflection of the issues, social values, politics, technology, and educational practices that we employ right here, right now. The future is made today through a presence of mind that enables innovation. The future is not something that suddenly appears. The future is a choice. It takes time, persistence, and authenticity of experiential approaches to solve today’s modern problems.

The Future Present is about how critical this dynamic has become in our digital world. No more so than in education is this dynamic exposed at its most basic level. Educators must have one eye on the present, and one on the future, to determine how their teaching practices affects the future of their students. The reward of creating engaging experiences that prepare students for an unknown future in an uncertain digital age drives educators towards being the best at what they do. It also challenges them to move out of their comfort zones, and to change their paradigm of “good teaching”.

We cannot fully predict what students will encounter when they enter the job market, whether they are a year away from it or fifteen. Educators who teach or develop curriculum accept this challenge. Educators understand that, in The Future Present, our students need the ability to think digitally, to process information in evaluative and creative ways, and to learn skills to build other skills to meet this growing demand

Important Dates

January 9, 2018 Call for proposals opens
January 9, 2018 Registration opens
April 13, 2018 Call for proposals closes
April 22, 2018 Early CFP Submitters Notified
April 27, 2018 Extended call for proposals closes
May 6, 2018 Extended CFP Submitters Notified
May 27, 2018 Program Published
June 17, 2018 Early bird pricing ends
August 31, 2018 Registration closes
November 8, 2018 Conference Opens to Members Only
November 9, 2018 Conference Opens to All Attendees
November 10, 2018 Conference Closes

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

This conference has been designated BYOD for presenters and attendees. Therefore, submitting a proposal should consider ways in which you may leverage BYOD and integrate it into your proposal.

Rockcliffe University Consortium does not promote one operating system or platform over another, so all presenters are encouraged to try to submit with a cross-platform mentality.