ETUG Spring 2016: Call for Proposals

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ETUG Spring 2016 Call for Proposals
BCIT Burnaby Campus and Delta Hotel and Conference Centre
Wednesday June 8th & Thursday June 9th; Pub night: TBA

Deadline for Proposals: Monday March 14th, 2016

We welcome proposals from faculty, staff and students to facilitate a session for ETUG at the Festival of Learning 2016!

ETUG is excited to be part of the first ever Festival of Learning taking place in Burnaby, from June 6 to 9th!  ETUG at the Festival will span over 2 plus days at both BCIT Burnaby and at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre.

This year’s ETUG workshop theme is “Studio”.  Studio is about collaboration, interactivity, hands-on, design, and making.  Come present, teach, collaborate, and share your studios or studio experiences with the ETUG community.

We invite you to submit a proposal for any or all of the following session types:

  • Concurrent Sessions (45 min) (to take place on (June 8th, Morning)
  • Concurrent Session (1.5 hr) (to take place on (June 8th, Morning)
  • ETUG Studio (3 hr) (to take place on (June 8th, Afternoon)
  • DemoFest/Posters (at scheduled times, June 6-9th)
  • DIY Tech Lightening Session (June 9th, Afternoon)

Please note ETUG will also host an Unconference which will take place on June 9th, Morning. The Unconference will begin with session pitches from participants. Then a program of topics and schedule of sessions for will be generated from these pitches. For those new to the Unconference format, guidelines and what to expect will be posted soon!

The ETUG Call  for Proposals opens February 3rd and closes March 15th.   We welcome your submissions!



Concurrent Sessions (45 or 90 minutes)

These are highly participatory and interactive (or hands-on) sessions fostering collaborative development and discussion of ideas around teaching, learning and technology. Sessions are 45 minutes (including time allowed for room changes) but we will accommodate more hands-on technology sessions or very interactive formats with a 90 minute time slot.

ETUG Studios (3 hours)

These are hands-on maker or DIY type sessions where participants are provided with materials to create and make something.  The focus will be on educational technology related projects but are not exclusively limited to ed tech.


Share an exciting project or innovation from your institution or show a cool technology, gadget, or learning technique! Demofest/posters will be setup for you as an opportunity to networking and informal sharing. We will provide:

  • A display board (4′ x 4′) and items to secure your poster to the display board (tape or tacks) if no appropriate wall space is available;
  • Access to power and the internet and a small table for equipment, if requested.
DIY Tech Lightening Sessions (3 minutes plus)

This plenary session is a fast-paced and fun way to talk about your interesting teaching, learning and tech discoveries. Give the highlights in 3 minutes!

Unconference (30 minutes)

At the unconference, ideas for sessions are “pitched” at the beginning plenary session. the morning of the event day.  A schedule will be dynamically generated from these pitches and posted.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION (All session formats)

Session proposals will be reviewed with the following considerations: Include a brief description of the session, including the following:

  1. Relevance of topic to ETUG audience & workshop theme,
  2. Importance of topic to teaching and learning with technology,
  3. Relevant theory, research or practice informing session,
  4. Learning outcomes and methods to be used in the session.
  5. Interactivity – elements in your session that will encourage attendee participation
  6. Appeal to diversity of ETUG audience
  • All artifacts from ETUG events are openly licensed according to the terms of Creative Commons 4.0 []. This includes photographs, audio and video recordings, and session materials
  • Facilitators and participants are encouraged to post and share their work online. When posting to social media, please use #etug

If you have questions about the Call for Proposals, contact Leva Lee or any member of the Stewardship Committee for ETUG,

We welcome your proposals!

The deadline is Monday, March 14th, 2016.

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