The Teaching Professor Conference

Registration is open for the inspiring conference to recharge your love for teaching. It’s an exciting year at The Teaching Professor Conference, taking place June 3-5 in Atlanta, Georgia.

You can already look forward to our Plenary sessions, with timely commentary from experts on some of the most challenging topics in education.Since we don’t shy away from the trickiest topics, The Teaching Professor Conference provides fertile ground for high-level discussions with fellow educators on these crucial issues:

Opening Plenary
Friday, June 3, 2022 ǀ 5:20–6:20 pm
Inclusive Teaching: A Pathway Towards Liberation in Higher Education
Presenter: Tracie Marcella Addy, associate dean of teaching and learning and director for the Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship, Lafayette College

Educating a diverse student body is a strategic goal of many colleges and universities, but structures, processes, and approaches to support such learners may not be in place. During this interactive keynote presentation, our expert presenter will explore how you can support the educational journeys of your diverse learners through inclusive instruction.

Closing Plenary
Sunday, June 5, 2022 ǀ 11:15 am–12:15 pm
You Can Do This Imperfectly or Not at All: The Dynamics of Teaching Race
Presenter: Stephen Brookfield, distinguished scholar, Antioch University

As teachers, we all want to do good work; to get it right, be correct, and take students to exactly where we think they should be. This instinct should be supported, but at times it can become stultifying, particularly when trying to teach in an antiracist way. In this presentation, our tenured presenter will draw on his experiences as a White man teaching solo, and on his work as part of a multiracial teaching team, trying to bring racial issues into the classroom. Underlying his practice is the conviction that when it comes to teaching race there are only two ways to do this—imperfectly or not at all.