Proposal Submissions

Preparing Your Online Proposal Submission:


Evidence-Based Teaching & Learning

Please note that at ITLC Lilly Conferences we promote evidence-based teaching and learning.  Not all presentations are based on original research or SoTL projects, but all are supported by a strong pedagogical foundation.


Presentation Formats

Presentations are delivered in the following formats:  60-minutes, 30-minutes, Round-table discussions, and posters.  All proposals undergo a blind peer-review process for selection.


  • Sixty-minute presentations include active learning strategies to engage the audience. Presenters will model active learning strategies, pauses will be inserted to allow the viewers to participate while viewing the recording.  Questions and discussions will continue on discussion boards. 


  • Thirty-minute presentations tend to be content delivery in a 20-minute overview (brief statement of the problem, supporting literature, intervention, and results), questions and answers may be posted on a discussion board during the conference.


  • Round-Table Discussions are 30 minutes in length, in which time a specific presentation is given in discussion format.


  • Poster Presentations are created digitally by the author and featured in a virtual gallery along with a brief audio file describing the work.



Preparing materials for proposal submission:

*ITLC Lilly conferences makes a distinction between presenters and authors.  Presenters who register for the conference and present the session are listed in conference materials; authorship is credited by the presenter within the session.


Proposals consist of the following:

Title (10-word limit)

25-word mini abstract

100-word abstract

3 learner-centered objectives

3 keyword search descriptors


Additionally, you may expand your proposal to include a 500-word description.  This space allows you to provide more detail as a narrative or a timeline to outline how you will deliver the content in the requested timeframe.


​You will be asked to provide a primary reference from which your presentation is supported (it is not anticipated that this reference is something authored by you). As well as a list of up to 4 additional references.

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