Campus Conferences

Northwestern offers a number of single day conferences throughout the year as opportunities to join colleagues and experts in discussions around innovative teaching and learning. Each event showcases leaders from across the University as they share their experiences and demonstrate practical examples of success. These conferences are designed to foster creative thinking and provide a forum to showcase the best ideas being implemented today.


Best Practices Forum

Held in April, The Best Practices Forum is a unique event where leaders across Northwestern share their collaborative and innovative practices to enhance the planning and implementation of strategic priorities. Invitation required.  

Computational Research Day

Held in April, this all-day, campus-wide event is designed to showcase computational research at Northwestern, as well as strengthen the computational research community. 

Inclusive Teaching Forum

Held in April, the Inclusive Teaching Forum explores how the Northwestern community can collectively advance equitable and inclusive learning and teaching environments across its campuses.


Held in May, TEACHx is an annual event to showcase the instructors leading innovations in teaching and learning through technology, including those experimenting with blended learning, online learning, learning analytics, and active learning spaces.

Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Forum

Held in October / November, the LTAF is a University-wide event is designed to provide faculty, doctoral students, postdocs, administrators, and staff the opportunity to showcase their assessment initiatives at the course, department/program, school, and/or university levels.