Conference Information

Each year the SRFIDC meets to share information in the realm of instructional development. The conference site rotates among various member institutions and provides an opportunity for other member institutions to see how faculty and instructional development is envisioned at various campuses in the Southern region.
2017 Conference - "Run the Gauntlet"

The Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium (SRFIDC) will hold our 41st annual sharing conference in the Georgia Gwinnett College campus in Lawrenceville, GA, from March 1- March 3, 2017.

This year's conference theme is Run the Gauntlet (a nod to enduring difficult and challenging events).
Keynote speaker: Derek Bruff, Director, Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University. 

We ask that proposals focus on the meaning behind the phrase  “Run the Gauntlet”. Proposals can talk about the series of obstacles and challenges that centers and faculty developers face and overcome in order to improve your institutions.

Potential conference presentation topics include:

*Effective practices of teaching centers
*Educational Technology
*Instructional Design
*Teaching Strategies
*Assessment of professional development
*…and other topics related to faculty and instructional development.

The proposal deadline is December 19, 2016.

Conference Registration
Click here to register for the conference. Registration is now closed. Please contact with any questions. 

Registering for the conference is the same as paying membership. No need to do it twice!

Registration deadline: February 15, 2017.

Night on the Town
Each year we try to choose one particular evening during the conference for a joint activity and dinner we could do together. We don't do a formal registration for Night on the Town, and each participant pays as they go.

Our Night on the Town is the evening of March 1. We will be eating at the Dave & Buster's (walking distance from the hotel). Further optional festivities will follow afterward, to be decided that evening. Nearby attractions within walking distance include Sugarloaf Mills mall, movie theaters, diverse dining, and a golf course. The challenge here is to decide what you want to do after the conference!

Conference Agenda

If you downloaded the program before February 14, there have been some changes. Download the updated program here

Agenda at a Glance: 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

9:00       Registration
9:30       Opening Ceremonies
10:15     Keynote Address by Derek Bruff
11:15     Break
11:30     Table Topics
12:00     Lunch
1:00       Breakout Session 1
2:05       Breakout Session 2
2:40       Gallery Walk
3:15       Break
3:30       Breakout Session 3
4:30       Raffle / Daily Debrief
5:00       Trolley
5:30       Night in Town

Thursday, March 2, 2017

8:30       Breakfast
9:00       Breakout Session 4
10:00     Breakout Session 5 
11:00     Break
11:15     Speed Geeking
12:00     Lunch and Business Meeting
1:30       Breakout Session 6
2:30       Break
2:45       Breakout Session 7
3:20       Breakout Session 8
3:55       Raffle / Daily Debrief
5:00       Trolley
5:30       Eating, Drinking, Attractions

Friday, March 3, 2017

8:30       Breakfast
9:00       Breakout Session 9
10:05     Unconference 
11:00     Breakout Session 10
11:30     Raffle / Concluding Events
12:00     Adjourn
12:05     Executive Committee Meeting
Conference Hotels

The Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn  are located northeast of Atlanta in the heart of Gwinnett County. The hotel are across the street from Sugarloaf Mills Mall, a variety of restaurants, grocery stores and entertainment including Dave and Busters, an AMC Movie Theater, Medieval Times Dinner Theater and the Gwinnett Area and Convention Center. Located conveniently off Interstate 85 and Sugarloaf Parkway, the hotels are easily accessible to major freeways and access routes

You can book a room at the hotel using the following links:

Hampton Inn by Hilton

Homewood Suites by Hilton

NOTE: Both hotels are adjacent to each other and share parking. 

Homewood Suites by Hilton / Hampton Inn
6010 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
(678) 407-0018