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Teaching Commons Conference 2024

Join us for the Teaching Commons Conference 2024 – Cultivating Connection. Friday, May 10.

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2024 Teaching Commons Conference

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The Teaching Commons Conference* is a free, in-person event held on campus at Paul Brest Hall that brings together people from across Stanford University for professional development, networking, and socializing around undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning. 

*Formerly known as the TEACH Conference

Register for the 2024 Teaching Commons Conference

2024 Teaching Commons Conference: Cultivating Connection

Overview

The Teaching Commons Conference will be held in person on Friday, May 10, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Paul Brest Hall at Stanford's main campus. Please note that this conference is entirely in-person.

The conference includes multiple panel discussions, remarks from campus leaders, a campus partners fair, and various concurrent sessions. Concurrent sessions include interactive workshops and lightning talks. We will also provide breakfast, lunch, and a closing reception.  

Themes

The conference theme of cultivating connection examines the interdependent relationship between teaching and learning, and educators and students, to promote collaboration that can transform teaching and learning experiences at Stanford. 

  • Elevating Student Voices: Focusing on amplifying students' perspectives, empowering student contributions, and advocating for students' roles in shaping impactful learning experiences. 
  • Cultivating Connections Between Teachers and Learners: Examining ways to strengthen empathy and communication between educators and students to build a collaborative educational environment.
  • Partnerships Across Campus: Promoting interdisciplinary collaborations to enrich academic communities, emphasizing the breaking down of silos and fostering campus-wide collaborations.

Register to attend

All members of the Stanford community are invited to attend. Conference attendance is completely free.

Register for the 2024 Teaching Commons Conference

Schedule of events

The conference schedule will appear here soon.

Location and parking

The conference takes place at Paul Brest Hall, located at 555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA 94305. Food will be served in the Rehnquist Courtyard outside of Paul Brest Hall.  

The closest parking is at Wilbur Field Garage, 560 Wilbur Way, Stanford, CA 94305.

Contact us

Questions? Problems? Requests? Email us at TeachingCommons@stanford.edu.