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Lincoln Legacy Teaching and Learning Community 2024

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Welcome to Our Teaching and Learning Community

The "Lincoln Legacy Teaching and Learning Community" (or LLTLC) is the successor to the "Faculty Summer Institute" (or FSI), which for a quarter century hosted an annual conference of educators and instructional-technology professionals. Each May, participants came to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from across Illinois and as far away as Canada. We may have changed our name, but we remain focused on innovation in teaching and learning through smart pedagogies and the thoughtful use of educational technologies, friendly networking, and hands-on training.

Formerly FSI: Faculty Summer Institute
2024 Conference: 20-21 May at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, IL
25+ Years Supporting and Connecting Instructors & Teaching and Learning Professionals

Conference presenters are encouraged to share their experiences and teaching methods using active learning, participant discussion and hands-on activities. Networking is a fundamental component of LLTLC, and there are many opportunities for social engagement during receptions, scheduled activities, and concurrent sessions.

For more about us, please visit the "About" page, and for more about our 2024 Conference, please read below for registration information and visit the Program page. Potential presenters are invited to respond to our "Call for Proposals," and potential exhibitors are invited to respond to our "Exhibitors Prospectus."

Attend the Conference


Registration is open for 2024! You can register (as an individual or as a group) using this form:

Group Registration: You can register multiple participants per form. In the form, when you get to the Registration Summary screen for the first person, you will see a blue 'Add Group Member' button. Once you have added all of your group members (up to a maximum of 10), you can proceed to the Payment screen.

Registration Rates:

  • Early Bird Rate (ends April 28): $99 per person
  • Regular Rate (ends May 18): $109 per person
  • Late/On-site Rate: $125 per person

Rates include access to all sessions and networking opportunities, plus lunch and refreshments on both days. (Rates do not include hotel or other accommodations.)

All session and poster presenters are expected to register and pay the early bird rate.

Payment Options: Payment can be made via credit card, check (payable to University of Illinois), or University of Illinois C-FOP.

Checks should be sent to:
Conference & Event Services
1401 W. Green St., MC-384
Urbana, IL 61801

Cancellation Policy: A full refund less a 10% processing fee will be honored for cancellation requests made to on or before May 10. There will be no refunds after May 10, but substitutions are allowed at any time.

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Conference Location

All conference activities will take place at the I Hotel and Conference Center (aka Illinois Conference Center), on the south end of the campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-819-5000

COVID-19: We will adhere to the Conference Center's policies and guidelines at the time of the conference. As of now, face masks and social distancing are not required, regardless of vaccination status. Please check for updates.

Parking: Parking at the I Hotel and Conference Center is free and plentiful for all LLTLC participants.


A group room block is available at these hotels:


Champaign-Urbana is conveniently located at the crossroads of Interstates I-57, I-74, and I-72, about a 2-3 hour drive from Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Peoria.

Located in the heart of downtown Champaign, Illinois Terminal offers visitors a magnificent facility through which one can access intercity bus services, local mass transit, Amtrak trains, Greyhound and taxis. Spacious waiting areas, an on-site restaurant and gift shop make in between times fly by.

Peoria Charter Coach Company also offers daily bus trips between the Chicago area and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Note: Conference attendees may be photographed or filmed.

Present at the Conference

We will consider several types of sessions this year: workshops, lightning talks, roundtables, and hands-on table-top activities. Successful proposals will have a solid foundation in established pedagogies, research-supported practices, and/or professional experiences.

As always, we welcome proposals to address any important issues and concerns in contemporary education, but this year we are focusing on three themes:

  • Generative AI That Supports Student Learning: How is AI being used to enhance and support student learning? We look forward to sessions about chatbots, debate coaching, prompt engineering, and similar topics.
  • Online Learning's New Challenges: We are facing new requirements, from Title II Accessibility to RSI (Regular and Substantive Interaction) mandates. What are some of the challenges we face in our online and hybrid learning, and how can we rise to meet them?
  • What's So Funny About Playful, Reflective, Slow Learning?: In the midst of all the new-fangled technologies and modalities, what are educators doing to cultivate good old-fashioned approaches to learning?

We welcome potential presenters to join us: Please visit our Presenters CFP (Call for Proposals) page for more details. (We are accepting proposals until 26 April 2024.)

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Exhibitors Welcome (and Thanked!)

We gratefully acknowledge the support, encouragement, and guidance of our host, the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

We are grateful to our exhibitors for their generous support and collaboration. Our exhibitors include:

Platinum Partners

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
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Gold Partners

Educational Technology Services | Anthology | North America
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Silver Partners

Cidi Labs
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Bronze Partners

ION Professional eLearning, University of Illinois Springfield
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We welcome potential exhibitors to join us: Please visit our Exhibitors Prospectus page for more details.

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