Future U: Creating the universities we want

February 27 - 28, 2014

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The Future U conference will provide an opportunity to contemplate the universities that we would like to see in the future and chart a path to achieving that vision.

The key themes include:

  •  Current trends and the possibility of alternatives in the future of higher education.
  • Re-imagining research, teaching, community service, and governance.
  • The real uses of technology to improve teaching, learning, and research.
  • The shifting relationship between higher education and the state.
  • Promising developments in higher education across the globe.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sarah Amsler, Centre for Educational Research and Development, University of Lincoln
  • Leesa Wheelahan, OISE
  • Kate Lawson, President, OCUFA
  • Claire Polster, University of Regina
  • Maria Maisto, President, New Faculty Majority
  • George Fallis, York University, Author of “Multiversities, Ideas, and Democracy”
  • Kevin Kee, Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities, Brock University
  • Aaron Bady, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas
  • Glen Jones, Ontario Research Chair in Postsecondary Education Policy and Measurement, OISE
  • Nick Falvo, PhD Candidate, Carleton University
  • Roger Geiger, Penn State University
  • Rylan Kinnon, Executive Director, Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance
  • Kevin Godbout, President Society of Graduate Students, Western University
  • Janice Folk Dawson, President, CUPE 1334

Download the latest agenda (current as of Feb. 19, 2014). More speakers are being added regularly, so check back soon!

The 1 1/2 day conference will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel Toronto Yorkville . The conference rates are set as follows:

Early bird (until December 20, 2013):  $350

Regular registration (non OCUFA member after December 20, 2013): $400

Regular registration (OCUFA member after December 20, 2013): $375

Student rate: $150

Register Now to take advantage of the early bird rate!