October 2 – 5, 2013
Raleigh Convention Center
North Carolina
Critical Transitions in Teaching and Learning

Venue Information

ISSOTL 2013 was held at the Raleigh Convention Center. The main ISSOTL hotel was the new Raleigh Marriott City Center, which is connected to the Convention Center. Additional rooms were available at the renovated Sheraton Raleigh Hotel located adjacent to the Convention Center. The deadline for securing rooms at the discounted conference rate was 11:50 PM Eastern on Monday, September 2, 2013.

Just 20 minutes away from downtown Raleigh, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) features numerous carriers offering direct service to 37 destinations. An East Coast hub, RDU offers nearly 450 daily arrivals and departures on nine major and 16 regional carriers. International flights include London and Toronto.

For more information on Raleigh visit:

The Raleigh Visitor Center
The Greater Raleigh Visitor and Convention Bureau


The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL) serves faculty members, staff, and students who care about teaching and learning as serious intellectual work. The goal of the Society is to foster inquiry and disseminate findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching.

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning was founded in 2004 by a committee of 67 scholars from several countries.

ISSOTL was organized to:

  • Recognize and encourage scholarly work on teaching and learning in each discipline, within other scholarly societies, and across educational levels;
  • Promote cross-disciplinary conversation to create synergy and prompt new lines of inquiry;
  • Facilitate the collaboration of scholars in different countries and the flow of new findings and applications across national boundaries;
  • Encourage the integration of discovery, learning and public engagement; and,
  • Advocate for support, review, recognition, and appropriate uses of the scholarship of teaching and learning.

The Society’s first conference was held October 21 – 24, 2004, at Indiana University Bloomington in the United States. Over 440 scholars from 8 countries attended 280 presentations.

Subsequent conferences were held:

  • October 14 – 16, 2005, in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. Approximately 672 scholars from 8 countries attended 292 sessions.
  • November 9 – 12, 2006, in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Just under 800 scholars from 16 countries (including Australia, Canada, China, Gambia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States) attended.
  • July 2 – 5, 2007, in Sydney, Australia. Approximately 400 scholars attended the conference.
  • October 16 – 19, 2008, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Approximately 527 scholars attended.
  • October 22 – 25, 2009, in Bloomington, Indiana, in the United States.  Approximately 650 scholars from nearly every discipline, 500 campuses, and 15 countries attended the conference.
  • October 19-22, 2010, in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom.  There were approximately 400 scholars in attendance.
  • October 20-23, 2011, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.  Approximately 600 scholars from several countries attended.
  • October 24-27, 2012, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Join ISSOTL (or renew your membership) when you register for this year's conference.