A membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating
excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges.


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NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence attracts educators from around the world and is the definitive gathering of community and technical college faculty, administrators, and staff seeking to engage in deep conversations about best and promising practices designed to improve student achievement.

Call for presentations for NISOD's 2015 conference is now open!

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Come join us in May in Austin, Texas!



Conference Features

  • The Sunday Evening Excellence Awards Dinner and Celebration during which NISOD honors and celebrates Excellence Award recipients, as well as those individuals closest to them who contributed to their success.

  • General sessions featuring inspiring and motivating national speakers.

  • Intensive, hands-on preconference workshops facilitated by teaching and learning experts.

  • Special sessions facilitated by experts on the important issues facing today's community and technical colleges.

  • Exemplary practices and programs explored during breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, and poster sessions.

  • An exciting Exhibit Hall featuring NISOD exhibitors and sponsors demonstrating products and services.

  • Coffee breaks, refreshment breaks, receptions, and prize drawings that make the Exhibit Hall an exciting, information-rich, and fun-filled place to be.

  • Orientation Session to help participants gain a better understanding about the exciting events occurring during the conference.

  • Cyber Café, the perfect place for conference participants to take a break, network with colleagues, and check their email.

  • NISOD’s College Showcase highlighting best practices in colleges across North America and beyond.

  • The Administrator Series featuring upper-level administrators sharing real-world solutions to today’s demanding campus challenges.

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Austin, Texas

What you hear about Austin, Texas is true. Home to more than 250 music venues, fun and inspiring cuisine, the Congress Avenue Bridge Bats, and stunning outdoor settings, the Live Music Capital of the World® lets you create a soundtrack all your own! Watch and listen to the City of Austin's music video with Grammy-winning artists here.