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NISOD Adds Annual Virtual Conference Starting Fall 2021

Austin, Texas, June 30, 2021–NISOD is pleased to announce the addition of an Annual Fall Virtual Conference to its outstanding portfolio of event offerings!

Feedback received after NISOD’s recent virtual conference, held in April 2021, made it clear that there continues to be a need for affordable, virtual professional development, even as attending face-to-face events becomes possible again. Responses received include:

“The virtual conference was so affordable that my institution paid for everyone to attend, while in normal years, it’s unable to cover our registration and travel costs [to the face-to-face conference], even for individuals making presentations.”

“Please keep offering an annual virtual conference for those of us who cannot be away from our students for multiple days. Being a one-person office, students’ needs are my top priority!”

“If you have a desire to continue learning from your peers and to share your insights into techniques and processes that work for you and your institution, you must attend this conference! The variety of presentation topics is unmatched, and you are only limited by your own imagination!”

NISOD’s Annual Fall Virtual Conference, which will be held each October, will bring together full- and part-time faculty members, librarians, and student support services personnel to share best and promising practices that increase student success at community and technical colleges. This new convening provides a convenient opportunity for campus allies to thoroughly examine what it means to meet the needs of 21st-century students.

The Annual Fall Virtual Conference will complement NISOD’s Annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, the next of which is May 28-31, 2022, in Austin, Texas, by being another first-class, low-cost convening available to community and technical college educators. The Annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. Over the years, NISOD’s annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources, ideas, and solutions that drive excellence in all areas of community and technical college campuses. 

How Will NISOD’s New Annual Fall Virtual Conference Differ From Its Annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence?

Attending conferences is a great way to increase your skillset and professional portfolio, grow your network, and much more. With two great conferences to choose from, how do you decide which one is in your best interest? Below is a comparison of the two conferences that can help you decide which conference is the right one for you.


Fall Virtual Conference

Spring In-Person Conference
Dates October 20-22, 2021 May 28-31, 2022
Location Online Austin, TX
Number of Sessions 65 live / 50 on-demand 250+
Keynote Presentations Yes Yes
Networking Opportunities Yes Yes
Excellence Awards Dinner and Celebration No Yes
Conference Tracks ·   Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

·   High-Performing Libraries and Learning Resource Centers

·   Hiring, Orienting, and Working With Adjunct Faculty

·   Online, Face-to-Face, and Hybrid Teaching and Learning

·   Student Services, Support, and Success

·   Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

·   Emerging Issues and Trends at Community and Technical Colleges

·   Faculty Hiring, Development, Support, and Governance

·   Contemporary and Progressive Teaching, Counseling, and Advising Strategies

·   Using Technology to Improve Student and Organizational Outcomes

·   Leadership, Management, and Administration

Institutional Registration Yes No
Individual Registration Yes Yes
Post-Conference Access to Sessions Yes No

We look forward to seeing you at one—or both!—of these annual events. For further information, please contact

NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources for community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars. For over 40 years, NISOD has aligned a wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.”

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