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NISOD’s 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.

After cancelling its spring 2020 and 2021 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence due to COVID-19, NISOD intends to hold its 2022 conference at the JW Marriott Austin on May 28-31. We are committed to providing the safest conference possible and top-notch experience for those individuals in attendance. Read NISOD’s Conference Safety Plan.

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NISOD Excellence Awards Celebration and Dinner
Sunday, May 29, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Excellence Awards recipients are recognized and honored during this event.

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General Session
Monday, May 30, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Making Good on the Promise of the Open Door
John E. Roueche
Executive Director, John E. Roueche Center for Community College Leadership, College of Education, Kansas State University
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General Session
Tuesday, May 31, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Play to Win! Leveraging the Unique and Valuable Roles of Community and Technical Colleges to Enable College Completion
Yolanda Watson Spiva
President, Complete College America
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  Full Conference Registration (All Days)
  Registration Dates Member Rates Non-Member Rates 
April 2 – May 1 $799 $899
May 2 – May 27 $899 $999
Single-Day Access Rates Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Sunday $349 $449
Monday $349 $449
Tuesday $299 $399


Already registered but need to purchase preconference seminar or excursion tickets? Click here.

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Payment Options

  • Credit Card: When you register and pay by credit card, you will receive an email invoice that serves as your receipt.
  • Check or Purchase Order: If you opt to pay by check or purchase order, you will receive an email invoice that can be forwarded to your college’s business office for payment.
  • Registration must be paid in full by check, credit card, or purchase order prior to May 28, 2022.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

What is the cancellation policy if I am unable to attend the 2022 conference, but have paid my registration fee? 

Below are your options if you must cancel your registration for any reason. 

  • Transfer your registration to another conference participant. 
  • Receive a refund, minus a $100 cancellation fee, if you cancel in writing by May 1. 
  • Apply the full amount of your registration fee toward the 2023 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence. 

Send your cancellation request to events@nisod.org with your preferred option. 

What is the policy if the 2022 conference is cancelled, but I have paid my registration fee? 

Below are your options if NISOD cancels the conference. 

  • Receive a full refund of the conference registration fee. 
  • Transfer your conference registration fee to a virtual option (if available). 
  • Apply the conference registration fee to the 2023 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence.  

If the 2022 conference is cancelled, a NISOD team member will contact you to determine your preferred option. 

Registered for the conference and have some questions? Click here to find the answers!

Click here for an overview of the conference schedule.

CHECK OUT all the sessions that will be taking place!

These special learning experiences provide intensive, collaborative, hands-on opportunities for exploring leading-edge teaching and learning skills and strategies. Each seminar, facilitated by experts in the field, offers in-depth study and insights into a particular topic that has been specifically developed for the NISOD audience. Participants leave with skills, knowledge, and materials they can immediately use in their own teaching and learning practice.  LEARN MORE.

The Administrator Series, a one-day, upper-level leadership event taking place on Monday, May 30, 2022, in conjunction with NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, brings community and technical college leaders together to explore the issues, innovation, and insights of today as they deliberate about what’s needed to drive change for tomorrow. LEARN MORE.

Check out the companies and organizations that are providing support at this year’s conference.

  • Engaging keynote speakers discussing critical issues facing community and technical college educators
  • NISOD Excellence Awards Dinner and Celebration
  • 170+ innovative and engaging sessions
  • Intensive preconference seminars
  • Opportunities to share and learn from colleagues
  • Emerging Issues and Trends at Community and Technical Colleges
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice
  • Online, Face-to-Face, and Hybrid Teaching and Learning   
  • Student Services, Support, and Success
  • Using Technology to Improve Student and Organizational Outcomes

The conference will take place at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. NISOD has arranged special discounted rates for conference participants.  LEARN MORE.

LEARN MORE about how your company or organization can be involved in the NISOD Conference and beyond.

Faculty members at NISOD member colleges are encouraged to apply for a Suanne Davis Roueche Faculty Scholarship. Five scholarships are awarded each year. Applications are now being accepted. LEARN MORE.

The CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS for the 2022 NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence closed on February 11, 2022.

If you are a 2022 Excellence Awards recipient attending the conference, click here for details on the Celebration and Dinner.

“I enjoyed the energy of attendees – we shared common goals, common challenges, and the desire to be better. It’s refreshing and rewarding to collaborate to find solutions and best practices together.”

“Generally speaking, community college families are all “on different ends of the same boat.” Most institutions face similar issues and it was inspiring to see others share best practices that everyone can use to enhance the educational opportunities we provide to our communities.”

“There is such a positive vibe at this conference, with everyone willing and trying to share ideas in order to make us all better teachers. A spirit of collaboration and community pervades each session.”