Presidents and Educational leaders from 24 countries around the world will participate in an outstanding collaboration of workshops, panels and open conversations. This continental symposium will dive into a range of evidence-based practices across disciplines and professional practice and push the boundaries of development by sharing very diverse perspectives. Engage with these leaders as they unpack and reveal national approaches that generate evidence worth sharing in a variety of contexts.


2014 ICED Council Members
Arshad Ahmad, Canada; Lies Laga, Belgium; Noël Vergunst, Netherlands; Mart Noorma, Estonia; Torben Jensen, Denmark; Javier Paricio, Spain; James Wisdom, United Kingdom; Mona Fjellström, Sweden; Kristine Mason O’Connor, UK; Marianne Merkt, Germany; Tamar Raz, Israel; Michele Comte, Switzerland; Matti Lappalainen, Finland; Helen Guerin, Ireland; Roz Grimmitt, UK; Paul Deneer, Netherlands; Gunnar Horn, Norway; Hiroaki Sato, Japan; Mandy Hlengwa, South Africa; Stephen Bostock, UK; Kathryn Plank, United States; Allan Goody, Australia; Arnuparp Lekhakula, Thailand.

Sunday, June 14, 2015—Open to All Participants
8:00 to 8:45 am Arrival and Coffee
8:45 to 9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Helen Geurin, ICED President (Ireland)
  • Arshad Ahmad, Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning (Canada)
9:00 to 10:30 am Panel 1—What does the “Impact” of educational development work mean in your context?

  • Moderator—Arshad Ahmad
  • Panelists—Allan Goody (Australia), Kathryn Plank (United States), Hiroaki Sato (Japan)
10:30 to 11:00 am Nutrition Break
11:00 am to 12:30 pm Breakout Session—Explore Themes Raised in Panel 1
12:30 to 1:30 pm Lunch and Poster Viewing
1:30 to 3:00 pm Poster Session

  • Moderator—Helen Geurin (Ireland)
  • Panelists—Anita Acai (McMaster), Harry Hubball (UBC), Cheryl Jeffs (Calgary), Brad Wuetherick (Dalhousie)
3:00 to 3:30 pm Nutrition Break
3:30 to 5:00 pm Panel 2—Promising Ideas—How do Evidence-Based Practices Differ from National Perspectives?

  • Moderator—Kathryn Plank (USA)
  • Panelists—Mandy Hlengwa (South Africa), Mart Noorma (Estonia), Kathryn Sutherland (New Zealand), Lars Uhlin (Sweden)
6:00 pm Group Outing (Nature Walk and Dinner)
Monday, June 15, 2015—Open to All Participants
8:30 to 9:00 am Coffee
9:00 to 10:30 am Panel 3—Future of Evidence-Based Educational Development

  • Moderator—Allan Goody (Australia)
  • Panelists—Kevin Barry (USA), Marianne Merkt (Germany), James Wisdom (United Kingdom)
10:30 to 11:00 am Nutrition Break
11:00 am to 12:30 pm Breakout Session—Explore Themes Raised in Panel 3
12:30 to 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 to 3:00 pm Open Session (TBA)
3:00 to 3:30 pm Nutrition Break
3:30 to 5:00 pm Highlights and Closure

  • Helen Geurin, ICED President (Ireland)
  • Arshad Ahmad, Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning (Canada)
2015 ICED Council Meeting (by Invitation)

Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13, 2015

  • Hotel Grand Pacific
  • The South Pender Island Ballroom
  • 9:oo to 5:00 pm
2015 ICED Council Dinner (by Invitation)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

  • 7:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Location TBA
Registration Fees
  • Members of the Council—$280 Early Bird ($340 beginning March 1, 2015)
  • NOTE:  Fees are waived for Council Members who are presenting.
  • Full Symposium Registration—$280 Early Bird ($340 beginning March 1, 2015)

Hotel Grand Pacific
Host Hotel

Hotel Grand Pacific

463 Belleville Street

Victoria, BC  V8V 1X3  Canada

Hotel Grand Pacific is in the heart of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada surrounded by butterfly gardens, whale watching, silk road tea tasting and more. Known for promoting engagement, this is an exceptional opportunity to network and learn in an extraordinary and intimate setting.

Please reserve your own accommodations by contacting the hotel’s Reservation Department at one of the following numbers:

  • Toll Free:  1-800-663-7550
  • Direct:  (250) 386-0450

In order to quality for the group rate, please indicate the group code or company name:  JUN15MCMASTER or ICED Continental Symposium.

NOTE—The group code will not work with online reservations, so please contact the Hotel by telephone.

The Hotel requires a valid credit card as security or full pre-payment of room and taxes upon arrival.The Guestroom release date is May 12, 2015.  Reservation requests received after this date will be accepted based on availability at the best available rate.Available Room Types (Canadian Dollars):

  • Victoria/Grand Room—$189/night
  • Pacific Room (Harbour View)—$239/night
  • One Bedroom Victoria Suite (Residential View)—$239/night
  • One Bedroom Pacific Suite (Harbour View)—$289/night

Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available in all rooms.  Extra person charge is $30 (triple).  Hotel rooms and rates are limited in numbers (first-come-first-served).  Check in time is 3:00 pm; check out time is 11:00 am.Discount overnight parking is available for $12/night.

Ground Transport

Airport Shuttle between the Grand Pacific Hotel and the Victoria International Airport:

Cheapest rates with Pacific Coach Bus Lines:

  • From downtown Victoria (via ferry) to Vancouver International Airport:
  • Reservations and Information:  1-800-661-1725

We thank and acknowledge the following organizations/companies for their sponsorship:

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Poster Session
Sunday, June 14—12:30 to 1:30 pm

The following posters have been accepted and will be on display during the Continental Symposium:

Anita Acai

McMaster University

Practical “How-To” Guide for Measuring Impact in Higher Education
Cheryl Jeffs

University of Calgary

The Pearls Model: Educational Developers as Collaborators in Enhancing Teaching and Learning
Harry Hubball

Univ of British Columbia

Impact of an International Faculty SoTL Leadership Program (1998 to Present): Development Strategic Institutional Leadership in Multinational, Multi-Institutional and Multi-disciplinary Research-Intensive University Settings
Samuel King

Auburn University

Educational Development at the Biggio Center: Examples of Evidence-Based Evaluation of Impact
Brad Wuetherick

Dalhousie University

Understanding Stages of Change to Improve Educational Development Work
Questions and Support?

Email Sylvia Avery or Jennifer Faubert
McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning

McMaster University

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada