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2012 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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Registration is now open. To Register click here.

New to this year’s Symposium is a poster session which will provide yet another important venue for going public with scholarship of teaching and learning.

Click here to access the proposal form.

We are pleased to announce a Call for Proposals (CFP) for the 2012 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Click here to submit.

The 2012 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning website can be accessed at isotlsymposium.mtroyal.ca.

The Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning recently announced it has received a $1 Million gift from Nexen Inc (press release) to the newly named Nexen Scholars Program.

In November 2011 the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning announced the selection of the 2012 Nexen Scholars.

Symposium Logistics

The 2012 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and all pre-Symposium workshops, will take place at the Banff Park Lodge, 222 Lynx Street, Banff, AB Canada T1L 1K5 (800.661.9266). Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff AB is easily accessible from the Calgary International Airport (YYC). Below you will find information about getting to Calgary, getting to Banff, and staying at the Banff Park Lodge.

To learn more about Calgary, Banff, Banff National Park, and Alberta, simply follow the links provided.

Logistics

Staying at the Banff Park Lodge

Located in downtown Banff, only a few steps from the Bow River, the Banff Park Lodge will again be the location for the Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning as well as the pre-symposium workshops.

We encourage participants to book early as last year our room block was filled very quickly. We have secured excellent room rates (subject to local fees and taxes, parking is available at an additional cost):

  • Executive or Parlour Suite: $230
  • Deluxe Jaccuzzi Room: $170
  • Superior Room: $110
  • Bow View Lodge Room: $95

To make a reservation by phone: Call 1.800.661.9266 toll free or 403.762.4433 direct to speak with a reservation agent, and mention “ISoTL Symposium” to secure the guaranteed room rate.

For online bookings:

  • Go to www.banffparklodge.com
  • Put the cursor on Conferences & Events and select Make a Conference Reservation
  • Enter:
  • Group ID: 16317
  • Password: 37005612
  • Find Group, follow reservation procedure

Please note that our room block at the Banff Park Lodge is in effect until Friday, September 21, 2012. Please reserve early to avoid disappointment.

2011 Forum

Getting to Calgary

By Air: Located in Calgary’s northeast quadrant, the Calgary International Airport (YYC) is served by more than twenty airlines with direct flights to and from many major national and international cities.

By Car: Calgary is located in southern Alberta along the Trans Canada Highway (Alberta 1) between Banff and Medicine Hat AB, south of Edmonton on Alberta 2.  From the US, take Interstate 15 (becomes Alberta 4, 3, and 2) north from Sunburst MT. For road conditions in Calgary go to the Alberta Motor Association.

Getting to Banff

By Car: Banff AB is due west of Calgary AB approximately 130 km (90 minutes) on the Trans Canada Highway (Alberta 1), or due east of Kamloops BC approximately 500 km (6.5 hours) on the Trans Canada Highway (BC 1).  Because the city of Banff is located within Banff National Park, those driving to the Symposium will be required to pay a park fee upon entry. For road conditions in the mountain parks go to the Alberta Motor Association.

By Shuttle: For those flying to Calgary, not renting a car, and travelling directly to Banff from the Calgary International Airport we have secured a special rate with the Banff Airporter. With multiple departures daily wait times will be minimal. The Banff Airporter also tracks your flight and will adjust your reservation if you are experiencing any delays. Best of all, you'll be dropped off and picked up at the Banff Park Lodge. Book your shuttle via our conference link to receive a 15% discount on travel. The special rate for delegates is $48.88 one way and $97.72 return and prices include GST. You can also book by calling 1-888-449-2901 ext #1. Scheduled times are not working with your flight? Contact Banff Sedan: charters@banffairporter.com or call 1-888-449-2901 ext #2.

About the Weather

Banff is all about mountains, wilderness, and changeable weather; it is fairly sheltered and on average in-town winter temperatures range from highs of 1ºC (32ºF) to lows of -8ºC (18ºF). Pleasant, warm Chinook winds often make for mild winters in the region, and both summer and winter weather can be found during a single week. In November, ski resorts will be open but probably making snow. For current conditions go to Environment Canada.

For more information please contact the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at 403.440.5503 or sotlinstitute@mtroyal.ca