Innovations in Pedagogy Summit

Showcasing the pedagogical work of instructors across and beyond Grounds

Thank you to our 2023 Summit presenters and attendees!

SAVE THE DATE! 2024 Summit: Wednesday, May 1, 2024


Wednesday, May 3, 2023 | Newcomb Hall, UVA

One of the oft-reported joys of teaching is seeing students’ brilliance. Whether as an individual or a group, student brilliance illuminates our teaching. Simultaneously, despite our intentions and efforts, we may fall short of bringing out the best in each of our students.

When we teach, we unwittingly and constantly call upon students’ resilience; we ask them to try, to make mistakes, to approach desirable difficulties, to accept and act upon feedback, and to persevere especially when things are going poorly. All the while that resilience is subject to other pulls, the myriad demands on students’ psychology and physicality that comprise their multidimensional lives beyond our classrooms. We also have occasion to have our collective resilience tested.

In crises and when the non-classroom aspects of teaching suddenly and tragically dominate our educational ecosystem, can classrooms and communities contribute to students’ resilience? How does or can their brilliance shine through during dark times? The Innovations in Pedagogy Summit aims to capture that light through this year’s theme: Brilliant, Resilient Learning.

The 2023 Summit will be an in-person event. The Summit team and advisory committee aspire to create an increasingly accessible event, and we continue to learn about tools and approaches to improve the Summit experience for all would-be presenters and attendees. We invite your feedback at

Explore the 2023 program and much more!

Full description of the 2023 keynote session by Mays Imad.

Overview of the 2023 schedule of events.

Full call for submitting a proposal for the 2023 Summit.

Information on the event location and lodging options.

Links to previous Summit programs.

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Lynn Mandeltort

she/her Assistant Director of Engineering Education Initiatives & Assistant Professor


2023 Summit Website

Full Summit program with a detailed schedule and session information.