7th COIL Conference

Schedule At-a-Glance
Full Program (PDF)
Agenda - Thursday

Agenda - Friday

Keynote Speakers
Presenter Bios
Conference Waitlist
Live Webcast Info
Pre-conference Workshops

Directions (PDF)

Call for Presentations (Closed)


Invitation and Call for Presentations for the 7th COIL Conference
The Expanding Landscape of COIL Practitioners, Networks, and Hubs: What’s Next?

UPDATE: The conference has now sold out.
We may receive last minute cancellations.
If you wish to join the conference waitlist, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YSYHZX8.

When? March 2015
     Thursday, March 19th (1 - 8pm) with preconference workshops (9am - 12pm)
     Friday, March 20th (9am - 6pm)
Call for Presentations:
Due on January 20, 2015
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SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St. NYC


Questions? Please email COILConference@suny.edu

** If you wish to join the Conference's free live Webcast more info can be found on the
COIL Conference Live Webcast Agenda and Registration Page.

Click to view the full COIL 2015 Program (PDF)

Thinking Differently about Teaching and Learning:

As the world becomes increasingly networked, higher education institutions seek ways to better prepare students to thrive in cross-cultural academic and professional environments. By reimagining education as a networked phenomenon, Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)* has emerged as an innovative response to this need. In COIL courses, faculty from across borders co-create learning environments in which students gain valuable technological and cross-cultural competence, as well as hands-on experience collaborating with international peers. With continued expansion of practice, and growth of research on the COIL model across institutions, this year's conference will explore paths through which COIL is reaching new audiences, new regions, and new networks.

*The acronym COIL is used to refer to any pedagogical activities that use technology to link classrooms and students in geographically distant locations through coursework. Among the other terms used to describe such activity are globally networked learning, telecollaboration, online intercultural exchange, virtual exchange, virtual mobility, and Exchange 2.0.

More about the COIL Conference:

The SUNY COIL Center's annual conference is the leading international event in the field and brings together 250+ faculty, international programs staff, instructional technology staff, and university and college administrators from SUNY, across the U.S. and around the world to celebrate innovative models and best practices. The year's conference agenda will include sessions from both invited speakers as well as those resulting from our international Call for Presentations.

Call for Presentations - Submission deadline: January 20, 2015

This Year's Conference Topics and Themes for our International CFP include:

We invite proposals that broadly support this year’s conference themes for presentations based upon research and/or reflective practice in a range of formats. More details can be found on the CFP page.

  • Student Perspectives and Voices from COIL Exchanges and Experiences
  • New Ways to Link Institutional COIL Efforts: Regional Networks and Hubs
  • Role of COIL in Integrating Intercultural and Global Dimensions into the Curriculum
  • Best Practices for Growing, Sustaining and Normalizing COIL
  • What We Can Learn from Initiatives Similar to COIL from Outside the U.S.
  • COIL as a Portal for Increased Participation in Study Abroad
  • Role of Language and Language-Learning in COIL
  • Challenges and Benefits to the Ongoing Teaching of COIL Courses
  • COIL as a Venue for Digital Literacy, Virtual Teams and other 21st-Century Skills
  • Power Differentials and Hegemonies in COIL Collaborations
  • Global Citizenship, Service Learning and Social Justice through COIL
  • Researching COIL: Theoretical Frameworks and Methodological Approaches
  • Making Pedagogically Informed Choices About Technology in COIL
  • COIL as a Community: How Can We Systematically Share What We Have Learned?
  • COILing Pre-University Ed: Opportunities/Challenges at CCs, FATECs and CÉGEPs

Partnering Opportunities:

Partnerships are at the heart of the COIL model. The conference includes a number of networking opportunities for both faculty and administrators designed specifically to foster the creation of partnerships at the event. This includes a special dedicated-space nicknamed the Networking Nook which will be available throughout the conference for informal meetings.

COIL Conference Plenary

Registration Information

Please join us for an engaging and lively series of presentations and discussions on international online learning environments. The 2011-14 conferences filled to capacity, so we recommend registering early to avoid disappointment.

Full Conference (Two Days) SUNY Others
Early Bird Registration by January 30, 2015 $195 $315
Regular Registration after January 30, 2015 $245 $375
Pre-conference workshops $100 $150

One Day Conference Registration SUNY Others
Thursday, March 19, 2015 $100 $160
Friday, March 20, 2015 $175 $260

A networking reception with host bar on Thursday evening, lunch on Friday, as well as snacks, coffee and drinks throughout the conference are included in your registration fee.

Accepted methods of payment include:

  • Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Check (Personal or Campus)
  • Purchase Order
  • Journal Transfer
  • CPD Training Points

If paying with Check or Purchase Order, please make payable to:
The State University of New York
Send payment to:
Attn: John Fowler
33 W. 42nd Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10036

UN Building with Flags

Accommodation Information

The COIL Center has arranged special rates at three conveniently located hotels for attendees at rates below the federal per diem for NYC. More information can be found on our accomodations page.

Conference Venue - The SUNY Global Center

SUNYGlobalCenter The SUNY Global Center is located in one of New York City's most distinguished landmark buildings and is a specially designed facility for an innovative 21st century global experience. As you step through the portal of the forty-thousand square foot complex, you enter a unique environment for learning. With its location in the heart of Manhattan, the center is also equipped with advanced information and video technology to provide direct, face-to-face interaction between students, and faculty and participants around the world.

Conference Sponsorship Opportunity

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to partner with SUNY COIL Center as a conference sponsor. More details on sponsorship levels and benefits can be found on the sponsorship page.