10th Anniversary COIL Conference - Invitation and CFP

Call for Presentations

More details will be added as developed


2016 COIL Conference
Opens December 4, 2015
Monday, April 25, 2016 (9am - 8pm) with opening reception
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (9am - 6pm)
Call for Presentations:
Due on February 1, 2016
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CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave., NYC
We thank CUNY for their sponsorship and hosting
this year’s 10th anniversary COIL Conference


Questions? Please email COILConference@suny.edu

Thinking Differently about Teaching and Learning:

For a decade the SUNY COIL Center has been reimagining education as a globally networked phenomenon. Collaborative Online International Learning* links faculty across borders to co-create learning environments in which students gain valuable digital and cross-cultural competencies through collaboration with international peers. We have in parallel expanded the landscape of higher education institutions at SUNY, across the US and the world who are internationalizing their curricula by implementing the COIL model to benefit their students, as well as their faculty and staff.

Our own networks have grown from a handful of loosely participating campuses in 2006 to over 50 committed member institutions working to normalize this model. At this, our tenth anniversary conference, we gather together to reflect on the evolution of the field, to celebrate accomplishments, to welcome new practitioners to our networks, and to investigate what new directions the next ten years may bring.

*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 virtual exchange, virtual mobility, globally networked learning, telecollaboration, and online intercultural exchange.

More about the COIL Conference:

The SUNY COIL Center's annual conference is the leading international event in the field and brings together 350+ 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: February 1, 2016

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. Joint proposals, including those that represent the collaboration of inter- or intra- departmental or institutional teams, those which are designed to foster significant audience participation, or panels which bring in student perspectives, are particularly encouraged.

More details can be found on the CFP page.

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 - Opens on December 4, 2015

Please join us for an engaging and lively series of presentations and discussions on international online learning environments. The 2011-15 conferences filled to capacity, so we recommend registering early to avoid disappointment.
Full Conference (Two Full Days) SUNY Others
Early Bird Registration by February 29, 2016 $225 $350
Regular Registration after February 29, 2016 $275 $425
Pre-conference workshops $150 $200

A networking reception on Monday evening, lunch on Tuesday, 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

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Accommodation Information

The COIL Center is arranging special rates with hotels near the conference venue which will be announced in December.

Conference Venue - The CUNY Graduate Center

CUNY Graduate CenterWe greatly appreciate sponsorship from the City University of New York (CUNY) in providing dedicated conference facilities at their Graduate Center for SUNY's 10th anniversary COIL Conference thus allowing us to expand the number of attendees at this perpetually sold out event. Once the home of the B. Altman Department Store, the building was redesigned specifically for the Graduate Center's needs, serving as a thriving center of intellectual inquiry and exchange for the university, the city, and the national and international academic community. The campus is at the heart of it all in New York City. Stand in front of the Graduate Center and you're facing the Empire State Building; walk around the block and you're in the quiet, residential Murray Hill neighborhood; head up Fifth Avenue and you're at the New York Public Library. And being located at the center of it all means it's easy to get around, with subway and bus lines, Grand Central, and Penn Station all nearby.

Conference Sponsors

We are grateful to our sponsors for their generous support to make the COIL Conference possible.

Lead Sponsor (Venue Sponsor)



We are pleased to offer the opportunity to partner with SUNY COIL Center as a conference sponsor. Please email COILConference@suny.edu for a sponsorship packet.