7th COIL Conference Wrap-Up

7th COIL Conference

The Expanding Landscape of COIL Practitioners, Networks, and Hubs: What's Next?

Jon Rubin & Jane Winslow + Student Presenters

The 2015 COIL Conference was once again hosted at the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan and was a great success! From March 19-20th, the COIL Center was excited to welcome nearly 300 faculty, staff and administrators from over 100 different institutions and organizations from 17 countries, 32 SUNY campuses and 50 non-SUNY higher education institutions.



Highlights of this years’ conference included:Jason Lane and Natalia Dyba

  • Two Pre-Conference Workshops and a COIL Latin America Academy Workshop held Thursday morning
  • An Opening Plenary that included a greeting from Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York, as well as a Keynote Address and Plenary Panel Discussion led by Jason E. Lane, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, SUNY System Administration (see the archived videos here)
  • A Keynote Address during our Luncheon Plenary by Maurits van Rooijen, RSA, PhD, Rector & CEO of London School of Business and Finance; President, Compostela Group of Universities (see the archived video here)
  • This year also included the following special conference tracks during our breakout sessions: Student Voices, Teacher Education, Language Learning, and International Education.

We urge you to access the conference resources that have been uploaded and are accessible via our Thursday & Friday Conference Agendas. Here you will find PowerPoint presentations from most of the sessions. A video archive of all conference sessions will be posted as soon as possible!

John E. Fowler & Natalia Dyba Group Shot

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2016 conference to celebrate the COIL Center’s 10th anniversary!