IFNTF World Summit

The IFNTF World Summit offers an important opportunity for members to meet annually. The Summit includes presentations, workshops, keynote speakers and a range of networking and development activities. Students will have the opportunity to present at the Summit and all members are cordially invited to participate. The Summit is open to members in good standing of the International Federation of National Teaching Fellows.

IFNTF Virtual Symposium
Shaping Teaching Excellence across Disciplines
Thursday, June 10th, 2021
3 PM – 7 PM (Eastern Time Zone – North America)

Held in Conjunction with 2021 STLHE UNCONFERENCE

The International Federation of National Teaching Fellows (IFNTF) is pleased to host a virtual symposium in June 2021 in conjunction with STLHE 2021 Unconference, the annual celebration of Canada’s Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) which will be virtual this year (https://www.stlhe.ca/events/2021-conference/).

IFNTF (https://www.ifntf.org) is a non-for-profit organization that aims to bring award-winning teachers from across the world for the global advancement of excellence in learning and teaching in higher education. The federation was officially launched at the House of Lords in London, UK, in September 2016, and currently has members from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK and the USA, and all members aim to work in collaboration on innovative projects and initiatives on teaching and learning pedagogies in higher education.

Following along the lines of the IFNTF First World Summit in 2017 in Birmingham, UK, where the theme was Defining Teaching Excellence across Disciplines, and the IFNTF Second World Summit in Halifax, Canada, in 2018, where the theme was Nurturing Teaching Excellence across Disciplines, this year’s IFNTF symposium will focus on Shaping Teaching Excellence across Disciplines. The IFNTF symposium will feature presentations from keynote speakers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA, and participant-led breakout sessions – with a broad focus on creating a culture of teaching excellence, high-impact pedagogies, student engagement strategies and impactful teaching.

All registered participants of the STLHE 2021 Unconference are welcome to attend the IFNTF virtual symposium. There is no separate registration fee for the symposium.

Click here to view PDF for the David Boud keynote

Click here to view PDF for the Juliana Mansvelt & Heather Kavan keynote

Click here to view PDF for the Mark Schofield keynote

Click here to view PDF for the Shannon Murray keynote

Click here to view PDF for the Martina A Doolan keynote

Click here to view PDF for the Symposium Program at a Glance and Keynote Talk Details

For more information, please contact:
Professor Srini Sampalli
National 3M Teaching Fellow,
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Important Announcement: Cancellation of the 3rd IFNTF world summit

Please note that owing to unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances the 2019 IFNTF Summit is cancelled.

We thank all colleagues who aimed to participate in this event – and apologise that this annual event is cancelled. Further news regarding future summit and activities will be announced asap.

IFNTF Second World Summit (3rd-5th of May 2018)

Nurturing Teaching Excellence across Disciplines, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The second IFNTF Summit Nurturing Teaching Excellence across Disciplines took place at Dalhousie University in Canada in May 2018. The summit was organised by Professor Srini Sampalli, IFNTF Vice President, Canada. Colleagues from New Zealand, UK, Australia and Canada met for three sunny days and enjoyed the delights of the summit and the treats of Halifax and its surrounding area.

A mix of engaging presentations and workshops provided a wealth of information and perspectives regarding learning and teaching – there were 32 paper presentations, five interactive workshops, six plenary talks and one keynote presentation. A dynamic presentation by Dalhousie University graduates and Student 3M Fellows Anika Roepel & Bintou Kalra was particularly engaging.

The IFNTF was delighted to welcome Nicole Webb of the Rick Hansen Foundation (@RickHansenFdn). We thank the Rick Hanson Foundation for supporting the summit and we hope to work with you further in the future.

The IFNTF dinner, introduced with a welcome speech by Professor Elizabeth Wells, included a series of performances by Opera Nova Scotia. We send our thanks to all who made this event possible. The gathering of IFNTF members was great to experience and made for a unique time. Thanks go to all IFNTF members and delegates for making the event such a joyous and inspiring experience. Thank you to all the Dalhousie University students who contributed to the event and to university senior admin Dr Andrew Rau-Chaplin, Dean of Computer Science and Dr Fiona Black, Associate Vice-President Academic for hosting and supporting the summit. A big thanks goes to Professor Srini Srini Sampalli as overall conference organizer.

Download and view the IFNTF World Summit 2018 Programme
Download and view the Call for Papers for the IFNTF World Summit 2018

IFNTF First World Summit (16th-18th of February 2017)

Defining Teaching Excellence within the Disciplines

The International Federation of National Teaching Fellows (IFNTF) held its first World Summit in Birmingham, UK at the Radisson Blu hotel and the event was sponsored by Ede and Ravenscroft. The theme of the Summit was “Defining Teaching Excellence within the Disciplines.” An international panel of educators from Canada, U.S., U.K., New Zealand, and Australia addressed this important theme as part of our key projects agenda.

The Summit included panel discussions and papers and break out focused task groups. A call for 25-minute papers on the theme of “Defining Teaching Excellence within the Disciplines” was included in our website Summit section. The conference was open to all members of the IFNTF (membership could be purchased with conference registration, with a discount on the Summit fee for all IFNTF full members). The event was open to all NTFs. The IFNTF annual full membership fee for all NTFs was £50.00.

The Summit registration commenced Thursday evening when we had an opening reception. There were two full days of Summit activities (Friday and Saturday) including a Summit dinner on the Friday evening.

Download and view the IFNTF World Summit 2017 Programme
Download and view the Call for Papers for the IFNTF World Summit 2017