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 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