Focus and Verbs: Attending the 2018 Transformative Learning Conference

TL Conference Attendees

Written by Beth Allan, PhD, Coordinator of Secondary Science Education, Biology Department –

Learning. Student. Transformative. Teachers. Discussion.  

These are the most common words from the 2018 Transformative Learning Conference Program. That student, learning, and transformative are the most common words is both encouraging and accurate for what it was like being at the conference. There were presentations and plenaries and workshops across the disciplines and about any subject. Conference attendees were from Oklahoma, Texas, California, and beyond. It was a well-attended and well-organized conference. So what sets the Transformative Learning Conference (TLC) apart from other conferences?  For me, it was the focus on action. . .  read more

Attending the Transformative Learning Conference as a First-Time Attendee

Picture of conference attendees at a coffee break

Picture of Therese Williams

Written by Therese Williams, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UCO College of Business ISOM – 

As a first-year Assistant Professor at UCO, I received a wonderful opportunity to attend the 2018 Transformative Learning Conference in Oklahoma City.  In exchange for volunteering one day of the conference I was able to attend one day with the registration fee waived.  I worked at the registration desk for the first day on Thursday.  I believe that I enjoyed that as much as I did attending the conference on Friday!  I met wonderful people who volunteer their time to make sure that the conference runs smoothly.  I was able to meet and visit with many other attendees at times registration was not slammed with those picking up name tags and programs.  It was a great experience. . . .  read more

My visit to Tacoma, Washington for the International Transformative Learning Conference 2016

The giant trees on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA

Written by Ed Cunliff, Ph.D., Professor, Adult and Higher Education

I discovered the International Transformative Learning Conference through their proceedings about twelve years ago and was as impressed with it then as I was during the recent gathering in Tacoma, WA. This biennial conference was held on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University, outside of central Tacoma. I was probably identifiable as a “tourist” by the expressions of awe for the trees – 60 feet and growing! . . .  read more