Applied Learning Conference

Fourth Annual Applied Learning Conference


October 24-25, 2017

Niagara Falls Conference Center front entrance

The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, New York 14303


Sheraton at the Falls Hotel Registration

The theme of the Fourth Annual Applied Learning Conference will be taking effective Applied Learning to scale and sustaining it. Campuses and universities across the nation are working to better understand the positive impacts of high-quality applied learning experiences on students, but what becomes the responsibility of higher education institutions when these experiences prove to enhance the student learning outcomes? How can we engage specific student populations to make these experiences accessible to all? As we consider these questions we must focus on best practices for not only collecting data but using it to make informed decisions. We must consider what it takes to scale and to sustain classes, programs and projects that engage students be those work-integrated, service-oriented or research-based.

This conference will offer a range of interactive sessions and workshops for a variety of audiences including faculty, staff, students, administrators and community and industry partners. All are welcome to attend.

View resources:

2017 Applied Learning Conference Agenda

2017 Applied Learning Conference Biographies


Pre-Conference Optional Workshops. Monday, October 23rd


View portions of the Applied Learning Conference Live! Please see agenda for descriptions.

Day 1:
Day 2:


Getting there:
Directions to parking at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls:

Coming from the I-190 take the Robert Moses exit to downtown Niagara Falls City Center. Take a left at the second signal & you are on Rainbow Blvd. You’ll see the casino on your right as you come down. Make a right on Third Street and about 100 yards on your left you’ll see a surface lot. Pull in there and leave this voucher showing in the window.

Things to do:

If you have some down time and want to explore or get a bite to eat, visit: There will also be visitor guides near the registration desk when you arrive.

The Conference and Event Center is a short walk to the Niagara Falls State Park and the falls, and approximately 10 minutes from the Canadian border. Because we are so close to Canada, this is a friendly reminder to bring your passport or enhanced license if you would like! We also suggest bringing a jacket as it can sometimes get cool at night by the falls.


We are no longer accepting proposal submissions. Thank you to those of you who have submitted. Conference registration details to come!

Applied Learning