SUNY COIL Conference: Registration, Keynotes, and More

SUNY COIL Conference: Registration, Keynotes, and More
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00am to Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 12:00am

The SUNY COIL Center is pleased to open registration for the

COIL Conference 2018
Global Learning for All

March 16-17, 2018
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY

Early Bird Registration Ends January 15th, 2018

The SUNY COIL Conference is pleased to announce keynote speakers for the 2018 conference: 

Carol Bellamy will speak about the importance of education and global citizenship in the interconnected 21st century world.  Ms. Bellamy is the Chair of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund Board of Directors, and was formerly the Chair of Global Partnerships for Education, CEO of World Learning, Executive Director of UNICEF and Director of the Peace Corps, in addition to serving as an elected public official in New York City and in private sector positions.

Norman Bier will talk with us about how learning science can inform best practices in international and online education.  Norman is the Director of the Open Learning Initiative and the Executive Director of the Simon Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University.  The Simon Initiative is a cross-disciplinary research institution focused on improving student learning outcomes.  He has held faculty appointments at Carnegie Mellon University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the Community College of Allegheny County.

As a reminder, the Call for Proposals for conference sessions is open through December 17, 2017 at

The SUNY COIL Center requests original manuscripts for the first COIL Conference Proceedings Publication:

Manuscripts on a variety of topics are welcome, including case studies of COIL projects, data from assessment on student learning outcomes from COIL projects, and the development and sustainability of institutional COIL partnerships.  Submissions should be 1500-3000 words, should be original to the authors work, and not previously published work.  We will also consider short editorial pieces including opinion pieces, letter to the editors, ect. on COIL projects, partnerships, and their relevance to the fields of technology in education, international education, and global affairs.  We encourage manuscripts that offer perspectives from more than one institution and which provide empirical data on student learning outcomes.  Submissions are received through the conference session proposal system at  Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and published in summer 2018. 

The Annual SUNY COIL Conference features best practices and new horizons in collaborative online international learning (COIL).  COIL promotes 21st Century skills by connecting classes in different countries through online interactions and applied learning experiences, fostering international competencies and cross-cultural communication into the classroom.  Visit the conference website at for more information and send inquiries to  


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