Call for Proposals

The 2020 Coursera Conference: A Platform for Progress call for proposals is now closed. Thank you for your submissions!

Presenting at the 2020 Coursera Conference

Online education is playing a critical role in shaping the future of teaching, learning, work, and the global economy. Each year, we strive to develop innovative programming to better engage, inform, educate, motivate, and improve online teaching and learning at scale for all of our conference attendees. That’s where you come in!

We’re seeking engaging session and poster proposals that inform both higher ed and industry and/or enterprise professionals about the leading best practices, first-hand experiences that led to innovative outcomes, and projects that push the boundaries of online teaching and learning.

Based on previous conference surveys and feedback, the most valued and successful sessions are those that offer tips and tricks, hands-on interactive workshops, innovative collaborations, and case studies with clear recommendations and actions that attendees can take back to their campuses, companies, or governments and implement tomorrow.

Session Topics

The 2020 Coursera Conference: A Platform for Progress topics that are listed here offer an opportunity to explore areas related to topics such as: the future of online learning, teaching, learning, pedagogy, data analytics, and the future of work. These subject areas are meant to provide you with examples and inspiration. We encourage original submissions as well, so if you have ideas outside of the topics provided, please share them with us. We’re excited to learn more from you!

How to Submit

  • Review the submission guidelines, criteria, and deadlines.
  • If you’d like to present on more than one topic, you will need to complete the submission form for each topic you’d like to present.
  • Submit your proposal by completing the form by Friday, December 6th, 2019, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

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