The 2013 POD (Professional and Organizational Development) Conference will be held in Pittsburgh, PA from November 6 - 10, 2013.
For complete information visit http://podnetwork.org/event/pod-2013/
From the conference site:
"This year’s conference theme is Freedom to Connect -- Freedom to Risk --
Freedom to Learn. This theme invites us to explore the diverse
landscape of higher education and the learning journey that includes
questioning, experimentation, discovery and wisdom...
year’s conference will examine multiple routes, methods, and networks
that allow us to create rich and rewarding connections as learners and
educators. How do we foster the cognitive connections that are the
foundation of learning? What role do the interpersonal and affective
play in generating new knowledge? How do we pave the way as educators
to permit linkages across disciplines, programs and institutions?
"The learning process does not come without risk.
This year’s theme reminds us that learning requires embracing the new
and venturing into the unknown, perhaps dealing with vulnerability and
uncertainty.... We invite you to investigate the many
roles that risk and vulnerability play in the higher education setting.
What can we do to support ourselves, or others, through the learning
curve? How do we nurture transformation and change in a risk-averse
world? What are the scholarly practices and practical considerations
for helping others embrace innovation, cope with change, and learn from
failure or struggle?"