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"Back to Our Future: Rethinking College Level Education in the "New Normal" 


How can we reconcile our instructional practices of the past with the educational landscape we find ourselves in today?  How can we use this new knowledge to shape an effective future of teaching and learning for ourselves and our students?


Join us at Humber's stunning Barrett Centre for Technology and Innovation (North Campus) this Spring for three days of presentations, workshops, and panel discussions!  Expand your network of peers from across the Ontario college system during our sessions, meals, and evening activities!

Oh!  And it's CALL's 50th Anniversary!  You can sure bet that there'll be some celebratory surprises along the way!

















Registration for the 2023 CALL Conference has now ended.


The 2023 CALL Conference will take place at Humber College's North Campus and Online from May 24th to 26th, 2023


Download the Conference Digital Handbook and Schedule to see who is presenting!


The College Association of Language and Literacy (CALL) is a faculty-led association with 50 years of demonstrated leadership in post-secondary education. We are committed to creating opportunities for faculty (full-time and other-than-fulltime) to engage in conversations and professional development focused on pedagogy, technology, equity, SoTL research and so much more. We are also committed to hosting dynamic annual conference(s) focused on innovations in teaching and learning in the Ontario college sector. All of our events are planned with equity and access at the forefront.

This year's conference will feature over 30 presentations from faculty members across the Ontario college system!  Please see the Conference Digital Handbook and Schedule for session descriptions, and presenter bios!

Keynote Speakers

We are very excited to have two exciting keynote speakers join us this year!


Keynote #1 (Wednesday May 24, 1:00 - 2:00 PM)










Dr. Mia Zamora 


Presentation Title: Intentionally Equitable Hospitality: A Learning Design & Praxis for Centering Equity and Care

Presentation Description and Presenter Bio


Keynote #2 (Friday May 26, 10:30 - 11:30 AM)










Dr. Vershawn Young (Friday May 26th, 10:30-11:30 AM)


Presentation Title: Developing and Assessing Learning Objectives

Which Honor Diverse Language Practices

Presentation Description and Presenter Bio



This year's conference will be held in the beautiful Barrett Centre for Technology Information building at Humber's North Campus.











This is a bimodal conference, so you will also be able to enjoy conference proceedings (including keynote speakers and concurrent session presentations) from the comfort of your home!  Please see our registration form for more information. 


Links to access virtual conference sessions will be sent to virtual conference registrants approximately one week before the conference begins.

Registration and Accessibility

Registration for the 2023 CALL Conference has now ended. 

CALL is committed to hosting inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully in the content, materials and activities.


To that end, there are multiple ways to register for the conference, based on your needs. Options include the full three-day conference (including keynote presentations and all meals), one-day registration for our full day of faculty-led sessions (Thursday), and registration for virtual access to the sessions. 

CALL takes great pride in keeping the rates for our conferences affordable and reasonable.  Conference registration rates help us cover the costs of meals, refreshments, technical support, high-level keynote presentations, and other conference-related expenses. 


Regular rates for the 2023 conference are as follows:

  • Full-Time Faculty Attendee (CAD 300.00)

  • Other-Than-Full-Time Faculty Attendee (CAD 275.00)

  • Non-Faculty Attendee (CAD 300.00)

  • One-Day Attendee (Thursday Only - CAD 200.00)

  • Virtual Attendee (streams of both keynotes and all sessions - CAD 75.00)

We are also committed to reducing financial barriers within our CALL community by sponsoring funding alternatives for our full-time and Other-Than-Fulltime (OTFT) members, including an OTFT Conference Fees Lottery, an OTFT Conference Bursary, and Caregiver and Travel Bursaries.  Please see the registration form for more detail and please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions to 




The deadline for booking reduced-rate accommodations at the Humber residence has now passed.  Please contact us if you would like help finding accommodations at a hotel or Airbnb near the conference site!





TESL Partnership

Did you know that participation at the annual CALL conference contributes towards TESL Ontario membership professional development hours?

Each hour of participation at a CALL conference equals one TESL PD hour and each hour presentation equals five TESL PD hours.

In order to have your participation at the CALL Conference officially recognized by TESL, please reach out to the CALL Board at  A PDF letter from CALL confirming your participation / presentation will be provided.

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Image of Humber's Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation building.
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2023 CALL Conference

Back to Our Future: Rethinking College Level Education in the "New Normal"


May 24th to 26th, 2023

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