Calgary.  Be Part of the Energy!

Welcome to an innovative and vibrant city.


The City of Calgary is an exciting business centre and an outstanding meeting and convention destination. As the fourth-largest city in Canada, Calgary has a lot to offer visitors from around the world. In the downtown alone, you can discover over 1,000 shops, 200 restaurants and 50 entertainment spots. Within the city there are also 8,000 hectares of open space and parkland to explore.

As the urban backbone of Western Canada’s corporate and financial community, Calgary has come to symbolize rapid growth, enhanced quality of life and a future of unlimited horizons. Within this cosmopolitan small town, delegates and patrons will enjoy Calgary’s safe environment, cleanliness and legendary western hospitality. Not to mention the tantalizing array of pre- and post-meeting adventures awaiting you in the spectacular Canadian Rockies, only an hour’s drive from the city’s centre.

The Calgary International Airport is Canada’s third largest and offers world-wide reach to ensure easy accessibility.

The 14th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)–hosted by the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University–takes its location seriously. This year’s theme of “Reaching New Heights” reflects Calgary’s elevation of 1,049 meters and the Canadian Rocky Mountains of our western skyline peaking at 3,747 meters. This theme will inspire new ideas, hope, and future-oriented thinking in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

ISSOTL17 welcomes faculty, staff, and students from around the world to meet new colleagues, share individual inquiry projects, and explore broader questions about the scholarship of teaching and learning in postsecondary education.