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2023 North Central Region/National Learner-Centered Teaching Conference

September 27-29, 2023 

Brookings, SD

Conference Information

Coordinated Call for Abstracts

Coordinated Call for Abstracts(due Friday, June 30th at 11:59pm (CDT)

Call for Award Nominations

Click here to be directed to the North Central Region Awards page.

Awards are due September 5th, 2023

About the Conference

This is the 5th consecutive year of a collaborative conference partnership of 1890 land-grant universities, 1862 land-grant universities, and public and private universities who are focused on developing people in and through agriculture, food, natural resources, and human sciences. 

This collaborative partnership combines three groups into one integrated conference: (1) 2023 North Central AAAE Conference; (2) National Conference on Learner-Centered Teaching (NCLCT); and, (3) the M.E.N.T.O.R. Convening. The NCLCT and M.E.N.T.O.R. projects focus on building capacities among Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Predominately White Institutions.

National LCT Project

M.E.N.T.O.R. Project

NC-AAAE Conference information

The conference will be held at a LEED-Certified hotel that is right on Broadway in downtown Columbia. We will be surrounded by the District's restaurants and bars and only blocks from the University of Missouri where we will spend part of the conference. You will enjoy city views from the eighth-floor rooftop bar and every stay starts with a Doubletree signature warm chocolate chip cookie.


Plan your trip to the 2023 Conference!

Register Here

Early registration rates apply through September 15th, 2023

Things to Do in Brookings

South Dakota Art Museum: https://www.sdstate.edu/south-dakota-art-museum

Children’s Museum of South Dakota: https://prairieplay.org/

SDSU Dairy Bar: https://www.sdstate.edu/dairy-and-food-science/sdsu-dairy-bar

Dakota Nature Park: https://www.cityofbrookings-sd.gov/313/Dakota-Nature-Park

Wooden Leg Brewing: https://www.woodenlegsbrewing.com/

Eponymous Brewing Company: https://www.eponymousbrewing.com/

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes (DeSmet, SD): https://discoverlaura.org/

The Multi-Institutional Empowering Network for Transforming Organizational Culture works to build a sense of community and develop synergistic ideas to implement innovative campus-based inclusive and intentional mentoring programs to create a supportive culture that will increase the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in food, agricultural, natural resources, and human (FANH) sciences disciplines. 

Check out their website or their YouTube page to learn more! 

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