The New Explorations in Teaching (NEXT) Conference is an annual gathering at The University of Akron to share new ideas and explore topics that affect teaching in higher education.

We are currently in the planning stages for NEXT 2019. Check back soon and mark your calendars now for 2019.

Save the Date!

  • Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Student Union - Akron, OH


2018 Conference Sponsors

We want to thank our 2018 NEXT conference sponsors for helping us to keep NEXT affordable for all of our attendees. Our goal is to inspire educators to explore new ideas, to research the effects of innovative practices and to share their results with colleagues. Your contribution makes this possible. With your support, we will be able to bring these important ideas to a broader audience while maintaining very low fees for faculty and students to attend. 

To learn more about sponsorship levels, or to become a sponsor, visit the Sponsorship Opportunities page.

Zippy Gold Sponsors


Zippy Blue Sponsors

Knewton Learning
Turning Technologies

Zippy Sponsors

Explain Everything
Ohio Link
Pure Storage