ELLI Annual Conference

ELLI Annual Conference In the Parks of Southern Utah


June 24-27, 2019

The ELLI conference is celebrating its 5th anniversary! In addition to the intensive sessions and workshops, it will feature an excursion to Bryce Canyon National Park as well as opportunities for excursions to Zion National Park and other Southern Utah locations. This year's theme is Mountains of Possibilities and proposals are being accepted now! Join us in beautiful Southern Utah for a fulfilling time for educators in experiential, engaged, and project-based learning (K-12, Higher Education, non-profit). As your hosts, in conjunction with the National Society for Experiential Education, we design this conference for you to experience and engage in new ways to teach and learn – and our skilled hospitality team will make sure your time with us is well-planned and full of activities!

Questions? Contact elli@suu.edu or call 435-586-7808.

What Makes this Conference Different?

PechaKucha presentation during an ELLI conference.

We Feature Innovative Presentation Styles

At the conference, you can experience "PechaKucha." This is an upbeat format that keeps presenters on their toes as their twenty slides advance automatically every twenty seconds. PechaKucha presentations prevent individuals from becoming "long-winded" in their communications. This format is an entertaining way to learn about a wide variety of subjects or perspectives.

Arlene Braithwaite leading a painting excursion in Zion Canyon

We Engage in Active Learning for Attendees

One of the most loved ELLI experiences is our hands-on active learning. This key component has attendees out of their seats and doing something outside of a normal conference structure. The Active Learning section of the conference changes every year so attendees have something new to look forward to each time. In previous years, this section has included activities centered around leadership and team building, soft skills/what employers are looking for, and place based learning.

An excursion in Bryce Canyon National Park

We Plan Multiple Excursions for You!

Experience more than an average conference! Our excursions are always connected to the conference theme, and have a takeaway message and reflection time. Our excursions are a key element to what makes ELLI unique and stand out from other conferences.

Take advantage of opportunities to network at ELLI

We are excited to offer a wide variety of perspectives and experiences on Project-based Learning and Experiential Education. Attendees have joined us from the following organizations:

  • Adler University
  • Alpine School District
  • Alverno College
  • Atonement Lutheran School
  • Bellows Free Academy
  • Brigham Young University
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho
  • Colorado State University - Pueblo
  • Con Amore School
  • Cottonwood Classical Prep School
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dixie State University
  • Elon University
  • Emporia State University
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Heritage University
  • Idaho State University
  • James Madison University
  • Long Island University-Global
  • Mount Saint Mary's University
  • Montana Tech Career Services
  • Murray State University
  • National Society for Experiential Education
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northwestern College
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Sacramento State
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Seekhley
  • Snow College
  • Sonoma State University
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Temple University
  • Texas Woman's University
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Tennessee Martin
  • University of Utah
  • Utah Campus Compact
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Weber State University
  • West Texas A&M University
  • Western Oregon University
  • William Jewell College
  • Women's Leadership Institute