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2020 - 5th Annual Higher Education Flipped Learning Conference @ University of Northern Colorado

The Flipped Learning Conference @ UNC is the only conference dedicated to flipped learning research, workshops and professional development for higher education. 

We invite instructors, faculty, and graduate students in higher education and other post-secondary institutions from around the world to attend and present. This conference is a blend of novice and experienced flipped educators who will share best practices and research. Thus, previous experience in flipped classrooms is not required.

The first day of the conference is an optional, day-long flipped professional development experience that starts with access to online resources and culminates in a workshop. This opportunity is flipped - so be prepared to work on materials before arriving at the conference. The content of this professional development experience came about in 2018 when a cohort of 100 experienced educators from 49 countries collaborated to identify 187 elements of effective Flipped Learning.

Conference Details

  •  June 11 - 13
  • Ross Hall and Campus Commons
    2253 11th Ave. Greeley, CO 80631

Previous experience with flipped classrooms is not required

Registration begins February 1, 2020

Professional Development

 The professional development session is based on up-to-date research and best practices and is full of practical strategies that you can implement immediately. Experience flipped professional development that starts with access to online resources and culminates in a pre-conference workshop.

You'll quickly get the fundamentals and learn to avoid the biggest mistakes and leave with your Flipped Learning 3.0 Higher Ed Level - I Certification. This certificate normally costs $179 but the Flipped Learning Conference @ UNC discounted rate is $70.


Meet a wide range of post-secondary professionals and find opportunities to collaborate with other professionals interested in flipped and active learning.

Interactive Sessions

Attend interactive sessions on flipped and active learning with researchers and practitioners and gain valuable feedback from other experts.

Registration Information

Registration will be open on February 1st. The early registration deadline for the Flipped Learning Conference is April 30th.  Discount codes for special invites are available via email. Please contact Elizabeth Kersey at elizabeth.kersey@unco.edu for more information. 

Registration includes: light a.m and p.m. refreshments, daily lunch and banquet dinner.

Registration begins February 1, 2020


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The Banquet

The Flipped Learning Conference @ UNC keynote will take place at the banquet on June 12. Speaker(s) to be announced soon.

Eroll St.Clair Smith

Errol St.Clair Smith

Errol St.Clair Smith is the director of global development at the Flipped Learning Global Initiative. Smith is responsible for understanding the emerging needs of the flipped learning community and supporting successful adoption around the world. Over the last decade, Errol led the development of online media channels for the nation's leading education associations and has received four Emmy nominations and an Emmy Award. Smith coauthored Flipped Learning 3.0: The Operating System for the Future of Talent Development with Jon Bergmann

Jon Bergmann

Jon Bergmann

Dr. Bergmann wrote the book Flip Your Classroom: Reaching Every Student in Every Class Every Day. He is an active learning thought leader whose 10 books are translated into 13 languages Jon received the presidential award for teaching excellence and has traveled over 700,000 miles helping educators and school systems learn how to reach every student in every class every day.

Caroline Fell Kurban

Dr. Caroline Fell Kurban

Caroline Fell Kurban is Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at MEF University the first and only fully flipped university in the world. Dr. Fell Kurban has the responsibility of supporting instructors and students in the development of Flipped Learning. Kurban coauthored, The Flipped Approach to Higher Education: Designing Universities for Today's Knowledge Economies and Societies

Eric Muzar

Dr. Eric Mazur

Dr. Mazur is the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and Dean of Applied Physics at Harvard University and a member of the Faculty of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He's one of the earliest practitioners of flipped learning.

Muhammad Sahin

Dr. Muhammad Sahin

Dr. Sahin is the founding rector of MEF University, the first fully flipped university in the world. He graduated from the Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry (Geomatics) Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, İstanbul Technical University in 1987. Şahin received his master's degree from University College London 1991, and his PhD degree from University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1994. Şahin was the first rector from Turkey to be elected as a member of the Board of Directors of CESAER (Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research). In February 2012, Şahin was elected unanimously to the four-member Executive Board of CESAER.


Robyn Brinks

Robyn Brinks Lockwood

Robyn Brinks Lockwood teaches courses in English for international graduate students at Stanford University.  She is an active member of the international TESOL organization, serves as the ad-hoc consultant for the Publishing Professional Council, and is a past chair of the Materials Writers Interest Section. Robyn has edited and written numerous textbooks, online courses, video programs, and teacher’s ancillaries for second-language writing, speaking, and listening English courses and TOEFL preparation. Her publications include those of University of Michigan Press, Macmillan Education, Cambridge University Press, Pearson, and McGraw-Hill.

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Housing Accommodations

The Flipped Learning Conference will be at the UNC Campus located in Greeley, CO. Attendees will have the option to stay on UNC's campus in North Hall and be within walking distance of conference events. This option is available via the conference registration form.

There are also special housing rates for those interested in staying at the DoubleTree Hotel in town. Email Elizabeth Kersey at elizabeth.kersey@unco.edu for the promotion code prior to making your reservation. 


If you are flying into Denver International Airport (DIA) we suggest using the Greeley Shuttle for round-trip service between DIA and Greeley. The drop off address for those staying on-campus is: 2253 11th Ave. Greeley, CO 80631.  

Once in Greeley it is your responsibility to get to Ross Hall for Conference events. View campus map


Free parking is available for conference attendees.