NED Teaching and Learning Conference

NED Teaching and Learning Conference September 26-27, 2024

Thursday, September 26, 2024

12:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Friday, September 27, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Metro State University and Online

The 2024 Network for Educational Development (NED) Teaching and Learning Conference is a great opportunity for educators to share their evidence-based experiences and learn from each other as we explore the theme Guides for the Educational Journey. The conference will also provide opportunities for networking and collaboration among educators from different institutions.

The NED Teaching and Learning Conference will cover topics such as:

  • best practices for teaching,
  • fostering equitable learning environments,
  • innovative pedagogical approaches, and
  • strategies for student success.

Register by September 13, 2024

The audience for the NED Teaching and Learning Conference is Minnesota State educators. Learn about conference accommodations below.



Register for In-Person

Workshop + In-Person


Learn about the Workshop below.

Workshop + In-Person


Thursday, September 26, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In-person only. Limit of 40 participants. Cost: $105 (includes registration to the NED Teaching and Learning Conference).

The Pre-Conference Workshop will provide participants with an overview of the Racial Equity Advocates faculty development program that Minnesota State University, Mankato has initiated.

Racial Equity Advocates has two components:

  1. support for the participants’ completion of training to use the Courageous Conversations about Race (CCAR) protocol (Singleton, 2021) and
  2. monthly meetings where we deepen our understanding of the use of the CCAR protocol by discussing problems of practice related to racial equity on campus that have been identified by the participants.

The Pre-Conference Workshop is grounded in conversations using common definitions for words related to antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion and utilizes embodied practices like mindful inquiry and role playing.   

The Pre-Conference Workshop will provide details of the program’s facilitation and its monthly activities, which include supporting faculty to learn the Courageous Conversations About Race (CCAR) protocol and will provide opportunities for participants at the workshop to practice utilizing the strategies employed in the Racial Equity Advocates sessions (e.g. role play).

For example, the workshop will include an introduction to the CCAR protocol, the use of mindful inquiry, and include examples of role playing that were used with Racial Equity Advocates.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will become familiar with the design for Racial Equity Advocates, including using a cohort model that applies language related to race consistently, encouraging self-reflection about race, and identifying problems of practice that might lead to more equitable outcomes on campus.
  • Participants will apply the process and practices used (e.g. mindful inquiry, role play) with faculty together to become advocates and consider what might be necessary to utilize a similar approach on their own campuses.

It is our collective responsibility to remove the barriers that interfere with students’ success on their educational journey. Called to action by Equity 2030, the pathways we create and the resources we provide will disrupt systems of oppression, eliminate outcomes predictable by race, and support student achievement. As students travel along their educational pathways, we will be a collective of guides, partnering with students as they navigate through, persist in, and complete their journeys. We recognize that these paths go beyond the educational journey and lead to fulfilling, sustainable careers that increase quality of life.

Metro State University

700 E 7th St
St Paul, MN 55106

The conference will be held both online and at Metro State University, providing flexibility for faculty to attend in a way that suits them best.

Participants can choose to attend both in-person and virtual sessions, as some in-person sessions will be streamed to accommodate online attendees.

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St Paul Downtown

411 Minnesota Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Get the NED Group Rate

Make a reservation by September 1, 2024

Group dates: September 25, 2024 - September 27, 2024

Group code: 92Q

Phone: 651-291-8800

Parking Information

More information coming soon.

There is a registration fee associated with this conference.

  • $105 Pre-Conference Workshop + In-Person (Includes access to online sessions)
  • $75 In-Person (Includes access to online sessions)
  • $25 Online Only

Cost covers:

  • Thursday, September 26
    • Continental Breakfast (Pre-Conference Workshop only)
    • Lunch (Pre-Conference Workshop only)
    • Snack and Beverages
    • Parking
  • Friday, September 27
    • Continental breakfast
    • Beverages
    • Boxed lunch
    • Morning and afternoon snacks
    • Parking

What is Provided

The agenda will be available online (mobile app and desktop) through Guidebook, available soon.


  • An ASL interpreter will be at all large group sessions.
  • Elevators/ramps
  • All-gender restrooms
  • Mother's room
  • Quiet room


  • An ASL interpreter will be available for all large group sessions.
  • Machine generated captions are available in real-time for all online events (hosted in Zoom).

Request Additional Accommodations  

The Minnesota State Network for Educational Development is committed to providing universal access to all of our events, we'd like to discover how we can make the event more inclusive so you can fully participate.

ASL interpretation for small group sessions (both online or in-person), and human-generated CART (live caption) services for online sessions can be requested with advanced notice.

Please, let us know of these requests or any other disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation.

Request Additional Accommodations by September 13


Email the Network for Educational Development with any questions.

The NED was established to provide educational development opportunities that are designed by Minnesota State faculty and staff for Minnesota State faculty and staff. These opportunities help build awareness, develop knowledge, skills, and abilities, and provide space for reflecting and revising. 

Learn more on the NED Events Calendar or view the NED Course Catalog.