34th Annual LAND Conference
2019 Theme: Movement


The 2019 LAND Conference will also include the LAND Institutional Excellence Award, Creative Expressions Night, Creative Writing Workshops, a Professional Issues Roundtable and Presentation, Student Scholars Lightening Talks, Student Scholars Poster Session, Student Awards Presentations, an amazing Student Art Exhibit, great food and great opportunities to meet colleagues, creating a unique MOVEMENT all our own!

Movement: an act of changing physical location or position or of having this changed; a group of people working together to advance their shared political, social, or artistic ideas; a series of organized activities working toward an objective; musical movements; the quality of motion in art; the vibrant quality in literature that holds a reader’s attention; scientific motion of all kinds; transformations in math – and so much more!

The LAND theme is always general to allow for a wide variety of interpretations from ALL disciplines. This year is no different. Consider the idea of kinesthetic movement, historical/political movements, getting movement started in various aspects of your work, keeping movement going as in momentum, as well as variations: motion, movable, moving – we are open to your creative interpretations!

The 2019 schedule will not be available until closer to the conference, but you can see the complete schedule of events here from the 2018 ConferenceThis schedule also includes past winners selected for the Student Creative Writing Contest, Art Contest, Illustration Contest, Student Scholars Conference, and the LAND Institutional Award for Excellence.

The 2019 LAND Conference will be held February 6-8, 2019 at the The Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Click here for reservation information.

Lightning Talks

  • are inspirational
  • can be focused on a best practice
  • may also amuse and delight
  • report on research
  • highlight something in the presenter’s classroom or campus
  • can be on something worthwhile in the Liberal Arts

Lightning Talks are ten-minute presentations related to the Liberal Arts and the conference theme. Proposals for Lightning Talks are accepted from full-time and part-time faculty, administrators, and staff.

Submissions for Lightning Talks Proposals is open! Deadline: October 18

Lightning Talk Proposal Form (.docx)

Register for the conference here. All attendees – including presenters – must register for the conference.

Creative Expressions

Hosted by Clark Iverson (The Man with the Top Hat), Creative Expressions is held the Thursday evening of the conference at the hotel. This is an open mic for conference participants to share their own creative writing. Student winners of the creative writing categories who attend the conference are especially welcome to share their writing at this event.

“Nobody goes to LAND once. You will be back.”
Becky Roberts, LAND President