The challenges and benefits of an online conference: Lessons learned by Celia Popovic (York University) and Erika Kustra (Windsor University)

  • Celia Popovic
  • Erika Kustra


In 2019 the Canadian Educational Developers Caucus ran their first online annual conference. Online events have multiple benefits, but they also present new challenges. The lessons learned from this experience are likely to be of interest and use to others running events online – particularly those which were held in person prior to the COVID-19 pandemic – and exploring the practical implications of what professional development will look in the near future.