DEMOfest 2017: The SFU Experience of Teaching with Technology

Fall 2017

Tue, November 28, 2017 | 10:00–2:00
Halpern Centre, Burnaby campus

DEMOfest offers you the opportunity to see real learning solutions demonstrated live by your peers. Learn about the tools, techniques and technologies used to create them, network with your colleagues, and get some great ideas that you can apply in your work.

Participate as a presenter or exhibitor

Are you a faculty member or instructional staff member doing something interesting related to teaching and learning and the special theme of assessment? Consider showcasing your work at this event.

One option is to host a table where you can demonstrate your learning solution or teaching practice. Another option is to present a short talk.

Whether you have developed assessments to enhance student learning strategies, created collaborative learning environments, supported positive interaction, or developed flexible modes of learning, other members of the SFU academic community will be interested in what you do. Feel free to ask your colleagues, grad students, or TAs and TMs to exhibit or present with you.

To reserve a table or a presentation spot, complete this very short form by October 27, 2017:

For more information, contact Qing Liu at

   No registration necessary

Additional information

SFU instructors and students have access to all sorts of learning technologies, from Canvas to iClickers to web-based research tools. But technology isn’t an end in itself. DEMOfest 2017 is about how instructors are using those technologies to produce exciting and original educational experiences leading to student engagement and strong learning outcomes.

The theme of our third annual event is Assessment. Creating meaningful assessments is an art form. Talk to faculty members and instructors about the ways they have developed assessments that enhance student learning strategies, create collaborative learning environments, support positive interaction, develop flexible modes of learning, and more.

All activities will take place in the Halpern Centre. Drop in for a single demo or stay for the whole day. Bring a friend or come alone. There’s no need to register, and there will be refreshments. We hope to see you there!

  • See technology solutions to common teaching/learning challenges.
  • Engage with presenters and learn more about the why and how of their solutions.
  • Network informally with colleagues.
  • Listen to our speakers’ series featuring short Pecha Kucha–style presentations on learning technology innovations.
  • Participate in contests and raffles and win prizes.
November 28, 2017