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The Hybrid Experience:
Designing the Future of Learning

The Technology and Education Seminar and Showcase (TESS) Conference has been eCampusOntario’s annual flagship event since 2015. TESS is based on two core principles – the importance of collaboration and honouring our shared successes. The conference brings together the community to share, learn and celebrate as we shape the future of learning together.  

We are thrilled to announce that this TESS will be held in person in Toronto this October (date TBA). This year’s theme – The Hybrid Experience: Designing the Future of Learning – explores the evolution of an integrated digital and in-person education environment, what it means for the future of delivering vibrant learning experiences, and the steps we take today for a more effective and sustainable tomorrow.  

Conference Tracks

Sessions will focus on three areas that are vital to defining a hybrid future:  

Imagining Digital Futures 

Creating space for conceptualizing what’s possible. Our digital futures are as open as our imaginations and speakers are invited to explore the next realm of virtual and hybrid learning.  

Digital Inclusion 

Investigating whether hybrid learning systems can deliver on their promise of digital inclusion, supporting learners with flexibility, technology and accessibility wherever they are, whatever their situation. 

Practices and Pedagogies 

Exploring the theories of hybrid pedagogies and how they translate into on-the-ground blended learning methods for delivering immersive experiences for all learners.  

Session Types

You can choose to participate in TESS 2022 in either of the following formats:

  • In-person Presentation (30-minute presentation, 10-minute Q&A)
  • In-person Workshop (40-minute workshop)

Applicants’ proposals will be evaluated based on the rubric which can be downloaded below.

Click here to download the rubric

A Peer Review Community will evaluate all submitted proposals to identify presenters for TESS 2022.

Accessibility Requests

eCampusOntario is committed to accommodating applicants. If you require any accommodations at any point during the proposal application process, please contact

If presenting at TESS in-person causes challenges for you or members of your team, please contact us. Your requests will remain private and confidential and will not be communicated to the peer review committee.

Deadline for submissions is July 14, 2022 at 5:00pm.

Apply now