Annual Meeting

ACUBE 66th Annual Conference – Friday October 21, 2022 via Zoom

Call for Registration and Submissions for the
66ᵗʰ Annual ACUBE Meeting Friday October 21ˢᵗ 2022
Online via Zoom

Registration is now open for the annual ACUBE meeting. In its 66ᵗʰ year, this meeting gathers biology educators from colleges and universities across the country and beyond for a highly dynamic and interactive conference. In line with ACUBE’s mission, we come together to incubate new and innovative teaching ideas, to discuss strategies to involve student research in the biology curriculum, to improve advising and mentoring skills, to become informed about and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning, and to develop and recognize excellence in teaching. Participants present from the whole spectrum of subdisciplines within biology. Come to be inspired and leave energized!

Registration Costs:

Membership costs:

Regular $45

Student (includes graduate and post-doc) $15

Retired/Emeritus $5

To renew your membership, please visit
or use the “Add-on” feature in Eventbrite (scroll down below the ticket options for “Add-ons”).

Schedule Overview (PST-PDT, draft):
8:50 – 9:00 Welcoming Remarks
9:00 – 12:00 Concurrent Sessions
12:00 – 1:00 Break for Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Keynote Speaker
2:00 – 4:00 Concurrent Sessions
4:00 Awards and Concluding Remarks

This year’s keynote will be given by the RIOS Institute, who provides resources for STEM education and organization leaders to implement social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (SJEDI)-centered Open Education and Open Science pedagogy, materials, and resources.

We are using Eventbrite for attendees and payments and Google Forms for presenters.

If you are attending (but not presenting), complete the Eventbrite registration by October 10. You do NOT need to complete the Google Form. Eventbrite uses PayPal, but you have the option of being a guest if you do not have an account. If you do not want to pay via Eventbrite, you can pay at

If you are PRESENTING at our annual meeting (see below), complete BOTH the Eventbrite and Google Form by SEPTEMBER 20.


Google Form:

Presenting at the 66ᵗʰ Annual ACUBE meeting:

Regardless of your professional level, you can share your best teaching ideas and biology education research with colleagues! We welcome proposals on any topic related to college and university biology education.

If you are interested in presenting at the meeting, please read the following instructions before you begin to fill out the Google Form. An email containing the program, links, passwords, etc. will be emailed to all registered attendees before the conference date. Note that all presenters will need to submit a personal Zoom link upon registration in the Google Form (no passcodes or passwords will be allowed). That link will be in the program that gets emailed to all attendees but will NOT be included in the program that gets posted to ACUBE’s website.

Title & Abstract Guidelines:
Your title and abstract should clearly and concisely describe what you will present. If you are
presenting a learning activity or lab exercise, describe the activity, intended student population and how the activity is used in the classroom or lab. If you are presenting biology education research, describe the research question or problem, research design and analysis. Formal assessment of a learning activity or approach is not required but the activity or approach should have been implemented at least once in the classroom or lab. Try and keep your abstract to 300 words or less.

Presentation Formats:

10-minute: We are trying something new this year by offering 10-minute sessions. Appropriate items for 10 minute sessions include posters, quick teaching ideas, or conducting a poll to get data from other conference attendees.

20-minute: Typical talks given in the 20-minute time slots are overviews or ideas. Successful 20-minute talks tend to present a summary or single concept. If your presentation has a lot of data and/or you are looking for feedback from attendees, consider the 40-minute time slot.

40-minute: Oral presentations that attempt to discuss data work best in 40-minute time slots. This allows time to fully explain your pedagogical question, methods, and results as well as leaves time for attendees to ask questions. These slots are also opportunities for extended discussion on a specific topic of interest in a small group setting. Roundtables are excellent venues for giving and receiving targeted feedback, engaging in in- depth discussions, and meeting colleagues with similar interests.

No 80-90 minute workshops will be available this year due to the shortened one day format.

If you are open to presenting multiple formats (i.e., your topic is flexible enough that you can
create a 20 or 40 minute), please indicate this on the Google Form.

If you are a student and interested in being considered for the Carlock award
(, please indicate this on the Google Form.
If you have any questions, please contact the Program Chair, Tara Prestholdt at the University of Portland (holdt at up dot edu)
Thank you!
ACUBE Governance