CFP: DUE 9/7/17 – TYCA Midwest Conference “Cultivating Curiosity”

As disseminated from TYCA’s Conference webpage: TYCA Conference

TYCA Conference!


2017 Conference at the historic St. Paul Hotel

St. Paul, Minnesota

Oct. 5-7

The 2017  TYCA-MW conference will be hosted by Century College (out of White Bear Lake, MN) at the St. Paul Hotel in downtown St. Paul, MN October 5-7, 2017.

Featured speakers include Julie Schumacher and Bruce Horner.

St. Paul is “an Upper Midwest river town bursting in art, culture, and history!” Minnesota is the home state of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Garrison Keillor, Prince, Louise Erdrich, Sinclair Lewis, Tim O’Brien, Charles Schultz, and Judy Garland. Click here for other happenings in the St. Paul area.

Submit a proposal! Deadline for priority consideration is May 1. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis after that date as space allows. Here’s the TYCA-Midwest Proposal Form! Submit this form & a 100-word abstract for the program to

Here in the Twin Cities, we experience the duality of being both an agent of “cultivation” and a recipient of it: we “cultivate” our environments and are “cultivated” by the artistic inspirations around us.  We invite you to become “curious” in this quest for “cultivation,” particularly as it applies to your classrooms.  How do you “cultivate curiosity” in your own students?  Or, conversely, how do your students “cultivate” your “curiosity” as a teacher?

Step 1:  Submit a Proposal: See above = Submit the TYCA-MW form & a 100-word abstract for the program to

Step 2: Register to attend: TYCA 2017 Registration

Step 3: Payment by credit card or check: 

(Please note: Adjuncts who get a proposal accepted do not have to pay the registration fee.)

Registration Options
Registration Options

Or send your check, payable to TYCA Midwest, to:

TYCA Midwest
Attn: Eden Pearson
12862 Hazelwood Dr.
Clive, IA 50325.

Step 4: Book Your Room at the St. Paul Hotel: 

By Phone:  800-292-9292      Ask for the TYCA Midwest Conference Rate

Online:  Visit Saint Paul Hotel    Under the “Special Rates” tab, click the dropdown menu and select “Group/Block” and then enter 171005EAA for the TYCA rate ($184, which includes free WiFi!)

Step 5: Tell Others About TYCA!

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