General submissions closed on October 2nd, 2017, but presenters may still submit poster submissions.

Thank you for your interest in presenting your work at the 2018 Coursera Partners Conference hosted by Arizona State University from March 6-8, 2018!

We are looking for submissions that speak to the future of education and online learning in a world where education doesn’t end at college graduation. What will learning look like in 5-10 years and what do we see today that gives us a glimpse of that future?

Please carefully read all submission details and deadlines before completing this form.

  • Poster submissions: Individual and group submissions will be considered.
  • If you would like to present on more than one topic, you will need to submit this form again. Each TOPIC proposal must be submitted individually
  • Required presenter forms must be completed by March 1, 2018, in order to confirm your participation.  
  • Register for the conference by March 1, 2018.
  • Poster Presenters:
    • The poster cannot be more than 24×36 inches (60.96×91.44 cm). Horizontal or vertical posters are acceptable.
    • Presenters are responsible for printing and transporting their posters to the conference venue.
    • Coursera will provide each poster presenter with space and mounting materials to display one poster.

Please direct all questions about the conference and submission process to

We look forward to seeing you in Arizona!

* 1. Presenter First Name

* 2. Presenter Last Name

* 4. Presenter Job Title

* 5. Email Address

* 6. With which of the following roles do you primarily identify?

* 7. I am applying to be a:

Submission Topic Areas
The proposed conference topics listed below offer an opportunity to explore various areas of interest related to online courses, online and blended pedagogy, education policy, and emerging trends in online education. These are meant to provide you with examples, but we encourage diverse submissions. If you have ideas outside of the topics outlined below, we invite you to share them with us.

Research & data
  • Strategies for using data to improve learner outcomes
  • Best practices to help non-researchers apply research insights to online learning experiences
  • Insights from the latest cutting-edge research from online courses
  • Best practices for designing and conducting online research that impacts outcomes in online learning
  • How to gain new insights from data exports on Coursera
The future of online learning
  • Looking back and looking ahead: insights from your institution for developing a strategic portfolio of online learning programs
  • The university’s role in helping learners build career skills through online learning experiences
  • Innovations in online learning experiences for credit
  • Recent innovations in micro-credentials
  • The future of online degrees
  • Strategies for navigating the accreditation process for online content
  • Extending the impact of the university through programs to reach learners in organizations
  • Best practices for collaboration between industry and academia
Teaching, learning and pedagogy
  • Best practices for teaching online
  • Marketing success stories: Strategies to reach new learners
  • Coursera’s platform, features and technology: innovation in online learning, personalized learning, AI, machine learning/technology
  • Strategies for high quality and high touch teaching for credit online
  • Best practices for blended learning
Content creation
  • Getting started: How do I use the Coursera platform?
  • Going from good to great: Advanced strategies for experienced course teams
  • Creating effective, engaging, and innovative videos
  • Creating an effective internal management system
  • Challenges and solutions to being an Instructional Designer
  • Strategies to create engaging learning experiences for professional learners

* 8. Abstract: In 300-600 words, please describe your proposed poster presentation. Please address the following in your abstract:
  • Relevance to the conference selection criteria and topic areas
  • Clarity of intended takeaways
  • Application to Coursera Platform
(You may include a link to a shared online document [e.g., a Google doc] rather than composing your proposal in this space. Please remember to stay within 300-600 words and share access with

* 9. (Optional) Has this abstract been accepted for publication? Have you presented these findings elsewhere?