TBLC Abstract Submissions

The 21st Annual Conference on Team-Based Learning will be held in Orlando, FL USA March 5-8, 2022.

We invite you to submit abstracts for either poster or brief oral presentations on any topic relevant to team-based learning. The Program Committee will review all abstracts for relevance to team-based learning and will determine which are appropriate for poster and brief oral presentations. Applicants will be notified by January 1, 2022 whether their abstracts were accepted for presentation and whether deemed appropriate for poster or brief oral presentation.

This year we will offer both in-person and virtual registration allowing authors the opportunity to chose their method of participation. All accepted presentations will be available to attendees online for viewing in addition to those presented live in Orlando.



POSTER SESSIONS – General Information
We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster to highlight major findings. All attendees of the meeting can submit in advance an abstract for a poster. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for quality and relevance. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length. While references are a usual component of a poster, do not include in the 300-word abstract. Please do not include figures in your abstract.

ALL accepted posters will be expected to submit a PDF of their poster (no larger than 10mb). Additional details will be provided upon acceptance.

Example of the updated format. More information about this style can be found in the NPR article “To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over.”


Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. 

ALL accepted orals will be expected to submit a video of their presentation. Additional details will be provided upon acceptance.

We are asking for abstracts for three different tracks:

Fundamentals track – for novices to TBL to help them learn the essential skills to get a TBL program started at their own institution. An example might include an oral presentation on facilitation techniques, or a poster on “How to Write Good Readiness Assurance Tests”

Innovations track – for those who are experienced with TBL to provide information about experiences with particular types of courses or learners or new or innovative techniques. An example might include a poster titled “A TBL Science Course for 9th Graders” or an oral presentation on “How to Start a Web-Based TBL Course”.

Research/Scholarship track – for those interested in presenting findings from educational research or research studies about TBL. Research submissions may be from descriptive, semi-quantitative (e.g., survey results), or quantitative (e.g., experimental) research. An example might be a poster entitled “Getting a research program started in your TBL course” or an oral presentation on “Evidence of standardized test performance gains in Pharmacy students following implementation of a TBL curriculum”.

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Word Limit: 300


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