The International Center for Supplemental Instruction in partnership with TEDU presents:

The 12th International Conference on Supplemental Instruction


The Golden Age of SI: Celebrate 50 Years with Us

June 9-11, 2022

50 years ago, a committee convened at the University of Missouri-Kansas City to address issues of student retention and graduation. Informed by learning theory and best practices, the methodology we now know as Supplemental Instruction was piloted by a team led by grad student Deanna Martin. That initial pilot demonstrated an astounding positive impact, and as the methods have been refined, SI has proven to be an enduring best practice in student success.

The years since 1973 have truly been a golden age for SI—a time of proliferation, refinement, and reinvention. Some may assert that SI has withstood no greater test than in these recent years when a global pandemic caused us to shift and change our implementation practices in ways we may not have thought possible.

In true SI fashion, let’s collaborate for solutions and explore concepts without judgment for what we are still learning. Let’s share our stories of challenge and triumph and ask probing questions. Let’s meet, eat, learn, and celebrate 50 years of SI with one another in the anchor city of the region known as The Golden Horseshoe—Toronto.


SI Leader Summit

The International Center for Supplemental Instruction is excited to host another SI Leader Summit, which will run concurrently with our 12th International Conference on Supplemental Instruction. This event will bring together SI Leaders from Supplemental Instruction programs around the globe for a morning of professional development with each other and Certified SI Trainers and two days of concurrent sessions led by their fellow SI Leaders. Attendees will be invited to submit session proposals. In true SI fashion, there will be plenty of opportunities for SI Leaders to collaborate, share ideas, and network.





Sunset view of Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

The conference venue is the beautiful waterfront Westin Harbour Castle located in vibrant downtown Toronto. Explore the photo gallery to see what awaits you!

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Keynote Speakers


Eduardo Briceño, Growth Mindset & Improvement Expert, Co-Founder & CEO of Mindset Works

Eduardo is the most booked keynote speaker and workshop facilitator on growth mindset and the Learning Zone. In 2007, along with Carol Dweck and Lisa Blackwell, he co-founded Mindset Works, the pioneer in growth mindset development services and programs, which served and influenced thousands of organizations in their advancement of learning-oriented cultures and systems. Eduardo’s TEDx and TED talks on growth mindset and improvement have each been viewed by millions. He is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow, a member of the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network, and an inductee in the Happiness Hall of Fame.

Prior to Mindset Works, Eduardo was a Principal at the Sprout Group, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, where he was part of the technology investment team and served on several for-profit and non-profit boards. Before that he was an investment banking analyst with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Eduardo grew up in Caracas, Venezuela. He holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MBA and M.A. in education from Stanford University. Most importantly, he continues to enjoy lifelong learning every day.

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Dr. Crystal Kiekel, Center for Academic Success Director, Los Angeles Pierce College & Learning Assistance Project Coordinator, California Community Colleges’ Success Network

Dr. Crystal Kiekel is a full-time faculty member at Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC), where she directs the Center for Academic Success, which provides course-embedded tutoring, general tutoring, workshops, and internships to LAPC students. She is also a coordinator for the California Community Colleges’ Success Network (3CSN), a professional learning network for California community college educators with a focus on improving student equity and success.

She leads 3CSN’s “Learning Assistance Project,” which builds opportunities for peer educators statewide (including SI leaders, tutors, and peer mentors) to learn and grow together as a professional community. Crystal earned a Masters of Social Welfare (MSW) from UCLA with an emphasis on management and planning of nonprofit organizations and a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) at Cal State Northridge with an emphasis on community college leadership and policy development.




Submissions for proposals and awards will open in September 2021. We will provide details on the submission process at the end of July 2021.

For more information, visit our Proposals page or Awards page.







For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please visit our Sponsorship page.


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