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

The SI Leader Summit & 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.


This is an in-person conference; however, a limited number of sessions will be recorded and made available for purchase following the conclusion of the conference. All conference materials provided to the International Center by the presenters will be made available as well.


Registration is available in early bird, regular and late price windows for both professional and SI Leader attendees.


The conference venue is the beautiful waterfront Westin Harbour Castle located in vibrant downtown Toronto. Explore the photo gallery to see what awaits you! Visit our Venue page for access to a special conference registration rate and link for conference guests.

Keynote Speakers

Eduardo Briceño, Growth Mindset & Improvement Expert, Co-Founder & CEO of Mindset Works
Dr. Crystal Kiekel, Center for Academic Success Director, Los Angeles Pierce College & Learning Assistance Project Coordinator, California Community Colleges’ Success Network

Attached Workshops

Get a jump-start on learning by attending a pre-conference workshop prior to the start of the 12th International Conference on Supplemental Instruction!! These interactive workshops hosted by International SI Certified Trainers from around the world will allow you to connect with colleagues around important SI topics.


The Conference Selection Committee is now accepting conference proposals for the SI Leader Summit and 12th International Conference on Supplemental Instruction.


View conference sponsors and learn about sponsorship opportunities.


The Conference Award Committee closed conference award nominations on December 31, 2021.

Information Regarding COVID-19 Health/Travel Conditions

The ICSI team is planning for the best — an in-person conference in beautiful Toronto — while keeping a close eye on health conditions as they may impact travel.
Please know that conference registrations are refundable prior to May 4, 2022. Hotel reservations with the Westin Harbour Castle have a generous cancellation policy as well. While we do not anticipate conference cancellation, full refunds will be provided if the conference is cancelled. As we monitor conditions closer to time, we will do our best to keep everyone informed, and we welcome your inquiries.

For the most current information regarding Covid-19 health measures and guidance for residents and travelers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, please visit Ontario’s COVID-19 Public Health Measures webpage.

Cancellation Policy

Conference registrations of all types (except for Fiscal Year-End Registrations or “Early Early Bird”) can be canceled for a full refund before 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. After that, registrations can be transferred through June 1, 2022. To cancel a registration, please email or call 816-235-1174 between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. CT, Monday-Friday.

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