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TEACHx 2018: Event Details

Featured Speaker

Dr. Yevgeniya V. Zastavker

Director of the Research Institute for Experiential Learning Science at Northeastern University

Learning in an Era of “Wicked” Challenges

How do we as teachers reckon with the open-ended, ill-defined, and deep problems that cannot be solved using a technical-rational-empirical approach? Join physicist and Olin College founding faculty member Yevgeniya V. Zastavker as she shares her journey of learning, unlearning, and relearning, and ultimately imagines a new, collaborative, and engaging educational paradigm.

Schedule in Brief

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast & Concurrent Sessions 1
10 a.m. – Keynote
11 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions 2
11:45 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions 3
12:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:30 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions 4
2:15 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions 5
3 p.m. – Cookies & Conversation

Reflective Track

Have you ever gone to a conference, become energized by all the great new ideas that you gained, and then went home and struggled to remember what exactly you learned or how you might incorporate it? Our new reflective track solves this problem.

The reflective track will provide you with opportunities for deliberate reflection on the TEACHx sessions you attend, with a focus on considering how you can apply the content to your own practice. You will be provided with a series of activities to promote introspection throughout the conference, and at the end of the day, you will participate in moderated discussion with your peers, led by one of our experienced Digital Innovators. Space is limited.


Getting to TEACHx on Northwestern’s Chicago campus

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

May 23, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Parking, Transportation, & Hotel

If you’re flying to Chicago for TEACHx, you may want to look at the O’Hare Airport guide or the Midway Airport guide on getting downtown from the airport.


Reduced rate parking vouchers are available for $15. If you plan to drive to TEACHx and would like to guarantee a reduced parking rate, you may purchase your reduced rate parking voucher after you register for TEACHx. Vouchers will not be available for purchase on May 23.

Your purchased voucher will be provided at the registration check-in table and is redeemed at the point of payment at the parking garage kiosks. You will need both the ticket from the garage and the voucher ticket to leave the garage.

Discounted parking rates are available only at the Erie Ontario Garage and the Huron Superior Garage. Given the location is in close proximity to the hospital, you may want to allow 15-20 minutes to park.

NOTE: Northwestern employees driving to the Chicago campus may pick up a reduced rate voucher at the Wildcard Office located in Abbott Hall, 710 North Lake Shore Drive, Room 100.

Huron Superior Parking Garage
222 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Erie Ontario Parking Garage
321 E. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Get Directions

Northwestern Intercampus Shuttle

Northwestern faculty, staff, and students coming from the Evanston campus can take the Northwestern Intercampus shuttle (Wildcard required). You can check the online schedule for times.

Check the Shuttle Schedule

Public Transit

Public transit in Chicago is provided by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

  • CTA Red Line (‘L’): The closest train stop to TEACHx is the Red Line Chicago stop, which is three blocks west of Michigan Avenue.
  • CTA Bus Service: A plethora of CTA bus routes provide service near the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

View the CTA System Map


Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile
166 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

  • We have reserved a block of rooms, but space is limited.
  • Rate is $189/night for single or double
  • Room block for Tuesday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 23
  • Group rate will be available 3 days before and after, based on availability
  • Complimentary WiFi / 100% non-smoking facility / Hotel service fee waived

To reserve your room, use group name TEACHx and group code JG24L6. You may:

Visit Cambria’s Website


Is TEACHx wheelchair accessible?
The venue and the majority of the programming locations are wheelchair accessible. If you require accommodations, please email so we can help facilitate your needs.

Will WiFi be available?
Yes, eduroam and Northwestern Guest WiFi will be available for use during the conference. If you are attending from an eduroam-participating institution, you can use eduroam while here on campus. Be sure to set things up before you leave for TEACHx. Please visit the Eduroam website for more details.

Who can I contact with additional questions?
Feel free to email us at with any other questions.