IPUTL 2020 Cancelled

It is with great disappointment that the Auburn University Office of International Programs has decided to cancel the 2020 International Perspectives on University Teaching and Learning Symposium due to the global spread of COVID-19, Coronavirus. IPUTL 2020 was originally scheduled for June 3-5 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, FL. The symposium will be rescheduled for summer 2021, and all presenters accepted for IPUTL 2020 are automatically invited to present in 2021instead. Our team will provide updates and details on IPUTL 2021 as soon as possible.

All registrants for IPUTL 2020 will be automatically provided a full refund to the credit card used in the original payment transaction. Refunds will be processed in the coming week, and a confirmation email will be sent upon completion. Please allow 3-5 business days for the refund to post to your account. For an exact timeline, please check with your bank.

For those who have already booked their hotel stay at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, please call 407-939-4686 to either cancel or receive new reservation rules that apply should you choose to keep your hotel reservation despite the event cancellation.

The IPUTL team did not come to this decision lightly, but feel it is imperative to place the health and safety of our team and registrants above all else. All necessary personnel were consulted before making an official decision. We would like to apologize for any disruption this may cause, and if there is anything we can do to ease concerns, please email iputl@auburn.edu.

Thank you to those who registered for IPUTL 2020 and to everyone for sharing our vision for internationalization in higher education. As previously mentioned, we are working with the venue to reschedule the symposium for 2021, so be on the lookout for updated information on the IPUTL website and social media pages (Facebook & Twitter).



The registration cost includes the opening dinner and dessert reception (excluding guests); plenaries and concurrent sessions; breakfast, lunch and break food (on days 2 and 3); and two conversation starter speed roundtable sessions.

Business casual – Although we are in Florida, please no shorts, leggings, tank tops or flip flops.

IPUTL 2020 will be held at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Conference attendees may book at a discounted conference rate on this Disney website or by calling the Disney Group Reservations Team at (407) 939-4686.

Yes – Guests may attend the opening dinner and dessert reception for an additional fee of $250 per person.

No – Although we anticipate that attendees will be accompanied by guests/family members, please do not bring them to the conference plenaries, concurrent sessions and roundtables. Those conference events are designated for registered conference attendees only.

Yes – Disney's Contemporary Resort offers one-to-one babysitting in the comfort of your hotel room for children 6 months to 12 years of age. For additional details on rates and services, please visit the Guest Services webpage.

The Orlando International Airport is the closest airport to Disney's Contemporary Resort. For information on flights, parking and transportation, please visit the airports website.

Yes – Disney’s Magical Express provides complimentary transportation and luggage delivery to Disney Resort guests. For details on reserving a shuttle, please visit Disney’s Magical Express webpage.

International Perspectives on University Teaching & Learning Symposium June 3-5, 2020

Last Updated: October 09, 2019