IST Conference

Instructional Systems Technology Conference

The Instructional Systems Technology (IST) conference is a free, student-run conference that offers graduate students a safe venue to gain experience in presenting, organizing, and attending professional conferences. In years past, attendees have included residential and distance students, alumni, and faculty of the IU IST department as well as IST students from other universities and students from various IU departments. 

20th Annual IST Conference Keynote Speaker

Gina Anderson


As co-founder and CEO of Luma, an instructional design and learning company, Dr. Gina Anderson brings more than 20 years in the education field. She started her career as a special education teacher and always had the passion to improve learning for all learners.

Among her career highlights are the design of the Luma eNugget® and STEM CITY® platforms, which are grounded in learning research. Luma uses analytics from these technologies to help companies improve organizational learning programs. She is currently applying her technologies and learning research to positively influence how training is done in the trucking/logistics industry.  In November 2019, Luma was recognized as Company of the Year for their DRIVE FIRST® business product by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business in New York, NY

Gina holds a Doctor of Education in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University. She also holds a Master and Bachelor of Science in Education with high distinction from the University of Dayton.

Call for Proposals

The 20th Annual IST Conference will take place on March 6th, 2020 in the School of Education (W. W. Wright Education Building, 201 N. Rose Avenue).  "Design For Change, Redefine Instruction." is the theme for this year. We encourage proposal submissions that fall into at least one of the following areas of interest: 

  • Learning and Instruction
  • Research and Theory
  • Design and Development
  • Innovation in Education
  • Technology Integration
  • Analysis and Evaluation
  • Organization and Systemic Change
  • Training and Performance
  • Teacher Education
  • Adult Education
  • Distance Learning

To submit your proposal, click on the Proposal Submission Form. You can also find more details in the Proposal Submission Guidelines. The proposal submission deadline is on February 3, 2020. Please also do conference registration below if you plan to submit a proposal.

Registration (Free)

To attend the conference, click on the Conference Registration Form. We need plenty of volunteers on the conference day. Food will be provided. If you would like to help, just fill out the conference registration form. We will contact you for further instruction.

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GIST Conference Planning Team