Conference Description

The BLC is an annual learning and sharing event devoted to innovation and excellence in teaching general biology to college science majors. Sponsored by Pearson, the BLC is held each year in the early spring.

The thirteenth annual BLC, slated for February 24-26, 2017 at the JW Marriott in Tucson, Arizona.


The BLC is a participatory community where:
  • ideas and innovations are shared
  • evidence is presented
  • challenges are revealed
  • teaching and learning are discussed, debated, critiqued, and valued
  • learning is the focus
  • collaborative projects are initiated, fostered, and shared

At the BLC you will:
  • meet and establish a supportive network of colleagues
  • explore new facets of the teaching and learning equation
  • meet the Pearson author and publishing team
  • leave the conference with at least one new idea to put into practice with your students