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43rd Annual NITOP

JANUARY 3–6, 2021

General Session Speakers

   Dr. Morton Ann Gernsbacher 

Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison






Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Temple University

Dr. Saul Kassin

John Jay College




  Dr. Michael Tomasello

Duke University


The TradeWinds Island Resort

St. Pete Beach, Florida


NITOP 2021

Join psychology teachers from universities, two-year and four-year colleges, and high schools at NITOP to explore new ideas that will enhance and broaden your teaching skills. Distinguished speakers from a wide variety of course content areas will guide you in learning innovative teaching techniques and course content updates at the following opportunities.

  • General Sessions -- Cutting-edge research and practice by distinguished speakers who are nationally known for their expertise
  • Concurrent Sessions -- One-hour sessions, each including four presentations by distinguished psychology faculty addressing a wide range of content areas and teaching strategies; each presentation offered twice during the institute
  • Workshops -- Hands-on, interactive sessions on how to improve teaching
  • Teaching Slam -- A fast-paced, dynamic experience in which multiple speakers share their best teaching tip, assessment idea, or class activity
  • Demo Demo-- You become the class as great instructors show their favorite class demonstrations:  new, ready-to-use demos and new versions of old favorites    

NITOP 2021 registration is open and proposals are being accepted.

New for 2021:  Pandemic recovery rates for registration reflect a 10% discount from 2020.

Travel Awards offer a 50% registration fee discount.  Visit registration for more information. 


COVID-19:  The NITOP Committee will be tracking the status of the COVID-19 pandemic closely. The safety of our attendees is paramount. If we can hold NITOP 2021 safely with certain precautions, then the conference will proceed. Participants have until December 1 to cancel their registration with full refund. After December 1st, there will be no refunds unless circumstances dictate that NITOP 2021 be cancelled.  If NITOP 2021 is cancelled, full refunds will be processed for all paid registrations. 


NITOP is Cosponsored by:


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The Conference Hotel

The TradeWinds Island Resort on St. Pete Beach is an 18-acre, family-friendly and environmentally-friendly beach resort which offers an abundance of recreational activities both on and off the beach.  A specially discounted rate for NITOP participants is available for those who make reservations before November 15th.   Visit tradewindsresort.com for more information or call 800-808-9833.  Be sure to mention NITOP when making reservations.


NITOP Organizing Committee

Dr. Stephen Chew, Chair

Dr. Kenneth Carter

Dr. Bridgette Martin Hard

Dr. Erin Hardin

Dr. Beth Morling

Conference Coordinator:  Annette Cook

NITOP 2022

January 3-6, 2022

TradeWinds Island Resort, St. Pete Beach, FL


NITOP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contact:  coordinator@nitop.org           NITOP, P. O. Box 963, Northport, AL  35476

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