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2017 Campus Conference

More than a Motto: Cal Poly's Learn by Doing Conference 

In September 2014, Cal Poly officially announced funding for a major project dedicated to highlighting, celebrating and enhancing the Learn by Doing experience that guides the Cal Poly community both in and outside of the classroom. The project launched with an inaugural campus conference in May of 2015, which was a huge success with over 300 attendees.

The second campus conference will take place on Friday, November 03, 2017, in accordance with Homecoming weekend. Featuring posters and presentations on active learning, undergraduate and graduate student research, and students' interactions in the field, the conference is a special opportunity for alumni to join faculty, staff and students in honoring our unique institutional identity. When it comes to Learn by Doing, Cal Poly has written the book, and the fall 2017 campus conference will continue that legacy.

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Congratulations to the 2017 Learn by Doing Scholar Award recipients. 

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Purchase the Book

Get your copy of the special edition More than a Motto book that celebrates Cal Poly's unique institutional identity today! Copies are available for purchase at Cal Poly University Store and Cal Poly Downtown. Online sales will be available soon.  

Upcoming Events

September 18, 2017
Conference Proposals
submission deadline

November 3, 2017
Learn by Doing at Cal Poly
campuswide conference during 
Homecoming Weekend!


Call for Proposals

The inaugural campus conference was a big success!

The campus community is invited to contribute to Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing lasting legacy by submitting a proposal for the 2017 Conference.

Submit your proposal for the fall conference today!