My talk discussed the Near Future Teaching project we ran here at Edinburgh between 2017-19. The project pushed back on some of the imperatives for the future of teaching we are often confronted with. These often assume a highly technologised context driven by platform partnerships, pervasive analytics, datafication, up-scaling, routinised surveillant practices, the hollowing-out of campuses and the delegation of teacher responsibilities to algorithms, in the interests of efficiency. scale and often profit. Within such a context, communities of scholarship need to take on the task of articulating confident, alternative imaginaries which re-introduce the values we wish to teach and live by. Near Future Teaching took on the task of trying to find ways to collectively imagine desirable futures for teaching in our own university, express the values that underpin these futures, and work toward their confident articulation. For more on the project, see the final report.