The Sixteenth International Conference on Learning
1-4 July 2009
University of Barcelona, Spain

Ubiquitous Learning: An International Conference
17-19 November 2008
University of Illinois, Illini Center, Chicago, USA


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Learning Conference 2008

Welcome to the website of the International Conference on Learning. In 2008, the Learning Conference will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA from 3-6 June.

The International Conference on Learning is for any person with an interest in, and concern for, education at any of its level - from early childhood, to schools, to higher education - and lifelong learning in any of its sites, from home to school to university to the workplace.

It will address a range of critically important themes relating to education today. Main speakers will include some of the world's leading thinkers in the field of education, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30-minute paper, 60-minute workshop, a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues. For those unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual participation is also available.

We encourage all presenters to submit written papers to The International Journal of Learning, a fully refereed academic Journal. Virtual participants may also submit papers for consideration by the Journal. All registered Conference participants will receive a complimentary online subscription to the Journal. This subscription is valid until one year after the Conference end date.

All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely Conference. A range of tour and accommodation options is also available.

If you would like to know more about this Conference, bookmark the Learning Conference site and return for further information-the site is regularly updated. You might also wish to subscribe to the Conference and Journal Newsletter.

For all inquiries, please contact the Conference secretariat.



The International Conference on Learning

The Learning Conference is held annually in different locations around the world, each selected for the particular role education is playing in social, cultural and economic change. In recent years, the Conference has been held with Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia in 1999; RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in 2000; the University of Athens, Spetses, Greece in 2001; Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China in 2002; Institute of Education, London University, London, UK in 2003; Institute of Pedagogical Sciences, Havana, Cuba in 2004; University of Granada, Granada, Spain in 2005; Sam Sharpe Teachers College, Montego Bay, Jamaica in 2006; and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2007.

The Learning Conference is a participants' Conference, including numerous parallel sessions. The Conference organising committee is inviting proposals to present 30-minute papers, or 60-minute workshops or 90-minute colloquium sessions. These can be academic papers with a theory or research focus, or presentations of practice describing educational initiatives.


The International Journal of Learning

Conference participants can submit papers to the Learning Journal, before the Conference and up until one month after the Conference. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed. The publication decision is based on the referees' reports.

For those unable to attend the Conference in person, a virtual registration will provide participants access to the electronic version of the Journal, as well as the option to submit papers for refereeing and possible publication. For more information about the Journal please visit the Publish Your Paper page.



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Who Should Attend

  • Academics and researchers
  • Teachers
  • Educational managers
  • Research Students
  • Educators or educational administrators working in areas ranging from early childhood, to school, to vocational and higher education, to workplace and lifelong learning

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