Posted: by Gail Anderson in UALL News

Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals: Deadline Extended to 28 February 2023

Join us for 'Global Citizenship and Lifelong Learning', the 2023 conference of the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) and Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA). The conference will be held 26-28 June 2023, hosted by the University of Cambridge.

Submissions for papers, workshops and posters are particularly welcome on the following themes:

Lifelong Learning for a changing world, including:

  • shifting practice responding to new priorities of governments
  • microcredentials, credit transfer, apprenticeships, and the Lifetime Learning Entitlement
  • imperatives for different forms of adult education and lifelong learning
  • the role of place and knowledge exchange

Creating Solidarity and Possibility in the face of Democracies in Crisis, including:

  • responding to the human impacts of war, climate crisis, migration, and displaced persons
  • addressing the needs of different groups through responsive practices
  • innovations in access, engagement, and participation
  • democracy, citizenship, and the “permanent national necessity” of adult educatio

Sustainable futures, including

  • innovative practices that address the great challenges facing society
  • new ways, modes, and areas of study
  • changing learning environments and technologies
  • new partnerships to innovate and engage adults and lifelong learners

How to submit your proposals:

Paper presentations: please submit a short version of your paper, of up to 1000 words, including an abstract of up to 100 words. Those accepted to present papers will be invited to submit a full paper for consideration for publication in special issues of the following journals:

  • International Review of Applied Economics (Taylor & Francis)
  • Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning (Open University)

Workshops: please send an abstract of up to 300 words detailing the aims of your workshop and the ways in which you will engage participants in interaction.

Showcase: please send a proposal on what you would showcase, and how it relates to a theme. This could be a poster session, or another means of sharing best practice with colleagues.

Please send abstracts and proposals to by 28th February 2023

Author Profile

Gail Anderson


Birkbeck University
Bishop Grosseteste University
University of Bristol
Brunel University
University of Cambridge
Dublin City
Durham University
Hong Kong
Middlesex University
Newcastle University
The Open University
University of Oxford
Trinity Saint David
University of York



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