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3 Days to Go: UALL Conference submissions

3 Days to Go: UALL Conference submissions

Lifelong Learning and Innovation
Telford Innovation Campus, University of Wolverhampton
10th - 12th April, 2019
Three Days to do to Submit!

The clock is ticking and that deadline is fast approaching; don't forget that it is this Friday 25th January. 

So, just one more time - here is everything that you will need to know about submissions for our UALL Conference.

Call for Papers

There are three underlying themes for the conference and we're inviting you to propose a paper, workshop or poster in line with anyone of these themes: 

Learning and Place: focusing on where innovation occurs including both the role of learning in responding to innovation and new initiatives linked to place and the way learning is embedded in it, for example, Learning Cities, Towns or Communities, or learning in the changing context of work, leisure, family, travel and tourism

Transformational Change: focusing on how innovation occurs and the link to Lifelong Learning for example emerging technologies, practice based approaches

Innovative in Daily Life and Lifelong Learning: focusing on ensuring that innovation is shared by all for example innovative inclusive or accessible responses to learning in work, leisure, travel education

How to submit your proposals?

Paper presentations: Please submit a short version of your paper, of 1000 words including an abstract between 50 - 100 words. Those accepted to present papers will be invited to submit a full paper consideration for publication in a special issue of the journal Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning (Open University)

Workshops: Please send an abstract of between 250 - 300 words detailing the aims of your workshops and the ways in which you will engage delegates

New! To the Conference

For this year, we are putting on a showcasing session during the informal dinner on Wednesday 10th April. This can be in the form of a poster session or a mini presentations. Please send in a proposal on what you showcased, how it relates to a theme and how best this can be achieved. This is open to our delegates AND our Award nominees. 

Submissions are simple. So simple. All you need to do is send all abstracts and proposals to by 25th January!

Now ... onto the UALL Awards

For this year we have four categories that you can submit under. The submission is based on a maximum of 1200 words and can include suitable images and/ or include suitable images and/ or web links, as you deem appropriate. When submitting you will be asked to apply for a specific award based on one of the four categories. Categories focus on the intended or actual outcome of the activity.

Category 1: Innovation: this category recognises innovations or creative initiatives that seek to expand Lifelong Learning within the UK

Category 2: Sustainability: this recognises creative Lifelong Learning initiatives with proven impact and sustainability

Category 3: Research: this award recognises specific research or evidence-based activity that promotes the significance of Lifelong Learning

Category 4: International: this recognises innovative engagement, including partnerships that create change in an international or transnational context

Recognition: There will be an informal welcome evening event on 10th April where UALL will host a showcasing event during the buffet to help delegates promote and discuss their work. During which all our UALL Awards nominees will be given the option to lead mini presentations and discussions with the other delegates about their shortlisted work/ project.

The actual Awards ceremony will be held during the formal conference dinner at the Museum of Enginuity. There will be a chance for you to dabble in the interactive exhibition during the drinks reception. 


We are now taking bookings for the conference. More information regarding prices and how to book is available here

The prices are as follows: 

Conference PackagesUALL MembersNon UALL MembersStudents
Full Conference Package
Package includes: 
Three days conference fee
Welcome and Showcase evening event 10th April
Drinks reception and Conference dinner 11th April
Two nights accommodation with breakfast (10-11 April)
Wednesday 10th April - Day Rate £150.00£180.00£75.00
Thursday 11th April - Day Rate£150.00£180.00£75.00
Friday 12th April - Day Rate£150.00£180.00£75.00
Conference Dinner 
(incl. travel to venue)
Accommodation per night with breakfast£60.00£60.00£50.00

To book your place, please click here

You will be taken to the University of Wolverhampton's online store and you will have the option to pay either by card or invoice. If you wish to pay via invoice please scroll to option Payment by invoice and when prompted confirm your Purchase Order, desired conference package and the total cost

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