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Lifelong Learning and Innovation
Telford Innovation Campus, University of Wolverhampton
10th - 12th April, 2019


We are in the final week of submissions for Papers, Workshops and Award nominations. If you have not yet done so, be sure to submit by FRIDAY 11th JANUARY!!


The submission is based on a maximum of 1200 words and can 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 which will be the Museum of Enginuity. There will be a chance to visit the interactive exhibition during the drinks ceremony prior to the dinner. 

We expect all shortlisted Awards nominees to be present for the ceremony.

Call for Papers

As you know the conference will focus on three 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

Submissions are invited for papers, workshops and posters in line with one of the conference themes: 

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 workshop 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 mini presentations. Please send in a proposal on what you would showcase, how it relates to a theme and how best this can be achieved. This is open to our delegates AND our Award nominees. 

Submissions is simple. All you need to do is send all abstracts and proposals to by 11th January

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