Call for Papers and Proposals for Workshops

Lifelong Learning and Innovation

10 - 12 April 2019

Telford Innovation Campus, University of Wolverhampton

Call for Papers and Proposals for Workshops

The Conference is being held in Telford, the home of the industrial revolution and in keeping with this there are three themes that the conference will focus on:

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

Innovation 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

The Conference is underpinned by three principles

  • Inclusion
  • Sustainable future
  • Lifelong Learning practice in order to respond to a changing world 

Submissions are invited for papers, workshops and posters in line with the conference themes.

How to submit your proposals:

  • Paper proposals - please submit a short version of your paper, of 1000 words, including an abstract of between 50 - 100 words. Those accepted to present papers will be invited to submit a full paper for 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 participants in interaction
  • Showcase - there will be a showcasing session during the first dinner on the Wednesday. Please send a proposal on what you would showcase, how it relates to a theme and how best this can be achieved. This could be a poster session.

Please send your abstract and proposals to by 11th January 2019

Travelling to Telford Innovation Campus

By Car: 

Approaching from the east (incl. Birmingham and Wolverhampton), leave the M54 at Junction 4 and take the B5060 Castle Farm Way. At the first roundabout, turn left on to the A5 Telford Way (also known as St George's By-pass), then at Priorslee roundabout take the second exit on to Shifnal Road. 

Coming from the west (incl. Shrewsbury and Wales), leave the M54 at Junction 5 and take the A5 Rampart Way. Go Straight over the interchange on to the A5 Telford Way, cross over the motorway, and at the Priorslee roundabout take the Shifnal Road turning. 

Car parking is available on campus.

By Bus:

The Campus is a five minute bus journey from the town centre on the number 92 service. 

By Train

You can get a direct train into Telford Central from Birmingham (30-35 minutes), Wolverhampton (15 - 25 minutes) and stations on the Shrewsbury line. From there, you can pick up a bus or a taxi to the Campus (or even walk in about 15 minutes)