Call for Proposals: ALT’s Annual Conference 2020

Die diesjährige ALT (Association for Learning Technology) Konferenz kommt zum ersten Mal nach London und wird vom 09. bis 11. September 2020 vom Imperial College im Herzen der britischen Hauptstadt ausgetragen. Für das Rahmenprogramm des Events laden die Veranstalter zur Einreichung von Beitragsvorschlägen ein. Diese können bis 19. März 2020 eingeschickt werden.


This year’s conference focuses on inclusivity as its overarching theme and our ability to respond to the complexity of our changing environment. You are invited to submit proposals in response to one of the conference themes:

  1. Inclusive Practice – our learners are diverse. How do we design and create inclusive student-centred learning environments to support and celebrate this diversity? What challenges and opportunities do digital environments bring? How do we ensure that we are representing our student’s voice and our evolving student demographic?
  2. Leadership in learning technology – what role does leadership play? For example, implementing policies and frameworks; establishing learning technology within an institution; building learning technology teams; promoting and supporting diversity; professional development of learning technologists; collaborating internally & externally.
  3. Digital Wellbeing – Considering the relationship between the technology we promote and the wellbeing of students and teachers; the impact of digital services on people’s mental, physical and emotional health; the ethical questions raised through the use of analytics and the safety of user data; wellbeing and resilience as digital capabilities; the challenge of delivering online learning to those who are actively reducing their use of online platforms.
  4. Responding to Complexity – how are we dealing with change and the growing complexity of the education sector and our institutions?  How are we navigating new political and ethical considerations? What are the challenges and opportunities of unbundled education and disaggregated learning technologies?
  5. Wildcard: if your work doesn’t relate directly to any of the conference themes, then you are encouraged to select the wildcard theme when submitting your learning technology research, practice or policy work from any sector including further and higher education, schools, vocational learning and training, lifelong learning and work-based learning.

How to submit a proposal

The organizers look for session proposals that will make an innovative contribution to the conference programme and be of value to other participants.

You can only submit 1 proposal as lead author/presenter. You can add additional contributors to your proposal and be a contributor to other proposals.

Deadline for submissions: 19 March 2020

All rooms will have a projector or screen and laptop as standard. As there are up to 6 parallel sessions running at any time, you need to ensure that your session can work well with 10-50 participants.

Your proposal

You will need to select what kind of session you would like to run from the following options:

  • GASTA talk (5 min, concise, punchy talk, usually in the main auditorium)
  • Poster & GASTA talk (digital/print poster + 5 min lightning talk, usually in the main auditorium)
  • Research or practice presentation (20 min, with min.5 minutes for Q&A)
  • Reflective session (30 min, usually interactive and seeking feedback from participants)
  • Workshop, panel or demonstration (1 hour, usually BYOD for participants)

You will need to include a session title, description and further supporting information. You should not submit proposals that have been published, presented or submitted elsewhere.

Submissions timetable

Call for Proposals opens 11 February 2020

Call for Proposals closes 19 March 2020

Round 1 decisions to authors 5 May 2020

For proposals that require revision, the subsequent dates apply:

Round 2 submission deadline 19 May 2020

Round 2 decisions to authors 2 June 2020

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