HEA Annual Conference, 2-3 July 2014, Aston University

‘Preparing for learning futures: the next ten years’

Bookings now open

The 10th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Academy will take place on 2 and 3 July 2014 at Aston University. Bringing together individuals and groups engaged in enhancing the student learning experience, the conference will feature a series of keynote lectures, oral presentation, poster, discussion and workshop sessions.

This year, to mark the tenth anniversary of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the theme of the Annual Conference is ‘Preparing for learning futures: the next ten years’.

Change is fundamental to how we make sense of, work in and research, higher education (HE). HE is both conceived of as a catalyst for change (at a personal, societal and international level) and responds to ever-changing contexts cultural, technological, economic and political.

The conference will focus on the future of the student learning experience and explore how we are preparing for it; it will look at how current policy and practice is (or is not) equipping us for the opportunities that lie ahead and what may need to be done to both adapt to and create new learning environments.

The conference will also ask what the next ten years hold, what will change, what needs to change, and how can we prepare for that change.

Sessions will engage with the four conference strands:

Key dates

Late November 2013

Call for submissions open

27 January 2014

Session submission deadline – 12 noon

January 2014

Conference bookings open

3 March 2014

Lead presenters informed of session submission outcome

31 March 2014

Deadline for all presenters to have booked on to the conference

1 May 2014

Early bird rate closes

5 June 2014

Conference bookings close