ALT Annual Conference 2023

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Looking through the digital lens: 30 years of Leading People, Digital and Culture

5th - 7th September 2023, The Oculus, University of Warwick, UK.

The ALT Annual Conference is the UK’s foremost conference for Learning Technologists and one of the largest conferences of its kind, attracting around 500 participants each year. In 2023, we are  celebrating three decades since ALT was established in 1993 with our 30th annual conference. 

The conference will critically examine the organisations and practices we work in through a digital lens, fostering a community of future leaders and innovators in the digital space, who come together to exchange ideas, collaborate, and drive change.

Community in this context also means thinking about what expertise is needed - well beyond the educational technology and technical expertise: organisational change leadership and management, business analysis, and the student voice.

Meet our Co-Chairs

Santanu Vasant is an Educational Developer at the University of the Arts London with over 16 years of experience in higher education including 4 years in senior management roles. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a trained Agile Project Management Practitioner. Santanu is also the driving force behind the “Talking HE podcast” providing insights from a range of roles across the higher education sector. 

Lawrie Phipps is the Senior Research Lead at Jisc and a Professor of Digital Education and Leadership at Keele university. His portfolio includes research into institutional digital practices, digital leadership, and issues impacting digital experiences in education and digital transformation. Lawrie is a qualified executive coach who has worked with various individuals and teams to support change initiatives in universities for over 25 years. 

Join the Conference Committee

The ALT Annual Conference Committee plays a vital role and our volunteers contribute their time and expertise including undertaking peer review, chairing sessions and organising local and social activities during the conference. The Committee meets every month from April to August and is chaired by the Conference Co-Chairs.

Join the Committee


Call for Proposals: now open

Submissions should focus on  the following themes:

  • Leading People in a time of complexity: How have individuals and teams driven change to solve complex and difficult problems?  How have individuals and teams been rewarded and recognised in their institutions for being experts and leaders in digital learning?
  • Diversity and Inclusion: How are the most precarious and disadvantaged people being supported and empowered through technology? What future exclusions must we fight? 
  • Sustainability and Social Justice: How green is your educational technology? How will we model green and sustainable practices in the field of educational technology and what does it mean for institutions?
    How do you make decisions about tech that proactively care for the most vulnerable people among us?  How should we model practices that account more for the health and well-being of people than that of businesses trying to sell technology to the education sector?  
  • Emerging technologies and behaviours: How are emerging technologies, or new uses for existing technologies changing behaviours and practices? What do emerging technologies mean for learning, teaching and assessment? How do we prepare students and staff to critically face the hype cycles around tools such as Machine Learning, and teach them to sift through what companies are claiming, to find the truth?
  • Wildcard submissions: submissions that address the wider conference theme, covering practice, research or policy in Learning Technology. 

For more information and to make your submission, head over to EasyChair

Deadline for submissions: 23 April 2023. Now extended to 1 May 2023.