Call for Conference Committee for #altc22

ALT Annual Conference

Our call for Committee Members for the 2022 ALT Annual Conference is now open, and we are looking for volunteers to help shape the Conference. 

For the return of the Annual Conference to Manchester, we will bring together different critical perspectives from across our community that will examine the challenges ahead and question the shape of things to come. We are putting our values into practice and Members at the heart of the conference, so in this spirit the event will be chaired collaboratively by the Trustees of ALT.

Established in 1993 the ALT Annual Conference is the UK’s main conference for learning technology, and one of the largest conferences of its kind. It is held over three days every September, providing a valuable and practical forum for practitioners, researchers, managers and policy-makers from education and industry to solve problems, explore, reflect, influence and learn.

Join the Conference Committee

We are looking for Members who are keen to get involved in shaping the conference, to help promote the event, review proposals for the programme and share their experiences. Whether your interest is in research, practice or policy, we welcome your contribution. 

We are keeping the invitation to join this conference committee open until 4 May 2022. Sign up via our online form to get involved. 

Committee Activities

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 and is chaired by the Conference Co-Chairs.

  • Peer Review
    A key focus of the Conference Committee is to conduct the peer review of all proposals submitted to the conference once the Call for Proposals has been closed. Guidance for Reviewers will be available soon and we also provide support at committee meetings.

  • Guest posts
    Committee Members are invited to write guest posts for publication on the conference platform, sharing their perspective on the event, looking back at past years or sharing advice and guidance for new authors and participants. Please send your post to .

  • Promoting the conference
    Help us spread the word about the conference and upcoming deadlines, keynote speakers and the social programme. Use #altc22 on social media.

  • Chairing sessions
    Conference Committee Members volunteer to chair all sessions during the event. We’ll be publishing details of how to volunteer together with guidance in due course.

Committee Meetings

Committee meetings will take place 3:00 - 4:00 PM UK Standard Time. 

  • Meeting 1: Thursday 5 May 2022 – This meeting provides an opportunity for Committee Members to meet and introduce themselves, Co-Chairs and staff team We will focus on promoting the Call for Proposals and encouraging submissions. We will also go through the timetable for peer review starting in late May.
  • Meeting 2: Tuesday 7 Jun 2022 – The focus for this meeting is on the peer review process and programme. The deadline for submissions is on the day of the meeting and we will go through guidance for reviewers and provide support for using the submission and review system.
  • Meeting 3: Tuesday 5 Jul 2022 – This meeting will focus on the draft programme for the conference and confirm plans for the delivery of the event.
  • Meeting 4: Thursday 4 Aug 2022 – The final committee meeting is all about the event, session delivery and social programme.