We are seeking experienced Co-Chairs for the 2023 ALT Annual Conference Committee. The Co-Chairs will play a major role in planning and delivery of the conference in 2023. For information about previous ALT Annual Conferences please visit the conference homepage. Find out what the role involves in more detail by reading Chairing ALT Conferences, which includes further details as well as feedback from previous Co-Chairs.
This year, the conference will take place from 5th - 7th September 2023, at The Oculus, University of Warwick, UK.
The ALT Annual Conference is the UK’s main conference for Learning Technologists and one of the largest conferences of its kind, attracting around 500 participants each year. In 2023 we are holding the 30th Annual Conference, celebrating three decades since ALT was established in 1993.
The Conference is held over three days every September and based in the UK, 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.The conference format evolves each year to keep pace with the changing expectations and priorities of participants and speakers, but its core values remain strong.
We are looking to appoint two people with the following qualities:
- national/international standing in the Learning Technology field;
- the commitment and vision to make the conference a success;
- the capacity to chair a major international conference, and its programme committee leading the peer review process;
- enthusiasm for and/or experience of working with the ALT community and being a Member of ALT;
- based in the UK.
Planning and organisation of the conference will be the responsibility of the Conference Committee together with ALT staff. The role is unremunerated, but travel and subsistence costs will be met by ALT, with the conference fee waived.
Express your interest
Expressions of interest from pairs of people interested in co-chairing with each other can be submitted as a single email. As an informal guideline, please limit your expression of interest to no more than 500 words in total. We would prefer to appoint someone who has not previously chaired or co-chaired the conference.
Proposals will be reviewed by the Board of Trustees who will have final approval.
Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in ALT
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are at the very heart of the values of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) which inform all aspects of our activities and services. We aim to be open, transparent, inclusive, democratic, fair and free from discrimination in order to best meet the needs of all our members, ALT staff and the wider community.
The Association is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions and will seek to do this by:
- communicating our commitment to equality and diversity to all members of the ALT community;
- communicating where responsibility lies for equality issues i.e. with the Trustees;
- providing appropriate training and briefings for Trustees and staff;
- actively promoting equality and diversity;
- challenging discrimination based on age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity;
- ensuring that legislation and policy requirements are implemented into all our working practices.
As part of our commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in ALT, we are implementing monitoring and reporting for all open calls, enabling us to report our progress to all stakeholders at least annually.