ALTC Returns to Manchester: Uniting Learning Technology Innovators

ALT Annual Conference 2024

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) is thrilled to announce the return of the ALT Annual Conference to Manchester from 3 - 5 September 2024. The event will once again convene the vibrant Learning Technology community at this unmissable event. 

Date: Tuesday 3 September 2024 - Thursday 5 September 2024
Location: Radisson Blu Manchester Airport Hotel, Manchester, UK

ALTC24 will focus on the principles of “doing, reflecting, improving, and collaborating”. 

The conference will serve as a platform for individuals and organisations alike to share insights, experiences, and strategies aimed at fostering growth, driving positive change, and collective progress in the sector. Join us to analyse what we might do differently and collectively discuss where developments in learning theory and learning technology might lead us. 

Leading the Way in Learning Technology

ALT’s Annual Conference is the UK’s foremost gathering for professionals working with Learning Technologies. As one of the largest conferences of its kind, it attracts around 500 delegates each year. Whether you’re an educator, technologist, researcher, or policy-maker, ALTC24 offers a unique platform to explore the latest trends, share insights, and collaborate with peers. 

This year, the conference is Co-Chaired by Diane Bennett, Teaching and Learning Manager (Distance Learning) at The University of Manchester, and Scott Farrow, Head of Digital Learning at Edge Hill University. Read more about the Co-Chairs.

Conference Themes

  1. Cultivating Collaborationdelve into strategies for cultivating collaboration within the sector, fostering effective partnerships that propel innovation and collective impact forward.

  2. Reviewing, Reflecting, Re-imagining - gain valuable insights and tools to navigate complexities, spark creativity, and drive transformative change in your field

  3. Inviting Improvement - embrace a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging experimentation, learning from failures, and leveraging insights to drive meaningful enhancements across all facets of your work.

  4. Emerging Research - Research or case studies focused on learning technology and education practices. Papers submitted to this theme will be published in our Annual Conference 2024 proceedings

  5. Wildcard: Submissions that address the wider conference theme, covering practice, research or policy in Learning Technology.

New for 2024!

60-minute radio shows on ALTC Radio

Are you an aspiring radio DJ, or just fancy contributing something a little different to the conference this year? This is your chance to grab one of our ALTC Radio slots. You’ll have one hour to play your favourite tunes and chat about all things learning tech to both our onsite attendees and listeners around the globe. Radio slots will be a mix of pre-recorded and live.

Get Involved! 

Registration for the ALT Annual Conference 2024 is now open, and this year we are offering both in-person registration and online registration options. We also provide scholarship opportunities for all our events, ensuring open access for everyone.

In Person: Closes Monday 2 September 2024 23:59 BST

Online only: Open throughout the conference and will close on Wednesday 5 September 17:00 BST

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event! Find out more about our programme, speakers and venue on the conference website.


Notes for Editors

  • ALT (the Association for Learning Technology) is a professional and scholarly association which brings together those with an interest in the use of learning technology. As the UK’s leading membership organisation in the Learning Technology field, we work to improve practice, promote research, and influence policy.
  • We have 3,500 Members across education sectors in the UK and internationally.
  • If you are writing about, blogging or sharing images and videos about the conference using tools that support tagging, please use the tag #altc24.
  • More information about the conference:
  • ALT is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and Registered Charity in the UK, number: 1160039
  • Association for Learning Technology, Tel: +44 (0)1865 819 009 URL:
  • Events Manager, Katie Johnson, E:
  • Social Media: @A_L_T on X, Association for Learning Technology on Linkedin, on Mastodon, @ALTacuk on YouTube