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The Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) is very pleased to be welcoming Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow and the former Head of Urban Affairs and Regulatory Policy Divisions at the OECD, Josef Konvitz, to present a guest lecture on 20 November entitled The Future of Sustainable Neighbourhoods.

This is to invite you to attend the XVIII Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) in Sofia, Bulgaria, 23 - 26 June 2020. The Conference theme is Educational Reforms Worldwide.

This is the monthly e-Bulletin from FACE (the Forum for Access and Continuing Education), offered to practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and others with an interest in access, widening participation and lifelong learning. In this month's issue PASCAL Director and FACE Executive Member Michael Osborne provides an update on the highly impactful work he and others are doing on Learning Cities.

Adult Education in New Zealand has been in a cycle of hope and despair for many years. There were significant cuts to funding in 2010 and the sector has not been greatly valued. However, a new coalition government was elected in 2017 has breathed new life into the sector with the promise of new policy settings and a five-year Tertiary Education Strategy that acknowledges the role that the ACE sector can play. This session will outline the past, present and possible future shape of ACE in New Zealand and the accompanying challenges and opportunities.

The kick-off meeting for The Equality Project: Starting From Home (TEP) took place in Nairobi, Kenya between the 16th and 19th October. This project brings together partner researchers from the Universities of Glasgow, Strathmore, Dar es Salaam, and Botswana as well as local NGOs to pilot a new programme of workshops exploring gender equality at a household level by engaging with both men and women.

Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the leading international event for the smart city sector, a key meeting point for experts and leaders of the world’s most innovative cities, companies, research centers, and international organizations. Over 25,000 professional visitors are expected, with over 1,000 exhibitors, along with high-level representatives from more than 700 cities and over 400 international speakers that will share their vision on how to build a more sustainable and livable urban future.

The University Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) UK is pleased to announce its upcoming Annual Conference 2020, hosted by the University of Liverpool. The theme of the Conference is Diversity, identity and inclusion in Lifelong Learning: Shaping a 2020 vision for mature students.

The ALADIN Online Alert is a joint ALADIN initiative, produced bimonthly by the UIL Library and CDÉACF, with input from additional ALADIN members from all over the world. Its goal is to share recent online and full-text information and documents in the area of adult and lifelong learning.

This is a CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Submission Deadline: December 15, 2019, 11:59 pm E.S.T. - for the C2UExpo 2020 | Culture, Place and Resilience - 12-14 May, 2020, Ontario, Canada.

C2UExpo 2020, Canada’s leading conference on community-campus partnerships, will mark the 8th time for community and campus researchers to gather together to share knowledge, talk and engage with one another as we explore our ideas, successes and struggles, building relationships with others who are working on similar concerns, tackling problems locally and globally.  The three co-hosts, NORDIK Institute, Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig are excited to welcome you to Baawating, Sault Ste. Marie, at the heart of the Great Lakes.

The right to education has become an increasingly visible feature of international educational policy debates and a foundation for state education policy itself over the last three decades. The emergence of Human Rights Education (HRE) as both a concept and an educational programme in its own right has been seen as a central condition for the realisation of the right to education. Successive Scottish Governments have expressed a commitment to the promotion of a society that is inclusive and respects, and realises, the rights of all people.

On behalf of the School of Education and UNESCO RILA and CR&DALL we are delighted to invite you to participate in the next conference of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) Migration, Transnationalism and Racisms Network, which will take place 22-24 April 2020, at the University of Glasgow. Featured below and attached, you will find the call for papers – abstracts should be submitted by 15 November 2019.

The Martha Farrell Award for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment has been instituted to honour Dr. Farrell and her ideals. Launched in October 2016, it is a first-of-its-kind initiative to discover, recognise and honour mid-career individuals and committed institutions, which have made valuable contributions in the areas of women’s empowerment, gender equality or feminism in everyday life.

The ISLLLE (International Symposium on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Education) 2020 conference will take place January 20-22, 2020 in Nagoya, Japan. The conference theme this year is: The Smart City and Impacts of the Internet on Education. Paper Submission Deadline is Oct. 23, 2019.

Since June 2019, Professor Ellen Boeren has been one of three editors of Adult Education Quarterly (AEQ). The other two editors are Dr Liz Roumell from Texas A&M and Dr Kevin Roessger from the Univerity of Arkansas. The team is being supported by administrator Daniel Parker – a doctoral student at Arkansas – and book editor John Holst from Penn State University. AEQ is a longstanding internationally peer-reviewed journal in the field of adult education. The journal accepts empirical and theoretical contributions to the field of adult and continuing education in its broadest sense. AEQ is published by SAGE and the current issue, together with archived issues, can be found online.

The 68th Annual AAACE Conference

The 68th AAACE annual Conference of the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education’s (AAACE) was this year held in St Louis, 8-11 October, focussing on the themes of human rights, empowerment and environmental sustainability.

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