Lifelong Learning for Inclusion and Sustainability Conference 6th - 9th June 2022 - Extended deadline: 1st March, 2022 and Call for Award Nominations

Centre for Research & Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL)
University of Glasgow
11, Eldon Street
G3 6NH
United Kingdom
Monday, 6 June, 2022 to Thursday, 9 June, 2022
Lifelong Learning for Inclusion and Sustainability Conference 6th - 9th June 2022

The Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA) and the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) June 7th - 9th 2022 conference is hosted by the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Research & Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL).  The European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) are holding a preconference on June 6th, organised by their Migration, Transnationalism and Racisms Network on ‘Contextualising racism and migration: time, place and generational perspectives in anti-racist praxis’.

For details of the submission requirements for ESREA please visit:  At this collaborative conference, bringing together practitioners, activists, policy makers and academics from across the globe, we will be looking forward, as well as marking significant milestones – in particular the 50th anniversary of SCUTREA. The focus of the conference is on research, practice and policy with innovation at its heart. Submissions for papers, workshops and posters are particularly welcome on the following themes:

1. Lifelong Learning for a changing world, including:

o shifting practice responding to new priorities of governments
o imperatives for different forms of LLL and adult education
o the role of place and knowledge exchange
o innovations arising from the global pandemic

2. Inclusivity and Social Justice, including:

o addressing the needs of different groups through responsive practices
o innovations in access, engagement and participation
o changing learning environments and technologies

3. Sustainable futures, including:

o innovative practices that address the challenges facing society
o new ways, modes, and areas of study
o new partnerships to innovate and engage adults and lifelong learners

Paper presentations: please submit a short version of your paper, of up to 1000 words, including an abstract of up to 100 words. Those accepted to present papers will be invited to submit a full paper for consideration for publication in special issues of the following journals:

  • International Review of Applied Economics (Taylor & Francis)
  • Journal of Adult and Continuing Education (Sage)
  • Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning (Open University)

Workshops: please send an abstract of up to 300 words detailing the aims of your workshop and the ways in which you will engage participants in interaction.

Showcase: please send a proposal on what you would showcase, and how it relates to a theme. This could be a poster session or another means of sharing best practice with colleagues.  Please send abstracts for SCUTREA, UALL and ESREA to

For ESREA please state clearly that they are for the ESREA Pre-conference.

UALL Nominations for Awards

The conference recognises outstanding contributions to lifelong learning and adult education in the following categories:

o Innovation
o Sustainability
o Research
o Partnerships (including international)

In addition, we are adding a new category: Covid-19 Pandemic Response: we are seeking to recognise innovation specifically related to lifelong learning and adult education during the pandemic in two categories: Individual and Team.

Please see UALL website for details of criteria and nomination process:


Conference Fees

ESREA Conference only 6th June
ESREA members: £50
Non-ESREA members: £80

UALL/SCUTREA Conference only 7th – 9th June
UALL Members 

Full Conference rate £365

Day rate £125

Non-UALL Members
Full Conference rate £440
Day rate £150

ESREA & UALL/SCUTREA 6th – 9th June
UALL Members£415

Non UALL Members £520

UALL Member rate includes international delegates.
Day rate does not include cost of conference dinner on Thursday
Registration details will be available on the UALL and SCUTREA websites

Kind regards


Verity Hilton
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