SCUTREA 2018/19 - Call for Expressions of Interest

Preparations are well underway for SCUTREA’s Annual Conference 2017/18 at the University of Sheffield from 17-19 July, and we are looking forward to welcoming you. In the meantime, we would like to start the process of organising our annual conference for July 2019. We therefore invite you to send in an Expression of Interest. Usually, the conference takes place around the first week of July, but another date can be proposed, as long as it does not clash with conferences organised by our friends from other adult education communities such as ESREA’s triennial conference, BERA post-compulsory SiG and UALL events and FACE.


The conference will be organised by the host institution, but the SCUTREA Council team would as always provide strong support, to include sending out the call for abstracts, regular posting of information and updates on the SCUTREA website and Twitter, reviewing and selecting abstracts, awarding bursaries, and assistance in selecting the best student paper prize. One Council meeting is usually held at the host university in order to visit the conference location and discuss practical arrangements.
Expressions of Interest should be sent to the SCUTREA Chair – Nalita James  nrj7@le.ac.uk by Friday 11 May 2017. This gives the Council time to discuss the proposals prior to our July conference, and make a formal announcement at the 2018 conference. All Expressions of Interest should be sent in Word format and attend to the questions outlined below:
  1. Where will the conference take place? What facilities are available for residential participants and what facilities are available for plenary and parallel sessions? How many people can you accommodate?
  2. Do you have a specific conference theme in mind? What is the rationale for focusing on this theme? Do you have keynote speakers in mind who would be interested in speaking about this topic?
  3. Who are the people involved in organising the conference? What are the areas of expertise of your team in terms of academic profile, but also in terms of organisational and administrative experience in running conferences or big knowledge exchange events?

  4. Do you see any opportunities to attract extra funding for this conference from your