Independent Learning Association Conference (ILAC) 2012

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers has now closed.  All submitted abstracts will now be peer reviewed.
Presentation Formats
  • Pre-conference workshop (full day or half day)
  • Papers 30 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions/responses
  • Thematic colloquia (short) 1.5 hours with 3-4 contributors or (long) 3 hours with 4-6 contributors
  • Interactive Independent Learning Fair
  • Swap shop to share practical resources and ideas: short – 30 minutes or long – 60 minutes
  • Posters (to be displayed at designated times throughout the conference)
Learn more about the presentation formats.

Abstracts should address at least one of the key themes of the conference:
1. Framing learner autonomy in today’s world – where we are now and where we are going…
2. Autonomy and identity
3. Autonomy and agency (motivation and strategies)
4. Autonomy and learning environment (classroom, distance, technology-supported, language learning centres, etc.)
5. Autonomy and assessment
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Please read the guidelines on how to make your submission before you start the submission process.
Don't worry if you do not have the final version of your submission right now.   You will have the ability to log in and amend your details right up until the deadline for abstract submission closes on 20 January 2012.  After this date, your submission will be sent for review for inclusion in the programme.
Evaluation of Proposals

All abstracts will be double blind reviewed. Relevance to the themes of the conference, originality and applicability to the conference audience are key considerations in the acceptance of all submissions. The Conference Committee reserves the right to decline any submission without assigning reasons.  All submitters will receive a letter confirming the outcome of their proposal.

Please note:
  • Each presenter may participate in a maximum of two presentations (excluding the Interactive Independent Learning Fair and pre-conference workshops), be it an individual paper, poster, or paper within a colloquium.
  • The organising committee reserves the right to accept your proposal under a different category for example accepting paper as a poster.
Conference Publication
Authors of selected full papers will be invited to contribute a submission that will be published at a later date.
Timetable for Call for Papers
  • The deadline for abstract submission is 20 January 2012.
  • Presenters will be informed whether their proposal has been accepted no later than 30 March 2012.
  • All presenters will need to have registered for the conference no later than 23 April 2012 in order to guarantee a place in the conference programme.