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Now: The UNESCO HIV and Health Education Clearinghouse is seeking opinions from governments, development agencies, civil society, researchers, and other education partners on how to improve its content and services to better meet its users’ needs. UNESCO’s recently launched strategy focuses on the new Sustainable Development Goals Health Education and Gender equality and their interdependence, giving strategic priority to good quality sexuality education as well as safe, inclusive and health-promoting learning environments including issues such as preventing HIV-related stigma and discrimination, eliminating school-related gender-based violence and strengthening national education sector responses to substance use. The Clearinghouse now provides curated collections of essential resources to these new priority areas accessible directly from its home page. UNESCO’s HIV and Health Education Clearinghouse is “a core component of UNESCO’s role in generating and communicating knowledge in order to influence policy, practice and government and donor funding priorities.” (UNESCO Strategy on Education for Health and Well-Being). The HIV and Health Education Clearinghouse is a knowledge sharing initiative, provided by UNESCO, with contributions from external partners. Through a comprehensive resource library and information exchange service it supports ministries of education, development agencies, civil society, researchers and other partners, to develop HIV and health-related policies, programmes and advocacy within the education sector.
hivhealthclearinghouse.unesco.org

By 28 February; 11-14 May: ACLL2017, the Asian Conference on Language Learning, and ACTC2017, the Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, take place in Kobe, Japan, in May, organised by IAFOR, the International Academic Forum, both on the theme Educating for Change. Registration of either conference allows participants to attend sessions in the other. Abstracts submission deadline 28 February.
www.iafor.org
www.iafor.org

7 March: The seminar Developing the Next Research Excellence Framework takes place in London, UK, organised by Westminster Higher Education Forum. It discusses the future shape of the REF ahead of its next cycle in 2021, and is an opportunity to discuss proposals for the design of the next REF in the closing stages of HEFCE’s consultation. It follows the independent review of the REF which called for a broadening of the definition of impact and for all active research staff in an institution to be submitted as part of the REF process, ending the portability of research outputs if an academic changes institution. Delegates will discuss these possible changes as well as the consultation’s proposed measures designed to increase interdisciplinary research and to encourage open data - as well as greater use of metrics to inform assessment decisions and changes to the weighting of impact and research environment profiles. A senior speaker from HEFCE will deliver a keynote address at this conference.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

By 5 May; 8-10 August: ICEPO 2017, the International Conference on Education, Psychology and Organizational Behaviour, takes place in Osaka, Japan, in August. Many suggested topics under the three conference themes; submissions deadline 5 May.
iainst.org

8-17 June: Futur en Seine, France’s annual digital innovation and cultural festival, takes place in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.
www.futur-en-seine.paris

EVENTS

Until 31 July: Malta took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 January, until 30 June. Estonia will succeed to the post on 1 July.
www.eu2017.mt

Now: The UNESCO HIV and Health Education Clearinghouse is seeking opinions from governments, development agencies, civil society, researchers, and other education partners on how to improve its content and services to better meet its users’ needs. UNESCO’s recently launched strategy focuses on the new Sustainable Development Goals Health Education and Gender equality and their interdependence, giving strategic priority to good quality sexuality education as well as safe, inclusive and health-promoting learning environments including issues such as preventing HIV-related stigma and discrimination, eliminating school-related gender-based violence and strengthening national education sector responses to substance use. The Clearinghouse now provides curated collections of essential resources to these new priority areas accessible directly from its home page. UNESCO’s HIV and Health Education Clearinghouse is “a core component of UNESCO’s role in generating and communicating knowledge in order to influence policy, practice and government and donor funding priorities.” (UNESCO Strategy on Education for Health and Well-Being). The HIV and Health Education Clearinghouse is a knowledge sharing initiative, provided by UNESCO, with contributions from external partners. Through a comprehensive resource library and information exchange service it supports ministries of education, development agencies, civil society, researchers and other partners, to develop HIV and health-related policies, programmes and advocacy within the education sector.
hivhealthclearinghouse.unesco.org

Now: The *AccessAbility Outreach Team at the University of Greenwich, UK, has launched a new initiative hoping to create a community of people interested in disability and higher education – disability in this context including mental health; physical disability; autistic spectrum; dyslexia spectrum; long-term health conditions. The project uses social media platforms to share good practice and provide peer-to-peer support. Groups went live in September and the project already has prospective and current students, graduates, disability researchers, assistive technologists and disability practitioners, and it hopes more people from abroad will join. These groups are part of a wider scheme called STAART - Support Through AccessAbility - Retention and Transition.
www2.gre.ac.uk

22 February: The Westminster Employment Forum seminar Where Next for Apprenticeships Policy in England? takes place in London, UK. As the government works towards meeting its commitment to create 3 million apprenticeships, it discusses the future for this policy in England, informed by findings from an inquiry which found the government has not set out how it will use the increase in apprenticeship numbers to deliver improvement in productivity. Delegates will consider further action that can be taken to improve the quality of apprenticeships, and the key priorities for the new Institute for Apprenticeships which will regulate apprenticeships and ensure that standards respond to the changing needs of business. Other sessions consider key challenges surrounding apprenticeship funding ahead of the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April 2017, and the next steps that can be taken to change the culture and prestige of apprenticeships in England, and build on the ‘Get in, go far’ campaign.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

22-23 February: The 2017 Winter Global Online/Distance Education Symposium takes place in Los Angeles (Metro), California, USA, on 22-23 February, sponsored by the University of Riverside. More than 30 conference topics, from Assessment/Evaluation to Visual literacy. Submissions deadline 17 February.
www.uofriverside.com

23 February: The Green Catalysis by Design Scientific Meeting and Student Winter School takes place in Padova, Italy, organised by the European Union’s FP7-funded project NOVACAM, supported by the European Cluster on Catalysis. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together leading academics in the field to share and discuss recent scientific findings and to provide a forum to develop new European collaborative partnerships.
novacam.eu

By 24 February; 20-22 March: The Spring Oxford Education Research Symposium takes place in Oxford, UK, in March, a forum for presentation of papers and discourse by scholars who have a particular interest in the theory and practice of universal education which is defined broadly as encompassing the various aspects of the productive expansion of knowledge. Numerous suggested topics; abstracts submission deadline 24 February.
www.oxford-education-research-symposium.com

By 26 February; 26-28 May: The 13th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society takes place at the University of Toronto, Canada, in May 2017, with focus on The Future of Cities: Augmenting Urban Innovation. Themes are: Technologies and human usability; Technologies in knowledge sharing; Ubiquitous learning; Technologies in society. Advanced proposal deadline 26 July; Early proposal deadline 26 October; Regular proposal deadline 26 February.
techandsoc.com

27 February – 2 March: INQAAHE 2017 Conference, the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education Conference, takes place in Bahrain, hosted by the National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance of Education and Training, on the theme Between Collaboration & Competition: The Promises & Challenges for Quality Assurance in Higher Education.
www.qqa.gov.bh

By 27 February; 28 May – 1 June: LiHE 2017 Aegina Greece, international book-writing symposium on Learning Centred Curriculum Design in Higher Education, takes place in Aegina Island, Greece, in May-June, sponsored by the Institute for Learning in Higher Education. Authors work to finalise the manuscript of the book for publication worldwide by Libri Publishing Ltd., Oxfordshire UK. Deadline for chapter proposals 27 February.
www.lihe.info

By 28 February; 11-14 May: ACLL2017, the Asian Conference on Language Learning, and ACTC2017, the Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, take place in Kobe, Japan, in May, organised by IAFOR, the International Academic Forum, both on the theme Educating for Change. Registration of either conference allows participants to attend sessions in the other. Abstracts submission deadline 28 February.
www.iafor.org
www.iafor.org

By 28 February; 3-6 July: ISTEL 2017, the International Symposium on Teaching, Education and Learning, takes place in Hiroshima, Japan, in July. More than 30 topics under the three title themes. Submissions deadline 28 February.
ibac-conference.org

By 28 February; 29-30 July: EduTeach2017, the 2nd Canadian International Conference on Advances in Education, Teaching & Technology 2017, takes place in Toronto, Canada, in July, organised by Unique Conferences Canada and the International Center for Research and Development on the theme Global Education through Technology – challenges, Issues and Trends. Many conference topics under broad headings Teaching and learning relationships; Students’ and teachers’ relationships; Ongoing projects, trends, issues and challenges; How to overcome organisational issues; General issues and future of the industry; Technology in education and teaching. Final abstracts deadline 28 February.
educationconference.info

2-3 March: The 8th European Networking Event on Successful Research and Innovation in Europe 2017 takes place in Dusseldorf, Germany. Researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe are invited to find new European research and innovation partners for the European Union’s Horizon 2020 projects. In 2017 special partner regions are Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands and Poland. The event addresses especially universities and research institutes, and small and medium-sized enterprises.
horizon2020.zenit.de

4-5 March: APCAR 2017, the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research, takes place in Melbourne, Australia, in March, organised by ASIAR, the Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research, on the theme Share the Vision. Many topics under the main areas of Business, Social sciences, Education and ICT. Abstract/full paper submission deadline 30 December.
apiar.org.au

5-7 March: EDC2017, the Education and Development Conference 2017, takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, in March, hosted by Tomorrow People Organization. Nearly 40 topics, from Adult education to Vocational education and training. Proposals are accepted on a rolling admission basis as long as space is available, final deadline 1 February.
www.ed-conference.org

5-8 March: The 33rd European Students’ Convention takes place in Galway, Ireland, organised by the Union of Students in Ireland in collaboration with the European Students Union. The event’s main topics are Access to Higher Education and Higher Education and Brexit.
www.esu-online.org

6-8 March: INTED2017, the 11th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, takes place in March in Valencia, Spain, organised by IATED, the International Academy of Technology, Education and Development. About 100 topics under the broad areas General issues; Experiences in education; New trends in the higher education area; International projects; Pedagogical and didactical innovations; Research in education; Virtual universities; Technological issues in education; Computer supported collaborative work; Educational software and serious games; Curriculum design and innovation; Quality assurance in education; University-industry collaboration; E-content management and development. Abstract submissions deadline 1 December.
iated.org

7 March: The seminar Developing the Next Research Excellence Framework takes place in London, UK, organised by Westminster Higher Education Forum. It discusses the future shape of the REF ahead of its next cycle in 2021, and is an opportunity to discuss proposals for the design of the next REF in the closing stages of HEFCE’s consultation. It follows the independent review of the REF which called for a broadening of the definition of impact and for all active research staff in an institution to be submitted as part of the REF process, ending the portability of research outputs if an academic changes institution. Delegates will discuss these possible changes as well as the consultation’s proposed measures designed to increase interdisciplinary research and to encourage open data - as well as greater use of metrics to inform assessment decisions and changes to the weighting of impact and research environment profiles. A senior speaker from HEFCE will deliver a keynote address at this conference.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

8-10 March: OE Global 2017, the Open Education Global Conference, takes place in Cape Town, South Africa, organised by the Open Education Consortium and the University of Cape Town. The event marks the 10th anniversary of the Cape Town Open Education Declaration (see 2nd link) and the 5th anniversary of the Paris OER Declaration (see 3rd link). Check website for dates for submitting proposals.
conference.oeconsortium.org
www.capetowndeclaration.org

www.unesco.org

9 March: The conference Using the UK Research Base to Support Evidence-based Policymaking is held in London, UK, organised by Westminster Forum Projects. The event takes place as the next Research Excellence Framework cycle is expected to increase the weight of the ‘impact’ criteria from 20% to 25% and follows REF 2014 results which showed “informing government policy” was the most common type of impact, followed by “supporting parliamentary scrutiny”. Sessions examine efforts to improve the use of research in government including What Works centres, using randomised controlled trials and behavioural economics, as well as how academics can deliver ‘impact’ through providing evidence to select committees, responding to government reviews, building effective working relationships with officials, and how the use of data and evidence can be encouraged at a local government level. The guest of honour is Dr Chandrika Nath, Deputy Director of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

10 March: GUNI, the Global University Network for Innovation, presents the 6th Higher Education in the World (HEIW) report, Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global with the Local, in Barcelona, Spain. The report, available in an online open-access version with a synthesis in paper format, deals with the dual responsibilities of universities at local and global scale, exploring the potential conflict or intrinsic difficulties in addressing both local demands of society based on the race for global competitiveness and local and global demands to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable society.
www.guninetwork.org

12-14 March: The AACSB International Assessment Conference: Driving Accountability and Innovation takes place in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, giving an opportunity to explore current trends and global best practices, network with peers and experienced accreditation volunteers and glimpse at what peer institutions are doing to stay current in assessment and assurance of learning.
www.aacsb.edu

12-16 March: ICE, the 2017 International Conference on Education San Diego, takes place in San Diego, Nevada, USA, in March, sponsored by the Clute Institute. Registration gives free entry to the Clute Institute’s International Academic Conference on Business, at the same place, on the same dates. Submissions deadline 10 February.
cieducationsandiego.com

14-15 March: ICTPED, the 3rd International Conference on Teaching Practice in Education, takes place at Warmbaths Forever Resorts, Bela-Bela, Limpopo, South Africa, organised by Unisa College of Education on the theme Quality Teaching and Learning in an ODeL Context. Sub themes are: Role of technology in teaching and learning; Building working relationships and partnerships for effective management of teaching practice; New approaches in student teacher development; Gratitude in education teaching for decolonisation; Integrating indigenous knowledges in curriculum; Teachers’ diverse professional learning needs and the implications for teacher educators; Teaching for creativity and diversity; Assessment challenges in ICT integrated curriculum environment; Best practices for teaching practice in Higher Education Institutions; ICT opportunities and threats in implementing teaching practice programmes; Mentoring for building successful teaching practice experiences; Teaching practice professionalism and professional ethics in an ODL context; Attitudes in schools and how they impact on teaching practice.
Contact: ICTPED@unisa.ac.za

16-17 March: The 6th edition of the international conference New Perspectives in Science Education takes place in Florence, Italy, in March. Topics include: Curricula session planning; Enhancing students’ motivation; New technologies for science teaching; Science education and special needs; Science education projects and initiatives; Science education resources and activities; Studies on science education; Science teaching methods; Training of science teachers. All accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings published by LibreriaUniversitaria which will be sent for review for inclusion in SCOPUS. Papers will also be included in the sharing platform ACADEMIA.EDU and Google Scholar. Abstracts submission deadline 27 November.
conference.pixel-online.net

21 March: A seminar on Next Steps for Widening Participation: Key Target Groups, Reforming Admissions Processes and Best Practice in Outreach takes place in London, UK, organised by Westminster Higher Education Forum. With the government having set two widening participation targets - doubling the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds from 14% to 28%, and increasing by 20% the numbers of students from BME backgrounds, both by 2020 – the seminar assesses existing best practice, remaining practical challenges and next steps for policy to achieve these goals. It takes place as HEFCE prepares to oversee the launch of a new Collaborative Outreach Programme which will see consortia of universities and other groups leading efforts to realise the government targets, and with considerable change planned to post-16 vocational qualifications. Also under discussion are the impact of the reform of post-16 technical education and the opportunities presented by degree apprenticeships for widening participation, the distinct challenges for improving participation among students who are mature, BAME, disabled or from disadvantaged communities, and evidence of what works in outreach and how lessons might be drawn from this to inform policy and practice more widely; also the role of the admissions system in widening participation. Guest of honour is Sarah Howls, head of Student Opportunity, HEFCE.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

20-22 March: The Spring Oxford Education Research Symposium takes place in Oxford, UK, in March, a forum for presentation of papers and discourse by scholars who have a particular interest in the theory and practice of universal education which is defined broadly as encompassing the various aspects of the productive expansion of knowledge. Numerous suggested topics; abstracts submission deadline 24 February.
www.oxford-education-research-symposium.com

By 26 March; 8-10 May: The 17th LIHE International Symposium on New Innovations in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in May, organised by the Institute for Learning in Higher Education to finalise an international book manuscript to be published by Libri Publishing Ltd. Possible innovations could include innovative teaching and learning practices: using e-learning; using games/simulations/role-play; using case-methodology; using research-based methods; using learning space design; modern technologies; using competitions; using business practice and fieldwork; using art, music and culture. Submissions deadline 26 March.
www.lihe.info

26-29 March: ACEID2017, the Asian Conference on Education and International Development, takes place in Kobe, Japan, organised by IAFOR, the International Academic Forum, on the theme Educating for Change. About 30 conference topics (see 2nd link).
iafor.org
iafor.org

27-28 March: GSE 2017, the 5th Global Summit on Education, takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in March, organised by World Conferences.net on the theme Trends and Challenges in Education. More than 50 topics, from Adult and lifelong learning to Work Employability. Abstract submission deadline 15 January.
worldconferences.net

27-28 March: LEBCSR-17, the 2017 Singapore 2nd International Conference on Studies in Law, Education, Business and Corporate Social Responsibilities, takes place in Singapore, sponsored by Excellence in Research and Innovation - International Forum on Law, Education & Business Professionals. Many topics under the conference themes: for education they are Distance education; E-learning; Higher education; Lifelong learning; Teaching and learning.
flebp.org

27-29 March: The World Congress on Cancer takes place in London, UK, on the theme Aspiration, Inspiration and Imagination – Cancer Research, Treatment and Care.
cancer.conferencesus.com

By 30 March; 3-5 July: EDULEARN17, the 9th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, takes place in Barcelona, Spain, in July. Many topics under the general themes: Education:- Experiences in education; Pedagogical innovations in education; Career development and training; Experiences in research; International projects; General issues; and Technology in education:- E-learning; Computer supported collaborative work; Emerging technologies in education; Educational software and serious games; E-content management and development. Abstracts submissions deadline 30 March.
iated.org

By 31 March; 21-23 June: ICETIC, the Innovative and Creative Education and Teaching International Conference, takes place in the Faculty of Education, University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain, in June, sponsored by Oracle. More than 40 conference topics, related to society, environment, technology, creativity, psychology, among others. Submissions deadline 31 March.
www.icetic.net

4 April: The Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar The Future of Modern Foreign Languages in Higher Education takes place in London, UK. The seminar focuses on practical steps and policy options to improve the take-up of modern foreign languages, and addresses challenges and opportunities for their provision in higher education as the number of students studying them at A-level falls to an all-time low. With the HEFCE-funded ‘Routes into Languages’ programme coming to the end of its funding cycle, the seminar discusses lessons learnt from it and what more can be done at school to increase the number of students opting to study modern foreign languages. The seminar also assesses the impact of the EU referendum result and potential loss of access to the Erasmus+ programme on attracting students to study language degrees; and best practice examples of innovative ways to improve the financial sustainability of language departments. Guest of honour is Rebecca Hughes, Director of International Higher Education, British Council.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

4-6 April: IConEGS 2017, the 2017 International Conference on Education and Global Studies, takes place in Kyoto, Japan, in April, organised by Hyogo University of Teacher Education. About 40 conference topics, submissions deadline 10 December.
tw-knowledge.org

4-6 April: e-CASE & e-Tech 2017, the 2017 International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology, takes place in Kyoto, Japan, in December, hosted by Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Japan, and Shih Chien University, Taiwan. Many topics under the conference themes. Submissions deadline 10 December.
tw-knowledge.org

4-6 April: ISEP 2017, the 2017 International Symposium on Education and Psychology, takes place in Kyoto, Japan, in April. Broad conference tracks, each with several topics, are Child and family education; Education policy and administration; Education theory and practice; Others; Psychology. Submissions deadline extended to 31 December.
tw-knowledge.org

6-7 April: The Annual Conference of EUA, the European University Association, takes place at the University of Bergen, Norway, focusing on university autonomy and academic freedom at a time when political, economic and societal challenges in Europe have a significant impact on universities and their role, as well as their organisation and strategy.
www.eua.be

7-9 April: ICLT 2017, the 3rd International Conference on Learning and Teaching, takes place in Jeju Island, South Korea. More than 20 conference topics.
www.iclt.org

By 10 April; 16-18 August: ICEL 2017, the International Conference on Education and Learning, takes place in Tokyo, Japan, in August. Many topics under the broad areas of Education theory and practice; Child and family education; Learning; Education policy and administration; Others. Submission deadline 10 April.
icel2017.globalconf.org

By 15 April; 12-14 June: LF-TEEC, Living the Future: International Conference on Technology, Engineering, Education and Computer, takes place at the University of Barcelona, Spain, in June, organised by Future Academy. Abstract submission deadline 15 April.
www.futureacademy.org.uk

By 19 April; 19-21 July 2017: The 24th International Conference on Learning takes place at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA, in July 2017, organised by The Learner Knowledge Community with a special focus on New Media for New Learning. Conference themes are: Pedagogy and curriculum; Assessment and evaluation; Educational organisation and leadership; Early childhood learning; Learning in higher education; Adult, community and professional learning; Learner diversity and identities; Learner diversity and identities; Technologies in learning; Literacies learning; Science, mathematics and technology learning. Proposals submissions welcome throughout the year from 19 September (see link); regular proposals deadline 19 April.
thelearner.com

20-21 April: The 17th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations takes place at Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia, with special focus on Succeeding and Achieving in Diverse Communities and Organisations. Conference themes are: Management education; Change management; Knowledge management; Organisational cultures.
organization-studies.com

20-22 April: ICEDU 2017, the 3rd International Conference on Education, takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in April, organised by The International Institute of Knowledge Management of Sri Lanka with hosting partner the University of Northern Colorado, USA, on the theme Models of Global Education and Education Mobility for the 2020s. Conference tracks include: Comparative education; Culturally/linguistically diverse populations; Curriculum design, development and implementation; Global issues in education; Immigration and education; Inclusion; Mobility and education; Poverty; Refugees and education; Teacher quality; Technological enhancements in education; Testing and assessment. Abstracts deadline 20 January.
educationconference.co

21-22 April: Education Studies ’17, the International Conference on Education and Learning, takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, in April, coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Centre) and organised by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions). More than 50 topics, from Academic experiences and best practice contributions to Workplace learning. Abstracts submission deadline 13 January. The event is held on the same days as Sports Studies '17, the International Conference on Sports, Sports Studies and Kinesiology (second link), and Psychology Studies ’17, the International Conference on Psychology Studies (third link). Participants at one of the conferences can attend any of the sessions of the others.
www.dakamconferences.org
www.dakamconferences.org
www.dakamconferences.org

23-25 April: The AACSB International’s 2017 International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM) takes place in Houston, Texas, USA, organised by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business on the theme Accelerating Transformation of Business Education. Through a revitalised conception of the business education ecosystem ICAM “confronts disruptive factors, welcomes revolutionary thinking and works to advance the roles of business schools as catalysts for innovation, co-creators of knowledge, hubs of lifelong learning, leaders on leadership and enablers of global prosperity”.
www.aacsb.edu

23-26 April: A Brain Conference on Learning, Memory and Synaptic Plasticity takes place in Runstedgaard, north of Copenhagen, Denmark, organised by FENS, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, and the Brain Prize. The Brain Prize was awarded in 2016 for “ground-breaking research on the cellular and molecular basis of long-term potentiation and the demonstration that this form of synaptic plasticity underpins spatial memory and learning.” Research on LTP and LTD and their possible functions is now extending to include diverse aspects of memory encoding and consolidation, including areas of emotional learning in brain structures beyond the hippocampus. There is also growing interest in how dysfunction of activity-dependent synaptic plasticity is a likely contributor to a variety of neurological and psychiatric diseases. The aim of this Brain Conference is to bring together world experts to discuss the major issues in the field. Co-chairs are Richard Morris, University of Edinburgh, UK; and Robert Malenka, Stanford University, USA. Stipends are available. Early registration deadline 23 January; regular registration deadline 14 February.
www.fens.org
www.thebrainprize.org

23-28 April: The European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 takes place at the Austria Center Vienna, in Vienna, Austria, in April. The event covers all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences and aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. Abstract submission deadline 11 January.
www.egu2017.eu

25-26 April: AECHE 4, the 4th Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education, is hosted by the University Mohammad V in Rabat, Morocco, in April, organised by the European University Association and the Association of Arab Universities on the theme Research for Sustainable Societies – the Role of Universities. The conference focuses on bi-regional research collaboration and capacity building between Arab and European universities in the fields of energy, water, food and environment, and also discusses development trends in international research collaboration and doctoral education; case studies, approaches and models for research collaboration, research capacity building and doctoral education; experiences of international research networks; accessibility of scientific research results – digitalisation and Open Science. Submissions deadline 15 November.
scholar.um5.ac.ma

By 26 April; 27 May: The 10th International Conference on E-learning and Innovative Pedagogies takes place at the University of Toronto, Canada, in May, sponsored by e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Research Network / Common Ground Research Networks, with special focus on Learning Cities. Conference themes are Pedagogies; Institutions; Technologies; Social transformations. Proposals deadline 26 April.
ubi-learn.com

By 30 April; 8-11 September: EBBS 2017, the 47th Meeting of the European Brain Behaviour Society, takes place in Bilbao, Spain, in September, to bring together most recent advancements in behavioural neuroscience research. Sessions cover a broad spectrum of topics from basic science to applied research, animal models to investigating brain mechanisms and behaviour in human studies. Travel awards for young researchers are available. Abstracts submission deadline 30 April.
www.ebbs-meeting.com

2-4 May: QS-MAPLE, the 7th QS Middle East and Africa Professional Leaders in Education Conference & Exhibition, takes place in Dubai, UAE, in May, organised by QS Quacquarelli Symonds in collaboration with Higher Colleges of Technology and AMITY University, on the theme The Future of Higher Education in the Middle East and Africa. Conference tracks are: Learning, teaching and curriculum; Strategic planning and research; Innovative internationalisation; Quality assurance and accreditation; Future students, future career. Proposals are accepted now.
www.qsmaple.org

By 5 May; 4-8 June: ICE, the 2017 International Conference on Education Stockholm, takes place in the Swedish capital in June, sponsored by the Clute Institute. Registration gives free entry to the Clute Institute’s International Academic Conference on Business, at the same place, on the same dates. Many conference topics, from Accreditation to Tenure. Submissions deadline 5 May.
cieducationeurope.com

By 5 May; 8-10 August: ICEPO 2017, the International Conference on Education, Psychology and Organizational Behaviour, takes place in Osaka, Japan, in August. Many suggested topics under the three conference themes; submissions deadline 5 May.
iainst.org

7-10 May: The Centre for Continuing Education and Training 2nd Conference on Short Learning Programmes, takes place in Sun City, North West Province, South Africa, in May, organised by Unisa College of Education on the theme Initiating the Debate: Perspectives on the Provision of Short Learning Programmes. Sub themes are: Rethinking the provision of short learning programme; Short learning programme – a route towards lifelong learning; Higher and basic education stakeholder’s perspectives on the provision of short learning programmes. Final submission of abstracts 24 October.
Contact: ccetconference2017@unisa.ac.za

8-10 May: The 17th LIHE International Symposium on New Innovations in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in May, organised by the Institute for Learning in Higher Education to finalise an international book manuscript to be published by Libri Publishing Ltd. Possible innovations could include innovative teaching and learning practices: using e-learning; using games/simulations/role-play; using case-methodology; using research-based methods; using learning space design; modern technologies; using competitions; using business practice and fieldwork; using art, music and culture. Submissions deadline 26 March.
www.lihe.info

11-14 May: EJER Congress 2017, the 4th International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, takes place in Denizli, Turkey, in May, on the theme Changing Times, Changing Needs, Online Education, Equality, Migration and Differences. Many conference topics.
ejercongress.org

11-14 May: ACLL2017, the Asian Conference on Language Learning, and ACTC2017, the Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, take place in Kobe, Japan, in May, organised by IAFOR, the International Academic Forum, both on the theme Educating for Change. Registration of either conference allows participants to attend sessions in the other. Abstracts submission deadline 28 February.
www.iafor.org
www.iafor.org

By 18 May; 23-24 August: SETC 2017, the Singapore Education Technology Conference, takes place in Singapore in August, sponsored by East Asia Research and Siam University. More than 60 conference topics, from Academic advising and counselling to Virtual universities, classrooms and laboratories. Abstract submission deadline 18 May.
setc.ear.com.sg

18-19 May: The 2017 Spring Global Conference on Education takes place at Los Angeles Metro Area, California, USA, sponsored by the University of Riverside. About 60 conference topics, from Academic advising and counselling to Wireless applications. Submissions deadline 12 May.
www.uofriverside.com

By 19 May; 29 June – 1 July: INFOSEC2017, the 3rd International Conference on Information Security and Cyber Forensics, takes place in June-July at the Faculty of Management, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, organised by SDIWC, the Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications. The conference aims to enable researchers to build connections between different digital applications. Many topics under the broad themes: Cyber Security; Digital forensic; Information assurance and security management; Cyber Peacefare and physical security. Submissions deadline 19 May.
sdiwc.net

11-14 May: EJER Congress 2017, the 4th International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, takes place in Denizli, Turkey, in May, on the theme Changing Times, Changing Needs, Online Education, Equality, Migration and Differences. Many conference topics. Abstracts deadline 30 January.
ejercongress.org

By 12 May; 18-19 May: The 2017 Spring Global Conference on Education takes place at Los Angeles Metro Area, California, USA, sponsored by the University of Riverside. About 60 conference topics, from Academic advising and counselling to Wireless applications. Submissions deadline 12 May.
www.uofriverside.com

15-18 May: IUNC Eurasia 2017, the 6th Annual International Universities Networking Conference + Edu Agency Workshop, takes place in Moscow, Russia, hosted by the Eastern European University Association on the theme Borderless HigherEd Opportunities. The conference gives an overview of international higher education in the CIS countries and presents latest EEUA research on international higher education. The programme includes open sessions and seminars on topics about trends of international education; effective ways of cooperation between universities; recruitment technologies; state scholarship programmes; also, prescheduled meetings with universities and agencies, a campus tour to prospective partner universities, networking activities.
www.iunc.net

22-24 May: Going Global 2017 takes place in London, UK, in May, organised by the British Council on the theme Global Cities: Connecting Talent, Driving Change. The conference explores how universities and colleges support city-regional economies and social and civic engagement, connecting the world's cities to global knowledge and talent and addressing global challenges. This is examined through focus on research and innovation; talent development and flows; societies and communities; leadership. Deadline for proposals 3 October.
www.britishcouncil.org

24-26 May: CAUCE Conference 2017, the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education conference, takes place in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, is hosted by SFU Continuing Studies, on the theme Currents of Change: Learners, Communities, Programs, Educators – Responsive and Innovative Practices.
cauce-conference.ca

24-27 May: The 4th Transatlantic Dialogue, Creating Human Bonds through Cultural Diplomacy, takes place at the Campus Esch Belval and Neumünster Abbey, Luxembourg, under the high patronage of HRH the Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland. This conference series on global citizens explores the significance of culture/liberal education for fostering global citizenship from both US and European perspectives. It examines the questions: What is the role of culture and cultural diplomacy in negotiating problems facing humanity? How can universities harness the potential of cultural diplomacy to transform societies? How can we interpret cultural diplomacy and act upon it?
transatlanticdialogue2017.uni.lu
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25-26 May: BMMES-17, the International Research Conference on Business, Marketing, Management and Education Studies, takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, sponsored by the Business, Education and Law Research Group. Many topics under the conference themes: for education they are Distance education; E-learning; Higher education; Lifelong learning; Teaching and learning.
belrg.org

26-28 May: The 13th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society takes place at the University of Toronto, Canada, in May 2017, with focus on The Future of Cities: Augmenting Urban Innovation. Themes are: Technologies and human usability; Technologies in knowledge sharing; Ubiquitous learning; Technologies in society. Advanced proposal deadline 26 July; Early proposal deadline 26 October; Regular proposal deadline 26 February.
techandsoc.com

27 May: The 10th International Conference on E-learning and Innovative Pedagogies takes place at the University of Toronto, Canada, in May, sponsored by e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Research Network / Common Ground Research Networks, with special focus on Learning Cities. Conference themes are Pedagogies; Institutions; Technologies; Social transformations. Proposals deadline 26 April.
ubi-learn.com

28 May – 1 June: LiHE 2017 Aegina Greece, international book-writing symposium on Learning Centred Curriculum Design in Higher Education, takes place in Aegina Island, Greece, in May-June, sponsored by the Institute for Learning in Higher Education. Authors work to finalise the manuscript of the book for publication worldwide by Libri Publishing Ltd., Oxfordshire UK. Deadline for chapter proposals 27 February.
www.lihe.info

31 May – 2 June: The inaugural THE Innovation and Impact Summit takes place in Hong Kong organised by Times Higher Education in partnership with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on the theme Powering Universities’ Economic and Social Impact through Innovative Research and Teaching. It will explore topics such as commercialising research findings and “turning ideas into impact”; university-business links; the place for curiosity-led research in a world demanding short-term impact; and through a dedicated teaching strand, how innovation in teaching and learning is preparing students for successful careers.
www.timeshighereducation.com

4-8 June: ICE, the 2017 International Conference on Education Stockholm, takes place in the Swedish capital in June, sponsored by the Clute Institute. Registration gives free entry to the Clute Institute’s International Academic Conference on Business, at the same place, on the same dates. Many conference topics, from Accreditation to Tenure. Submissions deadline 5 May.
cieducationeurope.com

6-8 June: The OECD Week 2017 in Paris, France, combines the OECD Forum on 2-7 June with the main annual Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Ministerial meeting, chaired by Denmark, on 7-8 June.
www.oecd.org

8-9 June: SGEC, the annual Stem Gender Equality Congress, takes place in Berlin, Germany, hosted by ScienceImpact Ltd and addressing gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through policy, practice and collaboration.
stemgenderequality.com

8-9 June: The OEB MidSummit takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland, in June, on the theme Shaping the Future of Learning. This new event is part summer university, part think-tank, and will discuss how learning technology is shaping the future. Deadline for “proposals for creative ideas, stories, visions and experiences”, or to be involved in shaping the summit’s agenda,6 January.
www.oebmidsummit.com

8-17 June: Futur en Seine, France’s annual digital innovation and cultural festival, takes place in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.
www.futur-en-seine.paris

12-14 June: LF-TEEC, Living the Future: International Conference on Technology, Engineering, Education and Computer, takes place at the University of Barcelona, Spain, in June, organised by Future Academy. Abstract submission deadline 15 April.
www.futureacademy.org.uk

12-14 June: GUNI, the Global University Network for Innovation, is organising the first International Higher Education and Research Summer School in Barcelona, Spain, consisting of different activities related to higher education, management and sustainable development. The first activity (12—14 June) is a three-day international higher education and research leadership course.
www.guninetwork.org

14 June: GUNI, the Global University Network for Innovation, is hosting the International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Actors and Implementation in Barcelona, Spain.
www.guninetwork.org

21-23 June: ICETIC, the Innovative and Creative Education and Teaching International Conference, takes place in the Faculty of Education, University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain, in June, sponsored by Oracle. More than 40 conference topics, related to society, environment, technology, creativity, psychology, among others. Submissions deadline 31 March.
www.icetic.net

21-23 June: EdMedia, the 2017 Educational Technology and Media World Conference, takes place in Washington DC, USA, in June, organised by AACE, the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. This annual multi-disciplinary forum gives an opportunity for discussion and exchange of information on research, development and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education. About 50 conference topics, under the broad headings: Infrastructure; Tools and content-oriented applications; New roles of the instructor and learner; Human-computer interaction; Cases and projects; Universal web accessibility; Indigenous peoples and technology. Submissions deadline 19 December.
www.aace.org

21-23 June: The EuroNanoForum 2017 takes place in Valletta, Malta, organised under the auspices of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and co-funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation. The conferences focuses on how nano and materials technologies can strengthen competitiveness across all European industries; and discussion extends to framework conditions such as education, standards, regulations, IPR and safety issues, as well as entrepreneurship and industrial policy. Sessions are included on finance and funding through European and national programmes, in particular Horizon 2020, smart specialisation and public-private partnership initiatives.
euronanoforum2017.eu

28-30 June: The 2017 HETL – UWS Scotland Conference on Creating Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education takes place at the University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, UK, in June, organised by the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association. Proposals deadline 31 December.
www.hetl.org

29-30 June: The 2nd World Bioenergy Congress and Expo takes place in Madrid, Spain, on the theme Bioenergy: Upgrading Sources of Energy for Future Generation.
bioenergy.conferenceseries.com

29 June – 1 July: INFOSEC2017, the 3rd International Conference on Information Security and Cyber Forensics, takes place at the Faculty of Management, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, organised by SDIWC, the Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications. The conference aims to enable researchers to build connections between different digital applications. Many topics under the broad themes: Cyber Security; Digital forensic; Information assurance and security management; Cyber Peacefare and physical security.
sdiwc.net

By 30 June; 30 July – 3 August: ICE New York, the 2017 International Conference on Education, takes place in July/August in New York, USA, sponsored by the Clute Institute. About 25 topics, from Accreditation to Tenure. Submission deadline 30 June.
cieducationnewyork.com

30 June – 2 July: ECE2017, the European Conference on Education 2017, takes place in Brighton, UK, in June/July, organised by IAFOR, the International Academic Forum, on the theme Educating for Change. About 30 conference streams mostly under the broad headings: Learning and teaching in community spaces; Challenging and preserving traditional cultures; Learning, teaching and educational structures. The conference is held alongside ECLL2017, the European Conference on Language Learning (see second link), also on the theme Educating for Change. Abstracts submission deadline for both conferences 16 February.
iafor.org
iafor.org

3-5 July: EDULEARN17, the 9th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, takes place in Barcelona, Spain, in July. Many topics under the general themes: Education:- Experiences in education; Pedagogical innovations in education; Career development and training; Experiences in research; International projects; General issues; and Technology in education:- E-learning; Computer supported collaborative work; Emerging technologies in education; Educational software and serious games; E-content management and development. Abstracts submissions deadline 30 March.
iated.org

3-6 July: ISTEL 2017, the International Symposium on Teaching, Education and Learning, takes place in Hiroshima, Japan, in July. More than 30 topics under the three title themes. Submissions deadline 28 February.
ibac-conference.org

5-8 July: The International Association of University Presidents, or IAUP, holds its Triennial Conference in Vienna, Austria, on the main theme Innovation in Education. Conference topics are Simulation-based learning and training; Modern technology in e-learning; Expectation from the Industry to the education worldwide. In addition, the IAUP is offering young scientists their own conference in Vienna at the same time, at a different venue, on the theme Sustainability. The topics for this conference are: Mobility of the future; Circular flow economy; Unlearning intolerance.
iauptriennial2017.com

17-19 July: WCE-2017, the World Congress on Education, takes place in Dublin, Ireland, in July, on the theme Global Issues in Education and Research. Many conference topics under broad headings: Accessible world; Adult education; Art education; Business education; Course management; Curriculum research and development; Educational foundations; Interaction and cultural models of disability; Learning/teaching methodologies and assessment; Issues in education and research; Pedagogy; Research management; Ubiquitous learning; Humanities; Research in progress. Submissions deadline 10 February.
worldconedu.org

19-21 July: The 24th International Conference on Learning takes place at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA, organised by The Learner Knowledge Community with a special focus on New Media for New Learning. Conference themes are: Pedagogy and curriculum; Assessment and evaluation; Educational organisation and leadership; Early childhood learning; Learning in higher education; Adult, community and professional learning; Learner diversity and identities; Learner diversity and identities; Technologies in learning; Literacies learning; Science, mathematics and technology learning.
thelearner.com

29-30 July: EduTeach2017, the 2nd Canadian International Conference on Advances in Education, Teaching & Technology 2017, takes place in Toronto, Canada, in July, organised by Unique Conferences Canada and the International Center for Research and Development on the theme Global Education through Technology – challenges, Issues and Trends. Many conference topics under broad headings Teaching and learning relationships; Students’ and teachers’ relationships; Ongoing projects, trends, issues and challenges; How to overcome organisational issues; General issues and future of the industry; Technology in education and teaching. Final abstracts deadline 28 February.
educationconference.info

30 July – 3 August: ICE New York, the 2017 International Conference on Education, takes place in July/August in New York, USA, sponsored by the Clute Institute. About 25 topics, from Accreditation to Tenure. Submission deadline 30 June.
cieducationnewyork.com

11-13 September: GPMB 2017, the Global Conference on Plant Science and Molecular Biology, takes place in Valencia, Spain. It presents cutting-edge research with a wide range of topics in plant biology on how plans sense, process, integrate and store information related to environmental challenges. It brings together a range of disciplines, fosters exchange of ideas and enables participants to learn of the latest developments and ideas in diverse areas of plant biology.
plant-science-biology-conferences.magnusgroup.org

By 31 July; 25-27 September: The 2nd Global Congress and Expo on Materials Science and Nanoscience takes place in Valencia, Spain, in September. With future advances in multiple fields of science and engineering critically dependent on the availability of superior materials, the congress attempts to provide a platform to researchers, scientists, engineers and students to share their findings and experience on the emerging and interesting trends of multifaceted materials science. Nearly 30 topics; abstracts submission deadline 31 July.
scientificfederation.com


8-10 August: ICEPO 2017, the International Conference on Education, Psychology and Organizational Behaviour, takes place in Osaka, Japan, in August. Many suggested topics under the three conference themes; submissions deadline 5 May.
iainst.org

16-18 August: ICEL 2017, the International Conference on Education and Learning, takes place in Tokyo, Japan, in August. Many topics under the broad areas of Education theory and practice; Child and family education; Learning; Education policy and administration; Others. Submission deadline 10 April.
icel2017.globalconf.org

5-13 August: The Association of Commonwealth Universities’ Summer School 2017 takes place at Bath Spa University, UK, on the theme Creating Greener Narratives through the Environmental Arts and Humanities. The 2017 Summer School will explore interrelationships between humans and other living beings, and between cultural practices and environmental problems – and will look at how these can be examined through different academic disciplines and creative arts. Postgraduate and final-year undergraduates from universities in any Commonwealth country can attend, and bursaries and a reduced registration rate are available for students from ACU member universities (see second link).
www.acu.ac.uk
www.acu.ac.uk

By 18 August; 18-20 September: AIPR2017, the 4th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition takes place at Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland, in September, organised by SDIWC, the Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications. About 70 topics, from Agent-based systems to Watermarking methods and protection. Submissions deadline 18 August.
sdiwc.net

20-24 August: The ISN-ESN Biennial Meeting takes place in Paris, France, organised jointly by the International Society for Neuroscience and the European Society for Neuroscience.
www.neurochemistry.org

23-24 August: SETC 2017, the Singapore Education Technology Conference, takes place in Singapore in August, sponsored by East Asia Research and Siam University. More than 60 conference topics, from Academic advising and counselling to Virtual universities, classrooms and laboratories. Abstract submission deadline 18 May.
setc.ear.com.sg

8-11 September: EBBS 2017, the 47th Meeting of the European Brain Behaviour Society, takes place in Bilbao, Spain, in September, to bring together most recent advancements in behavioural neuroscience research. Sessions cover a broad spectrum of topics from basic science to applied research, animal models to investigating brain mechanisms and behaviour in human studies. Travel awards for young researchers are available. Abstracts submission deadline 30 April.
www.ebbs-meeting.com

11-13 September: GPMB 2017, the Global Conference on Plant Science and Molecular Biology, takes place in Valencia, Spain. It presents cutting-edge research with a wide range of topics in plant biology on how plans sense, process, integrate and store information related to environmental challenges. It brings together a range of disciplines, fosters exchange of ideas and enables participants to learn of the latest developments and ideas in diverse areas of plant biology.
plant-science-biology-conferences.magnusgroup.org

13-15 September: EAIE 2017, the 29th Annual EAIE Conference, takes place in Seville, Spain, in September, organised by the European Association for International Education on the theme A Mosaic of Cultures. Proposals deadline 3 November.
www.eaie.org

18-20 September: AIPR2017, the 4th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition takes place at Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland, in September, organised by SDIWC, the Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications. About 70 topics, from Agent-based systems to Watermarking methods and protection. Submissions deadline 18 August.
sdiwc.net

25-27 September: The 2nd Global Congress and Expo on Materials Science and Nanoscience takes place in Valencia, Spain, in September. With future advances in multiple fields of science and engineering critically dependent on the availability of superior materials, the congress attempts to provide a platform to researchers, scientists, engineers and students to share their findings and experience on the emerging and interesting trends of multifaceted materials science. Nearly 30 topics; abstracts submission deadline 31 July.
scientificfederation.com


2-4 November: The 2nd GAPS World Congress on Global Access to Postsecondary Education, on Working Together for a Democratised Postsecondary Education: A Key to Sustainable Development, takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The priority themes are: The research, policy and praxis nexus to advance access; Still standing in the way: race, ethnicity and caste; Creating access: who must join the access conversation? Access and success in action – applying access and inclusion strategies in specific contexts. The GAPS initiative, started in 2011, is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organisation incorporated in The Hague, The Netherlands.
www.gaps-education.org

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