Call for Abstracts


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts that addresses the conference theme in some way. We welcome abstracts from the broad field of research on adult learning, addressing the conference theme: Completed empirical research, theoretical research and work in progress as well as cases which illustrate how theory and/or research have had an impact on a specific practice. Abstracts should be no more than 400 words.

  • The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 3rd 2013


An abstract proposal for presentation must have a maximum of 350 words and indicate the following:

  1. Title of paper
  2. Author(s) of proposal
  3. Research topic/aim / Case
  4. Theoretical and methodology framework
  5. (Expected) conclusions/findings
  6. Relevance to conference theme.

Please send your abstract via email to hrobj [at] 


  • Latest notification of acceptance is January 10th, 2013.
  • Papers should then be delivered at the latest on Febuary 10th 2013

Session idea

The conference welcomes papers for presentation and discussion at parallel paper sessions or at multiple presenter symposia. Note that the sessions will focus on discussions, so participants and presenters should expect all participants to have read the papers before coming, and presenters should prepare short presentations and present only key issues they want participants to discuss during the session. One of the other presenters will give a qualified response to the paper and help start the discussion. There will also be session facilitators present.

Paper Sessions

The paper sessions will consist of 2-3 presentations where conference organizers will group presentations together which seem thematically connected and promise to give fruitful discussions.  The time frame for the presentation of a research paper is 9 minutes and 6 minutes for practical cases. Following the presentations presenters will respond to each others papers and participants will have ample time to react and discuss issues raised in the papers and presentations.

Multiple-Presenter Symposia

A symposium also consists of papers focusing on a common theme with the aim of discussing specific perspectives, approaches or research initiatives in connection with specific practical cases. A symposium is planned and proposed by a symposium organizer and should preferably have three to four collaborators of his choice. It may also include an invited discussant. Here too there should be ample time for discussions.

Other formats

There will also be sessions with other formats, to be announced soon.

Submission of papers

After the acceptance of abstracts:

  • Completed papers should be submitted no later than Febuary 10th, 2013.

We urgently request presenters to submit their papers as early as possible to ensure that every participant has had the opportunity to read them prior to the conference. Papers should be between 4000 and 6000 words.


Please send your abstract via email to hrobj [at] 

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