UALL 2019 Annual Conference

UALL 2019 Annual Conference

Lifelong Learning and Innovation

Lifelong Learning and Innovation

Lifelong Learning and Innovation

Telford Innovation Campus, University of Wolverhampton
10th - 12th April 2019

Registration is now open! Bookings can be made at the University of Wolverhampton's online store

The prices and packages are:

Conference PackageUALL MemberNon UALL MemberStudents
Full Conference Package
Package incl:
Three day Conference Package
Welcome and Showcase evening event 10th April
Drinks Reception and COnference dinner 11th April
Two nights accommodation (10 - 11th April) with breakfast

Wednesday 10th April - Day Rate

Thursday 11th April - Day Rate

Friday 12th April - Day Rate

Conference Dinner (incl. transport)

Accommodation per night with breakfast


The programme is shaping up to be full and innovative – just like the title promised! We have a wide-range of topics up for discussion ranging from discussions of the legacy of the 1919 report to what the future of Lifelong Learning entails for both the UK and International Higher Education landscape with several presentations based on an international outlook throughout the conference.

We have our showcase event on the first evening where delegates will hear of each other’s work and the shortlisted projects that are up for the UALL Awards.

Our delegates will also have a tour of the University’s F3 race team workshop as well as attend a book launch and this is just the first evening of the conference!

There are two more days filled with exciting, innovative workshops and presentations, the formal conference dinner and Award ceremony and our keynote speakers.

 So what are you waiting for? Book now!

Keynote speakers

As you know our conference will have three sub themes all relating to Lifelong Learning and Innovation. We are excited to announce that we will have three guest speakers presenting on each of these themes

Learning and Place: focusing on where innovation occurs including both the role of learning in responding to innovation and new initiatives linked to place and the way learning is embedded in it, for example, Learning Cities, Towns or Communities, or learning in the changing context of work, leisure, family, travel and tourism

Speaker: Mr Anthony Painter, Director of the Action and Research Centre, RSA

Transformational change: focusing on how innovation occurs and the link to Lifelong Learning for example emerging technologies, practice based approaches

Speaker: Professor Mark Brown, Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL), Dublin City University

Innovation in Daily Life and Lifelong Learning: focusing on ensuring that innovation is shared by all for example innovative inclusive or accessible responses to learning in work, leisure, travel education

Speaker: Professor Keith Grint, author of Wicked Problems and Clumsy SolutionsFounding Co-Editor of Leadership


Wednesday 10th April 

We have our brand new showcase on the first evening where delegates will hear of each other's work and the shortlisted projects that are up for the UALL Awards.

Our delegates will also have a tour of the University of Wolverhampton's F£ race team workshop as well as attend a book launch and that is just the first evening of the conference!

Thursday 11th April

In the evening, we will be having our formal conference dinner during which we will host our 2019 UALL Awards ceremony. Awards may be made in any of the categories below: 

Innovation: this recognises innovations or creative initiatives that seek to expand Lifelong Learning within the UK
Sustainability: this recognises creative Lifelong Learning initiatives with proven impact and sustainability
Research: this award recognises specific research or evidence-based activity that promotes the significance of lifelong learning
International: this recognises innovative engagement, including partnerships that create change in an international or transnational context

Travelling to Telford Innovation Campus

By Car: 

Approaching from the east (incl. Birmingham and Wolverhampton), leave the M54 at Junction 4 and take the B5060 Castle Farm Way. At the first roundabout, turn left on to the A5 Telford Way (also known as St George's By-pass), then at Priorslee roundabout take the second exit on to Shifnal Road. 

Coming from the west (incl. Shrewsbury and Wales), leave the M54 at Junction 5 and take the A5 Rampart Way. Go Straight over the interchange on to the A5 Telford Way, cross over the motorway, and at the Priorslee roundabout take the Shifnal Road turning. 

Car parking is available on campus.

By Bus:

The Campus is a five minute bus journey from the town centre on the number 92 service. 

By Train

You can get a direct train into Telford Central from Birmingham (30-35 minutes), Wolverhampton (15 - 25 minutes) and stations on the Shrewsbury line. From there, you can pick up a bus or a taxi to the Campus (or even walk in about 15 minutes)


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