CFP: Learning for All - The 2018 Association of Educational Communications and Technology International Convention

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The 2018 CALL FOR PROPOSALS from the Association of Educational Communications and Technology is NOW OPEN!

Location: Kansas City, MO,

Dates: October 23-27, 2018

Deadline is February 15, 2018:

The Culture Learning and Technology Division of AECT invites you to submit a proposal to the 2018 AECT Convention. The AECT International Convention brings together participants from around the world, offering practical applications, cutting-edge research, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations of new technologies in teaching and learning. Take this opportunity to connect with your peers! The goal of the convention is for participants from around the world to learn from the experiences and activities of the convention, enriching their professional lives. 

This year’s convention theme is Learning for All. We encourage proposals that address what may be traditionally underrepresented groups or populations. Proposers should attempt to address this theme in their proposals, highlighting where the proposal addresses this theme. 

We are very interested in your research and practice in the field of instructional design and technology. The AECT International Convention is a time to recognize and celebrate the many ways we are leading in teaching and learning. 

AECT’s mission includes promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and leadership of technologies for effective teaching and learning in a wide range of settings. The AECT International Convention provides a unique opportunity for the sharing of research and experiences as we advance our field and promote learning opportunities for all.

The Culture, Learning, and Technology division is composed of AECT members who are concerned with issues relevant to the intersection of culture, learning, and technology. In addition, CLT provides its members with a professional community, opportunities to share professional experiences, and learn from experts in the field. We define Culture, Learning, and Technology in the following ways:

  • Culture as it relates to and is defined in multiple disciplines and professions with particular emphases on championing inclusiveness and equity for the entire spectrum of human identification from individual, organizational, and behavioral contexts. These contexts include self identification as well as societal identification that may influence one's experience with technology and learning.
  • Learning that is situated in varied environments and involves relevant learning theories; and
  • TechnologyTthat demonstrates innovative techniques that support learning environments that illuminate elements of culture and learning. 

We seek proposals that explore relationships between culture, learning, and technology in education, politics, economics, science, the arts, business, and all other segments of society. Our only requirement is that all proposals explicitly address culture, learning and technology.

We welcome proposals that present the findings of empirical research as well as conceptual/theoretical pieces that address the conference theme:  Learning for All. 

For each conference, CLT accepts proposals for four types of presentations: Concurrent sessions, roundtables, poster presentations, and panel discussions.

  • Concurrent sessions involve research proposals - qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods - and should reflect completed empirical research that involves the collection and analysis of data and/or meta-analysis of existing published research.
  • Roundtables and poster sessions may present practical applications of research in various settings or discussion of concepts relevant to the field. Some presenters choose one of these formats for completed research.
  • Our Panel discussions are usually professional development sessions that may focus on navigating graduate education or developing a career in the many places that employ instructional scientist. We are open to other ideas for panel sessions as well.

Please see the 2018 “Invitation to Present” and Call for Proposal page: for the unique themes attached to each type of proposal for the 2018 Convention in Kansas City. Also, be sure to read the Submission Guidelines and Effective Proposals information available from the links on the same page. 

For questions regarding proposals for Culture, Learning and Technology please contact: 

CLT- Conference Planner: Akesha Horton (