2021 Here and Now Online Conference:
Call for Proposals
The Call for Proposals is now closed.
Join us for this important international conference to engage in the kind of dialogue that creates hope in dystopia.
Taking place online via Zoom, the 3-day conference combines live sessions and pre-recorded materials to create an engaging learning environment regardless of geographical location. You can contribute in a variety of ways:
Live interactive workshops are 60-90 minute sessions with a small group of participants focused on exploring a specific theme relevant to the conference (see list below). Facilitators must ensure that participants are actively involved throughout the workshop session.
Live roundtable conversations are chaired 60-90 minute sessions in which presenters initiate a conversation about a clearly defined theme. Presenters will have 5-7 minutes to share their perspectives, followed by live sessions in which they facilitate discussion with conference participants, giving them a ‘seat around the table’.
Live presentations are 30-minute sessions in which the presenter has 5-20 minutes to present their research or topic of interest, followed by a question and answer period with participants.
Pre-recorded presentations are 5-20 minute videos sharing relevant insights from practice, projects, or research. The videos will premiere at the conference. There will be several opportunities over the conference days to lead informal discussions of these videos or contribute to a live roundtable conversation. Presenters must ensure that recordings are uploaded by
31 May, 2021.
Impromptu open space conversations will create opportunities for conference participants to explore emerging themes with others in ways that aren’t scripted or predetermined. If you are interested in leading one of these spaces, please indicate your interest on the submission form.
Meet-ups in the virtual gardens will provide informal spaces for networking throughout the conference, which can be used to continue conversations arising from conference contributions, reconnecting with other delegates, or forming new alliances with like-minded participants.
Proposals should be up to 300 words and submitted no later than 30 April, 2021. Accepted proposals will be notified by email no later than 30 May, 2021. Questions or concerns should be sent to: with the subject heading: Here and Now Online Conference 2021/Inquiry.
Presenters who would like to submit a paper for a post-conference publication after receiving feedback on their conference presentations will have until July 18, 2021 to submit. Papers should not exceed 3,500 words (excluding references).
Submit Your Proposal
We’re interested in contributions that address contemporary challenges from a social pedagogical/educational perspective and chart possible ways forward for practice. If your work can help illuminate our understanding of social issues and provide inspiration for how we can meaningfully respond to social inequalities, then please send us your proposal, clearly outlining how it reflects the conference theme.
Visit proposal themes to learn more.
Proposals are due no later than 30 April, 2021.
Accepted proposals will be notified via email by 30 May, 2021.
Questions or concerns should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: Here and Now Online Conference 2021/Inquiry.
Presenters who would like to submit a paper for a post-conference publication after receiving feedback on their conference presentations will have until, 1 August, 2021 (one month and a week after the end of the conference). Papers should not exceed 3,500 words (excluding references). This is optional and is not a requirement to present at the conference.