The Conference Program

The online conference organisers are very grateful to the San Francisco 2020 team for all their work in preparing for the SF 2020 conference which very sadly had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. This planning has, however, shaped what we are sure will be a very interesting and exciting program for this online event.

The program, including sharing of local and international lesson and learning studies, keynotes and invited plenaries, research symposia, roundtable sessions, lesson study sharecases and posters is currently being developed, so please bookmark this page so that you can keep up to date with developments. We will also use social media and newsletters to provide updates.

The program will encompass live and recorded presentations with opportunities to engage online in question and answer sessions with presenters and invited lesson and learning study experts.

Managing Time Differences

WALS 2020 online will run on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th December with sessions running each day in three different ‘time zones’ so that everyone around the world can participate each day in their ‘after work/evening’ time. In addition, each day one time zone will take a lead presenting a keynote speech and an invited plenary session. The ‘Americas’ will lead on the 2nd December;  Europe, Africa, and the Middle East will lead on the 3rd and Central, East, South Asia, and Australasia will lead on the 4th. Attendees will be able to view live and recorded sessions on each of the days wherever they are in the world.  We are at the early stages of planning an exciting opening of the conference from the USA. All live sessions will be recorded and available from the conference website and so you won’t miss any event!

Zone 1

(The Americas)

Zone 2

(Africa, Europe and the Middle East)

Zone 3

(Central, South, East Asia and Australasia)

The PhD and Early Career Researchers Conference

The PhD and Early Career Researchers event is being planned online for the 5th of December and will be available to PhD students and early career researchers (max 5 years after PhD) who are registered for the conference.

Conference Cost

The cost of the conference is 50 USD for regular attendees and 25 USD for full time students and includes membership of WALS for the whole of 2021. A bargain!

Registration will open from 1st September 2020