In this section we provide our members with information on upcoming conferences not organised by EARLI but which may be of interest to you.




The ICO International Fall School 2016
October 31-November 4, 2016
Bad Schussenried, Germany

ICO IFS2016 website:
We welcome all PhD-candidates in the domain of educational sciences
We are pleased to invite you to come to the 12th ICO International Fall School (IFS) 2016 in Bad Schussenried (Germany). The ICO IFS2016 is a conference and an international educational event for all PhD-candidates who do research in the domain of learning, instruction and education. The primary aim of the ICO Fall School is to learn: learn from the keynote speeches, the various workshops organized by experts in their field, and by presenting and discussing issues with regard to your own PhD-project. The second aim is to socialize and form a network in an international scientific community. The ICO IFS2016 is a valuable event for all PhD-candidates, independent of the stage of your research project.
For ICO PhD-members, the International Fall School is a fixed part of their educational programme. Are you not an ICO-member, but are you interested in joining the ICO IFS2016? You are more than welcome to attend: we need your input to make it a truly international event.
During the IFS, active participation is expected and rewarded. You are expected to attend two workshops organized by international experts, and the keynote speeches by Prof. Dr. Frank Fischer and Prof. Dr. Kathleen Stürmer, and you will give a presentation about your own research. As a participant, you are also expected to review the presentations of your peers. Participation will be rewarded with a certificate, worth 3 ECTS.
We are expecting PhD candidates from various European countries, and sometimes further away. If you want to be part of this event, carefully read the information on the website and register! Registration is open until September 15, 2016.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Bad Schussenried!

The ICO IFS2016 is organised by ICO (the Interuniversity Center for Educational Research in the Netherlands and Flanders), the Universität Regensburg and the LEAD Graduate School Tübingen.




Call for submissions: Connecting Cognitive Science and Climate Science 'Communicating Climate Change - Making Evidence Accesible'

Date and location:
10-11 November 2016, London UK

Deadline for abstract submission:
18 September 2016

Organised by:
Jordan Harold, Kenny Coventry, Irene Lorenzoni, Thomas Shipley

Abstract submission, for short oral presentations or poster presentations, is now open for this two-day workshop bringing together expertise from the cognitive science, psychology, climate science and policy-making communities, with the goal of improving accessibility to climate science evidence.

Up-to-date understandings on presenting complex scientific information for decision-making, such as data presented in graphs and maps, and through language, will be presented and discussed. Future research goals and opportunities for collaboration will also be explored.

Keynote speakers:
* Sara Fabrikant (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
* Nigel Harvey (University College London, UK)
* Alfons Maes (University of Tilburg, Netherlands)

Relevant research areas for abstract submission include, but are not limited to:
- Visualisations of data, visual perception, mental representations, spatial cognition
- Language of risk and uncertainty, integration of text and graphics
- Decision-making under uncertainty, biases and heuristics, interpreting projections
- Learning and instruction, education, individual differences
- Communication challenges at the science-policy interface
- Role of evidence in decision-making processes

Workshop website:

International Conference ICT for Language Learning 9th edition

Lecturers, teachers, researchers and experts in the field of language learning are invited to submit papers for the ninth edition of the International Conference ICT for Language Learners which will take place in Florence, Italy, on 17 - 18 November 2016.

Extended deadline for submitting abstracts: 5 September 2016.

The objective of the ICT for Language Learning conference is to promote the sharing of good practice and transnational cooperation in the field of the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Language Learning and Teaching. The ICT for Language Learning conference will also be an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current language learning projects and innovative initiatives.

All accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings published by LibreriaUniversitaria with ISBN and ISSN codes. This publication will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in SCOPUS. Papers will also be included in the sharing platform ACADEMIA.EDU 

Oral, poster and virtual presentations will be available.

For further information, please see:



1st Inter-regional Research Conference on Science and Mathematics Education
Interfacing Arab and European Science and Mathematics Education Research

Date: 25-27 November 2016

Venue: Science and Mathematics Education Center,
Department of Education, American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

Deadline July 15th, 2016





First edition of the "Young Researchers Conference of the Center for Research on Social Interactions (CRSI)"

16 - 17 February 2017, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

The conference website
CRSI website





Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences & Faculty of Social Sciences Methodology of Educational Sciences Research Group & Centre for Sociological Research
Systematic reviews of quantitative and/or qualitative evidence 2017 (SR2017)
Three day Systematic Review Workshop, Leuven (Belgium), 29-31 March 2016
The KU Leuven Methodology of Educational Sciences Research Group and the Centre for Sociological Research organize a multi-disciplinary workshop designed to provide faculty, PhD, doctoral students, editors, reviewers and other researchers in the area of Educational, Behavioral, Social Welfare and Healthcare sciences with the fundamental background and skills required to conduct a systematic review of qualitative or quantitative evidence, evaluating the feasibility, appropriateness, meaningfulness of particular interventions or programs, inventorying the experiences of people involved in treatments, interventions, or therapies or exploring the lived experience of people having a particular disability, disease or living in difficult circumstances. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Cochrane Qualitative Research and Implementation Methods Group.


Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Van den Heuvel Institute, Dekenstraat 2, 3000 Leuven.

Registration Fee

€ 250 for the two day program on 29 and 30 March (in which participants choose between a focus on qualitative or a focus on quantitative evidence);
€ 300 for the three day program on 29, 30 and 31 March (in which the focus is on both qualitative and quantitative evidence).
The registration fee includes lunches, coffee and tea and course book(s) 'Synthesizing Qualitative Research: Choosing the Right Approach' by K. Hannes & C. Lockwood and/or 'Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis:A Step-by-Step Approach, 5th Ed.' by H. Cooper.
Doctoral students have a discount of € 30. Proof of subscription in a doctoral program is required.

Registration and information

For further information and registration please consult the website SR2017



On March 29-31 2017 the Department for Research Methods in Education will host the fifth Jena Spring School on Educational Measurement at the
Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. The Spring School includes six one-day workshops covering current developments in educational
measurement and psychometrics. The intended audience is English-speaking postgraduates (with or without a PhD) as well as professors working in
the areas of educational measurement and psychometrics and scientists wanting to use current state-of-the art methods.We are proud that distinguished experts from Germany, Canada, The 

Netherlands, and Belgium agreed to come to Jena to hold the following

Wednesday, March 29th 2017
Workshop 1: Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Testing with mirtCAT
(Phil Chalmers, York University, Toronto, Canada)

Workshop 2: Analysis of Large-Scale Assessment Data
(Alexander Robitzsch, IPN Kiel, Germany)

Thursday, March 30th 2017
Workshop 3: Multimethod Measurement of Change - Current Approaches
of Analyzing Longitudinal Multitrait-Multimethod Data
(Tobias Koch, Lüneburg University, Germany)

Workshop 4: IRT Modeling using GLMM
(Johannes Hartig, DIPF Frankfurt, Germany)

Friday, March 31st 2017
Workshop 5: Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling using lavaan
(Yves Rosseel, Ghent University, Belgium)

Workshop 6: My first Bayes - A Gentle Introduction to Bayesian
Analysis using Mplus and 5 other programs
(Rens van de Schoot, Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

In 2017, participants will have the outstanding opportunity to submit proposals for research papers to be published in the Special Topic
"Advances in Educational Measurement" (Eds. A. Frey, C. König, & C. Spoden) of Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling after the Spring

For further information and registration please visit our website at Feel free to distribute this



Academia Europaea & Wenner-Gren Foundations Conference
Crossing over to the future: Interdisciplinarity in research and higher education
Thursday 18 - Saturday 20 May 2017, Wenner-Gren Center, Stockholm, Sweden

The programme, registration form and a list of hotels can be found on the Academia Europaea website 
Link to page 

If you wish to attend please complete the registration form and return it to by 1 February 2017.
*There is no registration fee (event documentation, coffee breaks/lunches/one reception/one dinner provided)
but costs for travel and accommodation are not provided. 




9th Biennial EATAW conference: 19-21 June 2017
Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Conference theme: Academic Writing Now: Policy, pedagogy and practice

The EATAW 2017 conference aims to articulate a response to the shifting realities of higher education using the sub-themes of policy, pedagogy and practice.

- whether governmental, institutional or departmental - has the potential to impact the teaching of academic writing profoundly, raising questions such as:
· Where does writing development sit in universities?
· How do departments effectively equip teachers with different academic backgrounds to teach writing?
· At what stage should academic writing be taught?
- drawing from a wide range of pedagogical traditions, this sub-theme aims to reflect on how these are responding to the changing landscapes in higher education to address questions such as:
· Which pedagogic approaches are being used in different teaching contexts?
· How do we measure ‘good' writing in different contexts?
· Is there a place for both generic and discipline-specific writing development?
- a changing academic context has practical impacts on both staff and students provoking questions about how we academic writing teachers should respond to these impacts, leading to questions such as:
· Is student writing changing?
· When are digital technologies both used and avoided by students and teachers of academic writing?
· What physical and mental space do students need for effective academic writing?
The deadline for submission of proposals is 8 January 2017 (23.59 GMT).

The conference website can be reached on Please direct any queries to




Academic Writing Now: Policy, Pedagogy and Practice
9th Conference of the European Association for Teaching Academic Writing (EATAW)
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, United Kingdom
Conference dates: 19-21 June 2017
Deadline for submission: 8 January 2017 (23.59 GMT)
Conference details and proposal submission: