Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Information About ICLS 2020:

I’ve never attended ICLS before. Is it a good conference for my work?

If you study learning, the answer is YES. This conference is put on by the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), an organization that works across disciplines to delve into this complex, human and ubiquitous phenomenon.

What are the requirements for a submission?

You can propose papers, posters, or symposia. The details for requirements for each submission type are here.

Can I attend even if I don’t have work to present?

YES. We will also have workshops that are topic specific, methodological, and focused on mentoring for people of different career phases.

Who are the workshop mentors?
When will workshop submissions and applications be made available?

After the November 22nd paper submission deadline. Stay tuned!

Where can I find more information about the doctoral consortium?

Right here!

I study learning but not so much identity. Should I submit to the learning and identity strand?

Yes, this would be appropriate.


The conference schedule will be released in detail in spring 2020. The general overview of the schedule is below.

June 19-20 -- Pre-conference workshops

June 20 -- Opening Plenary with Anna Sfard

June 21 -- Keynote presentation with Audrey Watters

June 22 -- Keynote presentation Leigh Patel

June 23 -- Closing ceremony