Festival of Learning 2019 – Call for Contributions

For 2019, the University of Derby Learning and Teaching Conference has evolved….

into a Festival of Learning!

CELT will host the Festival at our Buxton Campus on Monday 1 July 2019.

What can we expect?

  • A celebratory event about all aspects of learning, teaching and assessment that feels as much like a festival as a conference
  • A showcase of bold and brilliant practice, ideas, innovations and approaches
  • Unusual and interactive participatory sessions
  • A festival atmosphere, including headline acts

How can we contribute?

Share your practice, research, reading and experience of aspects of learning, teaching and assessment here at the University of Derby in almost any way you can think of – such as:

·         Games ·         Interactive sessions ·         Experiential sessions
·         Dance ·         Music ·         Art
·         Drama ·         Talks/presentations ·         Walks
·         Treasure hunts ·         Debates ·         Conversations
·         Animations ·         Videos ·         Hands-on activities
·         Practicals ·         Demonstrations ·         Lightning sessions
·         Flash mobs ·         Performance poetry/poetry slams/rap…

Let us know your ideas!

What’s the format?

As with all festivals, parallel events will be taking place at any one time. There will be headline acts, and time to talk, wonder, sit, eat, and enjoy.

You can choose from a range of session lengths – Lightning strikes, Pecha Kucha or 20, 30, 60 minute events. The Festival team will consider all formats and timing requests, and put together a programme based on what you want to offer, rather than on fixed formats.

The sessions that involved students as co-presenters were particularly popular last year so do consider co-delivery with a student if appropriate.

How to submit a proposal

Abstract: You should submit a video abstract of up to 60 seconds. A guide to help you create your video submission is available, but if you would like further advice or support please contact tel@derby.ac.uk or come to one of our drop in sessions:

  • 1-2pm Tuesday 2nd April B113, KR
  • 9-10am Thursday 11th April B113, KR
  • 12-1pm Wednesday 17th April B113, KR

Written abstracts will not be considered. Your abstract should outline the topic of your proposal, what format it will take, and what festival-goers can expect to do, and/or get from, your contribution.

You should send a link to your video via our submission form. Logistical requirements must be set out at the proposal stage.

The deadline for submissions is 12pm on the 18th April.

If you have any queries please contact: LTConference@derby.ac.uk