Past ECE Conferences

The European Conference on Education (ECE) brings together delegates from many different national, cultural and linguistic backgrounds to London, UK, to present new research and exchange ideas. This exceptional platform welcomes speakers and delegates working in any area of education, from academics and theorists to policymakers and practitioners, in both the private and public sectors, for challenging debate and stimulating discussions around the latest concepts and newest approaches.

Held across four continents, IAFOR’s education conferences attract more than 2,000 delegates a year from more than 100 countries. Education as a discipline drives the purpose of the forum by bringing alive the notions of the international, the intercultural and the interdisciplinary through scholarly, political and personal encounters with some of the most important academics and practitioners working in the field, as well as the thought leaders of tomorrow.

IAFOR's education conferences are organised in partnership with some of the world’s leading universities and schools of education, including Birkbeck, University of London, UK; University College London (UCL), UK; Waseda University, Japan; University of Sussex, UK; University of Indonesia, Indonesia; and Virginia Tech, USA.


July 14–17, 2022 | UCL, Institute of Education, London, UK


July 15–18, 2021 | Online from UCL, Institute of Education, London, UK


July 17–19, 2020 | Online from UCL, Institute of Education, London, UK


Conference Theme: “Independence & Interdependence”

July 19–21, 2019 | Birkbeck, University of London & University College London (UCL), London, UK


Conference Theme: “Surviving and Thriving in Times of Change”

June 29 – July 01, 2018 | The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, UK


Conference Theme: "Educating for Change"

June 30 – July 2, 2017 | The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, UK


Conference Theme: “Education and Social Justice: Democratising Education”

June 29 – July 3, 2016 | The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, UK


Conference Theme: “Education, Power and Empowerment”

July 1–5, 2015 | Thistle Brighton, Brighton, UK


Conference Theme: “Transforming and Changing Education: Borderlands of Becoming and Belonging”

July 9–13, 2014 | Thistle Brighton, Brighton, UK


Conference Theme: “Learning and Teaching Through Transformative Spaces”

July 11–14, 2013 | Thistle Brighton, Brighton, UK