Delegate Satisfaction at a Glance
ECE/ECLL 2016 Post-Conference Survey Results
- Academic quality
- Networking opportunities
- Conference venue
- Would attend again
- Would recommend the conference
The European Conference on Education (ECE) offers the chance for scholars and practitioners to exchange the latest ideas and approaches, attend workshops and interact with some of the biggest names in the field.
What’s more, this conference, like all IAFOR conferences, is organised in partnership with some of the world’s leading universities and academic associations. These partnerships attest to the excellence of our programme and ensure that the conference offers an exceptional platform through which to disseminate research. Learn more about IAFOR's Global Partners.
All data provided on this page is sourced from ECE/ECLL 2016 Post-Conference Survey Data. From 2013 to 2018 ECE/ECLL was held in Brighton, UK; however, from 2019, ECE/ECLL will be held in London, UK.
We work hard to put together an excellent academic programme of plenary and featured sessions, topical panels, workshops and forums, but the heart of any academic conference is, of course, the parallel sessions during which the majority of delegates present their papers, then engage in discussion and receive feedback from their peers.
The responses indicate that consistent high standards are maintained during this part of the conference. 96% of respondents to the ECE/ECLL 2016 feedback survey said they were satisfied with the quality of the parallel sessions, with 33% reporting them to be "very good". 44% responded that they were "good" and 18% stated "fair".
Human interaction is at the source of all value creation, and our academic connections provide us with a community of knowledge. Conferences provide an excellent opportunity for academics to expand the personal and professional networks necessary for a successful career.
IAFOR's conveniently located conference venue in Brighton offered an ideal environment for building these networks. As ECE2019 moves to London, we are confident that the venues at University College London and Birkbeck, University of London will provide the same rewarding opportunities. Delegates have numerous opportunities to connect with their peers – over freshly brewed coffee in the baseroom, at a forum discussion, in the sessions and workshops, at the cultural or side events, over lunch, at the evening dinner out, or on one of the conference tours.
Based on feedback received after the ECE/ECLL 2016 conference, 100% of respondents said that they were satisfied with the networking opportunities offered by the event, with 40% responding the networking opportunities were "very good", 49% describing them as "good" and 11% saying they were "fair". No delegates answered "poor".
The UK is a wonderful place to attend an event – vibrant, culturally rich and scenic – and Brighton, one of the most attractive cities in the country, has been an amazing host city. However, ECE2019 will move to central London where two world-class universities will host the event. University College London and Birkbeck, University of London boast not only being renowned academic institutions, but also being situated in the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world. We are sure delegates will enjoy the easy access offered by the London transit system, the convenience of nearby hotels and restaurants, and the history and beauty of these famed institutions in the centre of an iconic metropolis.
100% of respondents said they were satisfied with the previous conference venue, Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront Hotel, which is bright, modern and conducive to networking. And we are confident people will find this metropolitan, academic setting to be equally conducive with networking.
100% of respondents to the ECE/ECLL 2016 feedback survey were satisfied with the quality of the conference venue, with 48% responding that it was "very good", 42% responding that it was "good" and 10% stating that it was "fair". No delegates responded that the conference venue was "poor".
Would you come back?
The key question after an event, of course, is whether you would consider returning. For 63% of respondents, the answer is either definitely or probably!
41% of delegates said they would "definitely" attend another ECE/ECLL event, 22% replied that they would "probably" attend again, 27% said they would "maybe" attend again and 10% said it was "unlikely" that they would attend again. No delegates responded that they would "definitely not" attend again.
Would you recommend this conference?
86% of delegates who came to ECE/ECLL in 2016 reported they would recommend the conference to friends and colleagues, with 14% responding that they would not.
(Source: ECE/ECLL 2016 Post-Conference Survey Data)