The International Society for the Learning Sciences (ISLS) invites proposals from organizations interested in hosting the International Conference of the Learning Sciences in 2018.

The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) has been held biennially since 1996. ICLS is dedicated to the advancement of the sciences and practices of learning, as they occur in schools, homes, workplaces and communities. The series promotes emerging research across the entire spectrum of the learning sciences, bringing together scholars from psychology, cognitive science, educational psychology, computer science, anthropology, sociology, information sciences, neurosciences, education, design studies, instructional design, and other fields. ICLS is the premiere conferences in the Learning Sciences, and offers host organizations an opportunity to showcase their institution to the global learning sciences community.

Proposals to host ICLS2018 are solicited from current ISLS members from organizations around the world. The Society uses a two-stage process to select conference hosts:

  • Letter of interest: Interested potential organizers are asked to submit a two-page letter of interest that should include a brief statement of the proposed theme for the conference, a range of dates that can be accommodated, strengths of the organizers, advantages of the proposed hosting institution, benefits of the location, and any special opportunities offered by the surrounding areas. Letters of interest must be submitted by January 15, 2016. All letters of interest will be evaluated the ISLS Conference Committee.
  • Full proposal: As many as 3 potential organizers may be invited to submit a full proposal. Detailed guidelines for full proposals will be provided by ISLS to those invited to submit a full proposal. One PDF copy of the completed proposal, together with a signed cover letter from the local organizer(s) should be submitted by March 18, 2016.

Interested organizations should submit letters of intent to William Sandoval, ISLS Conference Committee chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Guidelines for proposals are available upon request. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Prof. Sandoval for guidance. NOTE: Only ISLS members in good standing are eligible to submit proposals to host Society sponsored conferences.

The winning bid to host ICLS 2018 will be publicly announced at ICLS2016, to be held 20 - 24 June, 2016 in Singapore.

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