ALDinHE Conference 2021

University of Northampton

ALDinHE 2021 The Learning Development Conference

University of Northampton

7th, 8th and 9th April 2021

Join us online for three days of stimulating discussion and inspiring sessions!

(Please note the conference will be held just after Easter this year, from Wednesday-Friday to accommodate UoN’s teaching schedule.)

This year we have four broad strands we encourage you to consider aligning with:

  • Advocacy for Learning Development
  • Creativity for change
  • Embracing diversity
  • Digital equality

The conference will offer plenty of CPD opportunities, including research development, CeP/CeLP guidance, opportunities to learn more about ALDinHE’s work, and the chance to get involved with a working group.

Draft Programme*

*Programme subject to change if the conference is held online. Please direct any queries regarding the programme to

Download the draft programme

Wednesday 7th April

12.00 Registration
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 16.00 ALDinHE workshops
18.00 – Late Social activities

Thursday 8th April

9.00 – 9.30 Registration and Refreshments
9.30 – 9.45 Welcome to University of Northampton and Introduction to Conference
9.45 – 11.10 Expert Practitioner Mini Keynotes
11.15 – 12.15 Parallel sessions
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch
12.45 – 13.15 Display of posters, talk with presenters
13.15 – 15.45 Parallel sessions
15.55 – 16.30 ALDinHE Annual General Meeting
19.00 – Late Conference Dinner

Friday 9th April

8.45 – 9.15 Registration, refreshments
9.15 – 9.30 Welcome and Introduction
9.30 – 10.30 Keynote
10.45 – 13.00 Parallel Sessions
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
13.30 – 14.00 Display of posters, talk with presenters
14.00 – 15.00 Parallel sessions
15.10 – 15.30 Conference closing session & refreshments

Fee waiver scheme

We will once again be opening a fee waiver scheme for those whose institutions will not fund the cost of a conference place. These will be on an application-only basis. Further details will follow separately.

Get in touch

The ALDinHE conference is a supportive and welcoming environment that promotes creative collaboration between learning developers and is always popular, with a regular attendance of around 150 delegates from the UK and beyond.

Please address any queries to


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