Upcoming Events

Scroll down for further information on each event.


  • Monday 22nd July 2019 – University of Bedfordshire – (Waiting List) – ALDinHE & Sigma Network –  Current issues in differentiating Learning Development
  • Thursday, 12th September 2019 – University of Portsmouth – Regional Symposia – Storytelling in Learning Development


  • 6th, 7th and 8th April 2020 – Annual Conference

Annual Conference

This 3-day conference is held on the Monday – Wednesday before Easter and is hosted by a different university each year.

Our next conference will be held on the 6th, 7th and 8th April 2020 at The University of Northampton.

Click here for the ALDinHE 2019 Learning Development Conference in Exeter.

Regional Symposia

As well as the annual conference, ALDinHE hosts several one-day events, known as Regional Symposia, throughout the year, to encourage building local communities and networks of practice, as well as inspiring others to host future events.

Whether you are new to Learning Development or an old hand, Regional Symposia are a fantastic and accessible opportunity to learn from and share practice with each other, and contribute to your own research and professional development.

Interested in hosting, attending or presenting at a symposium?
Contact one of the regional coordinators:

Madeleine Mossman –
Dr Alistair Morey –

Upcoming Symposia

  • Current issues in differentiating Learning Development

Monday 22nd July 2019 (09.45 – 15.45) – University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus Library

** This event is now sold out, bookings are now closed for our free ALDinHE and Sigma Network joint symposium. You can join our waiting list here: Join the waiting list.

(Please note: All potential presenters must register as well)

  • Storytelling in Learning Development

Thursday 12th September 2019 – University of Portsmouth

The Symposium will focus on storytelling in learning and development and will provide an opportunity for colleagues in the Learning Development community to showcase their resources, research and practice.
The identified themes for the day include:

Stories and storytelling in our professional practice as Learning Developers

Bringing our own stories into our classrooms

The teacher and the student’s voice, especially in relation to evaluation and assessment

Registration details and a programme will be available via this website in July.
We welcome expressions of interest in taking part in this event. If you’d like to facilitate a workshop, present your research or practice, or showcase your materials relating to these themes, please get in touch with us by July 31st:
Laura Barclay, Anne-Kathrin Reck and Rhiannon Thompson, Learning Developers at the University of Portsmouth