LEANS and LEANS-C at conferences (2023)

LEANS and LEANS-C will be presenting our work at multiple conferences in 2023. Find out where you can hear talks and meet our team!

See our archive of past conferences and events

Upcoming conferences and talks

June 2023

The CALM study seminar: outcomes and practical implications

June 17th (Saturday) 10:00 - 14:00 BST, in person, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge (free)

This free seminar is part of the CALM (Centre for Attention, Learning and Memory) study, dedicated to comprehending how children attend, listen, and remember and how these skills impact learning from childhood onward.  This event discusses key study findings on topics including the role of cognition, behaviour, brain development, and genetics in learning. It will also discuss practice and policy implications for more inclusive schools.

Dr Alyssa Alcorn from LEANS will speak briefly about the project as part of the bigger-picture discussion of neurodivergence, development, and schools.

More info and register for a free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-calm-study-outcomes-and-practical-implications-tickets-596115055177


UCD Neurodiversity Masterclass seminar: “The Learning About Neurodiversity at School (LEANS) programme: From participatory design to going public”

June 22 17:00-18:00 BST, live online event (free)

LEANS Research and Impact Lead Dr Alyssa Alcorn will present as part of the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Science’s Neurodiversity Masterclass seminar series. This talk will give an overview of the resources but also reflect on the LEANS process as a whole, and lessons learned along the way, especially for other groups or projects bringing together research and practice around neurodiversity.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/neurodiversity-masterclass-series-tickets-140051587067


August 2023

European Conference on Educational Research (ECER)

August 22-25, in-person, University of Glasgow (£)

LEANS Research and Impact Lead Dr Alyssa Alcorn will present on the LEANS programme, evaluation study, and public release--placing it in a wider European context. Given the lack of neurodiversity education resources, how can LEANS be a model and proof-of-concept for others developing neurodiversity content?

ECER is a large conference, drawing on 42 member educational research organisations across Europe. This year’s theme is “The Value of Diversity in Education and Educational Research” which feels particularly appropriate for LEANS! Visit the conference website here: https://eera-ecer.de/ecer-2023-glasgow


September 2023

British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference  

September 12-14, in-person, Aston University, Birmingham (£) 

A member of the LEANS-C team (person TBC) will present on the LEANS Champions training programme we developed as part of our ESRC Impact award grant (2022), and our results so far regarding training course evaluation and the Champions’ impact activities in the community. Conference schedule to be announced.

Find out more about the LEANS Champions programme of educator-experts.

Conference information and registration: https://www.bera.ac.uk/conference/bera-conference-2023