After a difficult and isolating year for many of us, we’re thrilled to offer the opportunity to join together, share research and ideas, and celebrate 50 years of BELMAS!

The 2021 Annual Conference, ‘50 Years of BELMAS: Celebrating the Past and Looking Forward’, will take place online over two days, on the 2nd and 3rd July. As the centrepiece of our anniversary events, it will feature an exciting line-up that includes keynotes, Town Hall discussion, group sessions with authors from our 2021 programme, the BELMAS Annual General Meeting, and unique events linked to the Society’s history.

Please note, the following programme is an outline and is subject to change. 

1:00pm - 1:15pmWelcome and Introduction, BELMAS Chair Ian Potter
1:15pm - 2:00pmKeynote Presentation, Steven Courtney
2:15pm - 3:45pmPaper Sessions 1
4:00pm - 5:30pmPaper Sessions 2
5:45pm - 7:00pmTown Hall

9:00am Welcome and Introduction, BELMAS Chair Ian Potter
9:15am - 10:00am Keynote Presentation, Andy Hargreaves
10:15am - 11:30am Paper Sessions 3
2:30pm - 4:00pm Paper Sessions 4

We look forward to seeing you online in July!

For information on other events in our 50th anniversary programme, click here.

Call for Abstracts

What are you waiting for? Take part in the paper sessions by sharing your research. Abstract submission is now open. 

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We’re delighted to announce that this year’s keynote speakers are Steve Courtney and Andy Hargreaves.

Andy Hargreaves

Director of Chenine, University of Ottawa; Research Professor, Lynch School of Education, Boston College

Steve Courtney

Senior Lecturer in Management and Leadership, University of Manchester | 0114 212 9304

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