ALARA World Congress | June 17 to 20, 2018


Since its inception in 1991, Action Learning, Action Research Association Inc. (ALARA) and its predecessor have conducted nine World Congresses and over twenty Australian Conferences. This global gathering of more than 200 international scholars of action research practitioners, as well as stakeholders, last met under the ALARA banner in Centurion, South Africa on November 4 -7, 2015. In 2018, Norwich University will host the 10th Action Learning Action Research and 14th Participatory Action Research World Congress, June 17 - 20, 2018 in Northfield, Vermont, USA on the theme: The Action Learning and Action Research Legacy for Transforming Social Change: Individuals, Professionals, Communities Developments, Organizational Advancements and Global Initiatives.

ALARA 2018 World Congress - Call for Proposals

The World Congress


It is appropriate that the 2018 World Congress be hosted by and at Norwich University. Norwich is a university founded upon the principles of experiential hands on learning. As Norwich University prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2019, the ALARA World Congress will help celebrate its Year of Legacy--the fourth year of its five year countdown to 2019. Norwich University’s ALARA chapter will celebrate its first anniversary during the World Congress.

The Congress will commence on Sunday 17 June with a welcoming event. The following three days will include a range of presentations from Action Learning / Action Research practitioners from around the world. Delegates will attend the sessions over three days, with many more attending on the Tuesday in association with Norwich's annual residency week.

A call for potential abstracts of papers, workshops, poster presentations, and participatory action research projects can be found here. This is open to all practitioners of action learning and action research as well as all Norwich faculty, staff, students and alumnae regardless of age as well as to the general public. Proposals are due to the Organizing Committee no later than March 2, 2018.

The World Congress will include concurrent sessions during the three day event with the majority of events taking place on the campus of Norwich University. A full listing of events will be available on the ALARA website, as well as by late spring in the agenda section of this website. 

NOTE: Registration and pre-payment cut-off is Monday, 4 June 2018.



  • When

  • Sunday, June 17, 2018 - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

  • Where

  • Norwich University
    158 Harmon Drive
    Northfield, Vermont 05663
    1-866-684-7237 ext. 2767

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