Thursday, 9 May, 2019 - 09:00

Documentation of ANGEL CONFERENCE 2019.


The ANGEL Conference 2019 was the key UK event for those working in, or with an interest in, Global Education research. The second of our bi-annual conferences, it also functioned as a gathering for members of the Academic Network on Global Education & Learning. The event was held on 9 & 10th of May 2019 in Bloomsbury, London. The event built on the success of the Global Learning conference organised by the Development Education Research Centre (DERC) in 2017.

Registration opened on the 31st January 2019.

The Conference was aimed at academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from around the world and papers and presentations covered all sectors of education, evidence from empirical based research as well as discussion on approaches to building more effective connections between researchers and policy-makers - building on the research and policy dialogue that has been led by Global Education Network Europe (GENE), in partnership with DERC. In addition, all plenary sessions included discussions on how to take forward the themes addressed by the keynote speakers in developing and implanting policies, informing research and helping to improve the quality of educational practice.  

The Conference included a mixture of keynote presentations, academic papers and presentations from empirical research, debates on key issues and opportunities for meetings of specialist Journal boards, early career researchers, NGO practitioners and policy-makers. There were parallel sessions on both days that covered themes that emerged in our submissions, including conceptualisation, school based education, further and higher education and informal learning - as well as more diverse sessions organised by the conference themes below. 



The full version of the programme, navigable with hyperlinked buttons to make it easier to use, is accessible below. Please note that the hyperlink buttons will work when you open the document in Adobe or Chrome, as well as iPhone / IOS, but not on Android.


The conference aimed to address 4 key themes:

  • Current challenges for Global Education
  • Opportunities created by the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Relationship to formal or further and higher education or informal forms of learning
  • Connecting researchers and policy makers on Global Education 

Side events and special sessions

Outside of the plenary speeches and the parallel sessions, arranged by the above themes, we had a number of special symposia and side events, including:

  • The new Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme 
  • Bridge 47: European wide Global Citizenship Education initiative run by civil society organisations
  • Special session: Migration
  • Centre for Applied Buddhism (SGI-UK): Buddhist Perspectives on Global Citizenship and Value Creating Education


If you are interested, you can still view the original call for papers here.


You can find information about the venue, Goodenough College, and the surrounding area, on these pages.


Standard: £150  |  ANGEL member: £120  |  Doctoral students / Early career researcher: £60  |  Attendee from developing country: £60


  • If you are an ANGEL member, but also an Early Career Researcher, you can book as ‘Early Career Researcher’.
  • We define ‘Early Career Researcher’ as a doctoral student or post-doc without a permanent position at a university.
  • ‘Developing Country’ is as defined by the IMF's World Economic Outlook Database 

Conference pictures and Tweets


Conference report

We have published a report summarising the event statistics, as well as extensively outlaying participant feedback and input. If you want to know more about the future of the network, have a read.

Read conference report

Conference video

Watch a video exploring the event, as well as giving more information about the network.

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