A conference that takes place usually in February each year with a focus on learning technologies, tools and platforms, but not exclusively.
Handheld Learning Conference (HHL)
The largest mLearning conference, attracting over 1,000 participants, held in October every year in London. Vodcasts of the presentations are available on the website.
http://www.handheldlearning.co.uk (click on ‘Events’ button)
Handheld Librarian conference
More people than 2000 people attended the first ever Handheld Librarian Conference in July 2009 which featured a wide array of collaboration, learning and networking activities focused on Mobile Library Services!
International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning (IMCL)
A mobile learning conference that is held usually in the Middle East or Europe and which attracts many good researchers in the area.
International Conference on Mobile Learning
A leading mLearning conference held annually in Portugal or Spain in March. Rolling submission dates usually begin about November.
mLearn (World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning)
The premiere conference in the world dedicated to mLearning and run by IAmLearn, the International Association for mLearning. Conference locations alternate, one year being held in Europe and the next year elsewhere in the world. Many of the leading mLearning researchers from the UK, Australia and Aotearoa attend.
mLearnCon (Mobile Learning Conference & Expo)
Organized by the eLearning Guild in the USA, this conference is held in June each year. It has an industry focus.
The m-libraries conference brings together researchers, educators, technical developers, managers and library professionals to exchange experience and expertise and to generate ideas for future developments.
A 2-day conference and expo held annually in Asia in October. It is aimed both at educators, trainers and industry.
Mobile Learning Conference
An event launched in 2012 by the company Informa. In 2012 it took place 28th and 29th August, Hilton on the Park, Melbourne.
Mobile Learning Research Workshop
A free 1-day workshop hosted by anzMLearn which takes place at the University of Technology, Sydney, towards the end of each year. It aims to foster collaborative research into mLearning, particularly in the Australia and Aotearoa region. It also recognizes excellence in mLearning through its Best Project Award. In 2014, it is being held on Thursday 20th November. To attend, email Laurel.E.Dyson AT uts.edu.au.
A free face-to-face and virtual online symposium that brings together education, training and practicing researchers committed to exploring innovative mobile teaching and learning practice. It is held at Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, every year about October.
WMUTE (IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education)
A biennial mobile learning conference, with proceedings appearing in the IEEEXplore database. It normally takes place in Asia from March to April every even-numbered year, usually in association with DIGITEL (IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enghanced Learning). The focus of presentations tends to the technical, e.g., mobile learning systems, with less of a focus on pedagogical issues.
Conferences with mLearning Tracks or Papers
The leading Australasian conference for educational technology and higher education, held annually in the first week of December in Australia or Aotearoa. It is run by ASCILITE, the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, with best papers published in ASCILITE’s journal AJET (see Journal listing).
www.ascilite.org.au (click on ‘Annual Conference’)
ED-MEDIA (World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications)
Peer reviewed international conference held in June/July each year. Rolling submission dates are usually announced from December on. Though there is no mLearning track as such, there are other tracks which include mLearning papers. For researchers interested in Indigenous mLearning, there is a track on Indigenous peoples and technology.
Global Learn Asia Pacific
An annual conference held about March or April in the Asia-Pacific region. Though there is no mLearning track as such, there are other tracks which include mLearning papers. Organized by the same organization (AACE) which hosts ED-MEDIA. www.aace.org/conf/glearn
ICALT (International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies)
An international IEEE conference held annually in July. Topics include wireless, mobile and ubiquitous technologies for learning. Submission date is usually mid January.
ICEL (International Conference on e-Learning)
An international conference held in July each year which has a track on mLearning. Submission of an abstract occurs in the first instance about January and, if accepted the author is then invited to submit a full paper, which is peer reviewed. Papers may be selected for publication in the Electronic Journal of e-Learning.
www.academic-conferences.org (click ‘C’ for conferences and look down the list)
International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB)
A conference on mobile applications and services to business, held towards the end of June each year. Usually interesting speakers from mobile telcos are featured. There are occasional papers on mLearning.
International Conference on Learning
An international conference held annually in June. Some mLearning papers are published here. Intending participants submit an abstract first and then, upon acceptance, may submit a paper if they wish. Participants have the choice of attending the conference or submitting their abstract to a paid ‘virtual presentation’, which does not require them to attend or present. If the participant submits a paper, this is peer reviewed and, once accepted, published in the International Journal of Learning.
Tech-Education (International Conference on Quality of Education and Reforming Education)
A conference started in 2010 with a track on technology enhanced learning. Submissions are due in January and the conference runs in May in Athens.
Disclaimer: Inclusion of a conference on this list is intended as a service to anzMLearn members and is not meant as a recommendation of the quality of the conference. Members should visit the conference website for up-to-date details.