ECER Programme

ECER 2021 (online) will take place over four and a half days, starting Monday morning 6 September and ending Friday 10 September at lunchtime. In addition to interactive paper sessions, research workshops, panel discussions, ignite talk sessions, poster sessions and symposia, there will be a poster exhibition a publisher exhibition, both exhibitions offering opportunities to chat and/or get together for a one to one video meeting. We plan to have the keynote videos available prior to ECER and the ECER week will culminate with the Keynote Panel on Friday. There will be plenty of opportunities to socialise and network throughout the conference and there will be special activities organised by networks as well as Geneva-themed events hosted by the local organising committee in Geneva.

There are different ways to navigate the ECER 2021 programme: you can access it via the submission system, which will always have the most up to date version of the programme. You can also access the programme on our website.
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Conference Theme: Education and Society: expectations, prescriptions, reconciliations
ECER 2021, Geneva (online) proposes to investigate the tensions that exist between the broad social, political and economic demands placed on education systems and the realities of daily engagement with learners and those connected to them at all stages of the education continuum.
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Keynote Speakers
At ECER 2021 six keynotes will be held by: Jo-Anne Dillabough (University of Cambridge), Phillipp Gonon and Lorenzo Bonoli (University of Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training SFIVET), Kirsti Klette (University of Oslo), Laura Lundy (Queen’s University, Belfast), Anne Rohstock (University of Tübingen), Ninni Wahlström (Linnaeus University).
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EERA Sessions
EERA Council and the local organising committee prepare a range of sessions addressing various themes, such as funding options and insight into the education system of the hosting country.
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The theme of ECER 2021 is 'Education and Society: expectations, prescriptions, reconciliations'. The keynote speakers have shared their research and insights in their keynotes over the past days. At the EERA Panel the ECER 2021 keynote speakers will discuss with each other and also enter into dialogue with the audience.
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Exhibitions at ECER: Posters and Publishers
Each year, ECER hosts a Poster Exhibition as well as an Exhibition for Publishers, Research Instruments and EERA Member Associations. At this exhibition, ECER participants can take a look at the latest publications in the field of educational research and also learn about new tools for research.
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ECER 2021 is hosting a series of online workshops which will take place at various times on Tuesday 31 August and Wednesday 1 September. Further details and the exact times can be found below. Please note: The workshops have a limited capacity so participants will be required to register in advance. You will find the links to do so in the description of each workshop.
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One of the ECER highlights is the chance to meet old friends, to make new ones and to network with colleagues to foster exchange and collaboration.
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EERA and the local organisers in Geneva would like to offer opportunities to meet, mingle and wind down after a long conference day.
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Join physical therapist, yoga and qigong teacher Andrea Diers for 5-minute "feel good" sessions during the coffee breaks. Mornings "Morning Qigong: Energised for the day" and afternoons "Lessening Screen Fatigue: Exercises for eyes, neck and shoulders".
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ECER Timetable
Learn more about the general timetable of ECER 2021.
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Upcoming ECERs

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ECER'25, Belgrade
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Important Dates ECER 2021

Submission starts
Submission ends
Registration starts
Review results announced
Early bird ends
Presentation times announced
Registration Deadline for Presenters
ERC 2021, online
ECER 2021, online
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