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Call for Proposals: CASAE/East Conference "Creating Learning Spaces that Encourage Inclusion . . .
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3/25/2019 to 6/15/2019
When: Monday, March 25, 2019
Where: Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, Novia Scotia 

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Canadian Association for the Study of Adult

Education (CASAE) East Conference

October 17-19, 2019


Creating Learning Spaces that Encourage Inclusion and Respect Diversity”


Mount Saint Vincent University in association with the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) is pleased to announce that the 45h Atlantic Regional Adult Education Conference will be held at MSVU October 17-19, 2019.

The CASAE East 2019 Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the conference will be Stephen Brookfield, John Ireland Endowed Chair of Adult Education, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis-St. Paul.  His keynote address is titled: “What Constitutes an Inclusive Adult Learning Space? Uncovering White Supremacy and the Pedagogy of Narrative Disclosure.”

The Regional Conference provides an opportunity for professionals and researchers working in all areas of adult education to share and explore current research and issues in the field. Proposals for papers, posters, round tables and symposia are welcome.

Call for Proposals

Paper Presentations: Your paper may be based on original qualitative or quantitative research you have conducted (such as the research for a thesis or dissertation), theory development, or theorizing from the literature.

Panel Presentations: A group of delegates present papers based on a common theme. These papers can be based on original research, theory development or theorizing from the literature.

Round Tables: Round tables provide an opportunity to discuss research in progress, theoretical or methodological issues and/or current issues in the field of adult education.

Symposia: A group of three or more delegates present and discuss diverse or conflicting perspectives on a topic of interest to adult education practitioners and scholars.

Posters: Posters provide a unique and creative way to present your research or to explore an issue in adult education. Posters:

· May combine text and images to provide a snapshot view of your research;

· Can be printed or handmade posters, and/or can incorporate a variety of media;

· Can be varied in size;

· May be supplemented by handouts and other information.

How to submit your proposal:

Paper, poster, round table and symposium proposals should be no longer than 300 words. Panel Presentation proposals should include a 300-word description of the overall panel and a 300-word description for each paper to be presented as part of the panel. Please note that word counts do not include references.

Each type of proposals should be submitted as a Word document in 12 point Times New Roman font and include the following: 

·       The purpose of your paper/panel/poster/symposia/round table, including how your paper/poster/symposia, round table contributes to the theme of Creating Learning Spaces that Encourage Inclusion and Respect Diversity”

·       Theoretical framework and relevant literature                                                          

·       Research design if relevant 

·       Findings and conclusions 

·       Implications for adult education theory and practice.

Proposals should be submitted to by June 15, 2019. Submissions will be confirmed by email after the deadline.                                  

Further information is available by contacting

Program committee members:

Allana Bartlett, MSVU

Amanda Benjamin, UNB

Robin Neustaeter, StFX

Adam Perry, StFX

Andras Kocsis, MSVU

Jim Sharpe, MSVU




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