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International Society of the Learning Sciences Annual Meeting 2021

Reflecting the Past and Embracing the Future

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany, June 7-11

The International Society of the Learning Sciences Annual Meeting 2021 marks the move from biannual meetings of CSCL and ICLS to yearly convenings of each at the same Annual Meeting. The two parallel conference programs, CSCL and LS, each address the 2021 Annual Meeting theme Reflecting the Past and Embracing the Future. A common set of keynotes and workshops bring the entire international community together. The Annual Meeting in 2021 will be hybrid. Both on-site and online events are planned.

Keynote Speakers:

Carol K.K. Chan, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong

Onur Güntürkün​, Biopsychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Carolyn Rosé, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University


The CSCL and the LS program committees each invite submissions for 


Important Dates:

  • Full and short Papers, Posters, Symposia: November 6, 2020
  • Preconference Workshops and Tutorials: December 11, 2020
  • Acceptances announced: February 20, 2021


Watch for Submission Calls for Doctoral Consortium, Early and Mid-Career Workshops, and Interactive Demos 

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ISLS is a professional society dedicated to the interdisciplinary empirical investigation of learning as it exists in real-world settings and how learning may be facilitated both with and without technology. The ISLS Annual Meeting hosts two professional conferences in parallel, CSCL and LS. Visit the ISLS site at


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