The main theme for the 2019 conference is directed to the question we as education community need to focus on: What are the big questions about educational leadership and what should we do about them?

We encourage proposals focusing on the conference theme. What lessons can we learn from current practices in our countries and what do we need to do differently in order to meet the needs of our students, citizens and societies in general? During the conference we will be happy to explore such sub-topics as :

  • How do educational leaders deal with new social, economic and cultural contexts?
  • Can educational leaders keep up with digitalization?
  • How do new findings on learning affect educational leaders?

As the main topic of the conference is a very broad one, our aim is to give a possibility to everybody to give his/her personal input in the process of exchanging of experience. You can choose your field for the presentation from the proposed connections to the subthemes or you can take your own research, case study etc. to fit in the conference theme. We hope you will all contribute your views and reflections to the discussion and debate and we look forward to  a lively exchange of ideas in Ljubljana in September 2019.

Practical information

Four types of proposals are invited:

Individual paper proposals (A full paper)
Accepted proposals will be assigned to multiple paper sessions, each presenter having 20 minute for presentation followed by 10 minute discussion.  The manuscript for a full paper is 3000-5000 words in length (including references, tables and figures). All full papers are double blind peer reviewed and must follow standard academic conventions (APA). You can find APA guidelines here.

Symposium proposals
Symposia are intended to be interactive 60 or 90 minute sessions of several presenters that allow for more in-depth examination of a specific  topic or experience (research findings, policy issues, initiatives, research methods).  Each manuscript for a symposium is 3000-5000 words. All papers in this section are editorially reviewed and must be clearly and coherently written.

Workshop proposals
We wish to make our conference a real place to exchange ideas and experience in a creative way. We therefore offer the opportunity to propose and run a 60 or 90 minute workshop to discuss on-going research in an open way and to share best practice and experience, etc. All workshop proposals must contain clear goals. The manuscript for a workshop is 3000-5000 words. All papers in this section are editorially reviewed and must be clearly and coherently written.

Poster proposals
Poster sessions combine the visual display of illustrative materials with the opportunity for individualized informal discussion.  No manuscript is needed, just a short description of the proposal 500 – 1000 words.

All proposals must be submitted using this online form. Please follow the submission process, and review the submission forms for reference, well in advance of the submission deadline. (Please Note: Final  abstract submission for publication is on 31 May 2019).

Full papers submitted will be published as Articles in the joural  Leadership in Education. 

Authors have to declare which option they prefer.

Incomplete proposals will be returned to the proposer and will not be sent on for peer-review.
It is your responsibility to follow-up if you do not receive either the confirmation message or the confirmation email.

To make an online proposal:
1. Read the guidelines which should be used in preparing the papers..
2. Open the online form and submit details with your manuscript.