LINC 2019

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June 18-20 on the MIT Campus

Pre-conference workshops held June 17




Overview Venues and Travel Program

Join us at MIT for the LINC Conference, which brings an international group of researchers and practitioners together to discuss how new insights from learning science, emerging pedagogical approaches, and digital learning approaches can provide quality education at scale, particularly in developing nations and emerging markets. 

Join our discussion and help shape important research and outreach policies as we navigate the expanding dimensions of learning in an era of rapid technological and social change.

LINC 2019 will take place from Tuesday, June 18 through Thursday, June 20, 2019. On Monday, June 17, pre-conference workshops will be held. 



LINC Call for Papers now open

Abstracts due by Feb. 1, 2019

Over the past decade, a new generation has emerged of mobile, diverse learners, all with disparate levels of educational preparation, motivation, and interest. These learners include traditional students, disrupted learners such as the 68.5 million people forcibly displaced worldwide, and the 262 million children and youth across the globe who do not go to school. This generation also includes workers who need to adapt to recent and forthcoming changes in the labor market.

These learners are part of what we view as the “new learning society,” a generation whose lives are being reshaped by social, economic and political shifts, and whose educational opportunities are being redesigned and reconfigured by developments in wide-ranging fields, including artificial intelligence, digital learning, and brain and cognitive science. 

The conference will focus on learning and learners internationally at three levels: pK-12, Higher Education, and the Workplace. We seek work that addresses novel and challenging ideas in learning and/or reports on real applications with concrete results. In particular, we invite submissions that address these topics across national, cultural, and economic contexts. 


For additional details and submission guidelines, go to or click the button below.


View the full CFP



Who attends?

LINC invites scholars, practitioners, students, corporate executives, government officials, foundation professionals, EdTech companies, and startups to gather and share research on and insight into digital learning engineering, learning sciences, and pedagogical approaches. LINC attendees are encouraged to network, seek collaborations, and present their own research and experiences during the conference. 

What is LINC?

LINC 2019 provides a framework for a meaningful discussion about education access, adoption, and application, allowing speakers and presenters to share their views and findings on the key technological, social, and cultural challenges we face in the new learning society, especially in developing nations and emerging markets.

Since 2002, LINC conference participants have been sharing research in education, including technology-enabled educational innovations. We invite scholars, practitioners, students, corporate executives, government officials, foundation professionals, EdTech companies, and startups to gather and share research on and insight into learning engineering at LINC 2019.


2019 Program

The theme for LINC 2019 is "How to Thrive in a New Learning Society." The LINC Program Committee will announce additional details about the program in the coming months. To get an idea of what you can expect at LINC, watch this video on learning initiatives for helping people in need from LINC 2016.


Online early bird registration for LINC 2019 will open on Monday, February 4, 2019. 

For J-WEL member organizations, a limited number of complimentary registrations are available. Please contact the J-WEL staff supporting your collaborative for more information. 



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