EARLI 2019

JURE 2019

10 - 11 AUGUST 2019

The JURE 2019 Pre-Conference invites Junior Researchers from around the world to engage in compelling discussions on "Junior Researchers Thinking Tomorrow's Education". JURE 2019 offers early career researchers a first academic conference experience, and the opportunity to meet colleagues from across the globe.

EARLI 2019

12 - 16 AUGUST 2019

The 18th Biennial EARLI Conference will be hosted by RWTH Aachen, Germany.  We encourage participants to present results and ideas on state-of-the-art research in learning and instruction, specifically around the topic "Thinking Tomorrow's Education: Learning from the past, in the present and for the future".

Video courtesy of Stadt Aachenaachen.de/welcome.


Thinking Tomorrow's Education: Learning from the past, in the present and for the future.

In times of constant changes, the future is a moving target - difficult to predict and prepare for. Yet, education is doing just that. At the 18th Biennial EARLI Conference and the accompanying 23rd Conference of the Junior Researchers of EARLI, researchers in learning and instruction from all over the world come together to discuss current research findings. In order to think tomorrow’s education and education research, it is crucial to relate new findings to what we already know and elaborate how this will help foster sustainable learning processes and navigating what is yet to come.


Willkommen in Aachen – Welcome to Aachen!

Located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s westernmost city offers a rich history and cultural, archeological and architectural heritage.

Characterised by winding alleys flanked by baroque buildings and overlooked by its famous UNESCO world heritage Cathedral, the city was the seat of Charlemagne, sometimes referred to as the “Father of Europe”. He can be considered as one of the first persons who helped to mold a collective European historical thinking.

Located on the three country corner, where the borders of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands meet, Aachen is a popular tourist destination, easily reached by train and car. There are a myriad of airports to choose from spread across several countries – Maastricht-Aachen (NL), Cologne, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf (DE) or Brussels (BE) – each of which offer a good railway connection to the city. Aachen counts approximately 45,000 students on a population of 258,000. As a high-tech city, it’s involved in several cross-border knowledge region initiatives such as the ELAt (triangle Eindhoven – Leuven – Aachen).

Hosted by the RWTH Aachen University, we are looking forward to welcome you in the brand-new state-of-the-art C.A.R.L. building, offering the perfect conference setting, and located close the Aachen train station (2 kilometres) and history city centre.

Dr. Larike Bronkhorst
Leiden University (NL)


Prof. Dr. Gavin T.L. Brown
University of Auckland (NZ)

Prof. Dr. Manu Kapur
ETH Zürich (CH)

Prof. Dr. Stuart Karabenick
University of Michigan (USA)

Prof. Dr. Eckhard Klieme

Prof. Dr. Lydia Krabbendam
VU Amsterdam (NL)

Prof. Dr. Synnøve Matre
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO)

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Osborne
Stanford Graduate School of Education (USA)

Prof. Dr. Nikol Rummel
Ruhr University Bochum (DE)


Due to a possible clash with the Formula 1 in Spa-Francorchamps (BE) which takes place at the end of August, EARLI has decided to move its conference a bit earlier, now taking place from August 10th-11th (JURE 2019) and 12th -16th (EARLI 2019).

  • 1 September 2018
    Submissions open
  • 31 October 2018 (extended due to technical error)
    Submission deadline
  • 15 January 2019
    Review deadline
  • 3 April 2019
    Early Bird Deadline
  • 10 - 16 August 2019
    JURE 2019 + EARLI 2019


The submission deadline expired on the 31st of October, 2018.
Click here to read the first call for EARLI 2019.
Click here to consult the submission guidelines. 

The following submission types are welcomed:



Paper sessions consist of four paper presentations, followed by a discussion with the audience. Each presenter will be given 15 minutes presentation time, followed by five minutes for questions. At the end of all presentations, there is a ten-minute open discussion. It is important that empirical papers indicate clear data and results, or they will not be accepted. Research that is at an earlier stage is very suitable for roundtable or poster sessions. Theoretical papers, of course, are also welcomed.

A paper session consists of four papers and is scheduled for 90 minutes.



Interactive poster sessions involve five or six posters, visually presenting research studies. This format is perfect for developing research and/or preliminary results. A short oral presentation of about 5 minutes for each poster is given to an audience gathered as a group. After the authors’ brief presentation, an in-depth discussion between them and the audience follows. The poster sessions offer presenters the opportunity for interaction and discussion with the audience.
Poster sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes, following the format above. Materials for fixing posters on the walls or poster boards will be provided.



Symposia provide an opportunity to present research on one topic, often from multiple perspectives, compiling a coherent set of papers for discussion. Symposia sessions are directed by a chair, involving four presenters and one discussant, from at least three different countries. We recommend that each individual submission is checked for its own quality and its relevance and coherence to the topic of the symposium prior to formal submission to EARLI 2019.

A symposium is scheduled for 90 minutes, allowing 15 minutes presentation time per speaker, ten minutes for the discussant, and 20 minutes for open discussion.

Round Table


Roundtable sessions offer opportunities for a more discursive exploration of research issues. This may well involve discussion of work in progress. The presenters explain their research and research issue, and invite the participants to help to discuss emerging data or to solve a research issue or problem. Roundtable sessions will take place in seminar rooms with a board-room style table.

Three to five roundtable sessions are clustered together per session, and are scheduled for 90 minutes.



ICT Demonstrations allow presenters to display, explain and familiarise users with a potentially useful teaching or research tool or method. The presentation may include references to completed research, but the point of the session is to demonstrate the tool, not present the research for criticism. The audience may offer their viewpoints and share their experiences with similar tools or different tools for the same purpose.

ICT Demonstrations are scheduled individually, for 90 minutes.



Workshops allow presenters to display, explain and familiarise users with a potentially useful teaching or research tool or method. The presentation may include references to completed research, but the point of the session is to demonstrate the tool, not present the research for criticism. The audience may offer their viewpoints and share their experiences with similar tools or different tools for the same purpose.

Workshops are scheduled individually for 90 minutes.


For each session at EARLI 2019, chairs are asked to do two key things. Firstly, the chair acts as the Master of Ceremonies for the session, ensuring everyone keeps to the allotted time. Secondly, the chair is an enabler of interaction and discussion, one of the most important aspects of a research conference.
Do you wish to act as a chair for EARLI 2019? Select "This author is available to serve as a session chair person" when submitting your proposal. All appointed chairs will be notified of their chairing duties upon publication of the conference programme.


The review process is the most important aspect of organizing the EARLI conference, as the outcome of this process will determine the quality of the participants' experience.  As a result, EARLI strives to ensure that the process is rigorous and transparent.

Click here to sign up as a reviewer for EARLI 2019! 

If you are acting as a reviewer for EARLI 2019, please find the review instructions below.

Click here to consult the review criteria.


The EARLI Executive Committee (EC) would like to express its commitment to EARLI members who are facing financial struggles and for whom the conference attendance is perhaps not an evident option. In order to do so, the EARLI EC offers funding which will be granted under the form of a waived conference fee to a number of participants.

More information on how the EARLI EC would like to reach out to researchers residing in low-GDP countries and as such facilitate their participation in the EARLI 2019 conference can be found here

EARLI 2019 Committee

Conference President
Prof. Marold Wosnitza, RWTH Aachen University, DE

National Scientific Committee
Prof. Filip Dochy, University of Leuven, BE
Jun-Prof. Fani Lauermann, University of Bonn, DE
Prof. Rob Martens, University Heerlen, NL
Prof. Reinhard Pekrun, LMU Munich, DE
Prof. Mien Segers, University of Maastricht, NL
Prof. Marold Wosnitza, RWTH Aachen University, DE

Local Organising Committee
Ralph Delzepich
Judith Fränken
Dr. Kerstin Helker
Christian Marquardt
Michael Michels
Philipp Nolden
Jennifer Schwarze
Katharina Zay
Dr. Karen Zschocke