UKLA regularly organises a range of high-quality international, national and regional conferences which provide opportunities for finding out about and debating current issues in literacy, hearing about literacy research and networking with others who have similar interests. On these pages, you will find information about all of our current conferences.

The Harold rosen Lectures

Revisiting the Power of Narrative

Download the sixth Harold Rosen lecture, given by Teresa Cremin, The Open University, Revisiting the Power of Narrative, given at the UKLA 50th International Conference at the University of Sussex on July 6th 2014.

Deciphering landscapes of reading

Download the second Harold Rosen lecture, given by Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University, given at the UKLA International Research Symposium in February 2013.

More information on the Harold Rosen Lectures. Audio recording copyright © The British Library Board, 2013

Watch this short film which captures the spirit of the UKLA and this year’s 50th international conference at the University of Sussex. Our thanks to Alistair Daniel and the UKLA International Sub-committee for producing it.

Forthcoming events



  • UKLA Conference: Teaching Grammar Effectively at KS 1, 2 and 3
    Monday January 26, 2015 at The British Library, Euston Road, London
    Exploring practical ways of developing teachers’ and students' explicit grammatical knowledge.
  • UKLA National Conference 2015
    Saturday February 28, 2015 at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Western Avenue, Llandaff, Cardiff
    Literacy Across the Curriculum
    Online booking available
  • UKLA BERA 2015 Research Symposium
    Thursday March 05, 2015 at 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Open University, Camden, London
    This fifth annual research symposium is collaboratively organised by UKLA and BERA
    Online booking available
  • NAAE Conference 2015
    Friday 20th to Saturday 21st March 2015 at The Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham
    Think before you teach: connecting theory and practice



  • 19th European Conference on Literacy
    Monday 13th to Thursday 16th July 2015 at Klagenfurt, Austria
    Literacy in the New Landscape of Communication: Research, Education and the Everyday

Conference proceedings

The 49th UKLA International Conference
Friday June 14, 2013

The 48th UKLA International Conference
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July, 2012

UKLA International Research Symposium: Teaching and Researching Writing
Friday February 24, 2012

The 47th UKLA International Conference
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July, 2011

Information for sponsors

Download our information pdf

"I enjoyed the conference very much. I have been raving about it as the best literacy conference I've ever attended. It was very well-organized and full of top quality keynotes and sessions. I attended all three days, and stayed the entire day; I didn't want to miss anything!"
— Terry Anne Campbell, Canada, delegate UKLA International Conference 2011