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.

UKLA Podcasts

The Harold Rosen Lectures
Download the second Harold Rosen lecture, given by Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University, Deciphering landscapes of reading 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

UKLA Voices
In UKLA Voices podcasts, we hear from some of those who have attended UKLA conferences. If you have been to our conferences and would like to reminisce, or if you've never attended and would like to find out what you've been missing, then download and listen in!

Forthcoming events





  • 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

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"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