The conference theme is:

Building Community in Fractured Societies
Challenges for Christians in Higher Education

The theme will be elaborated from a historical, a theological, a sociological/psychological and an educational perspective in three plenary sessions with keynote speakers.

In addition to the plenary sessions, there will be two types of parallel sessions:

  1. Breakout sessions which give the opportunity to report on current research and good practices in higher education.

    • Each breakout session will provide space for speakers to each give a 15-minute presentation, followed by discussion. Someone other than the speakers will chair the session.

  2. Workshops that concentrate on a specific topic related to the theme of the conference (e.g. research into professional practice, innovations in the curriculum, et cetera).

    • Each workshop will last 60 minutes and will be chaired by someone other than the workshop leader. The workshops will be spaces for collective learning and will provide space for interactions. These are not lectures with discussion.

Each parallel session will have a total length of  75 minutes and will be configured differently (INCHE Europe will finalise the programme in February 2020).

Scholars and professionals are invited to send abstracts (SEE Submission proposal FORMAT)  for either of the two types of parallel sessions. Details on the different sessions and guidelines can be found on this page (deadline: November 15, 2019).

General remarks

  1. INCHE Europe aims to provide opportunities to present to as many participants as possible.

  2. The content committee  reserves the right to select speakers from among the submitted proposals. If necessary, the content committee will provide feedback on draft proposals.

  3. The content committee will create a final programme for the parallel sessions, considering the submissions.

  4. The submission of a proposal does not in itself result in conference registration. Presenters and speakers must register and pay for the conference themselves.

  5. Approved presenters who need financial assistance should apply for aid no later than December 15, 2019. Details about financial aid application are available on the conference registration page.

Submissions can be sent to the office of the conference INCHE Europe,

Deadline November 15, 2019. 
Acceptance messages will be sent no later than February 1, 2020.