This page outlines a list of conferences that have relevance to eportfolios and learning technologies generally.


PebbleBash 2020 - register interest NOW

The original, biggest and best conference dedicated to all things PebblePad.  

Held biennially, our next PebbleBash will take place in Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, June 2020,10 years to the month since the very first 'Bash. The theme of next year’s conference is Charting new courses for teaching and learning. PebbleBash 2020 will once again have a strong focus on pedagogy, especially on learning and assessment design. Our mission here at PebblePad is to help students extract all they can from each step of their individual learning journeys. And so look out for our call for submissions in August, when we will be looking for submissions from the trailblazers, the innovators, and the forgers of new learning paths off the beaten trail, which tell of the journey to support, guide and develop students from induction to graduation, and beyond.

website for PebbleBash 2020 is now live and you are able to register your interest.


The Association for Learning Technology (ALT)

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) has a membership which includes practitioners, researchers and policy makers with an interest in Learning Technology.  Our charitable objective is "to advance education through increasing, exploring and disseminating knowledge in the field of Learning Technology for the benefit of the general public".  

The next conference will be in Manchester, UK, September 2018.

Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies, incorporating Learning & Skills, is Europe's leading showcase of organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work. And it continues to grow in importance, value and attendance year on year. 

The next conference will be held in February 2019 in London.

Read our blog posts on Learning Technologies 2018 and 5 things we learned from Learning Technologies 2017.

Irish Learning Technology Association - Ed Tech

ILTA is the Irish Learning Technology Association, and is a community of researchers, practitioners and industry professionals with a shared interest in technology-enhanced learning across Ireland. ILTA is a community of professionals committed to the development and exchange of knowledge by sharing expertise and the promotion of best practice in technology-enhanced learning.

The next conference will be held from May 31 - June 1 2018.


Eportfolios Australia - Eportfolio Forum

ePortfolios Australia is a professional network which aims to support the use of e-portfolios in Australia and beyond through professional development activities and the sharing of resources, ideas and practice. Held in Sept/Oct annually, the Eportfolio forum is a collegiate gathering of a welcoming community of portfolio practitioners. 

The next eportfolio forum will be held at Griffith University in October 2018.


The Australian Collaborative Education Network Limited (ACEN) is the professional association for practitioners and researchers from the tertiary education sector, industry, community and government representatives, involved in work integrated learning (WIL) in Australia. ACEN provides strategic leadership for work-integrated learning research, scholarship and practice in Australia, for its members and other stakeholders.

The next conference will be held in Brisbane from the 3-5th of October 2018.


Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

ASCILITE is a globally recognized and professionally connected community of professionals and academics working in fields associated with enhancing learning and teaching through the pedagogical use of technologies. We seek to shape the future of tertiary education, particularly through enabling and sharing high quality research, innovation and evidence-based technology-enhanced practices in tertiary education. 

The next conference will be held at Deakin University's Waterfront Campus Geelong, Victoria, from 25 – 28 November 2018.


The conference for the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators. The Conference’s mixture of invited speakers, in-depth educational offerings, and important delegate opportunities for contribution and discussion, make it a “must attend” event for all in the health professional educators' community. 

The next conference will be held in Hobart, Tasmania in July 2018. The theme of the meeting is Sustainability for Health Professions Education.

Read a blog post about the most recent ANZAHPE conference in July 2017.

North America


The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning is a professional association and a U. S. non-profit with members in four countries.  Its goal is to promote portfolio learning as a major way to transform higher education

The next conference will be held at at Capilano University in Vancouver, British Columbia from July 23-26, 2018.

The most recent conference was held in July at Portland State University. Read a blog post from our very own Melissa Pirie Cross about her experience at AAEEBL 2017.


AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. 

AAC&U sponsors a variety of continuing programs—meetings, workshops, and summer institutes for campus teams—that bring together college educators from across institutional types, disciplines, and departments. Attendees of recent meetings have described them as powerful and transformative—providing participants with innovative ideas and practices, and shaping the direction of their educational reform efforts.

AAC&U Meetings and Events are held on a regular basis so it is useful to bookmark their site to keep up to date.