Although conferences are used in a many different fields and disciplines as a way for people to engage in lifelong learning about different subject matters, little research has been done on the types of learning opportunities that conferences afford.
This small-scale internally funded SSHRC study examines conferences as learning sites, looking in particular at a) academic conferences in the field of adult education/lifelong learning; b) conferences for mystery writers; and c) conferences for golf course superintendents.
Gouthro, P.A. & Holloway, S.M. (2014). Conferences as learning sites: Engaging with different communities of practice. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education Conference. Brock University, St. Catherine’s, Ontario.