The Association will be gathering for its 2019 Residential Conference at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln from 3rd-5th July 2019. The small University campus, steeped in history as a centre for educational practice, provides a fitting location for us to explore the conference theme of ‘Critical Pedagogy and Professional Practice in Youth and Community Work Education.’ The conference will provide an open space to present, discuss and debate the changes, opportunities and learning from engagement in youth and community work education across the sector.
This year's conference will be hosted by colleagues at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.
The annual residential conference is an opportunity for members and guests to spend an extended time together, to reflect on practice, present research papers and engage in workshops/seminars. This years location will afford the opportunity to engage with the cultural story of Derry and visit youth and community work practice settings. The Annual Conference is also when our Annual General Meeting takes place, members are elected to committee roles and the action plan for 2016-17 is discussed with members.