UK's largest educational research conference to return to Leeds University

The British Educational Research Association (BERA) will return to Leeds University next September for its annual conference.

Leeds University
Leeds University

The three-day event will welcome around 1,000 national and international delegates representing a wide range of academics, policy makers and practitioners – all engaged with a strong interest in educational research.

The conference was last held at the University in 2001 and was secured by Conference Leeds. Marie Blythe, events manager for BERA, said it was "long overdue" to hold the event in the city again.

"Leeds as a city is a perfect location for the BERA conference due to its strong educational links and vibrant cultural atmosphere. With the evolution of the BERA programme over the last 15 years, it is long overdue to hold our conference in Leeds once again and enjoy a city that works together to deliver an outstanding delegate experience," she commented.

Councillor Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, added: Conference Leeds is continuing to attract a fantastic variety of events and conferences to the city through its unique, multi-venue, pro-active approach – and BERA is a great example of this.

"The association has strong national and international delegates, and has secured keynote delegates from the US, Australia and New Zealand and we’re very excited to welcome them to our city."

Conference Leeds offers more than 250 conference venues for hire in the West Yorkshire area, including unique venues such as the Royal Armouries and Northern Ballet.

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