Skip to content

BERA Conference 2021

13 September 2021 to 16 September 2021Virtual Conference

As you can imagine we have been giving a lot of thought to BERA Conference 2021 and what it might look like and how to deliver the most inclusive, accessible and engaging event. To that end, we have made the decision now to host it as an entirely online conference. We will miss the opportunity to gather in person but the ongoing uncertainty generated by Covid-19, the likely restrictions on international travel and the desire to enable as many people as possible to present and attend means that we think our energies are best spent planning the very best digital experience we can offer.

Conference will still take place in the week of 13th September 2021 and while we are still exploring the best platforms and formats to us; we are committed to hosting an innovative and interactive event that will be both live and on demand and which will hopefully enable more people than ever to engage in the opportunities that BERA Conference traditionally offers. Our online events so far have seen significant numbers attend and reach beyond our traditional audiences and we hope to replicate that with the conference itself.

So please keep your diaries free that week and start planning to be part of the 2021 conference experience. Abstract submission will both open and close a little later than normal this year but we will be in touch when it opens this side of Christmas and we look forward to engaging with you all as part of the process.

Dr Mhairi Beaton, BERA Conference and Events Chair 
Nick Johnson, BERA Chief Executive
Marie Blythe, BERA Events Manager

Key dates

28 February 2021

Abstract submission deadline

Submit now

31st March 2021

Authors notified of outcome of submission

Conference and Events Committee

Mhairi Beaton, Dr

BERA Conference & Events Chair at Leeds Beckett University

Mhairi Beaton is Reader at the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University. After completing a Bachelor of Education at University of Edinburgh, Mhairi worked as a primary school teacher in Highland Region in the north of Scotland....

Richard Race, Dr

Roehampton University

Dr. Richard Race is Senior Lecturer in Education within the School of Education at Roehampton University. His most recent monograph, Multiculturalism and Education was published by Bloomsbury in 2015. Richard has also edited Advancing...

Megan Crawford, Professor

Coventry University

Megan Crawford has significant experience in HE as a leader and academic at a senior level, and her work is keenly focused on emotion, leadership and the relationships between research and practice in schools and HE. Megan has worked in school,...

Ian Potter

Bay House School

Ian Potter is the Chief Executive of the Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust. The GFM is the first local Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Prior to its formation in 2017, he was the Headteacher of Bay House School during...

Charlotte Vidal-Hall

UCL, Institute of Education

Charlotte Vidal-Hall studied her PhD at UCL, Institute of Education and was an early years and primary teacher for 15 years. She has a long standing interest in the impact of computers in the early years and ways they can be used more effectively...

James Reid, Dr

University of Huddersfield

Jim Reid joined the University in September 2008 and is a Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies in the Department of Education and Community Studies. Subsequent to social work practice with children and their families and as a social work manager...