iJADE Conference 2023

2023's Conference will be a hybrid event online, 24 November, and live, 25 November at the University of Chester, UK.

Time, as a complex social phenomenon, shapes our relationship with learning and art education is not immune to its influence (Alhadeff-Jones, 2017). We might consider timetables and curriculum allocations as constraints on the fluidity of creative practice, yet we can also acknowledge the importance of time to artistic processes, the development of skill and to our understanding of the past, present and future. Art can enable us to resist the usual conformity of education to institutional time and to realise alternative moments through making (Thomson et al, 2021).

Contemporary practices demand that we take account of past times, to reflect on archaic and outmoded practices re-making associations that are ‘out of time’. In this moment, the climate crisis brings a sense that time is finite. However, our teaching practices can be reinvigorated by engaging with differing conceptions of time that stem from indigenous cultures such as cyclical and/or deep time.  

This call asks you to respond by taking time to consider the following questions and to propose your own:

  • In what ways can art education enable us to realise our relationship with time?
  • How does art enable us to question the relationship between time and education?
  • How do art educators manage conflicts between individual and institutional time (Alhadeff-Jones, 2017)?


Call for papers:

We invite abstracts of 200 words (max) that explore this theme. 

Find out more about the theme and submit your abstract here

Deadline for abstracts: now extended to Monday 30th October 2023


Conference registration:

Register here


Friday 24 November

Taking place online (Zoom)

10:00 - 10:15 GMT

Welcome & guide to the 2023 conference
Claire Penketh

10:15 - 11:00 GMT

Opening Keynote with Dr Janina Ramirez 

11:00 - 11:15 GMT

15-minute break
Tea & Coffee

11:15 - 12:45 GMT

Parallel sessions (90-minutes)

12:45 -13:15 GMT

30-minute break

13.15 - 14:45 GMT

Parallel sessions (90-minutes)

14:45 - 15:00 GMT


15:00 - 16:00 GMT

Closing Keynote with Christopher Samuel



Friday 24 November

Taking place at the University of Chester

18:00 -18:30 GMT

Drinks on arrival

18:30 -19.30 GMT

Keynote with Professor Claire Penketh

19:30 - 21:00 GMT

Conference dinner at the University of Chester




Saturday 25 November                           

Taking place at The University of Chester

9.30 - 10.00 GMT


10.00 - 10:15 GMT

Welcome & guide to the 2023 conference
Professor Claire Penketh

10: 15 - 11:00 GMT

Keynote with Dr Simon Grennan

11:00 - 11:20 GMT


11:20 - 12:20 GMT

Parallel/plenary sessions

12:20 - 13:20 GMT


13:20 - 14:20 GMT

Parallel/plenary sessions

14:20 - 14:40 GMT


14:40 - 15:40 GMT


Creative workshop with Faith Bebbington 

15:40 - 16:40 GMT

Keynote with Marlene Wylie, President NSEAD

16:40 - 16:45 GMT

Closing comments 

Michele Gregson, General Secretary NSEAD and Professor Claire Penketh, Principal Editor iJADE



Attendees representing the following countries are registered to attend 2023's conference:

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Canada & Hong Kong
  • Finland
  • Indonesia
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • UK
  • USA


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