Antingen stödjer din webbläsare inte javascript, eller är javascript inaktiverat. Denna webbplats fungerar bäst om du aktiverar javascript.

The theme of WIL24 is: Work Integrated Learning for Global Engagement and Societal Development. 

Conference format and content 

The increasingly global and rapidly changing world display the importance of knowledge creation and learning in a life-long perspective for a more sustainable future. There is a need to reframe the roots of working and learning to make them simultaneously relevant in the context of the current global challenges.

WIL24 provide a unique arena enhancing lively exchange of ideas on both research and practice, reflective conduct, and active participation in a co-creative international atmosphere. WIL24 invite scholars with genuine interdisciplinary perspectives as well as practitioners, collaboration partners and actors with cross-sector ambitions to take on challenges and opportunities to co-create a more sustainable world.

WIL24 give you the opportunity to have your research discussed by international scholars, meet peers and practitioners to share and strengthen your network. The programme includes distinguished international keynote speakers, industrial leaders, research paper sessions, discussions, and PhD student sessions.

Journal and Proceedings

All accepted abstracts will be published in a WIL Conference Abstract Book with an ISBN. University West also plan to launch a new international journal during the conference. The first issue is planned to cover the conference theme and include selected peer-reviewed post-conference publications.

CUT and conference location

The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) is the foremost higher education institution in the heartland of South Africa. With a vision of “Shaping the future through innovation as a leading African University of Technology”, CUT aspires to be socially relevant and to have a positive impact on the community. Hosting more than 21 000 students, CUT provides a work-integrated learning as a distinguishing feature to equip and prepare its students for professional practice. To read more about CUT, visit their website.  

Through close international collaboration with University West, the WIL24 conference will strengthen research, academic programmes, co-operation, and global engagement within the field of Work Integrated Learning.  

The conference is held at Kapama Private Game Reserve in South Africa, which besides five-star accommodation and airy design, has newly constructed excellent first-class conference facilities and restaurants. WIL24 welcome you to a unique conference set in the peacefulness of the African bush, with lively face-to-face discussions, presentations, networking, and experiences beyond your dreams, under the African sky.
For more information about Kapama Private Game Reserve, please use this link to visit their website



Important dates

  • 20th June 2023 - Call Open
  • 15th September 2023 - Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • 20th September 2023 - Notification of participation
  • 25th October 2023 - Last day of Early Bird Registration
  • 27th November 2023 - Last day of Registration
  • 15th January 2024 – Extended deadline for submission of full/draft paper
  • 3rd – 5th April 2024  - WIL24 Conference