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We 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. WIL makes local, regional and global issues working in a joint effort. We need to take a step further and reframe the roots of working and learning to make them simultaneously relevant in the context of the current global challenges with sustainability issues and technological advances.

The general theme of the conference is: “WIL in the service of society”

The program includes distinguished international keynote speakers, forefront research paper sessions, interactive societal impact panels, mingling PhD student poster session, and an amazing Christmas-inspired social program in the city of Trollhättan, Sweden.

The conference organizers are working on journal collaborations with distinguished journals in related fields to arrange for a post-conference publication. Information on plans for journal publications will be further updated. All accepted abstracts will be published in a WIL Conference Abstract Book with an ISBN!

  • Registration is now open - click here

  • General program overview has been released: check it out

  • Submission Guidelines are now available here.

 Download call for papers here


Important dates

5 September , 8 September - Deadline for submission of abstracts

NEW DATE! 12 October - Notification of acceptance    

20 October - Last day of Early Bird Registration 

15 November - Deadline final submission        

25 November - Last day of Registration 

7-9 December - Conference             

Conference format and content

The event will be held on campus at University West in Trollhättan, Sweden. We would be delighted to have you on campus to join us for a lively face-to-face discussion and networking. It will be a hybrid event as well, both speakers and delegates will be able to participate either online or at the campus’ venue. Online and on campus participation is possible except for the poster sessions and the social program.

WIL is about learning through a lively exchange of ideas, reflective conduct, and active participation in a co-creation atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to have your research discussed by international scholars. You will meet peers and practitioners to share and strengthen your network. You will have opportunities to publish your work in interesting journals. From the program we can present:

  • Four keynote sessions – webinars and on campus with support for questions and answers to speakers
  • Four research tracks - parallel sessions with presentations and discussions in hybrid and active learning classrooms
  • PhD students’ poster session – mingle sessions in coffee areas on campus only, posters can be displayed on the conference website
  • Three societal impact panels - webinars with support for questions and answers to panelists via online tools. A connected, on campus lecture hall will house delegates and panelists on campus
  • Social program - On campus facilities for social and business networking will be provided. And we will allow for spacious areas with coffee breaks and mingling. An on campus and amazing social program will begild the physical presence.

Contact information

If you any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us