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3rd WERA-IRN Extended Education Conference: Extended Education - Towards a Sustainable Future

Conference Iceland

Conference Iceland

Extended Education in Thriving Communities: Toward a Sustainable Future

The third WERA-IRN Extended Education Conference at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik was held September 23 - 25, 2021 as an ONLINE CONFERENCE.

Dear colleagues,

We are more than happy to have invited you to our online conference during these tumultuous times which have been challenging, sad, and disquieting for many of us.

The conference was prepared by the Icelandic team who, along with us, extended its warm welcome to you all. They had the pleasure of virtually hosting many of you September 23 – 25, 2021.

The program included five outstanding international researchers as keynote speakers: Kolbrún Þ. Pálsdóttir and Ruth Jörgensdóttir Rauterberg (Iceland), Tomi Killakoski (Finland), Rukmini Banerji (India), and Jan Morrison (USA). Furthermore, various seminars were offered, and sufficient time was allotted to meet and greet fellow conference partners.

The conference times were  a bit unusual due to the time difference between our various countries and Island’s time. However, the Icelandic team chose the best solution possible to accommodate us all.

It was wonderful encountering many of you online, members, non-members, and newcomers, discussing and developing new ideas, and finding new pathways with you.

Kind regards,

Marianne Schüpbach and Gil Noam

Chairs of the WERA-IRN Extended Education

Organizing committee: Prof. Dr. Kolbrún Þ. Pálsdóttir, Árni Guðmundsson, Eygló Rúnarsdóttir, Katrín Johnson and Ruth Jörgensdóttir Rauterberg

Conference coordinator: Dr. Kolbrún Pálsdóttir



Early bird (until August 15, 2021) / Regular:

Standard 200€ / 240€; MA/PhD student 95€ / 95€.


The aim of the third WERA-IRN Extended Education conference was to explore the multiple ways in which extended education programs, research and theories help communities and individuals prepare for a sustainable future, a future that involves educating responsible and active citizens. Read more...