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2016 Call for Proposals

37th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice

Bergamo Conference Center, Dayton, Ohio
October 13–15, 2016

Conference Theme: Curriculum Theory as It Stands

Submit Proposals at: http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/fct/fct16/

Submission Dates: July 1st to August 21st

Please Click Here for Registration and to Reserve Meals and Rooms


General Call for Papers

We invite teachers, students, scholars, theorists, administrators, and cultural workers to join us in this endeavor at the 2016 Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice. Reflecting our commitment to advance understandings of curriculum and practice, this year’s conference features speakers whose work challenges us to imagine new possibilities for curriculum and educational theorizing. The “Provoking Dialogue(s)” sessions return for a fourth year allowing for us to engage in communal discussion of new and classic curriculum texts. The conference also will feature diverse and dynamic all-conference sessions, nightly social and cultural events, and professional development opportunities targeted at current
graduate students. Organizers invite a wide range of submissions that revolve around, but are not limited to, the following categories:

  • Cultural Studies and Curriculum
  • International/Transnational Curriculum Discourses
  • Engaging Texts
  • Higher Education and Curriculum Theorizing
  • Curriculum Studies and Philosophical Perspectives
  • Curriculum Theory, Classroom Practice, and Disciplinary Perspectives

In addition to the categories listed above, submissions can take guidance from this year’s theme: Curriculum Theory as It Stands.  While previous calls for this conference have dealt with the field temporally, considering its past and future, this call provokes us to consider the present moment of Curriculum Theorizing. Although not intending to be a “state of the field” discussion, proposals should instead posit the field’s present moment in relation to other discussions occurring in the wider context of educational research and other fields of contemporary study. Furthermore, proposals can consider “things as they stand” from both the ontological and the epistemological, considering both what is theorized and who is doing the theorizing. Obviously, the Bergamo conference itself is open to analysis and critique in terms of its bearing as one of the present places such theorizing occurs.

The 37th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice

October 13-15, 2016

Bergamo Conference Center

Dayton, Ohio

We are very excited for this year’s program and look forward to seeing all of you soon.  There is some key information we wanted to share as we near the conference dates.

If you haven’t registered for the conference, please do so ASAP.  Acceptance to the conference does not mean you are registered.  Online registration ends on October 1st, after this date you will need to register at the conference at the full conference rate.  Please register by October 1st, it makes our planning much easier.  Please visit this website to register: http://www.cvent.com/d/frqcj3/4W

We are currently at full capacity for rooms at Bergamo.  If you haven’t registered and/or reserved a room at the Center you will need to find alternative lodging.  There are several hotels in the area.  For more information on the location of the Bergamo Center, please visit www.bergamocenter.org.   

PLEASE NOTE: There are no restaurants within walking distance and meal tickets MAY NOT be purchased on-site, so plan accordingly.  Online meal reservation ends on October 1st.  To purchase meals, please visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/frqcj3/4W 

Looking forward to seeing you in October,

Bergamo Leadership Team

The Schedule is Now Live!

We are pleased to announce that the schedule for the 2015 Bergamo Conference is now up and accessible at: http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/fct/fct15/

We are looking forward to another exciting year and hope you will join us!  Please spread the word.


The Bergamo Leadership Group

Hello all!

We wanted to remind you that today is the deadline for early bird registration for this year’s Bergamo Conference.  Please Click Here for Registration and to Reserve Meals and Rooms


The Bergamo Leadership Group

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