Ambassadors of Scientific Understanding


One of the primary goals of IAALDE is to use this cross-society collaboration to advance scientific and practical understandings of how to teach, how learners learn, and how technological systems can more effectively support education. As part of that effort, each year each member society will identify a Best Paper from its own conference and provide fiscal and logistic support for one of the author(s) of that paper to attend the conference of another IAALDE member and present the work there in a designated track.


Each member society will take responsibility for determining:

1.     Their own process for identifying the best paper in accordance with their society’s guidelines, and

2.     The level of funding provided for expenses related to presenting the paper.


The recipient of the award from each society would then select from among conferences sponsored by other IAALDE member societies listed in the table below.  In order to present at a member society’s conference, the awardee must contact the society’s representative listed below by the listed deadline in order to secure a presentation slot at the next conference of that society occurring after the deadline.







International Society of the Learning Sciences

Carolyn Rose,

October 1

International Conference of the Learning Sciences


Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

International AI in Education Society

Bruce McLaren,

October 1

Artificial Intelligence in Education

Society of Learning Analytics Research

Stephanie Teasley,


December 15

Learning Analytics and Knowledge

International Educational Data Mining Society

Ryan Baker,

January 10

Educational Data Mining

The European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning

Marco Kalz,


May 31

The European Conference of Technology Enhanced Learning

Society for Text and Discourse

Danielle McNamara,

March 15

Text and Discourse

Learning @ Scale

Beverly Woolf,

March 15

Learning @ Scale