Co-Chairs and Conference Committee

For the return of the Annual Conference to Manchester, UK, we will bring together different critical perspectives from across our community that will examine the challenges ahead and question the shape of things to come. We are putting our values into practice and Members at the heart of the conference, so in this spirit the event will be chaired collaboratively by the Trustees of ALT.

Committee Activities

The ALT Annual Conference Committee plays a vital role and our volunteers contribute their time and expertise including undertaking peer review, chairing sessions and organising local and social activities during the conference. The Committee meets every month and is chaired by the Conference Co-Chairs.

Meet the Conference Committee.

Peer Review

A key focus of the Conference Committee is to conduct the peer review of all proposals submitted to the conference once the Call for Proposals has been closed. Guidance for Reviewers will be available soon and we also provide support at committee meetings.

Guest posts

Committee Members are invited to write guest posts for publication on the conference platform, sharing their perspective on the event, looking back at past years or sharing advice and guidance for new authors and participants. Please send your post to .

Promoting the conference

Help us spread the word about the conference and upcoming deadlines, keynote speakers and the social programme. Use #altc22 on social media.

Chairing sessions

Conference Committee Members volunteer to chair all sessions during the event. We’ll be publishing details of how to volunteer together with guidance in due course.

Committee Meetings

Committee meetings will take place 3:00 – 4:00 PM UK Standard Time. 

  • Meeting 1: Thursday 5 May 2022 – This meeting provides an opportunity for Committee Members to meet and introduce themselves, Co-Chairs and staff team We will focus on promoting the Call for Proposals and encouraging submissions. We will also go through the timetable for peer review starting in late May.
  • Meeting 2: Tuesday 7 Jun 2022 – The focus for this meeting is on the peer review process and programme. The deadline for submissions is on the day of the meeting and we will go through guidance for reviewers and provide support for using the submission and review system.
  • Meeting 3: Tuesday 5 Jul 2022 – This meeting will focus on the draft programme for the conference and confirm plans for the delivery of the event.
  • Meeting 4: Thursday 4 Aug 2022 – The final committee meeting is all about the event, session delivery and social programme.