Author ORCID Identifier
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5067-0019 : Susan M. Holloway
CASAE: Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education
Conferences can be understood as important lifelong learning sites for adults engaged in a variety of pursuits. As conferences often draw together people to focus on a particular topic, whether it relates to workplace learning, leisure, or health, they may be seen as avenues for fostering what Wenger (1998) terms as “communities of practice”. This paper explores how lifelong learning at conferences is linked to the members of a community of practice, the organization of the event, and the effects of new technologies.
Gouthro, Patricia A. and Holloway, Susan M.. (2014). Conferences as lifelong learning sites: Engaging with different communities of practice. CASAE: Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, 2014, 107-110.