Postponed to 2021: MKE Conference 'Learning and Teaching – Front and Centre'

Dear member of the management scholarship community,

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone the Management Knowledge and Education [MKE] Conference: ‘Learning and Teaching – Left and Centre’ until 2021.

The decision to postpone the Conference was not easy. We looked at various options of running the event virtually but given enormous value derived from the interactive nature of the event and informal conversations, we felt that virtual format could not be replicated online.

To keep the community together we are looking at other ways to highlight and bring together best practice teaching that can will be run virtually.

Look out for more information soon!

Yours Sincerely

Madeleine Barrows


The event is postponed until 2021. Further information will be made available shortly. 


With challenges of School re-accreditation, the REF process, student recruitment and experience, employability, inclusivity and broader concerns regarding sustainability and the impact of Brexit, how can we retain both our own focus on learning and teaching whilst ensuring colleagues and our institutions make Learning and Teaching – Front and Centre? This is a principal question that will guide our conference in 2020.

Focus on influence

At last year’s conference we explored how management learning can have impact on students, peers and the wider business world. Teaching and learning have the power to change lives and contribute to business success, but are often swamped by other ‘urgent’ priorities. If you think your institution is losing sight of its core function to educate and promote learning then what can you do?

It is not easy as an individual to influence peers and focus on what matters for learning. But as a collective we can encourage one another with powerful experiences and stories of success, helping one another when the going seems tough. Business and management schools perform many important roles, but surely none more important than teaching and learning.

Share your practice

This conference is designed to be interactive and supportive. We invite attendees to share their experiences of how everyday practices of teaching in HEIs contribute to the lives of their students and colleagues (see submission details below). The conference will be a supportive place to do this and learn from others.

We will be offering ‘market place’ tables for conversations around key emergent themes as ideas are submitted. There will also be opportunities for sensemaking, imagining what teaching might look like in the future, exploring the changing roles of teachers and students, and personal action-planning.

The intention is that a day full of learning and networking will support practitioners to grow one or more communities of practice. The vision is to meet needs for practice development across management education in a way that is inclusive, practical and highly engaging. 



Wednesday 17th June 2020


Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in the delivery of management education. This includes doctoral students, tutors, lecturers, professor, adjuncts, full and part-time teaching fellows and education development colleagues


Benefits of Attendance

At the 2020 conference we will:
- Invite you to share learning from your practice that will encourage colleagues
- Learn from each other about what works in keeping learning and teaching front and centre
- Develop ideas and plans for having more influence in your work
- Be inspired by our speakers and inspire one another through facilitated networking

There will be opportunities to explore how we can influence others in relation to learning and teaching. At the end of the day you will leave with plenty of ideas about developing your own practice and added confidence to actively influence your colleagues and institutions.



Warwick Business School London
The Shard
32 London Bridge Street


Paper Submission Details

Proposing a market place topic:
In submitting a topic you are indicating your willingness to share in a short presentation an aspect of your teaching practice for discussion at a market place table (up-to 10 participants at a table).

In no more than 500 words:
• Your role, subject area and context for the practice
• What is the practice? Why have you found it helpful?
• How does the practice address the conference theme of ‘influence’?
• Questions you wish to ask peers for advice and/or feedback
• References or website links (if relevant)

Submission Deadline - Friday 24th April 2020 5pm GMT

Submissions should be sent to:



Keynote speaker:
'Developing Scholarly Leadership Practice'
Dr Clare Rigg, Senior Lecturer (Management), Director of Studies, University of Liverpool


Provider Information

British Academy of Management



For specific information about this event please contact the conference co-organisers:
•    Dr Mark Gatenby:
•    Dr Stefan Cantore:
•    Conference Sponsor: Dr Mark Loon:

For general enquiries, please contact Raluca Stroe at the BAM Office on 02073837770 or at


Event Fee 

(Lunch and refreshments included)
•    Non-BAM Members rate £195 (Including 1-year BAM Membership)
•    BAM Members £115
•    BAM Student attendees £60



BAM Members 

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Non-BAM Members 


Please follow the steps below: 

1. Create a Non-BAM Member Account at Stay Informed.

2. Log into your account and proceed with the registration for the event.


If you are not a BAM member and would like to join BAM or find out more about the benefits of being a BAM member, please go to BAM BAM membership.



Cancelation Policy - Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancelation is made 4 weeks prior to the event. After this, full payment will be required.  BAM reserves the right to cancel the event if there are not enough people to justify running the workshops.


17th June 2020
Event Information
Product Code
Event Provider British Academy of Management
Date / Time Wednesday 17th June 2020
Venue Warwick Business School London The Shard 32 London Bridge Street London SE1 9SG
Event Type Conference
Target Audience All Levels
Booking Deadline
Link to Booking Form
Contact For more information on this event please contact the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at
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