Independent Learning Association Conference (ILAC) 2012

Welcome to the Independent Learning Association Conference 2012, Wellington, New Zealand!

Sponsored by Victoria University of Wellington

When:  Thursday 30 August – Sunday 2 September 2012
Where: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

The 5th International Independent Learning Association Conference returned to Aotearoa/New Zealand having been previously hosted in Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia. The conference ran from 30 August - 2 September 2012 at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.


Thank you to everyone who contributed to the successful running of ILA 2012.  We were delighted to host such a great mix of local and international delegates.  The conference theme was "Autonomy in a Networked World: Te Tū Motuhake i te Ao Kōtuitui”, and it was fully explored and examined throughout our thee day gathering.

The Interactive Learning Fair and Swap Shop, hosted by Moira Hobbs and Kerstin Dofs, provided practical vehicles for exchanging ideas and considering independent learning from a range of perspectives.

It was a pleasure to announce the winners of the Extensive Reading Foundation Learner Literature Awards 2012.  For more on the work of the ERF and the awards, go to

You can view photos from the conference here.

Information regarding conference proceedings can be found here.

We look forward to ILA 2014, which will be held in Thonburi (Bangkok), Thailand.
Averil Coxhead and Edith Paillat
Conference Chairs
(on behalf of the Organising Committee)