The Applied Learning Conference (ALC) is the brainchild of SIT and reflects the university’s ongoing efforts to highlight the value and importance of applied learning. Through the conference, SIT seeks to bring together international and local experts to contribute to the evolving discourse of applied learning on various fronts.

The inaugural conference was held in 2018 with the theme 'Applied Learning: Perspectives, Pedagogy and Practice'. In 2020, SIT successfully organised the second ALC with discussions revolving around the theme of 'Developing Future-Ready Talents in an Era of Disruptive Change’. Speakers and delegates from over 17 countries and across five continents participated in the conferences.

The third Applied Learning Conference (ALC 2022) was held virtually on 20 & 21 January 2022. The theme of ALC 2022 is “Embracing Change in an Era of Disruption” and it aims to bring together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to share and learn about competency-based education, interdisciplinary learning, and related areas like lessons from COVID-19, innovative technologies, and applied learning pedagogies. Click the button below to find out more details about ALC 2022.


Applied Learning Conference speakers
Charla Long

Dr Charla Long

President, Competency-Based Education Network
Plenary Speaker, ALC 2022
Neo Kian Hong

Mr Neo Kian Hong

Group Chief Executive Officer, SMRT Corporation Ltd
Plenary Speaker, ALC 2022
Chris Husbands

Professor Sir Chris Husbands

Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University
Plenary Speaker, ALC 2022
Isabella Poon

Professor Isabella Poon Wai Yin

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Plenary Speaker, ALC 2022
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Dr Paul J. LeBlanc

President, Southern New Hampshire University
Plenary Speaker, ALC 2020
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Professor Mick Healey

HE Consultant & Researcher and Emeritus Professor at University of Gloucestershire
Keynote Speaker, ALC 2020
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Professor Georg Nagler

President, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, Mannheim
Keynote Speaker, ALC 2018 and ALC 2020
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Dr Diana G. Oblinger

President Emeritus, EDUCAUSE
Plenary Speaker, ALC 2018
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Professor Kalevi Ekman

Founder, Design Factory, Aalto University
Keynote Speaker, ALC 2018
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Associate Professor Henry C.B. Chan

Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Keynote Speaker, ALC 2018

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