NORDIC-BALTIC ISCAR 2022: Towards inclusive and just societies: a dialogue with, within and beyond CHAT

In the spirit of our theme, we cordially invite scholars to contribute with their topical research and to join us in discussing what future directions our scholarly work offers for fostering more inclusive, equal and sustainable communities and societies globally for all.

The CHAT community has a strong tradition of studying various forms of activity in all of their diversity, whether it be learning and play in early childhood, school, education and learning at various levels, youth activism and everyday life as well as working life and organizational learning processes. Furthermore, CHAT research, by definition and practice is characterized by multidisciplinarity and communication between scholars from a wide range of disciplines, such as psychology, education, philosophy, history, sociology, linguistics, anthro- pology, research on workplace practices, queer and gender studies, computer science, information systems, knowledge management, clinical neuro- psychology as well as rehabilitation, occupational therapy, criminology, and social work.

We welcome contributions regarding our main conference theme from these and other disciplines. We also welcome other relevant contributions which focus on CHAT’s historical roots, modern applications and future perspectives.

Submission formats and review: 

We welcome single papers, symposiums, poster and roundtable presentations as well as other more participatory and innovative formats like data sessions, debate sessions and workshops.
Each submissions must include: Title: 20 words or fewerAbstract: 150 words or fewerExtended abstract: 1000 words or fewer, including references.

Each contribution will be reviewed regarding relevance for the theme or sub-themes of the conference, the coherence of the theoretical and/or conceptual framework, quality of research method and design (if applicable), clarity of contribution and argumentation, significance for theory, practice and policy as well as overall quality and scholarly originality. With demonstrations, debate sessions and workshops and other innovative formats, the main criteria will be novelty and fit with the conference theme. Each contribution will be reviewed by two reviewers and the process will be double blind.

Abstract submission will be open from opens 9 August to 10 October 2021. 


Registration prices for the conference will range between €50 – €350. All in-person prices include lunch and coffee during the conference and the conference dinner. Online prices will include the opportunity to participate in all online and hybrid sessions, keynotes and the conference social program (some limitations may apply). The final registration fees will be announced when registration opens on 1 December 2021.

Important dates:

Abstract submission opens 9 August 2021 Abstract submission closes 10 October 2021 Decisions on acceptance 1 December 2021 Registration opens 1 December 2021 Early bird closes 1 January 2022 Registration closes 1 March 2022 Program published 1 April 2022

Please consult the conference website for more details: