Registration Information

Welcome to Registration for the XII International Transformative Learning Conference, “Engaging at the Intersections”, October 20-23, 2016.

Registration is now open:

Scholarship Applications are due by July 1st 2016. All scholarship recipients will be notified and provided a discount code to use on the registration website.

To assist with general travel planning and registration inquiries, a general program outline is available.


You are encouraged to register sooner than later. If you have any questions or concerned about registration, then please email

Jack Mezirow Living Theory of Transformative Learning Award 


The Jack Mezirow Living Theory of Transformative Learning Award is inspired by Jack Mezirow’s efforts to engage the field of adult education in thinking theoretically about adult learning.  To promote reflection about what he called “a theory in progress,” Mezirow founded the International Transformative Learning Conference in 1998.  In prior decades, he had developed his own vision about the transformative dimensions of adult learning, generating lively discourse in the field of adult education as scholars and practitioners expanded, applied, and critiqued his ideas.

Mezirow (2012) defined transformative learning as “the process of using a prior interpretation to construe a new or revised interpretation of the meaning of one’s experience as a guide to future action” (p. 74).Transformed frames of reference are “more inclusive, discriminating, open, emotionally capable of change, and reflective” (p. 76).

The recipient of the Jack Mezirow Award contributes to living theory by addressing frames of reference about transformative learning, providing scholars and practitioners with a more inclusive, discriminating, open, reflective theoretical and practical perspective that is dynamic in its possibilities for growth and change.

The Jack Mezirow Living Theory of Transformative Learning Awardis given at the International Transformative Learning Conference, held every two years. The award was established in 2014 and awarded for the first time at the conference that year.


  • All papers accepted for inclusion at the Transformative Learning Conference are eligible for the award.
  • Single or jointly authored papers are acceptable for nomination
  • The paper should extend theory, research, and/or practice in a way that reflects a vision of living theory in progress, as described above.
  • The award can be given for promising new perspectives as well as more established or researched perspectives. 


Transformative Learning Network

Transformative Learning Network is for all who are interested in the study and practice of transformative learning. Our purpose is to provide a centralized location for you to connect with other scholars, practitioners and scholar-practitioners, as well as to receive regular updates on plans for the next International Transformative Learning Conference.


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