11th November 2015
The third European Lean Educator Conference (ELEC 2016) from 12-15 September 2016 is now requesting abstracts of potential papers and presentations.
The first European Lean Educator Conference took place in Stuttgart about 18 months ago and the second was held in Sweden in September 2015. Both were exceptionally good, allowing delegates to hear highly relevant keynotes, present papers and generally to network and share experiences in teaching, educating, communicating and learning lean and in related fields such as Agile software, Lean Six Sigma and Factory Physics.
The theme of the conference is lean education outside of manufacturing, which could include topics such as lean product design, product and software innovation, agile and scrum, lean accounting, lean in the office, lean service, systems thinking, continuous improvement, as well as applications from healthcare, supply chain, lean in education, quality and ‘Kata’.
The 2015 conference was attended by 120 delegates, split approximately 60 / 40 between academics and lean trainers from the private and public sectors. The quality of papers was outstanding, but more important was the opportunity to learn about innovative education from across Europe.
Register via the Eventbrite website
- Call for Abstracts : from December 2015
- Deadline for submission of 200-400 word abstracts: 31 March 2016 (Please submit to BLEU@buckingham.ac.uk)
- Notification of Abstract acceptance : 1 June 2016
- Full paper (not mandatory) deadline : 1 August 2016
- Presentation slides : 1 September 2016
- Submitted papers may be included in a book edited by Prof Pauline Found & Prof John Bicheno
- 12th September: Pre-conference Kata Workshop for teachers and lecturers (tbc)
- 13th September: Keynote Speakers
- 14th September: Paper presentations
- 15th September: Post-conference Workshops, Games & Simulations
There is an impressive line up of presenters:
- Sir Anthony Seldon – Innovation in Education
- Prof John Seddon – Systems Thinking and Re-thinking Lean
- Prof Pauline Found – Kata for the Environment
- Prof Christoph Roser – The Origins of Lean and Lessons for Today
- Prof Darrell Mann – Counter-Intuitives: Lean, Innovation & Complex Adaptive Systems
- Belinda Waldock – Agile for Lean People
- Teresa Hattingh – Teaching Lean to Undergraduate Engineers
Further Information, Booking and Queries
Conference website – where you can register interest
Contact John Bicheno (Organising Committee Chair)