ACEI2020+ 1

Pending the situation with COVID-19, the ACEI hopes that ACEI2020+1 can proceed in Lille France from 6-9 July, 2021.

The University of Lille who will be hosting  the next conference have tentatively made arrangements that will ensure that if this conference can proceed, it will be one to truly cherish and remember. Please follow the ACEI on Twitter and Facebook and visit our conference section of the ACEI website for the latest developments concerning the conference.

Of course, we continue to monitor the situation closely and hope that as we move into 2021 the ability to safely travel and gather will be considerably different compared to the challeges we have all faced in 2020. Also in recognising that travel may be diffcult for some members of the ACEI community, the next ACEI conference will also feature online sessions and make provisions for virtual engagement and particpation.

At this stage the following program is tentatively scheduled:

-Tuesday July 6, 2021 – Workshop for Young Researchers

-Wednesday July 7 to Friday July 9, 2021 – Main ACEI conference,

– Saturday July 10, 2021 – (Optional) A day dedicated to associated social events and cultural activities

Hope to see everyone in Lille in 2021 !


About ACEI Conference and Workshops

The biennale conference for the ACEI is held on every even-numbered year with regional workshops then occurring in every odd-numbered year.

For information on previous conferences and workshops please refer to our History section.

If you are interested in organising a forthcoming conference or regional workshop please contact the current ACEI Treasurer/Secretary Bronwyn Coate ( for further information.

Past Biennial Conferences

Every two years the ACEI hosts its major international conference. During the off years, smaller regional workshops are held. Past conferences include:

2018 – Melbourne, Australia

2016 – Valladolid, Spain
2014 – Montreal, Canada
2012 – Kyoto, Japan
2010 – Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 – Boston, United States
2006 – Vienna, Austria
2004 – Chicago, United States
2002 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2000 – Minneapolis, United States
1998 – Barcelona, Spain