NB: Each concurrent session includes presentation 25 minutes and Q&A 10 minutes







Saturday, May 31



7:00 PM

WACE Board of Directors Reception & Dinner

Welcome Remarks
Mr. Olof Blomqvist, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus
University West

Dr. Sampan Silapanad, Vice President & WACE Co-Chair
Western Digital (Thailand)

Dr. Paul Stonely, CEO

Albert Kitchen




Sunday, June 1


  8:00 AM – 9:50 AM National Associations Meeting (by invitation only)  Campus: Humboldt

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

WACE Board of Directors Meeting



1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

WACE Board & Research Group Luncheon

Campus: 4th Floor


2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

WACE Executive Committee Meeting

Campus: Humboldt


2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Research Group Meeting (by invitation only)

 Campus: I 105


3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Open Researchers Meeting

Campus: I 105


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Campus Main Entrance


6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Delegate Reception

Welcome Remarks
Dr. Jan Theliander, Pro Vice-Chancellor
University West

Dr. Maurits van Rooijen, CEO and Rector & WACE Co-Chair
London School of Business & Finance

Welcome Remarks from Sponsor
Västra Götalandaregionen

Campus: Entré AIL



Dinner on your own




Monday, June 2



8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


Campus Main Entrance


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Welcome Remarks
Mr. Olof Blomqvist, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus
University West

Dr. Paul Stonely, CEO

Campus: Assembly Hall


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM


“What’s Missing From WIL Research?”

 Campus: Assembly Hall



Dr. Patricia M. Rowe, University of Waterloo (CANADA)


Dr. Maureen Drysdale, University of Waterloo

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking/coffee break



11:00 AM – 12:20 PM

Concurrent Sessions I (Please see Concurrent Schedule)



12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Delegate Luncheon

Campus: Vastanvinden



Global Partners Luncheon

Campus: Entré AIL



New Comers Luncheon

Campus: Cyklonen


1:45 PM – 2:45 PM


“Bringing Co-op to Scale:
How SUNY is Using Co-op to Meet New York’s Workforce Needs & Drive the Economy”

Campus: Assembly Hall







Dr. Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, SUNY System (US)


Dr. Paul Stonely, CEO, WACE

3:00 PM – 3:35 PM

Concurrent Sessions II (Please see Concurrent Schedule)



3:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Academic Poster Session




Light refreshments



6:45 PM – 10:00 PM

Cultural Tour of Dalsland & Dinner

Tour of Dalsland (Information Click here)
Buses Leave from Hotel Scadic Swania

Sponsors Welcome Remarks

(Bring light jacket and comfortable shoes)




Tuesday, June 3



9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


“Learning In Activity: New Frontiersof Theory & Research”

Campus: Assembly Hall



Dr. Yrjo Engestrom, University of Helsinki (FINLAND)

Dr. Lars Svensson, University West



10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Networking/coffee break



10:30 AM – 11:50 AM

Concurrent Sessions III (Please see Concurrent Schedule)



12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Delegate Luncheon

Campus: Entré AIL


12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Employers Luncheon (by invitation only)

Luncheon Speakers
Mr. Bill Howard, Exec. V.P.
CDM Smith (US)

Dr. Nancy Zimpher

Welcome Remarks from Sponsor
Västra Götalandaregionen

Hotel Scandic Swania


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

University West Session on PhD in Work-Integrated Learning

Campus: Assembly Hall


2:10 PM – 2:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions IV (Please see Concurrent Schedule)



2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Networking/coffee break



3:30 PM – 4:05 PM

Concurrent Sessions V (Please see Concurrent Schedule)


  4:15 PM – 5:15 PM International Student Exchange: Utilizing the WACE Network

Mr. Martin Ford
Campus: F 131

6:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Cultural Tour to Waterfalls & Symposium Dinner

Buses leave from Hotel Scandic Swania

Sponsors Welcome Remarks
City of Trollhättan

(Entertainment will be provided) (Dress: Smart Casual)

Nova Restaurant



Wednesday, June 4



8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Researchers’ Panel:
“Examining the Past &
Building the Future of CWIE Research”

Campus: Assembly Hall







Dr. Kristina Johansson, University West (SWEDEN)


Dr. Maureen Drysdale
University of Waterloo (CANADA)
Dr. Sheri Dressler
University of Central Florida (US)
Dr. Karsten Zegwaard
University of Waikato (NEW ZEALAND)
Dr. Lars Svensson
University West (SWEDEN)
  1. From your viewpoint, what is the current status of research in CWIE?
  2. The WACE International Research Group has worked on identifying gaps and themes for where research on CWIE should be going. Can discuss some of those gaps and comment on the impact knowledge in that area will have on the CWIE community?
  3. In your opinion, how can research best influence the transfer of theory to practice and vice versa?
  4. What barriers do you believe stand in the way of building stronger research on CWIE?
  5. What advice would you give to a new junior researcher in this field?

These question as well as questions from the floor will be elaborated during the panel.


10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Networking/coffee break



10:20 AM – 11:40 PM

Concurrent Sessions VI (Please see Concurrent Schedule)



11.45 PM – 12:45 PM

Open Space Session    Campus: Gymnasium


Dr. Nancy Johnston, Simon Fraser University (CANADA)


    Open Space (OST)

Join us to learn (by doing!) about a unique way to set the agenda for your next meeting, retreat, or conference AND enjoy a last in-conference chance to answer any lingering questions about WIL research. Open Space Technology was conceived by Harrison Owen in the 1980's as an alternative method to generate powerful working conversations about complex topics that are of interest to a diverse and passionate group of participants. This session will provide a brief overview of the OST approach and an opportunity to practice part of the process as we explore questions of interest that have been generated by your conference participation or that remain incompletely answered and in need of further exploration.

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Delegate Luncheon & Emerald Publisher Award for
the Best Refereed Paper

Presentation of gift from University West and gift from WACE to Award Winner



3:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Optional boat tour for delegates, spouses & guests




(pre-registration required)

Buses leave from Hotel Scandic Swania

(Bring light jacket and comfortable shoes)