Our 2023 GALA conference on the theme of ‘Sustainable Liberal Arts’ will take place in three venues (USA, South Africa, Netherlands) across three dates (31 March, 14 April, 21 April) — see our call for papers for more details.

Since its foundation in 2014, GALA has held an annual conference (with the exception of 2020) bringing together faculty and students from across the network and beyond to share research, pedagogy, and creative practice.

July 2014
Bath Spa University, UK: Launching the GALA Network

July 2015
Communications University of China: ‘Communication Without Borders’

May 2016
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico: ‘Social Entrepreneurship and Innovative Spirit’

July 2017
University of Parma, Italy: ‘Curating the Future’

July 2018
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada: ‘Creativity and the Liberal Arts’

September 2019
Claremont Graduate University, USA: ‘Networks Across Time and Space’

2020 — No conference

September 2021
Online Conference: ‘Liberal Arts for Tomorrow’