San Francisco
Learning . Life . Work

Part of the Focus on Pedagogy Series
Event Date: June 10-12, 2024
Abstract Date: March 25, 2024
A conference on the integrated education. Part of the Focus on Pedagogy Series
California Institute of Integral Studies | CIIS


Today, education is often defined as hybrid. Hybrid delivery in-class and online. Mixed theories of  teaching and practice. Cross-disciplinary courses and programs. Alternative modes of enquiry. Community and student engagement. Concepts of explorative learning. Multicultural perspectives on subjects. The combined arts and sciences of STEAM – to name but a few. The same hybridity is true of life and work. We value a work-life balance. We seek self-fulfilment in professional contexts. We see education as continual through professional development and life-long learning.

In this context, education plays many roles, and serves many people and purposes. It takes on many forms. In embracing this hybridity, the Learning. Life. Work conference seeks to explore the numerous ways education morphs and blurs – through varied methodologies across a multitude of disciplines, geographies, and mindsets. As such it welcomes perspectives from the arts and humanities, design and media studies, science and technology, education and training, health and the social sciences.

In this diversity, the event reflects the place and institution in which it is set: the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. A city famous for its counterculture, history of gay rights, its Hispanic heritage, Asian diaspora and its cutting-edge arts scene. It is a place renowned for alternative models of thought. Home to the first free public school in California, San Francisco has also spearheaded various education initiatives in United States. It implemented the Indian Education Program in the 1970s, supporting Native American communities. It led in the adaption of the Beacon Initiative to use schools for community needs, and it is home to one of the largest publicly funded university systems in the United States.

Welcoming delegates from locations across the world to consider the future hybridities of teaching and learning, we aim to share perspectives and disseminate best practices. We look to educators, students, artists, theorists, and industry professionals. We hope to share initiatives, programs, and projects.

To achieve this, we seek contributions from various disciplines across a whole range of themes, from Fine Art practice to industry collaborations, and from design studio models to the technologies of contemporary teaching. In addition, we are interested in developing strands revolving around a series of conceptual ideas:

Living-Life | Teaching-Learning | Enquiry-Inquiry | Practice-Engagement | Academia-Work | Intersection-Integration… and more.

AMPS | California Institute of Integral Studies

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  • Education
  • Fine Art
  • Design
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Cultural Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Pedagogy
  • History
  • Architecture(s)
  • Communication
  • Media Studies
  • STEM
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Humanities
  • Health
  • Regional Studies
  • Sciences
  • City Infrastructure
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Applied Arts

Key Dates

Abstracts (Round 1)
25 March 2024
20 April 2024
10-12 June 2024
Full Paper Submissions
15 August 2024
Full Paper Reviews
30 October 2024
Full Paper Resubmissions
15 December 2024
01 March 2025


Living | Life
California Institute of Integral Studies | CIIS
Teaching | Learning
Cross institutional | Cross disciplinary
Enquiry | Inquiry
California Institute of Integral Studies | CIIS
Practice | Engagement
California Institute of Integral Studies | CIIS
Academia | Work
Cross institutional | Cross disciplinary
Intersection | Integration
California Institute of Integral Studies | CIIS


In-person: Live in the host city

Zoom: We welcome live presentations via Zoom. 

Pre-recorded:  Pre-recorded presentations or films will be available permanently on the AMPS Academic YouTube channel.

Written papers: In all cases, delegates can present full written papers for inclusion in all associated conference publications.

In-person: (15-20 mins)
Zoom: (15-20 mins)
Pre-recorded video: (15-20 mins)
Written papers: (3000 words)



The publishers that AMPS works with include Routledge Taylor & Francis, UCL Press, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Vernon Press, Libri Publishing and Intellect Books.


Conference outputs include the AMPS Proceedings Series, ISSN 2398-9467; Special Issue Publications of the academic journal Architecture_MPS ISSN 2020-9006; Books from this event will be developed by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, with short films available on the AMPS Academic YouTube Channel.


Written papers are optional.  If submitted they should be 3,000 word length. Formatting instructions to follow after the conference. All papers are double- blind peer reviewed for the AMPS Conference Proceedings Series. Subject to review, selected authors will be invited to develop longer versions as articles in the academic journal Architecture_MPS or in specially produced conference books.



Submissions & Registration:

Registration Delegate Fee: $410 USD  |  Audience Fee: $200 USD                                                                                            Queries:


Click the button below to submit your abstract or register. For revised abstracts use resubmit.