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15th Adult Education Conference: We educate further!

20.– 21. June 2022 in Leipzig, KONGRESSHALLE at the Zoo


Under the motto "vhs 2030: Together in Diversity. Sustainable. Connected", the 15th Adult Education Conference (Volkshochschultag) will address the three major issues of the future that pose new challenges for us politically and socially, and thus also for adult education. For almost two days, more than 800 colleagues from our Adult Education Centres (vhs), international guests, representatives from politics, business and academia, as well as cooperation partners from adult education and other areas of civil society to exchange experiences, will meet in Leipzig to discuss and develop new ideas for the practice of Adult Education.

The 15th Adult Education Conference sums up the current challenges in a concise formula: Wir bilden weiter! (We educate further!) With this, we jointly express: Even under the difficult conditions of the Corona pandemic, the approximately 900 Adult Education Centres are present and offer people space for encounters, for exchange and for the acquisition of competences. "Wir bilden weiter" also means: we use the Adult Education Day to look forward together and to develop further in a joint learning process growing from the challenges. And what better image to symbolise this than a tree, with strong roots and reaching branches that together form an organic whole.

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Once again, we expect numerous prominent and distinguished guests who will give us insights into political projects and scientific research and who will share the results of their observations and analyses with us. They will also challenge us as the largest network of adult education in Germany to meet the needs of people everywhere with up-to-date offers.

Of course, culture and conviviality will not be neglected at the 15th Adult Education Conference. On the evening of the first day of the congress, the Volkshochschulen-Festival will once again give us the opportunity to talk to each other in a relaxed atmosphere. This time the venue will be the historic Moritzbastei in the heart of Leipzig. It is the last remaining part of the old city fortifications and today Leipzig's best-known cultural centre. The branching vaulted cellars offer a unique atmosphere and suitable premises for a varied programme.

The DVV will continuously add to the informationen on this site until the start of the Adult Education Conference. Texts and literature references on the various topics of the forums will be added in the coming weeks, as well as the names of the keynote speakers and discussion participants.

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  • Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V.