PebbleBash 2020
Charting new courses for learning and teaching - Edinburgh, 23rd – 25th June, 2020
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About PebbleBash

Noun /ˈpeb(ə)l bæʃ /

A pedagogical extravaganza of storytelling and enlightenment by likeminded thinkers on a journey to change the way learning is designed and experienced.

Charting a new course

PebbleBash 2020 will take place 10 years to the month since the very first 'Bash. A lot has changed since that first conference. Since then, we've seen a shift in Higher Education towards student-centred, real-world learning and active, authentic assessment, which has seen educators, strategists and technologists seek new ways to support students within and beyond the classroom.

With the LMS or VLE often being too course and content centric to deliver on this ambition and support lifelong and life-wide learning journeys, practitioners across the globe are using PebblePad to chart new courses (and blaze entirely new trails) in learning and teaching. Just like previous 'Bashes, PebbleBash 2020 will be the platform for these trailblazers to share their incredible stories and journeys.

Edinburgh, 23rd – 25th June, 2020

Where's it all happening?

As with all previous 'Bashes we want this to be a highly collaborative, sharing and learning experience but, unlike previous 'Bashes, we are choosing a city of learning, over our usual choice of a more intimate residential venue. And so, PebbleBash 2020 will be held in Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, and home to two of our most longstanding customers.

What can I expect?

We always have big expectations for PebbleBash and next year will be no different. The roaring success of previous conferences means that we know for sure that the conference will be big on fun and even bigger on ideas from experts and practitioners from across the globe. But don't just take our word for it. We asked PebbleBash 2016 and 2018 delegates if they would happily attend another 'Bash - 100% of delegates said they absolutely would!

  • Great collaboration opportunities - national and international.
    Feedback from Bash '18
  • Fabulous exchange of best practice. Have learned an awful lot and look forward to how busy our team is going to be in the coming months!
    Feedback from Bash '18
  • PebbleBash is one of the most inclusive, friendly, and thought-provoking conferences there is - all based on pedagogy. Absolutely how it should be - learning and fun!
    Feedback from Bash '16

Register for PebbleBash 2020

This is our first non-residential conference, and that means we've got no control over accommodation costs. So, we'll be 'sponsoring' this PebbleBash even more than we normally do, to keep the costs as low as possible for our lovely attendees. At £395 the full conference fee this year is £30 cheaper than in 2016 – that's enough money for a stick of Edinburgh rock, a portion of haggis, a dram of whisky, some Edinburgh Gin and a gift tartan Nessie!

Save the date

PebbleBash 2020 Key Dates

Call for Papers announced

01st August 2019

Submissions Phase 1 - Expressions of Interest

27th September 2019

Bookings for PebbleBash open – early bird rate

08th October 2019

Submissions Phase 2 - Designing the Program

11th October 2019

Authors notified of submission outcome

25th October 2019


Submissions Phase 3 - Developing the Detail

31st December 2019

Early bird rates end

Deadline expired

02nd March 2020

Bookings close

64 days left

08th June 2020

PebbleBash '20 begins

78 days left

23rd June 2020