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The Fourth International STEAM Conference is taking place on Tuesday 17th October – Wednesday 18th October 2023.

The Academic Research Day for STEAM Conference 2023 will be held on 18th October and its theme is: STEAM Transformation.

We would like to hear from researchers interested in STEAM thinking and the application of transdisciplinary methods to foster and enable innovation.

We welcome submissions from experienced as well as early-stage career researchers and post-Graduate students.

We always encourage applications from academic-practitioners, designers and artists.

Submissions from co-authors and research clusters will also be gladly accepted for consideration.

The principal thematic areas to which we invite responses are:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Examples could include: Gender equality and STEAM; Making research and innovation more inclusive.


Examples could include: Curriculum design; STEAM teaching and learning; Approaches and methods.


Examples could include: Net zero; Green technology; Circular design.

​Our cross-cutting theme this year is Digital Technology, exploring the transformative role it can play in STEAM innovation.

IMPORTANT – following recent feedback from the research community regarding time constraints and availabilities arising from this month’s UK Bank Holidays, the deadline for submissions has now been extended to 30th May.

Abstracts should be submitted using the online form, which can be accessed via this link: Submit Your Abstract 

On the day of the Conference, all accepted submissions will take the form of a 15-minute presentation followed by a 5-minute Q&A session.

We welcome presentations in a variety of formats, including Powerpoint, film, video & interactive demonstration. 

There will be a number of parallel sessions during the day, each reflecting the core Conference themes.

Please note that all proposals will be peer-reviewed.

For additional information, themes, dates and deadlines, please view the Call For Papers PDF document (link below).


Conference Programme:

The Fourth International STEAM Conference takes place over 2 days and will be hosted at STEAMhouse, Belmont Row, Birmingham B4 7RQ.

Tuesday 17th October:

Tuesday’s activities will consist of extended informal networking and STEAM knowledge-sharing, at which delegates will be able to meet our international guest speakers, academics, presenters and researchers.

It will also feature an exhibition of exciting products and services being created by businesses and innovators working at STEAMhouse, together with interactive demonstrations of pioneering works taking place within BCU faculties.

The day will conclude with a pre-Conference dinner for delegates and invited guests.

Wednesday 18th October:

Wednesday will see delegates formally welcomed to STEAM Conference 2023 by BCU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

A packed programme will feature keynote addresses given by two internationally-renowned practitioners of STEAM principles and the application of those ideas to this year’s overarching theme of Transformation.

There will also be four parallel Research Paper sessions, each one designed to showcase the groundbreaking new ideas being developed within the Conference’s chosen thematic areas.

Get a brief flavour of STEAM Conference 2022!

See some of the fantastic presentations from last year’s event on our YouTube channel!