TLRP's annual conferences focused on cross-Programme issues and themes.
- Initially, in 2002, discussion led to the identification of some 21 themes associated with Programme aims.
- These themes were subsequently refined to produce the TLRP conceptual framework which was produced as a ‘thematic model’.
- The 2003 annual conference addressed models of learning used within and across projects in phases 1 and 2.
- In 2004 and 2005, at the annual conferences the various Phase 1 and 2 projects reported on substantive work to facilitate more sustained thematic analysis, review and synthesis.
- In 2006 an innovative annual conference was held in Glasgow, and enabled exceptional engagement from Scottish policy-makers and advisors who contributed greatly to the development of thematic analysis, user engagement and research or practitioner impact.
- The 2007 annual conference held in Cardiff on the theme of ‘What Learned, What Next? ’ drew lessons about the development of research methods and capacity building through TLRP’s work since 2000. This conference brought together policy-makers, advisors and practitioners to develop both user engagement and research capacity for impact.
- The 2008 annual conference was the final generic TLRP dissemination event held in Queen Elizabeth Centre, Westminster, London SW1 in late November 2008. The aim was to achieve user engagement and impact and the conference took the form of 2 linked events across two days and included practitioners, policy makers and advisers as well as TLRP researchers. Over 800 people attended across the 2 days and special sessions were organised by partners such as BERA on day one, which centred on schools and 14-19 year olds, and such as HEA on day two, which focused upon higher education and lifelong learning.
Details of the 9 annual conferences can be found below.