Adult Learning Symposium (ALS)


The Adult Learning Symposium (ALS) is Singapore’s leading platform for CET practice, design and delivery. 

A biennial event organised by IAL, ALS plays a pivotal role in inspiring critical discussions on CET issues and disseminating the latest CET research, findings and developments. Thought leaders, academics and researchers, industry experts, and practitioners share their exciting insights on adult learning at each symposium.

From its modest beginnings in 2008, ALS has since become the signature event where CET stakeholders network and learn collectively. Moving forward, ALS has set sight on becoming a regional and international platform, advancing Singapore’s position as a hotspot to propagate the best in CET design and practice.

ALS 2020


Held on 13 and 14 August 2020, the ALS 2020 focused on the theme "Digitalising Learning: The New Normal". The event was streamed live online for the first time, to more than 1,000 participants and brought together 17 speakers, who were policy-makers, enterprise owners and TAE practictioners. The ALS 2020 examined the criticality of innovative learning design and delivery for performance gains at work, as well as the development of future-ready capabilities to prepare the workforce for continuous digital transformation and disruption.

Click below to view the highlights and presentations from the symposium.

ALS 2018


ALS 2018 was held on 1 and 2 November 2018 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre. Themed “Work and Learning: Conquer New Frontiers”, the symposium focused on pushing the frontiers of work and learning and overcoming challenges like rapid technological advancements, disruption across industries and fast-changing workforce needs.

Click below to view presentations and papers from the symposium. 

ALS 2016


The ALS 2016 was held on 3 and 4 November 2016 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre. Themed "The Future of Work and Learning", the event gathered thought leaders, industry experts and established practitioners to explore the future of work and learning, as well as the strategies in leveraging technology to gain a competitive edge.

Click below to view presentations from the symposium.