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.




ALS2018 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.

The ALS2018 lineup of keynote speakers were:

  • Mr Loh Lik Peng, Founder of Unlisted Collection
  • Ms Jane Hart, Founder of Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
  • Dr Diana G. Oblinger, President Emeritus of EDUCAUSE
  • Dr Eddy Lee, Founder of Coffee Ventures
  • Mr Klaus D. Wittkuhn, Founder and Managing Partner of Performance Design International 


Click below to view presentations and papers from the symposium. 




Click below to view the highlights of ALS2016.