At its 2019 annual meeting, UALE decided to move to a biennial conference schedule. In the off-years, the organization will hold regional gatherings in each of the four US regions (Northeast, South,, Midwest and West) and in Canada.

2020 will be the first year in which we pilot the regional meetings plan. 2021 will once again see a national conference. It is scheduled to take place from May 18-21, 2021, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Information about the 2020 regional gtherings willl appear on this page as it becomes available.



In anticipation of the important elections in Fall of 2020, United Association for Labor Education (UALE) will host a one and a half day Northeast regional training and exchange in April 2020. The event is to be focused on sharing curriculum and best practices on popular and political education for labor, with the understanding that this work must center racial, gender, and economic justice.

UALE seeks proposals from labor union, university, and community practitioners in the Northeast United States for teaching demonstrations, presentations on training programs, roundtable discussions, and research sessions, in English and Spanish, for Friday afternoon and Saturday event times. Friday afternoon will also include a train-the-trainer session on popular education techniques, for new and experienced educators alike.

Please join us April 24-25, 2020, in New York, NY at the School of Labor and Urban Studies, City University of New York.

Download the Call for Proposals: document 2020 NE CFP (14 KB)

Save the Date flyer: pdf 2020 Northeast Regional Meeting (271 KB)






UALE Midwest Curriculum Exchange

April 6-7, 2020

University of Iowa Labor Center

Iowa City, IA

For more information, email Stephanie Fortado at

Download flyer with information about program, accomodations and more: pdf Midwest Curriculum Exchange 2020 (2.46 MB)



UALE Western Region Convening
Collective effort to grow membership, strengthen regional connections, and build power among labor educators in the west

Dates and Location: May 29th - 31st in Portland, Oregon
For: union educators, university faculty and staff, students, workforce development and apprentice trainers
Location and dates: Portland, Oregon

More details will be coming soon to this page.

For more Information, contact Liz Espinoza, UALE Regional Representative, at