Call for Proposals: The 39th I.S.E.B. Conference (click here for pdf file)

 Life Stories Across Times and Spaces

 Courtyard Marriott in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Conference Date: October 5-7, 2023

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2023 (Extended to July 31st, 2023)

Submit Proposals here

The International Society for Educational Biography (I.S.E.B.) invites proposals for its annual conference, to be held in partnership with The Society of Philosophy and History of Education (S.O.P.H.E.), October 5-7, 2023, at the Courtyard by Marriott Oklahoma City Downtown in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Conference Dates: October 5 - 7, 2023
Courtyard Oklahoma City Downtown (Brickyard)
Booking a Room: To reserve a room, please call 405-232-2290 and mention SOPHE for a discounted rate of $154/night.
Presenter deadline for ISEB registration: September 15th, 2023, after which time you will not appear in the program.
Technology: For those wishing to include video or audio, ISEB will provide data projectors. Presenters must bring their own laptops with appropriate HDMI and VGA video adaptors and external speakers if needed.
Conference Registration: Register for the conference.

Early registration rate extended to August 31, 2023.

Registration Deadline: Only presenters who are current in ISEB membership dues and have paid the conference registration fee will be listed in the Conference Program. Conference and registration fees must be paid no later than September 1, 2023.
ISEB Membership:
Full membership includes a one-year subscription to the ISEB journal Vitae Scholasticae: The Journal of Educational Biography. Other membership levels may opt to add the journal to their membership.

SOPHE membership and registration are separate. See SOPHE fees.




Conference (Early) $150

Conference (Full/On Site) $185


Currently employed full time faculty at a university or college





Retired faculty and/or members who have attended 25+ years




P-12 Teacher/Community Activist

Currently employed teacher in an elementary, intermediate, or secondary school and/or those engaged in community work




Unaffiliated/ Underemployed/


Independent scholars and/or those working as adjunct, contingent, or part-time instructors and/or currently registered undergraduate or graduate student and/or partners, spouses, or family members of members




SOPHE Membership and Registration





ISEB Student + SOPHE



ISEB $25



JOURNAL Submissions:
Participants have the opportunity to submit their papers for consideration for publication in our journal that we have been publishing for nearly 40 years, Vitae Scholasticae: The Journal of Educational Biography. We welcome all forms of work on life writing scholarship, teaching, and methodology. See the
Vitae Scholasticae page for more information.
For questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Penny Craig, ISEB Secretary at Please reference “ISEB” in the subject line of your email.

See archived information from previous conferences