I KERA International Conference

Trends in Eurasian Educational Policy and Practice

9-11 February 2017

Welcome to the I KERA International Conference! The conference will take place on 9-11 February 2017, at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan..

kazakhstan Educational Research Association is a leading academic educational research organisation in Central Asia, and a member of the European Educational Research Association.
Our first international conference will bring together participants from across Central Asia, Russia, China and the Caucasus to discuss the theme of ‘Trends in Eurasian Educational Policy and Practice’.


The I KERA International Conference features a lineup of distinguished international speakers.

Theo Wubbels

President, European Educational Research Association

Peter Wood

President, National Association of Scholars, United States

Marguerite Clarke

Senior Education Specialist, Education Global Practice, World Bank

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Gulbakhyt Menlibekova

Professor, Eurasian National University

Dingyong Hou

Senior Education Specialist, World Bank


Papers will be accepted online via our online submission system. Abstracts should be between 400 and 600 words in length. You may read the full requirements via the link above.
The deadline has now passed.


The Conference attendence fee is 10,000 tenge for participants from high GDP countries, 5,000 tenge for participants from low or medium GDP countries, and 2,000 tenge for student participants, regardless of nationality.
The pre-registration system is now closed. You may still register on the day of the conference, but the Organising Committee is not able to guarantee provision of certificates.


The Conference will take place at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan.

Places to Stay

Accommodation options within easy reach of the conference venue.

Grand Park Esil

Historic 4-star hotel on Astana’s right bank

Hilton Garden Inn

Centrally-located international hotel with modern amenities

Radisson Park Inn

Two hotels – one luxury, one budget – on the bank of Ishim River

Duman Hotel

Contemporary 4-star hotel in Astana’s Central Park

IBIS Hotel

Three-star Accor Group hotel on Astana’s Right Bank

Tengri Hotel

Affordable hotel on Astana’s Right Bank

Corporate Participation

If you would like to exhibit at the I KERA International Conference, please contact us at conference.kera (at) gmail.com.
Stalls at the conference are available for 100,000 tenge for two days.
To exhibit, please contact us by 30 December 2016.