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Book now for Conference 2020

Book now for Conference 2020

Owing to the current public health situation with COVID-19, and the restrictions place on public gatherings as a consequence, it’s not possible to hold the Modern Studies Association (MSA) Annual Conference in the usual way.

However, given that Annual Conference serves as a key CLPL opportunity for Modern Studies Teachers across Scotland, the MSA National Committee decided earlier this year to move Annual Conference to a virtual platform. It was decided that Conference should, if possible, be held via our website on Saturday 7th November 2020.

Today (5th October 2020), we’re pleased to confirm that bookings are now being taken for the MSA’s 2020 Virtual Conference. Conference is free for PGDE students, although a £10 flat fee applies for all other attendees. This cost covers the purchase of new software and the time put in to develop Virtual Conference.

As part of the day’s agenda, we are delighted to announce that Professor Chris Carman, Lecturer in Politics at the University of Glasgow, will deliver one of our keynote presentations. He will be looking at the results of the 2020 US Presidential election that will be held just days before Conference. Meanwhile, John Porter from the SQA will deliver a presentation about senior-phase Modern Studies attainment, and stallholders – including Bright Red, CND, Greenpeace, Hodder Education, Leckie and Leckie, Modernity Scotland, and the Scottish Youth Parliament – will be sharing resources and available via live chat on the day.

Bookings for Virtual Conference have now closed.


The Modern Studies Association (MSA) is the professional body for Modern Studies Teachers, in Scotland. The MSA uses its position to consult with members and relay feedback to relevant bodies, such as Education Scotland, the Scottish Government and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). Membership of the MSA is free and open to all Modern Studies Teachers.

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