International Conference

Our annual international conference brings together people applying lean in universities (in everything that they do), to learn and improve. Our annual event is held around the end of October, cycling between our three continental divisions.

Join us next at The University of Cambridge 2024 

Sustainability in Lean: Bridging innovation and tradition

We are delighted to extend a warm invitation to you for the upcoming, in person, LeanHE 2024 conference, proudly hosted by the University of Cambridge.


Our chosen theme for LeanHE 2024 is "Sustainability in Lean: bridging innovation and tradition". In an ever-evolving educational landscape, it's crucial to adapt, innovate, and streamline processes to enhance student experiences and institutional effectiveness. LeanHE 2024 will provide a platform for thought-provoking discussions, inspiring keynotes, and interactive workshops that delve into the heart of Lean and its application in higher education.


Why attend LeanHE 2024?

We encourage you to save the date for LeanHE 2024, which will take place from 23rd-25th October 2024. Stay tuned for updates, including the call for abstracts, registration details, and the full conference schedule.


Join us at the University of Cambridge in 2024 for an inspiring, enlightening, and transformative LeanHE conference. Together, we will chart a path to innovating education and ensuring a brighter future for higher education institutions worldwide.


We look forward to welcoming you, in person, at the LeanHE Conference 2024.

We last gathered in: University of California San Diego 2023 "On the Edge..."

See also this slideshow of the venue for Lean HE 2023 and this public YouTube video of the San Diego area!

The Univeristy of California San Diego is honored to host the 2023 Lean in Higher Education International Conference, October 18-20, 2023. We are excited to bring our Lean HE global community back together in person for the first time in four years! We hope you will join us "On the Edge..." in our beautiful facility, The Robert Paine Scripps Forum, part of the UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Future Conferences

Interested in hosting a future conference? 

The annual international conference is proposed by each continental division and awarded by the Steering Group to a conference host that best meets the aims of the Lean HE

In exchange, the steering group provides guidance based on feedback from previous events and their shared expertise, to help support a conference programme that is increasingly relevant to the needs of lean practitioners in HE today, and offers the most value we can. 

Please let the chair of your local continental division committee know if you are interested in hosting a Lean HE conference in the future.