The third International Lillehammer Lifelong Learning ICDE Conference 15-17 February 2023, invited educators, employers, employees, researchers, experts, politicians, and others involved in competence development for adults to share knowledge and experiences, and together develop future solutions for lifelong learning and lifelong employability. The conference followed up of the ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit on 11-13 February 2019. Then some 400 participants from more than 30 countries across the globe met in Lillehammer for three unforgettable days.For this year 2023 there were some 300+ delegats fron over 30 countries again and from all regions of the world. The conference now really attract an internatioanl audience. The conference were divided in plenary sessions and simultaneous sessions each day with world renown panelists and speakers and were chaired by ICDE president Neil Fassina. See the program here Read more about the speakers here
Ebba Ossiannilsson, Ulf Sandström and Mats Brenner represented the Swedish Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Education (SADE). Ebba Ossiannilsson, had five presentations on behalf of SADE, which will be exploresd miore in another post. THe sessions were: Leadership for Micro-credentials, Implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation:The way forward, OER: a Facilitator for Lifelong Learning, NordFlexOn, and the way forward with the ICDE Global Advocacy Campaign on Open Flexible and Distance Education, and The role of lifelong learning in digital transformation.
In addition, The NORDFLEXON was relaunched during the conference in LIllehammer 2023. The network is open and free to join for all relevant individuals and associations in the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Norway, and autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland, and the autonomous region of Åland. Will also be explored in anoher post.