Deadline for registration: 21st of January

The most important and interesting conference on Lifelong learning is in just four weeks away, and the deadline for registration is approaching. We strongly recommend participating throughout the conference, but it is of course possible to register for one day at the conference. The Norwegian Prime Minister, the General Director of UNESCO, the Country Manager of Microsoft Norway, a Director from Google and speakers from more than 30 countries are ready to give you valuable insight, new ideas and to share best practice in the field of lifelong learning. Don’t miss it. Register here by the 21st of January.

Bo Dahlbom: The future of Work and Lifelong Learning

Bo Dahlbom is a professor of information systems at the University of Gothenburg and research director at Sustainable Innovation. In his opening keynote at the Lillehammer Lifelong Learning conference, he will address “The future of Work and Lifelong Learning”. More rapid evolution and diffusion of technology will increase the need for lifelong learning. Digital technology, robots, artificial intelligence will change job tasks and the competence needed to perform them. The digital revolution will take us from factories to platforms, from well-defined, closed organizations to open networking.

ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Summit: More than 35 countries are represented

Researchers and practitioners from more than 35 countries from all continents will be presenting at the Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit in February 2019.

–          We are very satisfied with the overwhelming interest to present at the conference in February. Digitalisation will change the way we work, and we know that continuous learning throughout life is important all over the world. That is the reason why we wanted to create an international meeting place where education and work life meets to discuss the future of lifelong learning, comments Mette Villand Reichelt, director of department of lifelong learning at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.

The speakers at the summit include Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, Director for Public Policy in Google, Iarla Flynn and Asha Kanwar from Commonwealth of Learning.

About the conference

The ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit is organized by the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with the International Council for Open and Distance Learning (ICDE). Supporting partners of the conference include UNESCO, Commonwealth of Learning, Oppland County Council, NHO, Unio, NAV, Diku, Flexible Education Norway, NOOA and the Study Center.

The conference will be held in Lillehammer, Norway from 11 to 13 February 2019. See the conference web site ( for more information.