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If we were to build a new education system?

Ken Theimer,

Imagine someone pushed the “erase education memory” button. No education system would be available, and we were to build the first education system for lifelong learning. What would it look like?

UNESCO and Microsoft is amongst the participants who will discuss this question in a panel hosted by Skills Norway. More information here: icdellls2019/panel-reimagining-lifelong-learning/

More than 330 registered

We are happy to announce that an impressive number of participants have already registered for the conference. More than 330 delegates are ready to learn more, share experiences and discuss the future of lifelong learning for employability at the conference in Lillehammer in February. The list of participants includes people from 36 countries from all continents.

Check the updated programme for the latest confirmed keynote speakers and an impressive session programme!

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.

Keynote speaker: Iarla Flynn from Google to talk about how new technology are changing the way we live, learn and work.

The Lifelong Learning Summit in Lillehammer is a meeting place where business and higher education meets to develop lifelong learning for the future. Iarla Flynn, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs for Google in Northern Europe, represents a key business in the digitalisation of the society.

Flynn will talk about how new technology – as machine learning robotics and virtual reality – are reshaping how we work and live, and the need for a major reskilling effort.

Read more about Iarla Flynn and what he will present here:

Have you ever heard of the 70:20:10 model when discussing learning?

The model indicates that 70 % of learning comes from on-the-job experiences, 20 % from informal learning and 10 % from formal education and courses. If only 10 % of the learning in organisations is achieved by formal courses and studies, what is the role of the education sector? Glenn Ruud, Global Learning and Development Director at Wilhelmsen, will talk about his experience with the  70:20:10 model, and he will challenge the educational sector through his key note presentation on the ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit in February. 

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