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Lillehammer Lifelong Learning ICDE Conference

Welcome to the third International Lillehammer Lifelong Learning ICDE Conference 15-17 February 2023! We invite 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 will be a follow 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. 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.

Dr. Neil Fassina

Chair at Lillehammer Lifelong Learning ICDE Conference


Lillehammer Lifelong Learning ICDE Conference 2023 conference will cover a broad aspect of topics related to lifelong learning key issues, trends, and best practices on three levels:

Authorities and transnational organisations (policy making)

Education sector and public/private enterprises (development and support)

Educators and learners (implementation; teaching and learning)

Lifewide learning

Learning taking place in formal, informal and non-formal contexts

Learning spaces and learning places

F2F and online meeting places for formal and informal learning

OER – Open Educational Resources

Benefits acquired from the rich repositories of free learning resources

The digital transformation

The role of lifelong learning in the digital shift

The demand and supply gap

How can the educational sector be work relevant and meet the changing competence needs in businesses and organisations?

Workplace- and practice-oriented learning

Various forms and approaches relating to work-based learning practices

Wellbeing and social inclusion

Promoting participation in society and the quality of life through education and decent work conditions

Teaching and learning practices

Best practice


AI assisted learning (AIAL)

Using AI in competence building, simulations and problem solving

Learning design and methods

Pedagogical approaches within Lifelong learning environments

Career guidance for lifelong employability

Lifelong guidance supporting career development and careers guidance systems

Quality in education

Appropriate and relevant learning methods promoting and ensuring quality


European and global trends and possible impacts on lifelong learning

Online assessment

Challenges, practices and new developments


Lifelong learning for sustainable development

Consequences of Covid-19

Post-pandemic recovery and new opportunities

Meeting places

Facilitating for regional, national, and transnational strategies for supporting employability

Communities for learning

Increasing community engagement in lifelong learning

Upskill and reskill

Strategies and implementation of continuing competence building and retraining to remain, or become, employable

Digital storytelling and narratives

Exploring digital stories as a tool for learning

Inclusive learning

Approaching learning and education regardless of the learner’s background, identity, needs and abilities


Value creation processes and skills development for new jobs

Senior lifelong learners

Lifelong learning as a means for personal growth and

employment for seniors

Agile learning processes

Agile learning strategies and practices for sharing knowledge aimed at sustainable careers and innovation

Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) Training Solutions

Immersive and lifelong learning using AR and VR

Dropouts from education and workforce

Preventing people from leaving education and employment, and thus taking care of both individuals and valuable employees

Visual media and gaming

Audiovisual and interactive media as an increasing part of education and work

Learning analytics

How Big Data and algorithms impact learning and contribute to knowledge and quality of education

The past, presence and future of lifelong learning

Lifelong learning as a concept has a long and significant history which impacts the future


Practices of learning collaboration between educators and enterprises