Programme

The programme has the following time frame and format

Click on session box and speaker for detailed information


Wednesday, February 15


Possibility for pre-conference events

13:30

Registration opens

14:30

Pre-conference event (30 minutes): Book launch taster: Learning inclusion in a digital age. Belonging and finding a voice

16:00

Welcome address and opening keynote

  • Welcome by rector Peer Jacob Svenkerud, INN University
  • Creating a Life with Meaning: A lifewide-ecological concept of lifelong learning by Norman Jackson, Founder of “Lifewide Education” open access community and Professor Emeritus at University of Surrey
16.45

Panel discussion on Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development, new jobs and the green shift, moderated by Torunn Gjelsvik, ICDE Secretary General

Speakers: Asha Kanwar, President and CEO Commonwealth of Learning, David Atchoarena, Director UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, and Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD

  • Introductory speech on “Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development: new paradigms, new models” by Asha Kanwar, COL
  • Short interventions from panelists: David Atchoarena, UIL and Andreas Schleicher, OECD
  • Moderated panel discussion and engagement with audience
17:45

Welcome reception and networking event (ends at 19.00)

19:30

Dinner on your own

Thursday, February 16

08:00

Registration

09:00

Plenary session

  • “Demand and supply battle”: How can the education sector best meet the needs in businesses and organisations for lifelong learning? Moderated by Rebekka Borsch, The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)

Participants in battle:

  • Oddmund Løkensgard Hoel, State Secretary at Ministry of Education, Norway
  • Lise Lyngsnes Randeberg, President of The Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations (Akademikerne)
  • Terje Melheim, Employee and management development at Moelven Industry
  • Ernst Sundt, Vice Chancellor at Noroff – School og technology and digital media
  • Torberg Falch, Professor in economics at Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
10.00

Break

10:30

Parallel session in different formats

12:00

Lunch

13.00

Parallel session in different formats

14:30

Break

15:00

Parallel session in different formats

15.45

Break

16:15

Plenary session keynotes

  • Generative AI and the future of Work by Petter Bae Brandtzæg, professor in media innovation at the University of Oslo and chief scientist at SINTEF Digital
16:30
  • The Education Commons: Saving the Soul of Lifelong Learning by Guy Standing, economist, professorial research associate at SOAS University of London, and founder of the NGO Basic Income Earth Network
17.10

End of day 2

19:00

Conference dinner

Friday, February 17

08:00

Registration

08:30

Plenary session keynotes

  • Competence needs, Career Learning and Flexible Learning in a National, European and Global Collaboration by Sveinung Skule, Director General, Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education
  • The hard road to Lifelong Learning – a strategy for recovery and a sustainable future by Pedro Moreno da Fonseca, Technical Specialist on Lifelong Learning, ILO – International Labour Organization
09.20

Break

09:50

Parallel session in different formats

10:35

Break

10.55

Parallel session in different formats

11:40

Break

12:00

Closing session keynotes

  • The new way of working and leadership in a volatile and complex world, by Silvija Seres, Mathematician and Technology Investor
  • Flexible learning pathways to ensure inclusive lifelong learning opportunities for all, by Ms. Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, on behalf of Director-General of UNESCO
  • Conference closing by the programme committee
13.00

Lunch

13:45

Bus shuttle to train station/end of conference