24th ICDE World Conference (2-5 October 2011, Bali, Indonesia)


In October 2011, ICDE held its 24th World Conference on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Hosted by ICDE member institution Universitas Terbuka, the conference addressed new approaches to open and distance learning.

ICDE extends warm thanks to the staff of Universitas Terbuka who did a commendable job, ensuring the success of the conference.

Over 600 delegates, representing 49 countries, were in attendance at the 24th ICDE World Conference on Open and Distance Education.

Opened by the Indonesian Minister of National Education Muhammad Nuh, the 24th ICDE World Conference featured a range of internationally respected keynote speakers whose presentations were streamed live during the event.

Among those who presented were Duk Hoon Kwak, President and CEO of Educational Broadcasting System (EBS), Korea; Rory McGreal, Associate Vice-President Research, Athabasca University, Canada; Gráinne Conole, Head of e-Learning at the University of Leicester, UK; Lawrence Lessig, lawyer, activist and founder of Creative Commons, US; and Hal Plotkin, Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Education, United States Department of Education.