Record-Breaking 1300 + Delegates from 95 Countries at Upcoming 2017 World Conference on Online Learning in Toronto

General Press Releases Thursday October 5, 2017 17:05
TORONTO--5 ต.ค.--PRNewswire/InfoQuest
  • Organized and Hosted by   Contact North I Contact Nord

A record-breaking 1,300+ delegates from 95 countries are converging on Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the most multicultural city in the world, for the World Conference on Online Learning ICDE2017 from October 16-19.

A record-breaking 500+ presenters from 59 countries (click here for list and profiles) are featured at the Toronto Sheraton Centre Hotel.

A record-breaking 150+ concurrent sessions, concurrent workshops, special briefings, panel discussions, technology presentations, poster presentations and plenaries are offered over the course of four days (click here for detailed schedule).

The program includes presentations in English, French and Spanish.

Conference Chair, Maxim Jean-Louis, President – Chief Executive Officer, Contact North | Contact Nord, is enthusiastic about the interactive and inclusive format of the World Conference. "Delegates made their core expectation very clear: they want an opportunity to interact and exchange during all sessions and activities. Each presenter's unique viewpoint or perspective deserves an opportunity to be shared."

During the World Conference on Online Learning ICDE 2017 ( ), Toronto is the global hub of online learning.

At this World Conference, faculty and instructors, practitioners, experts, instructional technology and media professionals, training providers, researchers, consultants, start-ups, policy makers, academic decision makers and educational technology industry leaders from higher education throughout the world are expanding boundaries and exploring new frontiers of teaching, learning and skills development.

Delegates at the World Conference on Online Learning are:
  • Discovering new modes of teaching, learning, course delivery, student support and assessment in higher education;
  • Finding new strategies to improve student outcomes;
  • Sharing and comparing leading-edge technologies and creative applications of technology in learning; and
  • Sharing best practices.
No keynotes, no policy statements, no declarations.
The World Conference is all about interactivity and exchange between international colleagues keen on sharing, challenging and learning from each other.

To showcase Toronto's world-class culinary scene, the World Conference includes an optional Dine- Around in 25 restaurants featuring 20 different cuisines, all within walking distance of the downtown conference venue.

A World Conference on Online Learning with a difference!

"Over these four days, I encourage you all to reflect on the importance of this initiative and your roles in it. It is through this open exchange of ideas and the relationships that stem from it that we can improve education worldwide. For everyone from a child in our rural North to an adult on the other side of the globe wishing to improve their skills, online education can change lives and change the world around us." -- Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

"I am looking forward to joining you at the World Conference on Online Learning, finding out how other jurisdictions use online, open and flexible learning and exploring opportunities for collaboration with our higher education system." -- Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario

"I wish to welcome everyone to our city and encourage you to enjoy Toronto at this time of year as well as learn about our vibrant neighbourhoods." -- John Tory, Mayor of Toronto
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About ICDE:
Heather Campbell, Communications Coordinator, Contact North | Contact Nord, Telephone:1-855-345-5035, e-Mail address:

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