International Conference of the Learning Sciences
The International Conference of the Learning Sciences is a biennial conference sponsored by the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), which brings together researchers in the sciences of learning, instruction, and design in order to address questions of how to better understand and improve learning.
ICLS2012 was hosted by us at the University of Sydney from July 2nd to 6th with a theme of "the Future of Learning". On this, its tenth anniversary, ICLS looked to the future, encouraging researchers in the learning sciences and related areas to reflect on our principled understandings of learning so far and consider new and/or iterated theoretical and empirical directions for the field.
Conference highlights were the 4 keynote addresses, special sessions on the future of learning and linking learning sciences communities internationally, and an overall program that included 18 symposia, 126 papers, and 63 posters spread over 8 parallel sessions. There were also 9 pre-conference workshops and plenty of socialising with a Gala Opening Night and a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour. The conference was a huge success, attracted 350 participants from all over the world.
For more information, see the conference website. The keynote videos are available on our blog.