Shuishang Park, Tianjin (©, 2012)


The ICDE World Conference on Open and Distance Education is widely recognized as the leading world event in open and distance education.

The theme of the 25th ICDE World Conference is “New Strategies for Global Open, Flexible and Distance Learning”, with seven sub-themes:

  1. The Culture of ODL
  2.  The Quality in ODL
  3. Educational Technology in ODL
  4. OER of ODL
  5. Study Support to ODL
  6. Regulatory Environment and Strategies for Innovative, Open and Flexible Learning
  7. Assistive Learning


16-18 October, 2013


Tianjin, China, a coastal city of 10.5 million people, approximately 120km from Beijing

The host is Tianjin Open University

Important dates

Abstract Submission: 15 October -31 December, 2012
Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts: Before 1 February, 2013
Submission of Full Papers: 1 February-30 April, 2013
Deadline for Submission of Papers: 30 April, 2013
Notification of Acceptance of Papers: 30 June, 2013
Early-bird Registration Deadline: Before midnight, 31 July, 2013

Contact information

For further enquires, please contact:

The 25th ICDE World Conference Organizing Committee
Tianjin Open University
No.1 Yingshui Road, Nankai District,
Tianjin 300191, P.R. China
Tel: +86 22 23679937
Fax: +86 22 23678502

Conference web site




  1. I’m sure this 25th ICDE World Conference with the theme
    “New Strategies for Global Open, Flexible and Distance
    Learning” will bring solution to problems which distance learning in Engineering fields is facing…


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