The ASEM Global Lifelong Learning Conference took place on University College Cork campus situated in Cork City, Ireland from September 26th to September 30th 2022. The conference was attended both in-person and online by over 150 attendees from across Asia, Europe, North & South America, and Africa. The coordinators from all 6 research networks met in person to disseminate results of research and offer symposiums into their networks. Other events that took place include the ASEM LLL Hub International Advisory Council Meeting, International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame Award Presentation, the Alfred O’Rahilly Lecture by professor Arne Carlson (HOF 2017), and the Bertram Windle Award, this year given to Professor Maria Slowey (HOF 2015) for outstanding achievements in lifelong learning and adult education. ECOLHE also offered a teaching practitioner workshop with a focus on curriculum development, which included a workshop by Professor Leslie Cordie, Auburn University.
The conference was the first in person event for the ASEM LLL Hub since it began its hosting journey in Ireland and it greatly aided in building strong partnerships among the networks, as well as provided an opportunity to begin collaboration on research projects and expand the network among the 51 ASEM countries.
On 27th September ICAE President Robbie Guevara, gave a Report on CONFINTEA VI and Implications for Lifelong Learning Policies.