The 13th PASCAL International Conference


The 13th PASCAL International Conference
22 January 2016

The 13th PASCAL International Conference, entitled ‘Learning Cities 2040: Global, Local, Connected, Sustainable, Healthy and Resilient’, will take place from 3 to 5 June 2016 at the University of Glasgow. The conference will focus on future directions for learning cities, exploring how cities can use the power of learning to respond to the considerable challenges and opportunities they face.

The PASCAL International Conference will provide opportunities to share experiences on the development and role of learning cities against the context of the many significant events that took place in 2015, including the 2nd International Conference on Learning Cities in Mexico City, the official launch of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, and the UN’s adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. The conference will also help participants to generate fresh ideas and innovative forms of partnership.

Academics, policymakers and practitioners will present papers and representatives of learning cities from all over the world will showcase their work. Cities as diverse as Taipei, Beijing, Townsville, Erbil, Duhok, Swansea, Cork and Bristol have already confirmed that they will be attending and talking about their work. Speakers will include the Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), Mr Arne Carlsen. Sponsors include UIL and the City of Glasgow.