International conference

ICDE Leadership Summit 2024

Lake Geneva, Switzerland - ICDE Leadership Summit 2024 hosted by Globethics
Location Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland
5 - 7 Jun 2024

Engage with high-level experts and policymakers on AI in Higher Education​

The ICDE Leadership Summit is a leadership-focused international conference that explores contemporary challenges and opportunities facing today’s educational leaders and innovators in the globally connected digital era. With delegates attending from around the world, the Summit offers a vibrant, inclusive space for unique networking and development opportunities.

Hosted by Globethics at the Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland, the ICDE Leadership Summit 2024 will focus on the theme "Ethical Leadership in the Age of AI: Rethinking Futures of Education".

Learn more about how AI is shaping the future of education with keynote lectures by leading stakeholders in global education and panel discussions exploring AI, teaching and learning. Share your institution’s best practices and contribute to the development of policy recommendations for educational authorities on AI and higher education in the Partnerships and Joint Initiative Forum, an interactive space where participants can present their projects and share innovative ideas on selected topics. Participants’ contributions gathered in this session will help shape the Leadership Summit final report.

ICDE Leadership Summit 2024

Keynote speakers

Connect with leaders in education including UNESCO’s Director of Policies and Lifelong Learning, government officials, ICDE leadership and members representing some of the largest open institutions in the world.

Opening ceremony and panel

Gitanjali Sah, ITU
Beatrice Ferrari, Director of International Affairs, Geneva
Erin Green, Lecturer and Owner of The Joyful Bot
Maha Bali, American University in Cairo
Santiago Bellomo
Fan Xianrui, OUC

Closing ceremony and panel

Borhene Chakroun, UNESCO
Ibrahim Al-Naimi, Qatar Ministry of Education & Higher Ed
Rossana de Souza e Silva, GCUB, Brazil
Shiferaw Shigute Wolassa (Amb.)

Additionally, the Leadership Summit will feature the following speakers:

  • Fadi Daou, Executive Director, Globethics
  • Torunn Gjelsvik, Secretary General, ICDE
  • Divya Singh, Regional Director; Member of the Board, Globethics
  • Mark Nichols, ICDE President & Executive Director, Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
  • Christoph Stückelberger, Founder & President, Globethics

Event partners

About Globethics, ICDE and UNESCO-ICHEI

The ICDE Leadership Summit 2024 will be hosted by ICDE Institutional Member, Globethics. Globethics is an international non-governmental organisation working for ethical leadership through academic and public engagements. The International Council for Open and Distance Education – ICDE is the leading global membership organisation for open, flexible and distance learning.

The International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO (UNESCO-ICHEI) is supporting the ICDE Leadership Summit as an event partner.

Event sponsors

Bronze Sponsor - Turnitin
Bronze Sponsor - Turnitin

Turnitin is a global company dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and meaningfully improving learning outcomes. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types.

As a Bronze sponsor of the ICDE Leadership Summit 2024, Turnitin aims to contribute to the dialogue on leveraging AI responsibly to enhance learning outcomes, promote academic integrity, and support educators in preparing students for success in an evolving digital landscape.

Save money on travel and hotels in Geneva

Travelling to Geneva, Switzerland - Special Lufthansa Group Airlines fares

Special Lufthansa Group Airlines fares to Geneva
Special Lufthansa Group Airlines fares to Geneva

Globethics is working with Lufthansa Group Airlines to offer a discount on flights booked with them to the event.

The Lufthansa Group airlines bring people together – every day, all around the world. The global route network of Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings offers optimal connection and combination options, so you will benefit from quick and direct flights to the ICDE Leadership Summit 2024.

Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers for ICDE Leadership Summit: Rapporteurs, Event Assistants and Communications Assistants

We are looking for motivated and dynamic volunteers to be a part of the success of the International Council for Distance and Open Education (ICDE) Leadership Summit 2024 taking place in person at the Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 June 2024 under the theme "Ethical Leadership in the Age of AI: Rethinking Futures of Education".

Sponsor the ICDE Leadership Summit 2024

We are pleased to open the call for submissions to become a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Sponsor or an Event Partner of the Summit, an opportunity in Geneva for global outreach to inspire education leaders to empower future generations. Learn more about the benefits of each sponsorship package and get in touch with us at [email protected]​ to discuss the opportunity.