The Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning: Access to Learning for Development (PCF5)

Venue: Institute of Education, University of London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 13, 2008 End Date/Time: Jul 17, 2008
Registration Date: Mar 31, 2008
Early Registration Date: Mar 01, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Mar 31, 2008
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‘Access to Learning for Development’:
The Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning invites your contributions

In 2008, the fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF5) will take place in London with an overall focus on ‘Access to Learning for Development’. Participants will explore how open and distance learning can help to achieve international development goals, access to learning and education for all. There are four key themes for the event: ‘Governance and Social Justice’, ‘Health’, ‘Livelihoods’, and ‘Children and Young People’.

The organisers are now calling for contributions, which can take the form of workshops, round-table discussions, formal academic papers, presentations, poster sessions, group work and networking. The deadline for proposals is 30 November 2007.

Proposal guidelines, online submission forms and general information can be found on the Forum website

The Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning is organised biennially by the Commonwealth of Learning, an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government. PCF5 will be hosted by the University of London, which next year celebrates 150 years of widening access to higher education through its worldwide External System.

For further information, please contact the conference organisers by email:
The conference website:
The conference themes:
How to participate:


Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL
United Kingdom

Additional Information

Full conference fee (Earlybird rate closes 1 March 2008 £275. Full conference fee (after 1 March 2008) £350. Payment for the conference is made using PayPal. The full conference rate includes: Registration, lunch (Mon-Thurs), tea/coffee, evening receptions on Monday and Wednesday, access to conference club (evenings), welcome on Sunday, conference bag, abstracts, full published contributions.