Slovenia and its capital, Ljubljana, are seen as increasingly appealing and competitive congress destinations. As a result of continued activities set in the right direction, CD Congress Centre Ljubljana’s in-house PCO is delighted to announce that a number of bids presented this summer were successful for Ljubljana / Slovenia. As many as six international meetings ranging from 500 to 1,500 delegates have been confirmed in the last days of September 2016. All of them will take place in Ljubljana, at the venue itself.
- LUX EUROPA Conference, 19 to 23 September 2017, 500 delegates
- UNESCO 2nd World Open Education Global Congress, 18 to 20 November 2017, 500 delegates
- IEEE International Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power – ICHQP 2018, 13 to 15 May 2018, 500 delegates
- CIRED – International Workshop on Electricity Distribution, 13 and 14 June 2018 in Ljubljana, 600 delegates
- 15th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 28 to 31 August 2018, 500 delegates
- The annual scientific congress of the Federation of European Toxicologists & European Societies of Toxicology, 12 to 15 September 2021, 1.500 delegates.
We are keeping our fingers crossed for this trend of success to continue, as there are more bids in circulation, to bring in new knowledge and business networking to Ljubljana, as well as potential future ambassadors of our destination. CD Congress Centre Ljubljana will act as the venue and PCO of this global conference. They report that the event has garnered a lot of attention, and Ljubljana looks forward to hosting approximately 500 high-profile guests from abroad. Apart from working out good logistical solutions the rules of professional and political etiquette will also have to be followed.
UNESCO 2nd Open Education Global Conference to take place in Ljubljana
Slovenia is quickly becoming one of the forerunners of open educational resources (OER). OER are invaluable tools that are useful for freely-accessible teaching and learning. Slovenia has systematically funded OER since 1994, fostering production of openly licensed and accessible documents and media. 10 million EUR has been invested into multimedia and interactive educational e-materials as well as the Opening Up Slovenia initiative between 2006 and 2010. To Slovenia, this represents a formal acknowledgement and strategically important national, economic and developmental position. UNESCO (represented by its Director General, Irina Bokova) supported the initiative and proposed Slovenia to host the 2nd Open Education Global Conference.
In September 2014 Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, and Director of the Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS), Prof. Jadran Lenarčič, PhD, signed an agreement on the establishment of UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Learning, based at the IJS Ljubljana. This is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research, whose staff of more than 960 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering.