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International Conference on Thinking

July 7, 2024 - July 11, 2024

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Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

You were on the edge of what before so much changed? What were you doing and planning to do? How might participating in the International Conference on Thinking (ICOT) help you move forward to where you were heading or would now like to?


ICOT is an internationally renowned cross-disciplinary event with a rich history spanning  40 years of gatherings in cities around the world. It has attracted high-profile people from near and far who share their experiences and ideas along with lesser known and unknown people presenting and participants making a difference. It fosters deep, creative, and critical and lateral thinking, and introduces shared experiences and new thinking strategies and structures for positive growth and change. So much has changed for participants in previous ICOTs!


“We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience.” – Edward de Bono


ICOT attracts a broad range of participants, including business people, educators, artists, social and business entrepreneurs, government officials, scientists, designers, professors, students, researchers, scholars and thinkers of many ages from different countries and cultures and with different life experiences too. It provides a unique opportunity for them and you to participate in rigorous discussion and learn from one another and have a laugh together too. Participants at ICOT have the opportunity to broaden and deepen their thinking, build on ideas, meet people who are making a difference, make new connections, share ideas, learn from one another and move forward. At ICOT 2024 all this will be possible during and between sessions, at social functions, while exploring Melbourne on Learning Journeys, and at pre-conference events. The conference’s online space is also a place for meeting people and exchanging ideas and knowledge.


In addition to the presenters, who will join you at coffee, meal breaks and activities, you are also likely to meet people with similar goals to yours, people with different experiences, people with skills you would like to learn, people who inspire you and who also challenge you. At the conference you are invited to participate actively, ask questions, share thoughts, voice your suggestions and ideas, and to stay in touch and continue the exchange after ICOT. So many new and powerful collaborations locally, nationally, and internationally have begun with discussions or chance meetings at previous ICOTs!


Learn more or register here. 

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