Previous Conferences

The first International Conference on Learning Cities took place in Beijing in 2013.  This conference opened the global discourse on learning cities and defined the UNESCO concept of a learning city.

The second International Conference on Learning Cities took place in Mexico City in 2015 and was marked by the opening up of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) to membership and defined the role of learning cities in achieving sustainable development.

Reports on the proceedings of both conferences can be downloaded from the website of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.