Past ICOTs

International Conference on Thinking

The International Conference on Thinking was founded 34 years ago by leading world researchers in thinking. The conference fosters collegial exchange and educational development around the topic of thinking and its development. Thinking is understood broadly to include any kind of thinking and learning and to acknowledge cultural, psychological, historical, and disciplinary diversity and richness.

Universities and organizations throughout the world have organized the International Conference on Thinking. Through its 18 unique iterations, the conference has spanned the globe. Most recently, it was hosted in Bilbao, Spain (2015); Wellington, New Zealand (2013); Belfast, Northern Ireland (2011); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2009); and Norrköping, Sweden (2007).

With each location, the conference’s theme, vision, mission, goals and brand/creative campaign are reimagined. The 18th International Conference on Thinking will be held in Miami, the conference’s fifth stop in the U.S.

18th

Bilbao, Spain

2015

16th

Wellington, New Zealand

2013

15th

Belfast, Ireland

2011

14th

Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia

2009

13th

Norrkoping, Sweden

2007

12th

Melbourne, Australia

2005

11th

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

2003

10th

Harrogate, England

2002

9th

Auckland, New Zealand

2001

8th

Edmonton, Canada

1999

7th

Singapore

1997

6th

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

1994

5th

Townsville, Australia

1992

4th

Puerto Rico

1989

3rd

Honolulu, USA

1987

2nd

Cambridge, Massacusetts, USA

1984

1st

Fiji

1982