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International Conference on Thinking 
We are on the edge of what?

The International Conference on Thinking (ICOT) is an internationally renowned multidisciplinary event held every couple of years in different cities around the world, attracting a diverse group of leading people, both international and local, from a range of industries and disciplines.

ICOT aims to help educators, business and creative professionals to provoke, challenge, learn, and discuss the many forms of thinking and its application, in creating new ideas and solving problems including those related to business and global issues.

This all-inclusive inspiring 5-day program will provide participants the opportunity to:
- Network & reconnect at the Welcome function & Celebration event (The Lume)
- Hear from and interact with world class speakers
- Join interactive Challenge groups
- Participate in Offsite learning journeys, within Melbourne and its surrounds, led by industry experts to: 

  • Cultural and Arts precincts
  • Science and Medical tech hubs
  • Leading sports facilities
  • An array of culinary experiences
  • Cultural exploration of Indigenous heritage
The theme of the Melbourne ICOT is: We are on the edge of what? 
If we accept that it’s part of living in our ever changing world to expect the unexpected, how can this be reframed from challenges to opportunities?

We can’t accurately predict the future, but with clear, critical, creative thinking, and sharing new ideas and putting them into action, a future for the greater good can be co-created!

That is exactly what Melbourne ICOT is working towards and all presenters and participants can have a role in this! 

"The future depends on what we do in the present." - Mahatma Ghandi

"If you don’t design your future, someone or something else will design it for you. The past is not a sufficient blueprint for the future. You can analyse the past but you have to design the future."  - Dr. Edward de Bono

Hear from our speakers...

  Radio National
              Jonathan Levy             
5 June, 2024

 The Educator
What does Australia’s education system need to do differently?
7 June, 2024

Eco Voice
Q&A with Carolyn Ingvarson      February 26, 2024     



      January, 2024      

       Happy New Year         

 October, 2023 

 On the edge of ……….. ?

July, 2023

One year forward from when this newsletter was written...

More news can be found here.

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the many lands we are privileged to share with our guests. In particular, we acknowledge The Wurundjeri (Woiwurrung), Wadawarrung and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation and their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of our city and region.


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
1 Convention Centre Pl, 
South Wharf VIC 3006
P: +61(03) 9235 8000

Get in touch.

 +61 1300 870 195 / +61 3 9020 2684


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