Lifelong Learning Conference 2019
in conjunction with World Speakers Series

Learning: A Way of Life Singapore University of Social Sciences
6th December 2019


Lifelong Learning is more relevant in society than ever, as it is a powerful means of equipping people and nations for a VUCA world, that is, one that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Globally, communities are coming together to create opportunities for all to participate in lifelong learning and to benefit from learning that occurs across different contexts.

We have thus selected the theme Learning as a Way of Life for this year’s Lifelong Learning Conference. We hope that this will prompt us to focus on the idea of developing and enhancing Learning Communities, leveraging on their benefits and putting forward what we can do to encourage their formation. With urban spaces made up of dense networks of the built environment, and technology bringing together businesses, communities and people potentially offering rich social contexts for learning, how can we consciously facilitate learning amidst such spaces, to eventually become the Learning City we aspire to be?

Since the inaugural run in 2017, the Lifelong Learning Conference has sought to act as a forum for participants from the education, workforce development, community development and corporate training sectors to exchange ideas and case studies on Lifelong Learning. Through its continued collaboration with the World Speaker Series, the conference ensures that the discussion is not confined to a local context, but situated as part of an international Lifelong Learning movement.


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8:30 – 8:55


9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and Opening Address – Lifelong Learning: A Way of Life

Lifelong Learning Council (LLC) Chairman – Mr Tan Kay Yong

9:15 – 9:50

Keynote 1

9:50 – 10:25

Keynote 2

10:25 – 10:50

Coffee Break


Case Studies Session 1 (2 concurrent tracks)


Ground-Up Learning Track –
Harnessing the power of community

Enterprise Learning Track –
Building Learning Communities

10:50 – 12:00

Case Studies 1, 2 and 3 with Track-based Q and A

Case Studies 1, 2 and 3 with Track-based Q and A

12:00 – 13:20

Lunch Break


Case Studies Session 2 (2 concurrent tracks)


Technology-Enabled Learning Track –
Reaching Out to Community

Inclusive Learning Track –
Community Learning for all

13:20 – 14:30

Case Studies 1, 2 and 3 with Track-based Q and A

Case Studies 1, 2 and 3 with Track-based Q and A

14:35 – 15:10

Keynote 3

15:10 – 15:35

Coffee Break

15:35 – 16:10

Keynote 4

16:10 – 16:55

Panel Discussion – Community-based Lifelong Learning in Singapore: What Next?


Conference End


Registration is now open.

Registration fees: SGD53.50


  1. All registration fees:
    1. are quoted in Singapore Dollars
    2. include 7% Goods and Services Tax (Singapore)

  2. Cancellations for registration will only be accepted in writing.

  3. Cancellations made on or before 21 October 2019 will be refunded 50%. No registration refunds will be made after this date. All refunds will be made at the conclusion of the Conference.

  4. Alternatively, your registration may be transferred to another person without penalty. A request to transfer must be made to the Organising Committee in writing. Please direct all cancellation and transfer requests to
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Conference Venue: Performing Arts Theatre

Address: Singapore University of Social Sciences
463 Clementi Road, Singapore 599494

By Car: The campus is easily accessible via the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) towards Tuas. Exit at Exit 26A and turn left onto Clementi Road

Parking On Campus

Charges: Cars - $1.28 per hour (inclusive of GST), based on 30-minute block charging.
Motorcycles - Free

Operating Hours: 6.00 a.m. to 11.59 p.m. (daily including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays).

By Bus: Bus number: 52, 61, 74, 75, 151, 154, 184.

By MRT: Nearest MRT stations: King Albert Park and Beauty World (Downtown Line 2); and Dover and Clementi (East-West Line).

Singapore University of Social Sciences Campus Map