22nd International Council of Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference on Distance Education was held on 3-6 September, 2006 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. More than 1000 representatives of worldwide took part in the conference.
This is a grand gathering of International Distance Educators. Based on the theme of 'Promoting Quality of Online, Flexible and Distance Education', there are 24 international experts of distance education presented lectures on the pre-conference and the plenary session, 226 representatives had presentation on the parallel sessions and 90 representatives posted their papers on the poster sessions.
Mr. Zeng Yichun, the Executive President of Central Agricultural Broadcasting and Television School, lead a delegation to the Conferences that consist of Ms. Li Fanghong, the Division Director of International Cooperation Division, Ms. Chang Yingxin, the Division Director of Instructional Design Division. The delegation presented two papers on the parallel sessions with the title of 'China Rural Distance Education and Building a New Socialist Countryside' and 'Teaching and Learning Support in Rural Distance Education in China'.
During the Conference, Mr. Zeng Yichun had a personal meeting with Mr. Reidar Roll, the Secretary General of ICDE in order to become better acquainted with CABTS, and explore ways of joint cooperation for the future.
The 23rd ICDE World Conference will be held in 2009 in Netherland.