The International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) promotes educational and academic development in higher education world-wide. ICED is a network whose members are themselves national organizations or networks concerned with promoting good practice in higher education. 

ICED was formed in 1993 and it held its first council meeting in 1995, with 10 nations represented. Today, ICED has grown to include 24 national networks across the globe: Australasia, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Southern Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States of America.

The first ICED conference was held in Vasa, Finland in 1996, with 75 participants representing 10 nations. Since then, ICED has run 11 biennial conferences and one continental symposium, growing its international reach. The most recent ICED conference was held in 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa, with over 600 delegates from 35 countries. We are expecting a similar number for Atlanta.

ICED sponsors the International Journal for Academic Development (IJAD), an international forum for academic/educational developers in higher education across the world to exchange ideas about practice and extend the theory of educational development, with the goal of improving the quality of higher education internationally. IJAD is published by Routledge four times a year.

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