The biennial conference of the OECD’s IMHE programme has established itself as an important event for those active in higher education. Renowned for the quality of its speakers, stimulating conference sessions and engaging networking opportunities, it draws together a highly influential audience of policy makers, institutional leaders and academic experts in higher education.

The 2010 event will take place from 13 to 15 September under the title Higher Education in a World Changed Utterly: Doing More with Less in the prestigious setting of the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, recognised as France’s leading congress venue.

Against the background of the most synchronised recession in OECD countries for more than half a century, the conference will focus on how the higher education sector - governments, institutions and individuals - can lead the way to sustainable recovery. Grounded in the OECD’s highly–respected evidence base, and drawing on analysis and opinion from some of the world’s leading experts, the conference will identify ways to achieve high quality outcomes at a time of increased demand and constrained resources. Innovative approaches to meeting the challenges of equity and efficiency will be examined. Governance, resources, technology, relevance and sustainability will be among the key themes. The conference will seek to identify longer-term trends in a global context and will include analyses of national policy, institutional case-studies and the latest research from OECD and elsewhere.