About LINC

What is LINC?

Investing in Education through Online Technologies

LINC began as the "Learning International Networks Consortium" in 2002, with the first gathering held in 2003. Today, LINC is a biennial conference series that serves as an international gathering of individuals and organizations that focus on how digital learning can play a role in providing quality education at scale, particularly in developing nations and emerging markets.

What started out as a smaller initiative over 15 years ago has now grown into a distinguished international gathering, with over 30 countries and 250 participants coming to MIT for LINC 2016. 

Who attends?

The LINC Conference invites scholars, practitioners, students, corporate executives, government officials and foundation professionals to gather and share best practices on digital learning. Accomplished leaders and educators across the globe are selected to speak on and highlight their own experiences in developing digital learning technologies and initiatives, and LINC attendees are encouraged to network, seek collaborations and present their own research and experiences during the conference.

Who organizes LINC? 

The LINC Conference series is managed by J-WEL and MIT Open Learning, and papers submitted to LINC are reviewed by the LINC Conference Committee. MIT Open Learning aims to transform teaching and learning at MIT and around the globe through the innovative use of digital technologies. It extends MIT’s "mens et manus" (mind and hand) approach to digital learning, uniquely combining digital tools with individualized teaching, research-driven methodology, an ethos for open sharing, and the in-person magic of MIT — for students at MIT, and for learners around the world. Through its many strategic education initiatives, MIT Open Learning collaborates closely with international governments and organizations in developing new technologies and systems that allow increased participation and quality in education. Please visit openlearning.mit.edu for additional information about MIT Open Learning's initiatives and projects.

LINC has had the enthusiastic support of MIT’s President, Provost, Chancellor and Vice President for Open Learning.


For questions about LINC or the next LINC Conference, please email jwel at mit dot edu.