Year Host Venue Theme
2016 University of the Philippines Open University Metro Manila, Philippines Open Education in Asia: Changing Perspectives
2015 Open University Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia New Frontiers in ODL
2014 The Open University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR, China Advancing Open and Distance Learning: Research and Practices
2013 Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, Pakistan Leveraging the Power of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) for Building a Divergent Asia –Today’s Solutions and Tomorrow’s Vision
2012 The Open University of Japan Chiba, Japan Expanding the Frontiers of Knowledge through Open and Distance Learning in Changing Societies
2011 Wawasan Open University Penang, Malaysia Transforming Asia through Open Distance Learning (ODL)
2010 Hanoi Open University Hanoi, Vietnam Open Distance Learning towards Building Sustainable Global Learning Communities
2009 Payame Noor University Tehran, Iran Evaluation of Open and Distance Learning Systems
2008 Tianjin Radio & Television University Tianjin, China New Development, New Trends and New Missions of Open and Distance Education in Asia and the World
2007 Open University Malaysia Malaysia Empowering Asia through Partnerships in Open and Distance Education
2006 Yunnan Radio & TV University Yunnan, China Reflection on and Future Prospects for Choice and Use of New Technologies in ODL- Strategies, Cost- Effectiveness and Impacts
2005 Universitas Terbuka Jakarta, Indonesia Building Knowledge-Based Society through Open and Distance Learning Education
2004 Shanghai TV University Shanghai, China Quality Education for All: New Mission and Challenges Facing Open Universities
2003 Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University Bangkok, Thailand Networking and Partnership for Strengthening, Collaboration in Open and Distance Education
2002 Korea National Open University Seoul, Korea Open & Distance Learning in the Digital Era: Towards a Lifelong Learning Society
2001 Indira Gandhi National Open University New Delhi, India Access & Equity: Challenges for Open and Distance Learning
2000 University of the Philippines Open University Manila, Philippines Open and Distance Learning: Ideology, Pedagogy and Technology
1999 China Central Radio and TV University Beijing, China Open and Distance Education Systems and Models Facing 21st Century’s Information and Learning Societies
1998 The Open University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR, China The Asian Distance Learner
1997 Institut Teknologi Mara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Quality Assurance in Distance Learning
1996 Payame Noor University Tehran, Iran Innovations In Distance and Open Learning
1995 National Open University Chinese-Taipei Globalised and Cooperative Distance Learning
1994 Indira Gandhi National Open University New Delhi, India Structure and Management of Open Learning Systems
1993 Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR, China Economics of Distance Education
1992 Korea National Open University Seoul, Korea Role of Open Universities in Promoting Education for All
1991 Open University of Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka Face-to Face Components in Distance Education
1990 Universitas Terbuka Jakarta, Indonesia Interactive Communication in Distance Education
1989 Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, Pakistan Open University of Asia: Problems and Prospects
1987 Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University Bangkok, Thailand AAOU Inaugural Meeting and Research Conference
University of the Air Tokyo, Japan