What is ICICLE?

IEEE ICICLE is a volunteer professional organization committed to the development of Learning Engineering as a profession and as an academic discipline. ICICLE is part of the IEEE Standards Association’s (IEEE-SA) Learning Technology Standards Committee. ICICLE stands for International Consortium for Innovation and Collaboration in Learning Engineering.

Monthly meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 12pm ET. Our next meeting is February 21st 2024 at 12pm ET. Details to join the community call are here. Check out the February 2024 Newsletter. Previous newsletters are here.

Monthly Special Interest Group (SIG)/Market Interest Group (MIG) meetings are as follows. The link for each SIG/MIG below has meeting info/link, notes, and agendas. You can also find a schedule of meetings on a calendar. The events were added in ET. Check the time for your time zone.

  • Competencies, Credentials and Curriculum SIG meets on the last Friday of the month at 3pm ET. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 23th at 3pm ET. The next meetings for Competency Development for the Learning Sciences domain is Thursday, February 22nd, March 7th and March 21st at 3pm ET.
  • Design SIG meets on last Tuesday of the month at 2pm ET. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27th at 2pm ET.
  • NEW: Government / Military MIG will meet Friday, March 1st at 12pm ET.
  • Higher Ed MIG meets the first Tuesday of the month at 12pm ET.  The next meeting is Tuesday, March 5th at 12pm ET.
  • pK-12 MIG meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 12pm ET. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 13th at 12pm ET.
  • Students and Grads SIG meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4pm ET. The next meeting will be in Wednesday, March 13th at 4pm ET.
  • Tools SIG meets on the last Thursday of the month at 2pm ET. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 29th at 2pm ET.
  • Workforce MIG (aka Corporate MIG) meets on the last Friday of the month at 12pm ET. The next meeting is Friday, February 23rd at 12pm ET.

What is Learning Engineering?

Learning Engineering is a process and practice that applies the learning sciences using human-centered design and engineering methodologies and data-informed decision making to support learners and their development.

Learning Engineering infographic

What does ICICLE do?

Since its inception in 2017 ICICLE has evolved into a suite of opportunities for Learning Engineers to explore the range of technical, scientific, and policy matters around learning engineering as a process, practice and profession.

ICICLE holds monthly meetings (third Wednesday each month at 12:00 ET) where we engage with guest speakers who share their work in or related to learning engineering. Special Interest Groups on Design, Competencies and Curriculum, Tools, Higher Education, pK12, Graduate Students and Recent Graduates, and Corporate meet monthly to  exchange ideas to apply and implement learning engineering and develop tools. ICICLE regularly participates on learning conferences across academia, government, industry and non-profit to talk about how learning engineering process improves and enhances learning experiences.

We invite the community to learning engineering conferences. The first learning engineering conference was in 2019 with participants across sectors to discuss the trends across the field. We’ve had conferences in 2022 and 2023 (still in process of organizing resources). The 2024 ICICLE Learning Conference will be held at Arizona State University in July 2024.

IEEE ICICLE conference


Sign up for the IEEE ICICLE mailing list to keep up with everything related to the Consortium, the International Conference on Learning Engineering, and the work being done in the ICICLE SIGs. Together, let’s define and support the profession of Learning Engineering. If you have any questions, send us an email at [email protected].