Open Education Global Conference
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ISSUE No: 6092
October 11, 2016
Open Education Global Conference

About Open Education Global Conference:

The Open Education Global Conference is where the world meets to discuss how opening education helps us achieve universal access, equity, innovation and opportunity in education. The OE Global conference is the most internationally diverse conference devoted exclusively to open education, attracting researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators and students from more than 35 countries around the world. Open Education encompasses those engaging with open educational resources (OER), open textbooks, MOOCs, open data, open science, open source and other aligned open initiatives.

The Open Education Global 2017 Conference will be held in Cape Town, South Africa on March 08-10 ( This is the first time that this conference has been held on African soil and we strongly encourage local participation at this event. To welcome those new to open education there will be a pre-conference workshop on 7 March 2017 introducing participants to the key facets and opportunities of Open Education..

The 2017 Open Education Global Conference is co-organized by the University of Cape Town and the Open Education Consortium.  The University of Cape Town is a recognized leader in sharing and promoting educational materials openly, and is particularly noted for leading research into the impacts of open education for development. It is also the first university in Africa to release MOOCs on international platforms. The Open Education Consortium is a network of nearly 300 institutions worldwide committed to creating a more equitable and innovative future for education through open practices.

The theme of the Open Education Global 2017 Conference is Open for Participation. We welcome all proposals that take an open approach in education. This includes formal and non-formal education; primary, secondary and higher education; open educational practices, projects, policies, research, collaborations and impact; open data, open access, open science, open organizations, open source software, etc. We are open to your ideas!

Key Dates:

  • Call for Proposals Opens: 16 June 2016
  • Submissions Due: 17 October 2016
  • Acceptance Announcements: week of 12 December 2016
  • Speaker Registration Deadline: 10 February 2017
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31 January 2017
  • Standard Registration Deadline: 28 February 2017

Past conference attendees most liked:

    • International diversity
    • Networking opportunities
    • Quality of Presentations and Action Labs

“Beyond my expectations. I was really excited about how elevated the conversations were.”

“I was most positively surprised with the high quality, global approach and invited speakers.”

“I was hugely impressed with the interesting and thought-provoking presentations and workshops.”

“Great opportunities to network during breaks, lunches, receptions.”

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