Friday, 13 January 2017

Why not register for the Open Education Global Conference in Cape Town this year?

The Open Education Global Conference is being held in Cape Town this year! The Open Education Global Conference is the annual opportunity for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and educators to deeply explore open education and its impact on global education. Conference participants engage with thought leaders in open education and have the opportunity to share ideas, practices and discuss issues important to the future of education worldwide. The Open Education Global Conference is the largest conference devoted exclusively to open education, attracting participants from more than 30 countries around the world.

The Open Education Global Conference 2017 is organized jointly by the Open Education Consortium and the University of Cape Town.


Date
8-10 March, 2017

Website
http://conference.oeconsortium.org/

Program
Provisional program will be available during the week of 16 January

How to register
http://conference.oeconsortium.org/2017/ The early bird deadline date is 31-Jan 2017

Keynotes
The first keynote speakers have been announced. More to follow...



The keynote panel has been announced



Other interesting information

The organisers say on their website: "We’re particularly excited to have Cape Town as the venue in 2017 conference, since it marks the 10 year anniversary of the Cape Town Open Education Declaration. 2017 actually marks several important milestones in Open Education, including the 15 year anniversary of the term “Open Educational Resources” and the 5 year anniversary of the Paris OER Declaration. For those who remember the start of the movement, we’ll have the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on these and other achievements, reconnect with colleagues and friends, and learn about new ideas and initiatives. New to the Open Education Global Conference? A special welcome to you, and an invitation to join us to hear about what’s going on around the world, share your experiences and ideas, meet some really dynamic people, and help us realize the open future of education.

"The Open Education Awards for Excellence will be presented during the conference. These awards recognize distinctive open education projects, technological innovations, notable open courses, and exemplary leaders in Open Education worldwide. We encourage you to participate in the awards process by nominating your favorite people, projects and ideas. Call for nominations will open on September 05, 2016. Learn more about the awards and make your nominations here."

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