About the Conference

We are pleased to welcome you to the Open Education Global Conference 2015, taking place in beautiful Banff, Alberta, Canada from 22-24 April, 2015. 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 will hear from thought leaders in open education and have the opportunity to share ideas, practices and discuss issues important to the future of education worldwide.  Sessions cover new developments in open education, research results, innovative technology, policy development and implementation, and practical solutions to challenges facing education around the world.

The theme for Open Education Global 2015 is Entrepreneurship and Innovation, emphasizing the exciting directions and developments in open education around the world.

The conference will feature the following tracks:  

Pedagogy & Design

Highlights the design and delivery of open educational resources, use of OER, Open Access journals and open data, open MOOCs, learning science, instructional design, remixing resources and teacher training.


Presents new and exciting developments in open education, big data and its use in education, new lenses for considering open education, educational trends, new technologies that enable learning, assessment and accreditation in open education.

Evidence of Impact

Discusses research on all aspects of open education, including learner success, usage data, indicators of awareness, effectiveness of open policies, workforce development, and economic considerations.


Includes policy development and considerations, working with policy makers at institutional, governmental and intergovernmental levels, developing an institutional strategy, business models, cooperative efforts and funding.


Showcases examples of successful open educational practices and projects from around the world, putting policy into practice, developing collaborative networks on and off campus.

The Open Education Awards for Excellence will be presented during the conference.  These awards recognize distinctive open education sites, technological innovations, notable open courses, and exemplary leaders in Open Education worldwide.  We encourage you to participate in the awards’ process nominating your favorite people, projects and ideas.For more information on the OE Awards click here.