About OE Global 2017

We are very pleased to welcome you to the beautiful and sunny city of Cape Town, South Africa, from 8-10 March, 2017. The Open Education Global Conference is where the world meets to discuss, plan, reflect, collaborate, innovate and celebrate openness in education.

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.  Learn more about the awards here.  

The conference will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Center, near the picturesque Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. In anticipation of the conference, we invite you to browse the site, peruse the Cape Town visitor information and check out the archives of past conferences. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at conference@oeconsortium.org.

See you in Cape Town!