Contributed by Susan Huggins, Open Education Consortium
OE Global 2018 has officially ended but the memories, the excitement, and the ideas continue to be present in our mind. The sheer diversity of initiatives from all around the world and the maturity of open education work underway was inspiring. We hope you met others to network with and learn from. If you haven’t done so already, please look at the great photos we’re sharing from the event in the photo gallery.
We’re pleased to announce that the 2018 OE Global Conference hit new milestones. First, we had the highest attendance ever with 386 attendees from 45 countries. A record number proposals were submitted resulting in a record number of 169 selected. And finally, it would not have been possible without the partnership of our 11 sponsors.
We appreciate all the attendees that have shared their personal experience via blog reflections and personal testimonials. We’re aggregating them all and want to share them with the community in the near future. Let us know if you’ve written something by sending us the link and we’ll be sure to include it.
Attendees, we also appreciate the feedback many of you have provided using the official conference survey. If you haven’t already submitted the survey, it will be available for another week. More feedback is always welcome.
Most of the presenters have submitted their presentations and they have been loaded to the conference scheduling platform, https://oeglobal2018.sched.com/ To find and access presentation materials click on the session you are interested in and scroll down. You’ll find a link to the presentation materials below the names and descriptions of all the speakers.
The keynote speakers live-stream was recorded. You can access the archived recordings using this link. https://conference.oeconsortium.org/2018/live/
Many of you proposed initiatives you’d like to see the Open Education Consortium launch and coordinate. We plan to propose piloting some of those with you all in the weeks to come. Look for more communication from us as we prepare these ideas for your input and expression of interest.
We look forward to seeing you next year at #OEGLOBAL19! If you’re interested in hosting the OEGlobal19 conference please express your interest using the forms at http://www.oeconsortium.org/events/oe-global-2019-conference-location-proposal/.