Why Attend OE Global

Whether you are a new or a returning Conference attendee, the OE Global Conference has something to offer for everyone. Some of our previous Conference attendees share how their participation benefited them:

“Although I have used and have advocated the use of OERs, this conference opened a new world to me, unlocking concepts such as open pedagogy and open practice. I now only understand the bigger picture and am happy to be part of it.”

– Senior academic & learning developer from South Africa

“The 2018 OE Global conference really helped me realize the themes our institution should focus on during the coming months/years. The inspiration from different viewpoints was amazing. As a “newbie” it was nice to meet a lot of people from the worldwide OE community.”

– Attendee from Hanze University, Netherlands

“Very focused, well organized, friendly gathering, this is what can you feel in the atmosphere of OEGlobal Conference 2017, many lovely memories will stay stuck in mind, with lots of innovative ideas.”

Policy maker from Saudi Arabia

“Being able to participate in this event gives you the chance to pursuit present and future trends, build trust and interest with other leaders and advocates, and foresee opportunities for new or ongoing initiatives.”

Policy maker, advocate and researcher from Chile

“The conference is a wonderful place to share with excellent professionals that share the same ethos of ‘being open’ and caring for equity and education for all. The forum is a safe space to share ideas and receive good feedback but it also offers endless opportunities to learn about new things. Friendly people, amazing work, magnificent presenters. “

Open education practitioner and researcher, Bath Spa University, UK

“OEGlobal m’a permis de rencontrer des personnes passionnées, de partager les meilleures pratiques éducatives et d’offrir ainsi un meilleur accès à l’éducation. Je retournerai à OEGlobal en 2018.”

Policy maker from France

“I met so many participants from all over the world. All of the people were very open to share their experiences on their successes and failures with open learning material. The conference has cemented our belief in open educational resources. I hope we can keep in touch with everyone and see what we can achieve together.”

CEO, Grasple

“As a new open education professional and first-time OE Global conference attendee, this was a life-changing experience for me. I have expanded my network tremendously and have developed a greater theoretical grasp of the open movement in a global context. The sessions were thoughtful and engaging, but what I found even more valuable was meeting fellow attendees during the lunch and coffee breaks!”

Librarian from the United States

“This was my first time attending #OEGlobal (after several years following online) and it was deeply worthwhile for the scholarship, friendship, and inspiration. Thank you all once again – it was a wonderful conference, in every way.”

Faculty member from Ireland

“Valuable opportunity to network and learn so that I can further refine my research area.”

Student from the United Kingdom

“In the digital world where most of the ‘open initiatives’ happen, personal contact becomes invaluable. The OE Global Conference creates the space where bright minds from all over the world come together to share their experiences face-to-face. Priceless!”

Administrator from Mexico