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 2017 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


“OE Global 2017 was an exciting truly international conference to meet and discuss with other experts and practitioners and to share experiences on strategies, tools and practices of open education. As a MOOQ coordinator I was happy that the quality of Open Education was focused strongly from different perspectives. I’m looking forward to OE Global 2018 and to continuing our community efforts to broaden Open Education worldwide.”

– Researcher from the 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


“As it happened last year, I found so many interesting stimuli also in this year’s conference. Thanks to a perfect organization and a wonderful attitude of participants, I’ve found new contacts and interesting experiences to deepen after the conference. I’ll make the most of my experience in OE Global inviting guests to share their experiences in our next MOOCs, and I’ll try to deepen my knowledge about OER policies, in order to make some further steps in my institution toward a larger adoption and production of OERs.”

– Instructional designer from Italy

“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

“This was a great opportunity to learn how the OEP has developed globally. It was exciting to learn the benefits enjoyed by communities in the global south.”

– Librarian from South Africa


“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