Welcome to the Open edX Conference

The Open edX Conference is produced in collaboration with the Open edX community to discuss topics such as the Open edX learning platform, new research in online learning best practices, and new approaches to collaborative learning. Mark your calendars for March 26–29 and get ready to bask in the glow of sunny Southern California on the campus of UC San Diego.

To Register

Registration for the 2019 Open edX Conference is now open!

  • Full week pass — Tutorials, Conference, and Developer Summit: $699
  • March 26 — Tutorials and in-depth training: $199
  • March 27–28 — Early Bird Conference: $549
  • March 29 — Developer Summit: $99

Featured Speakers

Candace Thille

Associate Professor, Stanford University
Director of Learning Science, Amazon

Jamie Smith

Chief Marketing Officer, Linux Foundation
Former Special Assistant to and Spokeswoman for President Barack Obama

Dean Baker

Co-founder and Senior Economist
CEPR

Walter Bender

Chief Learning Architect, Sorcero
Co-founder, One Laptop Per Child

Call for Proposals

We welcome you to submit a session proposal for Open edX 2019. Proposals are due by November 21, 2018.

We are accepting proposals for 45-minute breakout sessions, 10-minute lightning talks, and 90-minute or 3-hour tutorials/workshops (on Tuesday March 26th). If you have any questions, or would like to discuss other possibilities, please send us an email at openedx2019@edx.org.

We are particularly interested in proposals in the following areas:

  • Towards collaborative learning: blurring the lines between educators, learners and technologists
  • Teaching open source collaboration
  • Course authoring, production and promotion techniques
  • Trends in online learning and training, for instance: online credentials, professional development, lifelong learning
  • Analytics & research
  • Technical deep dives
  • Extending and integrating the platform
  • Innovative courses, in particular in higher education, social impact, and professional development & training

Of course we will consider proposals outside of these areas as well, but these are the topics we are projecting for the conference. Please submit all proposals by November 21st, 2018.

Open edX 2019 Schedule

Tuesday, March 26: Tutorials and in-depth training

Wednesday, March 27: Conference Day 1; evening reception to follow

Thursday, March 28: Conference Day 2

Friday, March 29: Developer Summit


Further details of the event schedule will be released soon!

Hotels and Location

The conference will be on the campus of UC San Diego. Registration is at Center Hall.

We have reserved discounted blocks of rooms at two hotels near the UC San Diego campus. Reserve soon to get the discounted rates:

Hyatt Regency La Jolla

3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, California 92122

Hyatt Regency La Jolla

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Sheraton La Jolla

3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla, California 92037

Sheraton La Jolla

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Sponsor Open edX 2019

Download the sponsorship prospectus for the 2019 Open edX Conference. This is your opportunity to get front and center of the most brilliant minds in online education today. Previous sponsors include Microsoft, OpenCraft, Appsembler, Proversity, eduNEXT, Raccoon Gang, E-ducation, and many more.