Shaping the Future of Education Together

April 26–29, 2022, in Lisbon, Portugal

Leading experts in education technology will discuss the latest research, new approaches to learning, and best practices for integrating new technologies into the virtual classroom.

This conference will be centered around expanding access to education globally, the future of work, and using open technology to solve today's challenges of up-skilling, re-skilling, and delivering life-long learning.

Conference attendees will learn about innovative uses of technology in higher education, inside corporations, and across nations. Attendees will also learn about advancements in instructional design, course production, and methods for operating, extending, and enhancing the Open edX platform.

  • Tuesday: long-form tutorials and workshops
  • Wednesday/Thursday: 45-minute breakouts and 10-minute lightning talks
  • Friday: in-depth summits for developers and instructional designers
  • Registration includes light breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and a cocktail reception on Wednesday.

If you are interested in sponsorship options, please contact the Open edX Community Manager, Eden Huthmacher, at ehuthmacher@tcril.org.

Registration

Registration for the Open edX 2022 Conference is open! Tickets are $299–$649. Register now.

Keynote Speakers

Our plenary sessions will feature two education thought leaders from the worlds of learning science, academia and industry as well as an opening keynote from Anant Agarwal.

Open edX 2022 Schedule

Tues, April 26: Tutorials and in-depth training

Weds, April 27: Conference Day 1 and evening reception

Thurs, April 28: Conference Day 2

Fri, April 29: Developer Summit

See the complete schedule of talks on sched.com:

See the complete Open edX 2022 schedule on sched.com

Location and Hotels

The conference will be on the campus of Nova School of Business and Economics.

Address:
Nova SBE
Rua da Holanda, n1
2775-405 Carcavelos
Portugal

Nova has a page about how to get to campus. The University is also accessible by taxi and ride share companies.

Registration will be in the KPMG Gallery.

There is no particular Conference hotel this year, however, we recommend Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade or Sheraton Lisboa Hotel and Spa. Please note that these hotels are about 30 minutes away by car from the conference location.

There are also smaller hotels and Airbnbs in the area that you can consider.

 

Resources to discover Lisbon


Visit Lisboa: a complete resource on anything happening around Lisbon around the time of the conference. Hosted and maintained by the Lisbon Office of Tourism.

Visit Lisboa Events: a calendar for all events happening around Lisbon around the time of the Conference. Hosted and maintained by the Lisbon Office of Tourism.

SongKick: a list of medium-to-large size live music shows happening in Lisbon (Dream Theater, Simple Minds, Ludovico Einaudi, Yungblud, and more!)

Blueticket: tickets to all sorts of events happening in Lisbon around the time of the Conference

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

Q: Can I register in person in the event?

A: Registration for the 2022 Open edX Conference is online only, and registration closes on April 18th, 2022. 

Q: What is included in the registration fee?

A: All tickets include:

  • Four full days of the conference
  • Conference program
  • Breakfast, lunch, and coffee/tea break each day
  • Cocktail reception on Wednesday, 4/27/22.

Q: Which ticket categories are available? 

A:

Q: What types of payments do you accept for the conference fee?

A: All payments are processed through the Eventbrite payment processing system and accept major credit cards, such as Visa, Mastercaord, American Express, and Discover 

Q.: What is the registration cancellation policy?

A.: All ticket sales are final. If you purchase a ticket for the conference and later decide not to attend, the event organizer will not issue a refund. There are no refunds, exchanges, or credits for any purchases unless the event organizer decides to cancel the conference.

Personal considerations

Q.: I have dietary restrictions, can you accommodate them?

A.: We have dairy free, gluten-free, and vegan options at all food events. If you have restrictions beyond these, please include them on the registration form, and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Q.: Is the conference site accessible?

A.: Yes, the conference site is fully accessible. 

 

Covid-19

Q.: Can I travel to Lisbon, Portugal if I’m not vaccinated or have not obtained any of the approved vaccines, as outlined by the Portuguese National Health Services?

A.: Yes, unvaccinated travelers are welcome. There are several testing options for eligible non-vaccinated passengers arriving in Mainland Portugal and the Azores: 

OPTION 1 Negative NAAT test taken 72 hours before departure 

  • Test type accepted: nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) 
  • Time window: 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 
  • Applicable age: Travelers 12 years and older. 
  • Keep in mind: 
    • Self-tests are not accepted. 
    • Passengers could be subject to PCR test upon arrival 
    • Passengers may present an EU Digital COVID (negative test) certificate as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. 

OPTION 2 Negative Rapid Antigen test taken 24 hours before departure 

  • Test type accepted: Rapid antigen test (RAT) 
  • Time window: 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 
  • Applicable age: Travelers 12 years and older. 
  • Keep in mind: 
    • Self-tests are not accepted. 
    • Passengers could be subject to PCR test upon arrival. 
    • Passengers may present an EU Digital COVID (negative test) certificate as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.

OPTION 3 EU Digital COVID (Recovery) Certificate/Recovery certificate 

  • Certificates accepted: 
    • EU Digital COVID (Recovery) Certificate. 
    • Recovery certificates issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See). 
  • Time window: At least 11 and not more than 180 days before arrival. 
  • Applicable age: Travelers 12 years and older. 
  • Keep in mind: 
    • Passengers could be subject to PCR test upon arrival. 
    • Recovery certificates must include the following information: 
      • Name, surname and birthdate of the holder 
      • Disease or agent from which the holder recovered: COVID-19 
      • Date of first positive diagnostic test result 
      • The member state or third country in which the diagnostic test was performed 
      • Certificate issuing entity 

Source of information: Portuguese National Health Services and the Portugal Ministry of Tourism

Note: "These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please consult your local Portuguese consulate directly for guidance on all current and applicable entrance requirements, as guidelines may update frequently."

Q.: Which vaccines are accepted in order to qualify as fully vaccinated?

A.: Vaccine types accepted: 

  • Comirnaty™; Pfizer-BioNTech
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna
  • Vaxzevria; COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen

Note: Vaccination certificates must show that the passenger has completed the full course of vaccination (2 doses of the list of approved vaccines referenced above) with the final dose administered at least 14 days prior to arrival.


Note: "These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please consult your local Portuguese consulate directly for guidance on all current and applicable entrance requirements, as guidelines may update frequently."

Event Details

Q.: Where can I find conference schedules?

A.: Detailed schedules will be posted on the 2022 Open edX Conference website closer to the event. Here is an overview of what you can expect:

  • Day 1 (Tuesday): Long-form tutorials and workshops. 
  • Day 2 (Wednesday): Keynotes, 45-minute breakouts and 10-minute lightning talks. Cocktail reception.
  • Day 3 (Thursday): Keynotes, 45-minute breakouts and 10-minute lightning talks
  • Day 4 (Friday): in-depth summits for developers and instructional designers

Note: You can also check out the Open edX Conference 2019 schedule from the last Open edX in-person conference in 2019, to get a rough idea about topics and conference structure.

Q.: I have never been to an Open edX Conference, will it be useful for me?

A.: New participants are very welcome! You can watch previously recorded conference presentations on the Open edX YouTube channel to see if the format and content suits your needs. The 2022 Open edX Conference will provide tremendous insight to attendees about in depth technical and functional capabilities of the Open edX platform, in order for attendees to evaluate whether to use the Open edX platform for their own projects and/or help place the Open edX platform on the map of available e-learning technologies.

Q.: Will there be Wi-Fi?

A.: Free Wi-Fi will be available at the conference site. Access information will be printed in the program that you will get when you check in on the first day.

Q.: What about transportation during the conference?

A.: All conference events will be held at the Nova SBE campus, which is fully accessible, and the reception will be at a restaurant that is a 10-minute walk from campus. If you have a mobility issue that prevents the walk, please include this on your registration form, and we will arrange transportation.

Note: You will need to provide your own transportation from your accommodation to the conference site and back. There are public transportation options and Uber is widely used in Lisbon. We will post transportation options on our website in the coming weeks.

Q.: Any hotel accommodation tips?

A.: Please secure your own accommodation. While there is no particular conference hotel this year, we recommend the following:

Note: April is a high tourist season in Portugal — hotel rooms will get booked quickly. Please make reservations soon to assure your accommodations.

 

Visa Requirements

Q.: Do I need a visa to go to Portugal?

A.: You might, depending on your country of citizenship. Citizens of certain countries require a visa to enter Portugal. Please contact your local Portuguese consulate for guidance on all current and applicable visa requirements.

Note: Visa processing times vary and may be long. Please start your visa process as soon as possible.

Q.: Will you provide visa support for me?

A.: You will need to take care of your own visa application. However, we are happy to provide you with a letter of invitation in support of your visa application. Please contact ehuthmacher@tcril.org to request one.

Sponsors

Sponsoring the Open edX Conference is your opportunity to get front and center of the most brilliant minds in online education today. Please contact the Open edX Community Manager, Eden Huthmacher, at ehuthmacher@tcril.org.

Reception Sponsor

Reception Sponsor: OpenCraft

Cornerstone Sponsor

Cornerstone Sponsor: Construct Education

Premier Sponsor

Premier Sponsor: Edly

Contributing Sponsors

Contributing Sponsor: Open Sistemas
Contributing Sponsor: IBL Education
Contributing Sponsor: eduNEXT
Contributing Sponsor: Annoto

Media Partners

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