WHAT IS OPEN EDX?

The Open edX project is a learning experience platform originally created by edX, a nonprofit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT and composed of dozens of leading global institutions, the xConsortium.


Supported by contributions from the Open edX community as well as edX itself, the platform has been used all over the world to:

Teach in

33

languages in 64 countries

Share knowledge from

400

institutions and organizations

Host more than

7900

courses

Reach over

15M

learners

The annual meeting of the Open edX community

This event is focused on sharing knowledge among members of the global Open edX community. We will discuss innovative uses across higher education, training and lifelong learning, instructional design and course production techniques, and methods for operating, extending and enhancing the Open edX platform.

In previous years, hundreds of developers, educators, and decision-makers for educational and training initiatives who work with or want to learn more about the Open edX platform gathered to share, learn, and celebrate the platform.

To learn more about what to expect this year, see the track details listed below or review the schedule for this year's conference, then register and join the Open edX community in Montréal!

Facts about the 2017 Open edX Conference

OVER 300 ATTENDEES

REPRESENTATIVES FROM 30 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

QUICK FACTS ABOUT PAST ATTENDEES:
  • 37% engineers and developers
  • 40% educators and researchers
  • 27% educational/training initiative decision-makers
  • 45% of attendees were from educational institutions
  • 38% from public sector (government or non-profit organizations)
  • 32% from corporations and other for-profit organizations

The Open edX conference has a code of conduct that applies to all attendees.

SCHEDULE

Tutorials (Tues, May 29)

The day before the conference, we will host tutorials and workshops, both from edX and the community.


Conference (Wed/Thurs, May 30 & 31)

In addition to a full program of keynotes and presentations on the main conference days, we strongly encourage attendees to have "hallway track" conversations and participate in other, less formal ways. Share your ideas for a "birds of a feather" session, where you can find other attendees with common interests.

We will be opening the call for proposals in January. Keep an eye out for the announcement. Last year's schedule can give you an idea of the types of talks to expect: openedx2017.sched.org.

Project day (Fri, June 1)

The day after the conference, we will host a "project day" where edX and community engineers can share their project ideas, collaborate on designs, pair program and get feedback. We will have a short kickoff and wrap-up to share your project ideas and what you accomplished and learned during the day.

Please indicate your interest in attending the hands-on day activities when you register.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Anant Agarwal

CEO and Founder of edX

Founder and CEO of edX, helping bring quality education to everyone, everywhere, and MIT Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Zvi Galil

Dean, Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing

Envisioned with Sebastian Thrun and led the creation of Georgia Tech's MOOC-based online Master program in Computer Science, which is at the forefront of credit-granting online education.

We'll be announcing another inspirational thought leader in online education as keynote speaker soon.

HOTEL

The location of the Conference is about a 20 minute ride from downtown Montréal. It is easy to access by train, bus or car service. We expect that many attendees will be interested in exploring Montréal before and after Conference proceedings. Consequently, we have put aside blocks of rooms at two Montréal hotels with special room rates:

Please note that the number of rooms available at special Conference rates is limited and will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.

VENUE

HEC Montréal, Pavillon Decelles

5255 Decelles Avenue
Montréal (Quebec) Canada
H3T 2B1
Phone: 514 340-6000

If using the metro, take the Blue Line to the Université de Montréal stop.



Reception Sponsor

Reception sponsor Microsoft

Keystone Sponsors


Premier Sponsors

Premier sponsor Arbisoft