Upcoming Open Education Conferences (OCWC Blog)

The OpenCourseWare Consortium blog recently shared out this great list of upcoming Open Education Conferences:

1. Transition to open and on-line education in European universities
This conference is organised by EADTU and hosted by the “Fédération Interuniversitaire de l’Enseignement à Distance, France” (FIED), with the support of the French Ministry of Education and Research.

Date and place: 24-25 October 2013, Paris, France
Deadline for Abstracts: 1 May 2013
For more information, click here.

2. The Open Education Conference 2013
For over a decade the focus of the open education community has been on creating and sharing open educational resources. We have largely succeeded in building out a vast, high quality open content infrastructure atop which a new generation of educational innovations are being built. As we celebrate the success of that work, the 10th annual Open Education 2013 Conference looks forward to the critical work of the next decade.

Date and place: 6-8 November 2013, Utah, USA
Deadline for Abstracts: 3 May 2013
For more information, click here.

3. 2013 International GUIDE Conference
The Conference will analyze the current situation of the various national or regional higher education systems that share common problems and prospects. In particular, the Conference will highlight the role of digital technologies in providing cost-effective equal learning opportunities, while maintaining a high quality university education. The reform of the different countries’ national higher education agenda will be the starting point for discussing the social, economic, institutional and pedagogical implications.

Date and place: 3-4 October 2013, Athens, Greece
Deadline for Abstracts: 31 May 2013
For more information, click here.

4. 25th ICDE World Conference
The theme of the 25th ICDE World Conference is “New Strategies for Global Open, Flexible and Distance Learning.”  The conference will provide a broad platform for educators and friends from all over the world who have been engaged and interested in open and distance education, particularly for those who show special concern for socially disadvantaged groups.

Date and place: 16-18 October 2013, Tianjin, China
Deadline for Abstracts: 30 April 2013
For more information, click here.

5. 1st International Conference of the African Virtual University
Theme: Integrating eLearning and Open Education to Increase Access to Quality Education and Training in Africa

Date and place: 20-22 November 2013, Nairobi, Kenya
Deadline for Abstracts: 2 June 2013
For more information, click here.

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