Diverse. Collaborative. Transformative.

  • A unique, cross-sector focus, fostering exchange between the corporate, education and public service sectors
  • 2,300+ participants from over 90 countries, bringing together their expertise and experiences
  • 80+ international exhibitors, ranging from established market leaders to emerging edtech start-ups
  • 100+ sessions in various formats: hands-on workshops, plenaries, interactive breakout sessions, discussions and debates, labs, demos and performances.

OEB allows you to discover new opportunities for cross border and cross sectoral collaboration and make connections with policy makers, higher education leaders and ICT administrators, academics, technology experts, workplace learning and development specialists: those at the forefront of shaping the future of digital learning.

Since 23 years, OEB pushes boundaries, challenges preconceptions and catalyses new ideas – through innovations in the exhibition, interventions from participants and new forms of dialogue. At OEB, always expect the unexpected.

Who Attends OEB?

> Roles and Organisations Represented at OEB


Statistics 2016

 In 2016, 41.5% of all OEB delegates were women and 58.5% were men, from 90+ countries. OEB continually strives to achieve diversity and gender balance through our committees, as well as through invitations to high quality speakers of different sexes, countries and sectors.

What Happened at OEB 2016?

These selected sessions from OEB 2016 give an idea of how the event inspired dialogue and action to shape the future of learning for educators, learning and development professionals, policy-makers, investors, entrepreneurs and many, many more.



For New Policymaking – A Knowledge Exchange on Open Education: in Search of Sustainable Models



For CLOs, HR and L&D Best Practice – Re-Imagining L&D Skills



For Change-Making in Higher Education – Future Education: Meeting Needs or Missing the Mark?



For Cross-Sector Development – Building Digital Capacity



For Innovative Edtech – Chatbots and How Conversational Software Will Reshape Education



For Virtual Learners – The Value and the Price: Discussing Open Online Courses


Plenary B

For Future Teaching – The Plenary Debate: This House Believes Artificial Intelligence (AI) Could, Should and Will Replace Teachers


Location & Venue

Berlin is where ideas grow. Visit OEB and be inspired by one of the world’s most diverse and vibrant cities.

OEB will be taking place in the Hotel InterContinental which is centrally located and can easily be reached by taxi or public transportation.

Hotel InterContinental
Budapester Strasse 2
10787 Berlin