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The global, cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training

Berlin, December 6 – 8, 2017

Diverse. Collaborative. Transformative.

OEB Global 2017 brought you to the forefront of learning and technology developments, gave you new insights on opportunities and challenges that are changing the world of learning, showed you the latest best practice from leading organisations and allowed you to meet, discuss and network with policy makers, higher education leaders, chief learning officers, technology & learning experts, learning and development professionals, change managers, ICT administrators, online learning curriculum designers and many many more.

  • A unique, cross-sector focus, fostering exchange between the corporate, education and public service sectors
  • 2,000+ international learning professionals from over 80 countries, bringing together their expertise and experiences
  • 92+ exhibitors, ranging from established global eLearning 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 (ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN) 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.

For 23 years, OEB (ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN) has pushed boundaries, challenged preconceptions and catalysed new ideas on shaping the future of digital learning – through innovations in the exhibition, interventions from participants and new forms of dialogue. At OEB, always expect the unexpected.

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Who Attends 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.

Theme 2017: Learning Uncertainty

Uncertainty is the defining characteristic of our age. Can we learn to live with it? Can we accept it, manage it and even thrive on it? We live in an age of acceleration. We are in the midst of a sea-change - a profound, transformative shift in knowledge, experience and perception. It is a new era defined by technology, globalisation, information and, above all, uncertainty. 

Our uncertainty is born of the rapid and continuing change around us. Technology is already developing faster than we can learn the skills we need to use it. Information is the world's most valuable commodity. Demographic change, political turbulence, economic challenges and environmental threats confront us. There has always been uncertainty but this is different. We are facing the end of stability. Are we ready for this new era? Are businesses, governments and societies really prepared for our uncertain future?

Can we live with uncertainty? Could we benefit from it? How can we use volatility and instability to our advantage? How can we weather the storms? How should universities, colleges, schools and workplaces adapt? What should employers do now to plan for the flexible workforce they will need in the future? 

Can we learn uncertainty? Is it a language or an equation, a philosophy or a science? How should it be taught? And how can we learn uncertainty when the future of learning itself is uncertain?

OEB 2017 is about acknowledging uncertainty and preparing for it. It is about how transformative education, training and learning can equip businesses, organisations and individuals with the skills to survive and prosper in our new era.


Adapting for Action

Collaborating to Compete

Redefining Learning Technology

Designing to Engage

Enhancing New Skills Learning

Made to Measure Learning

Programme Formats

OEB is all about the diverse ways in which we shape learning.

Diversity is also at the centre of the engaging and practice-focused formats for 100+ sessions on the agenda:

Pre-Conference Workshops

Half- or full-day workshops, seminars and meetings with activities to develop practical skills, in-depth insights and knowledge. Pre-conference workshops must be signed up to in advance.

Plenary Sessions

The Opening Plenary, the OEB Debate and the Friday Plenaries feature world-class keynote speakers who will set the scene for the day – and night! Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media to be kept up to date.

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Interactive breakout sessions engage participants with peer-learning activities and discussions in numerous formats, including round-table learning cafes, debates, crowdsourcing sessions, unconference gatherings, P2P exchanges and fishbowls. 

The Spotlight Stage

The OEB Spotlight Stage features a rolling programme of interactive formats, including interviews, debates, pitching sessions and performances. Pop in for a burst of left-field inspiration, entertainment and provocation!

The OEB Boardroom

Unique OEB Boardroom knowledge exchanges provide the opportunity to expand perspectives on a variety of issues. Ideal for collaboration!

Networking Sessions

These sessions support networking opportunities around key topics related to the themes of the event. The main objectives of each session is to provide a unique chance to interact with stakeholders in the field, develop new professional relationships, exchange information and share experiences and insights.

Discovery Demos

Discovery demos show off next-rev tools, next generation materials and pre-release products and give the chance to interact on an informal basis with developers and creators.

Tech Labs

Follow the glow of the screens into one of the hands-on tech labs which offer training in the use of various tools and applications.

Location & Venue


OEB takes place in Berlin, one of the most historic, dynamic, culturally diverse and entrepreneurial cities in Europe.

Our conference venue is the centrally located Hotel InterContinental at Budapester Strasse 2, 10787 Berlin, Germany