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

Berlin, December 5 – 7, 2018

Submit your proposal by April 30, 2018

Programme Formats

OEB is all about the diverse ways in which we shape and support learning for all education stakeholders.

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

Workshops and Activities

Half- or full-day workshops, seminars, summits and meetings (between 3-8 hours) offer an agenda filled with activities to develop practical skills and grow deep knowledge. Events are organised by one or multiple facilitators and, as seats are limited, participants are required to sign up to them in advance.

Plenary Sessions

The Opening Plenary, OEB’s annual Debate and Friday Plenaries feature world-class keynote speakers who set the scene for the day – and night!

OEB’s Spotlight Stage

The Spotlight Stage brings a rolling programme with highlighted talks, interviews, debates and performances. Pop in for a burst of left-field inspiration, entertainment and provocation!

Learning and World Cafés

These round-table interactive break-out sessions (between 60-120 minutes) have one or multiple hosts who engage participants with peer-learning activities and discussions.

Panel Discussions

These sessions (60-90 min.) bring together a collective group of 2-5 speakers and a moderator to discuss a pertinent issue or topic. The moderator gathers the panel, introduces the topic and summarises discussions. Each speaker presents his/her views for 5-10 minutes after which time is dedicated for a lively and informative Q&A between panel and participants attending.

Panel Presentations

These sessions (60-90 min.) bring together 2-5 speakers from different backgrounds presenting for 15-20 minutes each on a common topic. Panel Presentations are chaired by an expert in the field who liaises with the panel ahead of the conference to ensure the combination of single talks, presents a unified session-outcome to participants.

Unconference Sessions and Fishbowls

Quickly tap into your own source of wisdom in these sessions in which good ideas and conversation bubble up. Unconferences and Fishbowls (between 60-90 minutes) are hosted by a single facilitator and designed for active participation to spark synergy and building coherence among peers.

Knowledge Factories

The agendas of these workshops (between 60-120 minutes), hosted by one or multiple facilitators, offer practical activities, exercises and strategies participants can take back and implement in their working environments.

Tech Labs

All registered conference participants can sign up to participate in these hands-on BYOD workshops (between 60-120 minutes). They are hosted by one or multiple facilitators who designed specific activities and exercises for participants to take back and implement in their working environments.

Boardroom Dialogues

Topic-focused networking events that encourage communities to connect around shared interests. Each Boardroom Dialogue (60 minutes) is centered around a specific theme or community and led by one to two speakers introducing the topic and facilitating networking or focusing discussions.

Discovery Demos

Discovery demos show tools, next generation materials and pre-release products for learning and training. Five to ten discovery demo speakers are presenting simultaneously at standing tables, giving participants the chance to interact on an informal, one-to-one basis with these developers and creators.

Highlights OEB 2017

Have a look at some sessions from OEB 2017 for real-life examples of our different formats!