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The Learning Futures We Choose: Call for Proposals

Big tech and AI is radically changing how we all learn. At OEB, Europe's foremost education and workplace learning conference, later this year in Berlin, the EdTech community will gather to help shape this change. The call for proposals for the 2023 conference has opened.

OEB 2023: The Learning Futures We Choose

Will we decide the future we want for ourselves? Or will we be pushed into a dystopian system in which we have no say? Will we shape the future of learning or will Big Tech shape it for us? Will we control recent developments in technology or will they control us? Who will control the learning of the future? Are we enhancing our world or creating a new system in which we have no say? Will technology, data and AI decide our future for us? Or will technology help us to redefine the future of learning?

As humanity faces the biggest challenges of the tech revolution, OEB 2023 leads the discussion about how we can use technological change to shape the future of learning. A future that is created by us, not by machines.

OEB 2023 call for proposals opens

OEB 2023 takes place in Berlin from 22 - 24 November in Berlin, Germany. It comprises a conference debating all of the important topics in education technology and workplace learning and the call for the global learning community to submit proposals for the agenda has been launched. All those with an interest in shaping the future of education and workplace learning are invited to submit proposals for the 2023 conference.

OEB Conference Chair, Rebecca Stromeyer:

“The overall theme for OEB 2023 is ‘The Learning Futures We Choose.’ How we all learn is on the cusp of real and substantive change. AI especially took a significant stride forward in the last year with the ChatGPT explosion. These advances in technology, added to the structural changes across society and the workplace, lead to important questions for humans about the kind of future and society we might want to have. OEB provides a forum for us to discuss these questions and to make choices about our future.”

“Learning and education professionals around the world are invited to shape the agenda and speak at the event, by submitting ideas for the OEB 2023 Conference.”

Nine inter-related subthemes will be explored at the conference:

  • Human skills versus Automated skills
  • Revisiting the Constellation and Impact of Learning Design
  • Sustainable L&D and Digital Transformation for All
  • Harnessing Data to Unlock Learning
  • Redesigning Assessment and Credentials As We Know It
  • Unlocking Learning Potential with Strategic Cross-Over Collaborations
  • Exploring the Ever-Widening Landscape of Learning Technologies
  • Learning Goes Green
  • Understanding the Impact of War and Crisis on Learning

Become a speaker at OEB 2023

Become a speaker and share your ideas before June 1, 2023: submit your proposals via the OEB Conference website.

“By bringing together participants from the education, workplace learning and government sectors, OEB will critically examine the issues, opportunities and challenges changing the world of learning,” added Stromeyer.

Participants in OEB 2023 will be asked to consider how their organisation might best prepare itself to meet the challenge of change. The world's leading EdTech professionals will be at OEB 2023: a global learning community of experts, decision makers and practitioners.

OEB’s participants come from the education sector, workplace learning & development, lifelong learning, governmental organisations, EdTech solution providers and many more.

Alongside OEB Conference is an exhibition of the world’s EdTech product and solution providers showcasing the latest technology-based solutions for learning and training.

“The event provides an opportunity like no other for all those with a stake in education and workplace L&D to help shape ‘The Learning Futures We Choose’, added Rebecca Stromeyer.

For more information about OEB 2023, please contact the conference organisers at @email.


Notes for editors

Online Educa Berlin (OEB) is the annual global cross-sector conference and exhibition on technology-supported learning and training since 1995. The 29th edition of the event will take place from November 22–24, 2023 at Hotel InterContinental in Berlin, Germany.

  • A unique, cross-sector focus, fostering exchange between the corporate, education and public service sectors
  • 2,500+ international learning professionals from all over the world
  • 120 conference sessions in various formats: Plenaries, Learning cafes, Panels and Discussions, Workshops, Knowledge Exchanges, Fireside Chats

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