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

Berlin, December 2 - 4, 2020

Side Events

Wednesday, Nov 27, 15:30, Pavillon - Welcome & Introduction to the OEB Community

OEB’s Global Council members, instrumental to the development of the event, will explain how to navigate the conference programme, the session formats and its themes. This networking meeting will give all participants new to the conference and its community the opportunity to network with colleagues as well as generally break the ice and make first connections.

Thursday, Nov 28, 15:30, Pavillon - Connecting with Associations

The European Association for Distance Learning, EADL, provides its members with a forum for open discussion of all issues related to distance learning and for sharing ideas and good practice. Join President John Trasler and Executive Director Tony Horsfield here today to learn more about the networking opportunities, support, advice and guidance on all aspects of distance learning the EADL is able to offer you.

With more than 100 members, all experts in media-based and tutoring-supported learning, the Forum DistancE-Leaning is the leading association for distance learning in Germany. Vice President Jens Greefe looks forward to connecting with you and to offer information on the association, its members and activities.

Thursday, Nov 28, 15:30, Pavillon - Matchmaking between Higher Education Cooperatives: “Weave” New People into Your (Net)Work

More than 100 education and research institutions in the Netherlands work together in the SURF cooperative to fully utilise the opportunities of digitalisation. In Germany, the HFD orchestrates the national discourse on higher education in the digital age. This “matchmaking” meeting offers members of their networks and others the chance to build stronger international connections. Join to tap into informal connections that can have indirect yet powerful influence on progress and innovation. And let’s disseminate knowledge within and beyond your organisations!)

Thursday, Nov 28, 15:30, Pavillon - Women in Learning

All learning professionals, men and women, are welcome to join this networking meeting, hosted by Laura Overton (@lauraoverton), which aims to raise awareness of the challenges women may face in the workplace and in educational institutions. Informal facilitated introductions will build collaboration, confidence and courage so that you will be able to mobilise change when and where it’s needed!

Thursday, Nov 28, 15:30, Pavillon - Calling all German Digital Learning Expats!

The HFD (German Forum for Higher Education in the Digital Age) invites you to exchange and contribute your valuable knowledge and innovate the German higher education sector together.

Thursday, Nov 28, 20:00, Room Potsdam III - Future Trends Forum with Bryan Alexander and Guests

The Future Trends Forum is an ongoing, participatory, and open video conversation about the future of higher education, hosted by Bryan Alexander via chat, video, and Twitter. Discussion is the name of the game. You're invited to join Bryan and his OEB guests, Olivier Crouzet and Gilly Salmon today for a live edition of the Future Trends Forum. Recordings of every session since 2016 are available on YouTube.

Thursday, Nov 28, 19:00, Marlene Bar - Networking Reception

Meet Lili Marlene, The Boys in the Backroom and many other friends – old and new in the Marlene Bar for a drink. All registered participants are invited to join us to unwind and continue networking after a day of fruitful conversations at the Marlene Bar on Thursday, Nov 28 from 19:00. Drinks on us!

Friday, Nov 29, 17:30 - Experience the Weinachtsmarkt

Did you know that Christmas markets originated in Germany? Visit one of Berlin’s most prominent ones in the company of fellow conference participants. See the stalls, sip a Glühwein and sample winter delicacies. We will meet at the Registration and Information Desk and walk to the market at Breitscheidplatz, located five minutes from the conference venue.