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2022 Open edX Conference

event starts

26 Apr 2022

event ends

29 Apr 2022


Lisbon, Portugal

Shaping the Future of Education Together

The Open edX Conference is where the Open edX community and leading experts in ed tech discuss the latest research, new approaches to learning, and best practices for integrating new technology into the (virtual) classroom. 

This year's event is focused on the growing importance of collaborative learning and how educators, students, and technologists are coming together to build the next generation of educational technology. We will discuss innovative uses across higher education, lifelong learning, instructional design, course production techniques, and methods for operating, extending and enhancing the Open edX platform.

We welcome you to submit a session proposal for the 2022 Open edX Conference. We are particularly interested in proposals in the following areas:

1. Pedagogy and Instructional Design

Course authoring, production and promotion techniques

Innovative courses, in particular in higher education, social impact, and professional development & training

What works best in online learning?

2. Platform and Product

Towards collaborative learning: blurring the lines between educators, learners and technologists

Trends in online learning and training, for instance: online credentials, professional development, lifelong learning

Where are we now and where do we need to go?

3. Integrations and Extensions

Analytics & research

Technical deep dives

Extending and integrating the platform

4. Devops and Operations

Latest best practices for running a site

Challenges and solutions for successful online education

Of course we will consider proposals outside of these areas as well, but these are the topics we are projecting for the conference.

We are accepting proposals for 45-minute breakout sessions, 10-minute lightning talks, and 90-minute or 3-hour tutorials/workshops (held on Tuesday April 26th, 2022). If you have any questions, or would like to discuss other possibilities, please send us an email at

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

20 Jan 2022

Call closes at 11:59 PM

20 Feb 2022

Call closes in W. Europe Standard Time (UTC+01:00) timezone.
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As you fill out the proposal form, keep these points in mind about the fields:

Description: This is a paragraph or two, for the public schedule and program booklet.

Detailed description: this is where you should provide a lot of detail. Who is the audience? What do you assume they know? What will they learn? A detailed outline of your talk would be amazing. This will not be published, it's for us to understand what you are proposing.

Notes: these are other notes for the organizers. If you have listed multiple authors, please let us know who will be doing the presentation at the conference. If you are still considering alternate formats, beyond the session type you selected above, you can specify that here. Tell us anything we might need to know about your presentation, proposal or yourself.

Speaker tagline: affiliation, title, etc.

Email: this is for us to contact you. It will not be made public.

Speaker biography: a few sentences about who you are.

Speaker photo: only if you want to :)

Co-speakers: if you list co-speakers, please indicate in the Notes field who will be presenting at the conference.

We look forward to hearing from you!