160+ Online Learning Conferences in 2023 — Class Central



The pandemic prompted a surge of interest for online education. And it pushed many conferences to move to remote participation. This had a silver lining: some events made their recordings available online. Class Central compiled 500+ Hours of Free Conference Recordings on Online Learning.

As the pandemic continues to abate in most parts of the world, many online education conferences are returning to an in-person format in 2023, though some will continue to allow participants to join remotely.

Below, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of online learning conferences taking place in 2023. We’ll continue to update the list as new events are announced. If you know of a relevant event that isn’t listed here, please share it in the comments.

Online Learning Conferences in 2023

Learning @ Scale 2023

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July 20–22, 2023 | Copenhagen, Denmark | KTH & KU

“The Learning at Scale community investigates large-scale, technology-mediated learning environments that typically have many active learners and few experts on hand to guide their progress or respond to individual needs.”

Website | Call for Papers

EMOOCs 2023

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June 14–16, 2023 | Potsdam, Germany | HPI

The European MOOCs Stakeholder Summit (EMOOCs) is dedicated to massive open online courses, from ideation to delivery to evaluation. This edition takes a particular interest in the pandemic’s long-lasting impact on MOOCs — most notably, regarding the role moving forward of online education within traditional education.

Info | Call for Papers

Learning with MOOCs 2023

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October 11–13, 2023 | Massachusetts, USA | MIT

This IEEE conference welcomes submissions on all facets of massive open online courses, including design, delivery, and analytics, both in research and industry.


Open edX Conference 2023

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March 28–31, 2023 | Massachusetts, USA | MIT

The conference is interested in the development of open education, with an emphasis on the Open edX platform and its uses today and tomorrow. In particular, the conference welcomes the perspectives of educators, researchers, and developers.

Info | Call for Proposals

ASU+GSV Summit 2023

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April 17–19, 2023 | San Diego, USA | ASU & GSV

“Started in 2010 with a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV), the annual ASU+ GSV Summit connects leading minds focused on transforming society and business around learning and work. Our north star is that ALL people have equal access to the future.”

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SXSW EDU Conference & Festival 2023

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March 6–9, 2023 | Austin, USA

“SXSW EDU (pronounced South by Southwest E-D-U) is most well known for the SXSW EDU Conference & Festival, an annual event that fosters innovation and learning within the education industry.”

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Open Education Global Conference 2023

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October 16–18, 2023 | Edmonton, Canada | Norquest College

“The magic of openness is when diverse and unexpected people come together with a common purpose. The Open Education Global conference provides multiple opportunities for networking, learning, brainstorming, and openly-exploring opportunities and collaborations.”


Future of Education Technology Conference 2023

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January 23–26, 2023 | New Orleans, USA

“For over 40 years, the National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) has gathered the most dynamic and innovative education leaders and professionals from around the world for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices and pressing issues.”

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DREAM 2023

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February 14–17, 2023 | Chicago, USA

“DREAM, Achieving the Dream (ATD)’s signature event, is where student-centered peers explore college transformation as a catalyst for equity and economic vitality.”

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Digital Credentials Summit 2023

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February 27 – 17, 2023 | Chicago, USA

“The Digital Credentials Summit is the premier event for leaders and innovators working to transform education and work with verifiable credentials. Join us to become part of the transformation to a new focus on developing skills and connecting talent to opportunities.”

Website | Program

Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference 2023

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March 13–17, 2023 | Arlington, USA | UTA

“The International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge is the premier research forum in the field, providing common ground for all stakeholders in the design of analytics systems to debate the state of the art at the intersection of Learning and Analytics — including researchers, educators, instructional designers, data scientists, software developers, institutional leaders and governmental policy makers.”

Program | Speakers | Call for Papers

European Advanced Educational Technology Conference 2023

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March 17–19, 2023 | Oxford, UK | Oxford University

“The aim of the EAET 2023 is to provide scholars, faculty, researchers, students and administrators with an excellent opportunity to convene with colleagues from many countries and discuss innovative ideas and changes in education, results and outcomes of theories and practice in the area of educational technology.”

Websites | Speakers | Call for Papers

Enhancement Conference 2023

June 14–15, 2023 | Glasgow, UK | GCU

“‘Shaping the Student Experience Together: 20 Years of Enhancement’ offers attendees an exciting opportunity to explore the work of the current Enhancement Theme, Resilient Learning Communities, and critically reflect on the impact of Scotland’s enhancement-led approach to quality.”

Info | Call for Proposals

Rutgers Online Conference 2023

March 13, 2023 | Online | Rutgers University

“The Rutgers Online Learning Conference brings together the best minds in the online, hybrid, and EdTech worlds to focus on improving teaching and learning with technology.”

Agenda | Call for Proposals | Registration

OLC Innovate 2023

April 4–6, 2023 | Nashville, USA

“OLC Innovate, a joint conference presented by OLC and MERLOT, provides a path for innovators of all experience levels and backgrounds to share best practices, test new ideas, and collaborate on driving forward online, digital, and blended learning.”

Program | Registration

Ellucian Live 2023

March 26–29, 2023 | New Orleans, USA

“Explore higher education’s greatest opportunities with future-ready ideas, solutions, and best practices to get you there, faster.”

Website | Registration

Teaching Behaved Brains 2023

February 17–19, 2023 | San Francisco, USA & Online

“Strategies for challenging, disruptive behaviors, autism, ADHD, and executive function.”

Website | Registration

Teaching Social Brains 2023

April 21–23, 2023 | New York, USA & Online

“Strategies for promoting student connections, collaborations, cooperation, and belonging.”

Website | Registration

All US EdTech Conferences of 2023

List of US edtech conferences in 2023
List of US edtech conferences in 2023

You can find a comprehensive list of the edtech conferences taking place in 2023 in the US here. The list currently includes more than 150 conferences and is expected to continue to grow as new events are announced.

Online Learning Conferences in 2022

Learnit 2022

January 19 – 21, 2022 | London, UK

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“For the first time, in 2022, Learnit will be taking place alongside the Bett conference, in London’s ExCel. Learnit covers learning at all ages from Pre-K through to lifelong learning. Our three day event combines sessions from 100+ world-class speakers, alongside networking opportunities to connect with like-minded educator leaders from institutions across the world.”

42th Future of Education Technology Conference

January 25 – 28, 2022 | Orlando, Florida

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“At FETC 2022, you’ll learn directly from top ed tech experts and successful real-world practitioners in dozens of relevant and timely in-depth sessions. No distractions, no webinar fatigue. You’ll get need-to-know details on the latest ed tech innovations that are shaping the education landscape, plus learn best practices and current trends to best leverage educational technology resources. FETC is the multi-day learning experience you don’t want to miss if you’re ready to take your classroom, school or entire district to the next level.”

Achieving the Dream Annual 2022

February 14–17, 2022 | Online

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“DREAM 2022 will center on five key themes that represent opportunities to effect meaningful change in our communities. Building stronger pipelines to and through postsecondary education

Adopting a holistic, equity-focused approach to community vitality. Eliminating systemic barriers to student success. Fostering a sense of belonging through teaching and learning excellence. Leveraging data and analytics for institutional and community well-being.”

Learning & the Brain: The Science of Teaching

February 18–20, 2022 | Online + San Francisco, CA

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“This virtual conference will show how students, teachers, and leaders can cope, grow, learn, and thrive in a new normal of uncertainty. It will explore the science and benefits of promoting purpose, restoring connections, supporting self-stories, and cultivating curiosity. Discover ways to create thriving schools and classrooms, meaningful learning, a sense of belonging, teamwork, and collaboration, resilient students, and curious classrooms that will boost learning and thriving in an uncertain Post-COVID Age.”

2022 IMS Digital Credentials Summit

February 28 – March 2, 2022 | Atlanta, Georgia

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“At the Digital Credentials Summit, you’ll become part of the educational experience transformation toward a new focus on developing talent and connecting talent to opportunities. Igniting this talent continuum is a diverse set of new mindsets, partnerships, and products. They all revolve around a simple concept—that digital credentials can provide better ways to reward credit and link to opportunities than current paper transcripts, certificates, and resumes.”


March 7 – 10, 2022 | Austin, Texas, US

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“SXSW EDU 2022 will also be a hybrid event with an online component – more details coming soon. Whether you are joining us in person or from your home, this hybrid event will be a chance for interaction, inspiration and intersection. From March 7-10, experience unparalleled discovery, learning, professional development, and networking. The event features Conference sessions, Film screenings, world-class Exhibitions, networking opportunities, competitions, and much more.”

Open Education Global 2022

March 7 – 11, 2022 | Nantes, France

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“The Open Education Global Conference is where the world meets to discuss how opening education helps us achieve universal access, equity, innovation and opportunity in education. It is the most internationally diverse conference devoted exclusively to open education, attracting researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators and students from more than 35 countries to discuss and explore how Open Education advances educational practices around the world.”

Co-hosted by OEGlobal and Université de Nantes, the In-person Congress will be a large forum for the global open education community to directly engage in international cooperation that furthers implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation.”

12th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference

March 21 – 25, 2022 | Online

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“The Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) is an interdisciplinary network of leading international researchers who are exploring the role and impact of analytics on teaching, learning, training and development. The Society for Learning Analytics Research is celebrating 12 years of LAK conferences in 2022! The field continues to grow year over year.”

European Advanced Educational Technology Conference (EAET 2022)

March 25 – 27, 2022 | University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

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“The aim of the EAET 2022 is to provide scholars, faculty, researchers, students and administrators with an excellent opportunity to convene with colleagues from many countries and discuss innovative ideas and changes in education, results and outcomes of theories and practice in the area of educational technology.”

Rutgers Online Learning Conference

March 14, 2022 | Online

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“#RUOnlineCon brings together the best minds in the online, hybrid and EdTech worlds to focus on improving teaching and learning with technology. The program will take place in a completely virtual format on March 14, 2022. To support our community during this challenging time, we are offering free registration to all Rutgers faculty, staff and students. We are also offering discounted registration to other institutions, including an all-institution pass option.”

OLC Innovate 2022 Virtual Conference

March 28 – April 1, 2022 | Virtual

April 11 – 14, 2022 | Dallas, Texas, US

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“It’s back! OLC Innovate, a joint conference presented by OLC and MERLOT, provides a path for innovators of all experience levels and backgrounds to share best practices, test new ideas, and collaborate on driving forward online, digital, and blended learning. This year’s conference will take place both virtually (March 28 – April 1, 2022) and onsite (April 11 – 14, 2022) at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas.”

ASU+GSV Summit: The Dawn of the Age of Digital Learning

April 4 – 6, 2022 | San Diego + Virtual

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“Started in 2010 with a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV), the annual ASU+ GSV Summit connects leading minds focused on transforming society and business around learning and work. Our north star is that ALL people have equal access to the future.”

Ellucian Live

Aril 10 – 13, 2022 | Online + Denver, CO

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“Discover innovative solutions, transformative insights, and strong connections to help you lead through change.”

Salesforce Education Summit

April 20-22, 2022 | Phoenix, Arizona + Virtual

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“ We’re celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary! We are excited to share our next Education Summit date and celebrate our tenth anniversary with our community! From April 20-22, 2022, you’ll have the option to join us in person in Phoenix, Arizona, or engage with us digitally for inspiring content, customer success stories and learn more about the latest in Education Cloud innovations.”

Learning Solution Conference & Expo

April 20 – 22, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, US

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“Learning Solutions Conference & Expo provides real solutions to the learning and development challenges you face today. Every part of the event is crafted to give you the practical skills you need to support your daily work. Join us on April 20 – 22 to celebrate what works in learning and development !”

Open edX Conference 2022

April 26–29, 2022 | Lisbon, Portugal

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“Leading experts in education technology will discuss the latest research, new approaches to learning, and best practices for integrating new technologies into the virtual classroom.

This conference will be centered around expanding access to education globally, the future of work, and using open technology to solve today’s challenges of up-skilling, re-skilling, and delivering life-long learning.”

Coursera Conference

May 4 – 5, 2022 | Online

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“As we prepare to celebrate Coursera’s 10th anniversary next year, we are excited to announce the Coursera Conference 2022, which will take place virtually on May 4 and May 5, 2022.”

You’ll enjoy exclusive opportunities to engage with keynote speakers, learn about latest product innovations, and spend time networking and making connections with peers from around the globe. With 8700+ courses on Class Central, Coursera currently leads the MOOC providers list worldwide. (Coursera’s event is closed to non-partners.)

Learning @ Scale 2022

June 1 – 3, 2022 | Roosevelt Island, New York City, US

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“The Learning at Scale community investigates large-scale, technology-mediated learning environments that typically have many active learners and few experts on hand to guide their progress or respond to individual needs. The 2022 ACM Conference on Learning at Scale will be hosted at the Verizon Executive Education Center located on Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus adjacent to New York City.”

REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit by ASU

June 8-9, 2022 | Virtual

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“REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit hosted by ASU will showcase best practices, techniques, and tools to provide actionable insight to Higher Education faculty around the concept of “the best of online education.”  Attendees can access 80+ curated sessions of 30 minutes during two 4-hour days of simultaneous learning tracks.”

The Learning Ideas Conference 2022

June 15 – 17, 2022 | New York, NY, US + Online.

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“The Learning Ideas Conference brings together researchers and practitioners from around the world, welcoming anyone interested in the uses of technology to improve education and workplace learning.”

EdMedia + Innovate Learning Conference 2022

June 20 – 23, 2022 | New York, NY, US

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“EdMedia + Innovate Learning is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This annual conference offers a forum for the discussion and exchange of research, development, and applications on all topics related to Innovation and Education.”

London Edtech Week 2022

June 20 – 24, 2022 | London, UK

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“A week-long celebration featuring 40+ event hosts showcasing the Now & Next of the future of learning and work. We are an open and collaborative platform and welcome any member of the global learning ecosystem to take part in the fourth edition of London EdTech Week by organising its own event, bringing their community or joining 6000+ global attendees from 14 – 21 June 2021.”

ISTE Digital Leadership Summit 2022

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June 26 – 29, 2022 | New Orleans, Louisiana, US + Virtual

“The ISTE Digital Leadership Summit – an integrated event held in conjunction with ISTE22 Live – is where the best minds in education will discuss the challenges schools face in the wake of the global pandemic, like the question on everyone’s mind: How to safely reopen schools.”

ICEDL 2022: 16. International Conference on Education and Distance Learning

July 21 – 22, 2022 | Rome, Italy

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“ICDE 2022 aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Education and Distance Learning. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Education and Distance Learning.”

Connected Learning Summit 2022

July 27 – 29, 2022 | Online

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“CLS was first convened in 2018 with the mission to fuel a growing movement of innovators harnessing the power of emerging technology to expand access to participatory, playful, and creative learning.  With a unique focus on cross-sector connections and progressive and catalytic innovation, the event brings together leading researchers, educators, and developers.”

Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

August 3-5, 2022 | Virtual

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“This conference emphasizes evidence-based practice, educational innovation, and practical applications of theories and research findings in the field of distance education and online learning. There are also many opportunities for you to network, share, and collaborate with peers from around the world. You will head home with new skills, fresh knowledge, and the motivation to apply what you’ve learned.”

LWMOOCS VIII Learning with MOOCS 2022

September 28 – 30, 2022 | Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

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“LWMOOCs is a respected international forum to collaborate, share, network, learn, and display the latest advances in MOOCs. This IEEE conference provides academic and industry professionals the opportunity to discuss research into MOOC technologies as well as the practical aspects of creating and offering MOOCs to diverse worldwide audiences.”

25th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2022)

September 27 – 30, 2022 | Hilton Park Vienna, Austria

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“This interdisciplinary conference aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences in Interactive Collaborative Learning and Engineering Pedagogy. The conference will take place in Hilton Park Vienna directly in the center of the city. It is easy to reach from the airport and the main railway station by public transport. Some workshops and demonstrations will be organized at TU Wien and Technikum Wien.”


October 19 – 20, 2022 | Bari

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“We are organising the “Online Bridging Event” on the original dates of the IHE2022 conference, 19-20 October 2022. It will highlight current developments in innovating higher education and consist of a series of keynotes, webinars and online workshops to address most emerging topics.”

OEB Global 2022

November 23 — 25, 2022 | Berlin, Germany

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“A unique conference programme fostered exchange on the most important developments and trends that shape the future of learning in the corporate, education and public service sectors. Over 140 sessions offered delegates the chance to take part in an entire week of knowledge sharing.”

Online Learning Conferences in 2021

Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Annual Conference 2021

September 7 – 9, 2021 | Virtual


“The next Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology will take place in September 2021. As the leading professional body for Learning Technology in the UK, ALT brings together professionals to disseminate research, share practice and develop policy since 1993.”

Sixteenth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL)

September 20-24, 2021 | Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

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“The European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) engages researchers, practitioners, educational developers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field. EC-TEL 2021 will take place on 20-24 September 2021 with the theme “Technology-Enhanced Learning for a Free, Safe, and Sustainable World“.”

Dev Learn

October 20 – 22, 2021 | Las Vegas, NV

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“We’re excited to introduce the first-ever DevLearn Digital Expo! This is your best chance of the year to explore the latest products and services available from today’s leading providers. The DevLearn Expo always highlights the most innovative solutions, and we’re excited to bring that experience right to your computer!”

Innovate Learning 2021 Summit

November 9 – 11, 2021 | Virtual

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“Innovate Learning Summit, formerly “E-Learn – World Conference on E-Learning” is an international conference organized by the AACE-Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning. Innovate Learning Summit provides a unique forum for education and training professionals to discuss the latest research, development, applications, issues, and strategies, to explore new technologies, and to identify solutions for today’s challenges related to online learning.”


November 15 – 18, 2021 | Madrid

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“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of UNESCO establishes clearly, among other areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet, goals and targets for the Quality of Education, Sustainable Quality Education 4 (SDG 4). These goals have to be implemented by all countries and stakeholders. WEEF/GEDC 2021, aware of this scenario, aims to be one of these global stakeholders. Its vision is aligned with the SDG 4 which is formulated as the basis for, encompassing many different aspects in Higher Education and in particular in Engineering Education, the creation of sustainable development of technical and soft competences, inclusive education and effective in terms of learning outcomes related to the professional market and entrepreneurship.”

2021 International Conference on Technologies in STEM ‘LIVE’

December 14 – 15, 2021 | Singapore

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“The conference aims to further the application of technology education within STEM and specific learning areas. Within Technology education, students use design and/or computational thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions both digital and physical for authentic problems. As such it applies to many areas of STEM.”

Learning Leaders Online Forum

February 24 – 25, 2021 | Virtual

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“The Learning Leaders Winter Online Forum explores these challenges, and more importantly, shares proven strategies that can help us and the organizations we serve navigate the crisis. The Forum is your opportunity to connect and learn from learning leaders all around the globe, helping you address the urgent challenges of today while also building the skills that will help take your career to new heights in the future.”

Open Education Week 2021

March 1 – 5, 2021 | Virtual

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“An annual celebration, Open Education Week (OEW) is an opportunity for actively sharing and learning about the latest achievements in Open Education worldwide. Now, accepting submissions for Open Education Week 2021.”

World Congress Virtual Educa

March 3 – 5, 2021 | Virtual

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“The international Virtual Educa Meetings are a reference at global level and have been taking place for more than twenty years now; currently under the name World Congress, the event counts with the participation of educational representatives from around the world. We convene public organizations, private initiative, educational institutions, and civil society in the same setting, all in relation to innovation in education and training.”

Empower Webinar Week: Online Education during & after COVID-19

April 6 – 8, 2021 | Virtual

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“The COVID-19 crisis made many higher education institutes switch overnight to online distance education. Attempts were made in creating solutions for online active learning, online student interactions and e-assessment. In this Empower webinar week, we will offer a better understanding of the opportunities of digital education during & after COVID-19 by hearing from experts from the field of online, blended and hybrid learning.”

MIT OpenCourseWare TURNS 20

April 7, 2021 | Virtual

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“This April marks the 20th anniversary of OCW. For two decades you’ve learned with us, shared your stories with us, shared our resources with others, tuned in to course videos and podcast conversations, connected with our online community, donated, and helped us make OCW even better for you and your fellow learners.”


April 28 – 29, 2021 | Virtual

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“The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital technology in education with global EdTech investment on track to grow by 15% in 2020, a predicted $7.6bn. Technology is changing how, what and where we teach and as a result, the EdTech sector continues to be one of the fastest growing in Europe. EduTECH Europe will follow in the footsteps of our highly successful EduTech global series, consisting of EduTECH Australia, EduTECH Asia, EduTECH Africa drawing 35,000 attendees.”

Educause Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

May 18 – 20, 2021 | Virtual

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“The ELI Annual Meeting is the premier event for higher education teaching and learning professionals. This is the one event that explores solutions to our learning community’s key issues, engages innovative technology and service providers, and unites expertise across our institutions.”

Qatar Digital Learning Summit

June 2 – 3, 2021 | Doha + Virtual

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“This Summit will bring key stakeholders and innovators in digital learning to boost your professional development, network with other E-Learning professionals, and gain the latest insights from industry leaders featuring high-profile case studies, interactive discussion”

29th World Conference On Online Learning (Cancelled)

October 18 – 21, 2021 | Natal, Brazil


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