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OEB 2019 Announces "Spotlight Stage" Lineup

Berlin (GER), November 2019 - OEB Global, Europe’s top education and learning technology event tales place in Berlin, 27-29 November. The event features the return of the Spotlight Stage, to be opened by social age writer and commentator Julian Stodd. The session promises left-field inspiration, entertainment and provocation from edtech experts.

The Spotlight Stage runs throughout OEB 2019 and offers a rolling programme, with highlighted talks, interviews, debates and more, led by experts from the edtech field. It is being opened by Julian Stodd, writer, artist, explorer and consultant at Sea Salt Learning, on Wednesday 27 November from 18:00 to 18:45.

"Julian will pick up this year’s overall topic at OEB 2019 - 'Discovering Learning' - and is the first of ten inspirational speakers who will take to the Spotlight Stage during OEB 2019," explains Astrid Jaeger, OEB 2019 event director. 

"To move beyond exploration to discovery is an exciting prospect, and the idea of discovering learning within a world where learning now has no limits is thrilling. Julian’s session raises the bar high for the potential of technology enhanced learning and training by turning anticipation into action."

In addition to OEB conference delegates, Julian Stodd’s opening session on the Spotlight Stage is open to the exhibition’s visitors, and OEB is providing free drinks during this session.

The full lineup of inspirational speakers who will take to the Spotlight Stage at OEB 2019 includes 

  • Julian Stodd, writer, artist, explorer, and consultant at Sea Salt Learning, UK: Spotlight Stage Plenary - "Discovering Learning"
  • Mike Sharples, Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology at The Open University, Author and Lead of the "Innovating Pedagogy" Reports, UK - "How to Design Digital Learning at Scale"
  • Eric Sheninger, International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), USA - Learning Transformed, 8 Keys for Designing Tomorrow's Schools, Today
  • Amy Brann, Synaptic Potential, UK - Top Mistakes Made in Building a Learning Culture - and What to Do about Them Using Insights from Neuroscience
  • Steve Wheeler, Learning Innovations Consultant, UK - Is There Space for Learning in the Workplace?
  • Ulrich Weinberg, Director of HPI School of Design Thinking at Potsdam University, Germany - Design Thinking 4.0: First Steps towards a Post-disciplinary Future
  • Nik Gowing, author, former BBC World News presenter and visiting professor at Kings College, UK and Nanyang Technical University, Singapore - Thinking the Unthinkable
  • Harold Elletson, International Communications Consultant and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Statecraft
  • Lizbeth Goodman, University College Dublin, SMARTlab Digital Media Institute, Ireland: - AR, VR, MR... What is the Future of Inclusive Education Using XR Tools?
  • Jef Staes, Red Monkey, Belgium - Social Validation, the end of the "diploma paradigm"

"The Spotlight Stage promises left-field inspiration, entertainment and provocation, and is available for delegates to pop in throughout the OEB 2019 event," added Astrid Jaeger.

OEB 2019 takes place in Berlin from 27-29 November, and is the 25th edition of OEB, which now incorporates Learning Technologies Germany.