Berlin (GER), July 2017 - Berlin-based conference organisers ICWE GmbH have announced the first group of sponsors and exhibitors for this year’s OEB GLOBAL, Europe’s largest conference for the global learning-and-technology community, taking place in Berlin, 06-08 December. They have also released details of some confirmed speakers, who will lead discussions about "Learning Uncertainty", the theme of this year’s conference.
ICWE’s CEO, Rebecca Stromeyer, said she is "delighted that sponsors and exhibitors at this year’s OEB Global will include some of the most exciting and innovative companies on the ed-tech scene." The first sponsors announced for OEB 2017 include D2L Europe Ltd.; Rehearsal; Proctorio; Questionmark; Speexx; Mediasite - Sonic Foundry; Cambridge English; Learning Valley / Presentations 2Go; WildFire; and SmartSpokes.
OEB Global hosts a major exhibition alongside the conference. Organisations that have already booked space includ: 4system GmbH, Altissia, Canvas by Instructure, Cengage Learning, Code Avengers, Common sense - eLearning & training consultants GmbH, Costner ehf, CYPHER LEARNING, EFMD, EPALE, Ex Libris, Extron Electronics, Grammarly, itslearning AS, Labster, Learning Valley BV - Presentations 2Go, Link Innovation GmbH, Mentorix, OpenCampus GmbH, Panopto EMEA, Peergrade, Rosetta Stone, Saudisoft Co. Ltd, simpleshow GmbH, Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), Televic Education, TestWe, TicTac Interactive AB, Training Orchestra, Turnitin, Tuudo mobile app by Caleidon Ltd, UbiCast, UNIwise, Uptale.io, Urkund, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Xebic BV, and many more.
Under the theme of "Learning Uncertainty", OEB GLOBAL 2017 will focus on the new age of ambiguity set to follow the period of accelerating change within which we currently find ourselves. Keynote speakers will assess the implications for society - and for the education sector in particular - of a new era defined by technology, globalisation, information, and, above all, uncertainty.
The conference will highlight ways in which transformative education, training, and learning can equip policymakers, businesses, organisations, and individuals with the skills to survive and prosper in this new paradigm. More than 2,300 participants from 100 countries are expected to take part in the event, along with over 80 international exhibitors.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Aleks Krotoski, Social Psychologist and Broadcaster at the Guardian, UK; Abigail Trafford, Author and Leader in the Movement to Fight Ageism, USA; Marc Prensky; Founder and Executive Director of the Global Future Education Foundation and Institute, USA; and Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
The conference offers three stimulating days of keynotes, discussions, debates, labs, demos, performances, special events, and networking activities. The event also encompasses an extensive exhibition, which is OEB's networking hub and features educational-technologies companies and institutions from all over the world.