A Conference Focused on Technology + Teaching

October 12-13th in Wellesley, Massachusetts, the Open edX community will host a conference focused on the development and use of the Open edX platform, free and open source course management system (CMS) originally developed by edX . The Open edX platform is used all over the world to host Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as well as smaller classes and training modules. This conference is for developers, system administrators, education specialists, and anyone who works with or wants to learn more about the Open edX platform.

About edX & Open edX

EdX is dedicated to educating people all over the world, online and on campus. Through cutting-edge technologies, innovative pedagogy, and rigorous courses, we offer anyone an opportunity to learn, thrive and grow. The Open edX open source platform powers edX and numerous other teaching and learning experiences around the globe.

 

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Register Today

Register for Open edX Con 2015 with Eventbrite!

If you have questions about registering and attending the Open edX Conference, please contact our community managers at oscm@edx.org, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Please note: Portions of this event will be recorded, broadcast live, and archived.

Schedule

The Open edX Con 2015 call for presentation proposals is open until July 6th.

Talks will be 30 minutes in length with parallel tracks. Please do not submit more than two talks.

Speakers will be notified in early August.

Join us October 14-15th for the 2nd Annual Open edX Con Hackathon. Community members and edX developers to work together on bringing ideas to life.

Location


Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA will host Open edX Con 2015. Conference events will be held in the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center and Alumnae Hall.

Wellesley College
106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02481

Accommodations

We will be organizing a block of rooms at a nearby hotel, with a shuttle running between the hotel and the campus. There are other options in the area, with hotels, bed and breakfasts, and AirBNB. Attendees of the conference will receive updates as more information is available.

Venue Accessibility

The entire conference is wheelchair accessible. Our staff will be able to help direct you around the site.

Transportation

Wellesley’s campus is approximately 40 minutes from Logan Airport by car. There is free parking on campus. With minimal public transportation between Boston and Wellesley, there will be a shuttle running from a local hotel to campus.

Internet Access

Free Wi-Fi internet access will be provided to all attendees.

Common Conference Questions

Do I need to bring special equipment to the conference?

We encourage conference attendees to bring laptops with them. Free Wi-Fi will be available at the conference site.

For users attending the post-conference hackathon (details coming soon!), please come prepared with a laptop running the Open edX Devstack development environment. If you need help, please get in touch with other users via the edx-code mailing list or the #edx-code IRC channel on Freenode.

What are my options for participating in the conference if I can’t attend in person?

We are hoping to live stream talks. Portions of the event will be archived and posted after the conference ends for future viewing. Archive information will be posted to this conference website, the edx-code mailing list, and the #edx-code IRC channel on Freenode.

How can I follow along with conference planning?

After registering for the conference, we will send occasional updates once the hotel block is available and the schedule is up.

You can also keep up by following us on Twitter, using the #openedxcon hashtag, or reading the Open edX blog

I have a dietary restriction. What can I expect?

All meals will include gluten free, dairy free, and vegan options. If you have questions about these, please contact oscm@edx.org.

Which type of ticket should I buy?

Open edX Con has several types of tickets available to attendees, which can be purchased on Eventbrite.

  • Student tickets ($150) – These are subsidized by Corporate attendees and sponsorships, geared towards students wishing to attend the conference. We also have a limited number of volunteer positions for students with exceptional need.
  • Early-bird tickets ($250) – There are 75 early-bird tickets. This rate will expire July 6th.
  • Regular tickets ($350) – Once the early-bird tickets are gone, general registration will open.
  • Corporate tickets ($450) – If you are attending on behalf of your company, please consider registering as a Corporate attendee. The fees from these tickets will help offset the cost of the conference for students.

Can I sponsor the conference?

Yes! Please e-mail oscm@edx.org to request a sponsorship packet. We are open to services as well as financial sponsorships.

Have other questions?
Email us at oscm@edx.org