A Successful 2018 Open edX Conference in Montréal – Most Interesting Tweets

The fifth Open edX conference, which took place this week in Montréal, Canada, attracted over three hundred developers, educators and business professionals. The number of attendants was similar to last year’s conference’s in Madrid, Spain, said edX to IBL News.

The event was well organized, and participants’ feedback was positive.

Next year’s Open edX conference will be at the University of California at San Diego on March 26-28, 2019. Also, during the first quarter of 2019, the next Open edX platform version, called “Ironwood”, will be released. (It will come after “Hawthorn”, expected for this June or July).

This year’s edition in HEC Montréal University was officially opened with a keynote by Anant Agarwal, CEO at edX. He disclosed that the number of Open edX instances has grown from 800 instances in 2017 to 1,500 in 2018, with over 18,000 courses and 35 million learners.

“Open edX is the largest educational platform in the world”, he said.

Here is a selection of the most interesting tweets posted during the conference: