Two Major edX Events this Week: the Global Forum and the first Open edX Universities Symposium


Two premium edX-related events will take place this coming week in Washington DC: the Global Forum and Open edX Universities Symposium.


The Global Forum –a conference by invitation, only for edX partners and selected players– will be hosted by Georgetown University from November 8th to 10th. Educational leaders, instructional technologists, researchers, marketers, visionaries and innovators of all stripes from dozens of countries around the globe will meet to discuss endeavors in blended learning, explore emerging trends and present pedagogical research.

The event will start with a welcoming reception tomorrow Sunday 8th, and will continue with a two-day conference, as indicated on the conference’s website. The full Global Forum PDF program is available to download.


The Open edX Universities Symposium –an open event organized by George Washington University with technical support from IBL Studios– will attract over 120 attendees (20% more than what was expected).

It will start on November 10th with a free, open to all, two-hour workshop with Dr. Chuck Severance and Barbara Oakley, two of the most popular online educators of the nation. Only requisite is to RSVP via this form. This workshop will be live streamed on this page.

Later, from 6:00 to 8:30pm, a welcome reception, sponsored by Microsoft, will take place [RSVP].

On the next day, November 11th, the Symposium’s talks will take place. In addition to top speakers, leaders at Stanford, MIT, Duke, UT Austin, NYU and GW, will attend the event.

Registration is still open; the only requirement is a nominal registration fee of $75 that includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments.