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OEB is the global, cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training. Over the past two decades, OEB has garnered an international reputation for pushing boundaries, challenging preconceptions and catalysing new ideas – through innovations in the exhibition, interventions from participants and new forms of dialogue.

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Over 2,300 delegates from more than 100 countries attend the conference, making OEB the most comprehensive annual meeting place for e-learning and distance education professionals from all over the world to exchange ideas and make contacts.

Participants of the conference are high-level decision makers from education, business and government sectors, the three areas driving e-learning adoption and innovation. The accompanying exhibition gives international providers the opportunity to demonstrate their products, tools and services.

OEB is:

  • The key networking event where high-level decision makers who are shaping the industry come together annually

  • The place where leading international e-learning manufacturers, suppliers and service providers present their latest products and services

  • The conference which will guarantee that, through your attendance, your organisation is up to date with the latest trends, concepts, research and issues in ICT-enhanced learning and training today

Conference Programme

OEB’s conference programme brings together the latest research-based evidence as well as tried and tested tools and engaging content from the global e-learning community.

The conference programme at a glance:

  • International line up of speakers

  • Pre-conference seminars and workshops
    Keynote speeches  from leading international experts

  • 70+ parallel sessions in various formats: hands-on workshops, plenaries, interactive breakout sessions, discussions and debates, labs, demos and performances.


OEB is the place for leading suppliers and providers to meet important decision makers in the fields of technology-supported learning and training. The extensive exhibition area has a relaxed yet energised atmosphere that is perfect for social and professional networking, and a number of networking events are held at and around the exhibition stands.

Ranging from established market leaders to emerging startups, 80+ exhibitors from around 30 countries present an assortment of new products and services including software for managed learning environments; language learning applications; tools for corporate learning and development; e-learning trends in higher education and everything in between.

Who will be at OEB?

Every year, OEB attracts over 2,300 participants from more than 100 countries world-wide, making it the most comprehensive annual meeting place for technology-supported learning and training professionals from the corporate, education and public service sectors.

Participants include e-learning directors, Chief Learning Officers, Corporate Training Managers, Senior Staff from Government Departments and Deans, Directors and Researchers from the Higher Education Sector to name but a few.

What do OEB attendees have to say about it?

- Dr George Siemens, Executive Director, Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab, University of Texas, Arlington

With OEB, one of the big strengths is the number of vendors and providers that are represented, which is really helpful for getting a sense of what’s happening in e-learning.

- Dr Thomas von Lingen, Project Leader, PwC Academy, PricewaterhouseCoopers

OEB was a great conference. I attended a lot of very interesting sessions... and all in all it will have an impact on our improvements in thelearning landscape within PWC.

- Dr Ellen Wagner, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, PAR Framework

Our field changes so dramatically that really getting a chance to talk to people about what they’re doing, what’s happening, and what’s causing problems – that’s the best part!

- Charles Leadbeater, Innovation Strategist, UK

All in all this event has shown that it is worthwhile coming back year after year. There is no other way to get connected to as many new ideas and people in such a short time. Where else would one meet the former world champion in Pooh Sticks?

- Mark de Boer, Iwate University, Japan

As every year, OEB is the place to get to know the latest ideas in the e-learning world and especially to talk to the ones who make these ideas a reality.

- Fabio Nascimbeni, MENON Network, Italy

It's absolutely fantastic to see so many people from so many different parts of the world. There are people from different parts of the industry that support e-learning, computing and media companies, in educational settings and in people's homes. I haven't seen a conference that's able to do that anywhere else in the world, and certainly not in Europe. 

Organiser: ICWE GmbH, Leibnizstr. 32, 10625 Berlin, Germany