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OEB GLOBAL 2017 Pre-Conference Workshops Announced

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Fresh details of this year’s much anticipated OEB Global conference have been released with the pre-conference workshops now available to view online. The workshops will be held on December 6 ahead of the launch of Europe’s largest cross-sector conference for the global learning and technology community. OEB Global will run from December 6 - 8 in Berlin and will draw over 2300 people from close to 100 countries all under one roof to discuss the future of education.

The pre-conference workshops are available to view via the OEB Global event website.

“Under the banner ‘Learning Uncertainty’, this year’s conference will help participants get to grips with the ever-changing landscape of technology and learning,” said Rebecca Stromeyer, CEO of ICWE, the company who organises the epic conference. “The workshops have been meticulously planned to meet the needs of those working in this sector. They will bring learning and technology developments to the forefront and give new insights on opportunities and challenges that are changing this arena. They are the perfect precursor to OEB Global 2017, which is shaping up to be the best event yet. It is an absolute must for anyone working in digital learning.”

Workshops include: Design Thinking Taster Workshop. Here, participants will get a clearer idea of what design thinking entails and how it can support professional activities. The Transform Yourself: How Vertical Development Helps You Thrive in a VUCA World workshop will uncover life logics in a “from here to there” developmental perspective. The Engine of Innovation Story workshop will highlight disruptive views on innovative organisations, management of agile teams, and personal development. The Changing World of Work: Identities and their Transformation workshop will identify transformation skills, peer coaching, labour market information, narrative techniques, and more. Speexx Exchange Reality Check workshop will focus on modernising learning and getting “the edge” in business. All events offer an exclusive opportunity to network with senior HR and L&D peers from all over the world and a range of industry backgrounds.

OEB Global 2017 will be a hive of activity around learning and technology developments. The 2,300+ international learning professionals from over 90 countries who will attend can expect to hear new insights on opportunities and challenges that are changing the world of learning, see latest best practice from leading organisations, meet, discuss and network with policy makers, higher education leaders, chief learning officers, technology and learning experts, learning and development professionals, change managers, ICT administrators, online learning curriculum designers and more.

There will be more than 80 exhibitors, ranging from established global eLearning market leaders to emerging edtech start-ups, as well as 100+ sessions in various formats. OEB is an opportunity to discover new opportunities for cross border and cross sectoral collaboration. For 23 years, it has pushed boundaries, challenged preconceptions and catalysed new ideas on shaping the future of digital learning.

Keynote speakers who are already confirmed include Aleks Krotoski, Social Psychologist and Broadcaster at the Guardian, UK; Abigail Trafford, Author and Leader in the Movement to Fight Ageism, US; Marc Prensky; Founder and Executive Director of the Global Future Education Foundation and Institute, US; Claire Fox, Director of the Institute of Ideas, Writer and TV and BBC Radio Panelist, UK, Julia Hobsbawm, The World's First Professor of Networking and Author on How to Manage Knowledge, Networks and Time, UK, and Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US.

Registering for the two main conference days, Thursday and Friday December 7 – 8, 2017, is available via the OEB Global event website.

For more information, please contact Juliane Walter at press-service@icwe.net.