OEB 2015

OEB, formerly known as ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, is the global, cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training.
Dates 02 Dec 2015 12:00 am (UTC +1) 04 Dec 2015 12:00 am (UTC +1)
Place (View On Map) Hotel InterContinental Berlin

OEB 2015 "Accelerating the Shift"

Attended by 2,300+ participants from 100 countries, OEB has gained a reputation over the past two decades for its unique, cross-sector focus and truly global reach, fostering exchange between the corporate, education and public service sectors.

Each year, OEB pushes boundaries, challenges preconceptions and catalyses new ideas – through innovations in the exhibition, interventions from participants and new forms of dialogue. At OEB, always expect the unexpected.

OEB 2015 Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers at OEB 2015 include

Miles Berry is principal lecturer in Computing Education at the University of Roehampton. Prior to joining Roehampton, he spent 18 years in four schools, much of the time as an ICT coordinator and most recently as a head teacher. His research interests include the pedagogies of computer science education and informal learning. He is a former chair of Naace, the UK ICT subject association, and continues to serve on its board of management and is a member the management board of Computing At School and the UK Forum for Computing Education. He is a fellow of the BCS, RSA and HEA.

Over the years he has contributed to a number of computing related projects including: CAS's computer science curriculum, the national curriculum computing programmes of study, the CAS / Naace guide to the computing curriculum for primary teachers, training of CAS Master Teachers, the BETT and ERA Award winning Rising Stars Switched on Computing, Barefoot Computing, Code Club Pro's training materials, QuickStart Computing and resources for the BBC and Microsoft.

He gives regular keynotes and CPD workshops on computing and education technology in the UK and abroad and has worked on a number of international consultancy projects involving curriculum development and CPD.

Cornelia Daheim is the founder and director of Future Impacts Consulting, a foresight research and consulting company. Ms Daheim has experience in foresight projects in Europe, the US and Asia, and has spoken on foresight and future trends around the world. In 2003, she founded the German Node of the Millennium Project, which is the world’s largest continuous foresight NGO working towards future global change, and has since served as its head.

Furthermore, she is a member of the scientific committee of the EU Commissions’ board for the “Futures-Oriented Technology Analysis Conference”, a member of the board of the academic journal “World Futures Review”, member of the jury of the “Janssen Zukunftspreis” and serves on the Association of Professional Futurists’ (APF) Professionalization Expert Task Force. Additionally, she is Vice President at the Foresight Europe Network, which aims to advance foresight in Europe. In the last decades, she has led projects on the future of work for public and private sector clients, e,.g. the study „Future of Jobs and Skills“ for the UK Commission of Employment and Skills - called „the most comprehensive study of its kind“ by Tobey Peyton Jones, head of Siemens HR.

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and a contributor to The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, Wired, and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org), a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. He holds an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting Professor; in 2007, he served as the Fulbright Chair at the Annenberg Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California.

His two latest books are IN REAL LIFE, a young adult graphic novel created with Jen Wang (2014); and INFORMATION DOESN’T WANT TO BE FREE, a business book about creativity in the Internet age (2014).

He co-founded the open source peer-to-peer software company OpenCola, and serves on the boards and advisory boards of the Participatory Culture Foundation, the Clarion Foundation, the Metabrainz Foundation and The Glenn Gould Foundation.

Ian Goldin is Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford.

Ian Goldin was Vice President of the World Bank (2003-2006) and prior to that the Bank's Director of Development Policy (2001-2003). From 1996 to 2001 he was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an advisor to President Nelson Mandela. Previously, Goldin was Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, and Program Director at the OECD Development Centre in Paris, where he directed the Programs on Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development.

He has a BA (Hons) and a BSc from the University of Cape Town, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MA and Doctorate from the University of Oxford.

Goldin has received wide recognition for his contributions to development and research, including having been knighted by the French Government and nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He has published over 50 articles and 19 books, his two most recent books are The Butterfly Defect: How globalization creates systemic risks, and what to do about it (Princeton University Press, 2014) and an edited volume Is the planet full?  (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Hilary Leevers joined the Wellcome Trust in September 2011 as Head of Education and Learning. She has a long-standing interest in education and learning, reflected in her research, policy experience and involvement in local schools.

After studying natural sciences at the University of Cambridge, Hilary stayed on as a research assistant investigating children's reasoning and learning strategies. She continued these studies for a DPhil in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford before taking a postdoctoral and then assistant professor position at the Centre for Molecular and Behavioural Neuroscience at Rutgers University. After returning to the UK, she joined the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) as Assistant Director and worked on a breadth of science policy issues.

The Wellcome Trust has a long-standing interest in science education and identified four goals to achieve its mission of making inspiring, high-quality science education available to all young people. These are: to take a leading role in stimulating debate and influencing action on key issues; to build on current investments and embed continuing professional development at the heart of teaching careers in science; to become a trusted provider of contemporary resources in science education; and to conduct research on specific priority areas to generate a robust evidence base to inform education policy.

Anka Mulder studied History at the University of Groningen, where she later lectured in International Relations. She worked in Brussels, Vienna and The Hague and became Director of Education at TU Delft in 2004.

In 2008 she was a member, from 2011 to 2013 president of the board of the international OpenCourseWare Consortium. The Consortium is the largest international organisation in the field of free online provision of education in the form of complete courses. From 2011 to 2013 she combined the post of director with that of Secretary General of the university.

Since April 2013, she has been Vice-President at TU Delft responsible for Education and Operations.  Furthermore she is a member of the edX University Advisory Board, a global network of universities including Harvard, MIT and Berkeley, that produce Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and promote innovation in education worldwide. She is member of the Supervisory Board of the Hotel School The Hague and of the Comité d’orientation stratégique of the University of Sorbonne.

David Price, OBE, is a learning futurist and co-founder of We Do Things Differently, a culture change company.  He is a Senior Associate at the Innovation Unit, in London. His recent book, 'OPEN: How We'll Work, Live and Learn In The Future' has been an Amazon best-seller since its publication.

For the past 10 years, David has led numerous international education projects, helping schools gear themselves up to meet the challenges of the 21st century. In 2009 he was awarded the O.B.E. By Her Majesty the Queen.

He writes, talks and advises on some of the biggest challenges facing business, education and society: solving the problems of employee, student and civic disengagement; maximising our potential to be creative, innovative and fulfilled citizens, and understanding the global shift towards open organisations, and systems of learning.

Sir Ken Robinson has written that 'from every perspective OPEN will open your mind to some of the real implications of digital technologies for how we live and learn in the 21st century'.


OEB 2015 conference (formerly known an ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN) will be held at the Hotel InterContinental Berlin on December 2-4, 2015.

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