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This year’s OEB Plenary Debate motion reads

This House believes artificial intelligence (AI) could, should and will replace teachers

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What to expect at OEB 2016

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Keynote speakers will include


Roger Schank
AI and cognitive science visionary, founder of Socratic Arts and XTOL


Andreas Schleicher
Statistician, researcher and Director of the OECD Education and Skills Directorate


Marcia Conner
Organisational cultures expert, consultant, advisor, strategist and author

Mark Surman

Mark Surman
Proponent of universal web literacy and Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation


Diana Laurillard
Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the UCL Knowledge Lab


Andrew Keen
Executive Director of the Silicon Valley innovation salonFutureCast

Nadia Magnenat Thalmann

Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
Director of the Institute for Media Innovation (IMI) at Nanyang Technological University

Donald Clark

Donald Clark
Professor, Blogger, Speaker

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"The best thing about OEB is the people you meet here: some of the rockstars of education technology!"

Miles Berry, University of Roehampton, UK

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Theme 2016:
Owning Learning

Tomorrow’s learning is about ownership. We will own our learning. We will control what, where, when and how we learn. 

We will access, link, combine, interpret and interact with knowledge. We will be empowered as never before. We will make learning work for us.

OEB 2016 is all about the new world of the empowered learner - a world in which learning is owned by learners.

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OEB is the meeting place for learning and technology professionals from the corporate, education and public sectors.

2,200+ participants from 90+ countries

80+ international exhibitors

100+ dynamic sessions 

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Home: What Participants Say

Ana Matasic, Consulio, Croatia

This is the best conference in the education sector.

Ricard Mateu Guasch, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

It's really impressive how so many people are really involved and really motivated. It's great to see how far we can go.

Jo Swinson, Former Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK

This has been an inspiring, interesting and creative experience. The exhibition is absolutely buzzing!

Toby Walsh, University of New South Wales, Australia

I've been impressed by the number of companies here and the startup vibe. It's interesting to think where it's going to take us. 

Michael Trozzo, McKinsey, Germany

It was fantastic. I'm looking forward to attending more.

Regina Obexer, Management Center Innsbruck, Austria

OEB is one of those conferences that really inspires. There are always new ideas, fantastic keynotes and the opportunity to mix with colleagues from all over the world - it's amazing.

Yannis Skourojiannis, Artist, Greece

Some of the most important companies, researchers, developers are here.

Sandeep Aneja, Kaizen Private Equity, India

We are here because we believe to being exposed to innovations that are taking place all over the world and learning from the audience enables us to be better investors.

David Price, We Do Things Differently, UK

It's been fantastic; there's a real buzz about the place. 

Jeff Kortenbosch, AkzoNobel, The Netherlands

My biggest takeaways from this event are inspiration and a deeper sense of purpose. It’s been an awesome experience and one that has strengthened my beliefs and energised me for the journey ahead.

Cornelia Dahlem, Future Impacts, Germany

It's a very open atmoshpere where everybody shares with each other. You have lots of inspiring presentations as well as today's use cases in the exhibition area.

Ernestine Telleman, New Heroes, The Netherlands

It's a really great place to come for developers. 

Luis Guardarrama, Athabasca University, Canada

In just three days you can learn about everything that's happening in the e-learning industry, all over the world. Great presentations, very interesting topics.

Maria Post, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It's exceeded my expectations. I've learned so much already: how to create videos, how to make flipping the classroom more realistic... As a teacher, it's perfect for me.

Patrick Ryan, Z Group, USA

There's a real diverse group of people here, all in the learning space. It's a great learning experience, a great networking opportunity. 

Luc Steels, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Belgium

I think OEB is an incredible conference; it really brings together everybody working in this domain of digital education - people doing research, building tools, teachers, small companies, big companies. It's a fabulous meeting ground.