Programme Formats

Pre-Conference Workshops

Half- or full-day workshops, seminars and meetings with activities to develop practical skills, in-depth insights and knowledge. Pre-conference workshops must be signed up to in advance.

Plenary Sessions

The Opening Plenary, the OEB Debate and the Friday Plenaries feature world-class keynote speakers who will set the scene for the day – and night! Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media to be kept up to date, and in the meantime watch last year’s keynotes here.

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Interactive breakout sessions engage participants with peer-learning activities and discussions in numerous formats, including round-table learning cafes, debates, crowdsourcing sessions, unconference gatherings, P2P exchanges and fishbowls. 

The Spotlight Stage

The OEB Spotlight Stage features a rolling programme of interactive formats, including interviews, debates, pitching sessions and performances. Pop in for a burst of left-field inspiration, entertainment and provocation! View some of 2015’s Spotlight features here.

The OEB Boardroom

Unique OEB Boardroom knowledge exchanges provide the opportunity to expand perspectives on a variety of issues. Ideal for collaboration!

Networking Sessions

These sessions support thematic networking opportunities around key topics related to the themes of the event. The main objectives of each session is to provide you with a unique chance to interact with stakeholders in the field, develop new professional relationships, exchange key information and of course share your experience and insights with the OEB community.

Discovery Demos

Discovery demos show off next-rev tools, next generation materials and pre-release products and give the chance to interact on an informal basis with developers and creators.

Tech Labs

Follow the glow of the screens into one of the hands-on tech labs which offer training in the use of various tools and applications.