What is the edX Global Forum?
The edX Global Forum brings together the edX partner network of senior leaders and digital learning innovators from the world’s best universities and organizations. This annual summit provides an opportunity for edX partners to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and design the future of education together. Attendees can expect provocative plenaries, informative breakout sessions, small group meetings, dynamic networking opportunities, and exciting evening events.
Head of Education, Gender and Work
World Economic Forum
Vice President, Chief Leadership and Learning Officer
Dean for Digital Learning
Partner, Global Chief Talent & Inclusion Officer
Principal and Vice-Chancellor
University of Edinburgh
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Minister of Finance
Government of Afghanistan
Universitat Politècnica de València
University of Pennsylvania
Our program will be packed with dynamic speakers, engaging discussion, enlightening sessions, and plenty of time for networking with colleagues and edX leaders.
Key highlights of the 2018 program will include:
|6:00pm||Opening Reception, Park Plaza Hotel|
|9:00am||Forum begins! Opening Remarks from edX CEO Anant Agarwal|
|9:30am||Keynote Conversation: Saadia Zahidi, World Economic Forum|
|1:00pm||edX Town Hall, Hosted by Anant|
|4:30pm||Redesigning Education for the 21st Century - an Interactive Workshop|
|6:00pm||Reception & Dinner - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum|
|9:00am||Keynote Conversation: Deb Bubb, IBM|
|10:00am||edX Product Vision & Roadmap|
|1:00pm||edX Learner Panel|
|2:00pm||edX Prize Winner Announcement!|
|4:00pm||Closing Remarks; Forum concludes.|
Hotel, Venue, and Travel Information
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Hotel and Conference Venue: Boston Park Plaza Hotel
The conference will be held at the Park Plaza Hotel, located in the heart of historic downtown Boston.
The Park Plaza is conveniently located downtown, within short walking distance of a number of other hotels. EdX has a reserved block of rooms at Hotel 140, a highly rated hotel just a short walk from the conference venue. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a room in this block. Please be aware that space is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
November is one of the busiest convention months in Boston; we strongly encourage you to book your accomodation as soon as possible to secure availability and best pricing options.
The recommended airport is Logan International Airport (BOS), which is 10-30 minutes from downtown Boston depending on traffic. Taxi is the most commonly used transportation from the airport, and costs about $30 with tip.
Who should attend?
The edX Global Forum is a conference for leaders in the online learning space. The audience is made up of senior leaders at universities and organizations, as well as their teams. All current edX partners are welcome to attend (the event is closed to non-partners). A list of our partner organizations can be found at edx.org/schools-partners.