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.

To Register

Registration for the 2018 edX Global Forum is currently open to all edX partners. Register today for an early-bird rate only available until June 30.

Questions about registering? Contact globalforum@edx.org.


Prior years' speakers include:

Michael Crow

President, Arizona State University

Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Australia National University

Scott D. Anthony

Managing Partner, Innosight

Sir Timothy O'Shea

Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Edinburgh

Sanjay Sarma

Vice President for Open Learning, MIT

Ted Mitchell

President, American Council on Education

Jamie Merisotis

President & CEO, Lumina Foundation

Carol Quillen

President, Davidson College

Jim McKelvey

Co-founder of Square & Founder of LaunchCode

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, November 14: Arrival and pre-meetings; opening reception

Thursday, November 15: Conference Day 1; evening reception to follow

Friday, November 16: Conference Day 2

Further details of the event schedule will be released soon!


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. Conference attendees are encouraged to stay at the Park Plaza for convenient access to the conference venue.

You can reserve your room directly through the hotel or your booking agent of choice (please note that there is no preferred pricing for this event; we encourage you to book as early as possible to secure the best rate). The Park Plaza is conveniently located downtown, within short walking distance of a number of other hotels.

Boston Park Plaza Hotel


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.

For sedan or private car services, feel free to use Commonwealth Limo, Boston Coach, or Carey Limousine. For other means of transportation, visit Rideguru.com.


Boston is a dynamic city with much to offer in cultural attractions, museums, and activities. For more information about Boston, try U.S. New Boston Guide, Boston Visitors Bureau, or Trip Advisor.

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.