Welcome to ePIC 2017

Conference Overview

October 25

Day 1 of ePIC and the first international Open Recognition Day; a diverse schedule of events designed for a local Italian audience, the Open Badges technology community and for the international Open Badges community in locations around the world.

October 26 and 27

Day 2 and 3 of ePIC; conference keynotes and presentations based on the Call for Contributions below.

Call for Contributions

"Alternative Credentials - Credentialing Alternatives​"

One year after publishing the Bologna Open Recognition Declaration (www.openrecognition.org) we want to explore how to open up credentials, exploring alternative credentials and alternative to credentials.

We want to think deeply about the contribution of technology to credentialing systems - not just its surface and trends but its newest ideas and applications.

ePIC is a community of innovators, and here is everything we are asking you to help out with, and everyone we feel would be a great asset for this #openEpic community:

Latest News

ePIC Newsflash - September 2016

#OpenBadges: the Milestones of a re-Decentralised Web

ePIC 2016 Update

Connie Yowell (LRNG), David Leaser (IBM) and  Peter Janzow (Pearson) will address ePIC
#OpenEpic Twitter Chat with David Leaser, September 12
The Bologna Open Recognition Declaration​
Hack Open Badges at ePIC!

Open Badge News

Open Badge Passport update
Open Badges: the Experience of Italian Universities​
CanCred Passport - free cloud storage of Open Badges in Canada
 

#OpenEpic Twitter chat with Nate Otto (@ottonomy) Director of Technology @badgealliance - Monday August 22nd 9am PT (6pm CET)

Every two weeks on  ​Monday 9am Pacific Time (6pm CET) ePIC 2016 organises a 30 minutes Twitter chat to with experts to discuss questions that will be explored during the conference. Monday August 22nd, we have the pleasure to welcome Nate Otto (@ottonomy) Director of Technology at Badge Alliance who will share with us his work and reflections on the current and future evolutions of the Open Badge standards and ecosystem.

#OpenEpic Twitter chat with Dr Bernard Bull - Monday July 11th 9am PT (6pm CET)

Every two weeks on  ​Monday  9am Pacific Time  (6pm CET) ePIC 2016 organises a 30 minutes Twitter chat to with experts to discuss questions that will be explored during the conference. This Monday, we have the pleasure to welcome Bernard Bull (@bdean1000)  an educational leader and prolific author—c.f. http://etale.org/main/​.

#OpenEpic Twitter chat Monday June 13th at 8am PT (5pm CET)

Every two weeks, starting  ​Monday 13 June 8am Pacific Time  (5pm CET) ePIC 2016 organises a 30 minutes Twitter chat to with experts to discuss questions that will be explored during the conference.

ePIC Newsflash April 2016

ePIC 2016 Newsflash - April 2016

The Advent of the Personal Ledger — ePortfolios and Open Badges Unite!

ePIC 2016 Update

Learners and citizens as leaders of educational and social innovation
A great panel of international speakers
Bologna and Palazzo Gnudi

Open Badge Passport News

BadgeChain: exploring the future of Open Badges

A great panel of International Speakers

 

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Participant Information

  • When? Conference dates are 25-26-27 October 2017.
  • Where? The conference takes place in Bologna (Italy) in the beautiful venue of Palazzo Gnudi.
  • Programme? A complete version of the programme will be available by the end of June 2017, after the review of submissions.
  • How to participate? You can register to the conference as a delegate or presenter. Presenters have to submit a contribution.
  • How to submit a contribution? Details of the call for contributions are available here.
  • Costs? Presenters pay a reduced registration fee and there is an early bird discount when registering before 1 September 2017.
  • Where to stay? Delegates and speakers have to take care of their own accommodation.
  • Access? Bologna is easy to reach by plane, train or car. The conference venue is only 4km away from the airport.
  • Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities: for exhibition and sponsorship please contact esther.linley@iosf.org.