On behalf of its members and the global open education community OE Global organizes and hosts three global events each year.

Every year, in the month of March, OE Global hosts a global week long event called Open Education Week. Its goal is to raise awareness, showcase initiatives, and celebrate the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. During Open Education Week educators organize and conduct online and local events such as workshops, webinars, discussions, debates, and other activities for the general public or a specific audience, such as faculty or students. All these events are listed on OE Global’s open education week website providing a forum for promotion, participation, and curation. Open Education Week has been running since 2013 and over the years has become a landmark event people plan for and anticipate. Open education week is one of the foremost global community events raising awareness and showcasing exemplary open education work around the world. Join Open Education Week 2020!

OE Global’s Open Education Awards for Excellence give annual recognition to outstanding contributions in the open education community. There are two main categories of awards. 1. Individual awards are special merit awards presented to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to advance openness in education. 2. Resources, Tools and Practices awards celebrate outstanding Open Education initiatives. Nominations come from the global open education community and award recipients are chosen by a global peer-review committee. Awards are given out each year at the OE Global Conference. To find out more and participate visit the 2019 Open Education Awards for Excellence.

The Open Education Global Conference is where the world meets to present and advance the ways open education improves access, participation, and success in education. Through a combination of keynotes, presentations, action labs and other activities participants network and learn about the latest trends and advancements in open education. The OE Global conference is the most internationally diverse conference devoted exclusively to open education, attracting researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators and students from countries all across the world. For anyone wanting a global perspective on open education this is the conference to attend. To find out more, visit OE Global Conference 2019. Interested in hosting the 2021 or 2022 conference? Submit a Conference Location Proposal.