Programme Structure

The Conference programme will include plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops, moderated poster, demo sessions and synergy strand. The event will start on Tuesday afternoon on 9 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Cocktail and will end with a Farewell Coffee on 12 June.


9 June, Tuesday 10 June, Wednesday 11 June, Thursday 12 June, Friday
9.00-13.30 & 15.00-18.30
Pre-Conference Activity:
International Editors Workshop In Educational Technology Journals

Venue: UOC – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Av. del Tibidabo, 39, 08035 Barcelona

9.00-11.00 Morning Plenary Session 9.00-11.00 Morning Plenary Session 9.00-10.30 Morning Parallel Sessions
11.30-13.00 Morning Parallel Sessions 11.30-13.00 Morning Parallel Sessions 11.00-12.30 Morning Parallel Sessions
13.00-14.30 Lunch 13.00-14.30 Lunch 12.45-14.15 Closing Plenary Session
15.00-18.00 Registration 14.30-16.00 Afternoon Parallel Sessions 14.30-16.00 Afternoon Parallel Sessions 14.15-15.00 Farewell Coffee
15.00-18.30: Pre-Conference Event:

How Europe seizes the opportunities offered by MOOCs – organised by HOME project

16.30-18.00 Afternoon Parallel Sessions 16.30-18.00 Afternoon Parallel Sessions  

Pre-Conference Session:
Introduction to EDEN – To Old Friends and Newcomers

18.15-19.15 Annual General Meeting 19.30 Buses leave from the conference venue  
Welcome Reception
Book & Wine Event
20.00-23.00 Conference Dinner  

Interactive session formats

The sessions will combine traditional elements as well as more interactive formats, such as research speed dating, homegroups and fishbowls:

Speed dating sessions allow researchers and practitioners to come together to discuss their interests and find others with similar interests or ideas and experience they can draw on. The 90 minute session will consist of  5 minutes of introduction, 25 minutes of ‘fast rotation’ in which the presenters deliver a short (2-3 minute) summary of their research and their questions, 45 minutes where participants cluster into small groups in which they can have more in-depth discussions around their common research topic, then finally 15 minutes to round off and conclude the sessions and give feedback to the session audience.

A homegroup is a randomly assigned group of participants. Delegates will be assigned to a random homegroup with people from different countries. The purpose is to work participatively in a new and fresh environment and make friends from different locals.