We are excited to announce that Stanford University will host Open edX Con 2016!

A photo of Stanford University's campus, showing Hoover Tower (a large tower at the center of campus) from the Main Quad (stone buildings with arches and red roofs). Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rcdesigner/4332087624/This year, we’ll be moving away from the bucolic New England autumn to a beautiful Bay Area summer for 2016’s conference, Open edX Con: Education Shared.

Join us June 14th to 17th to share, learn, discuss, innovate and celebrate all things Open edX!

Stanford has been a supporter of the Open edX initiative since day zero. The Stanford team was instrumental in the open-source release of the Open edX platform, and continues to contribute their code, effort, and enthusiasm to the project.

Home to thousands of success stories in technological innovation, the Bay Area embodies the spirit that drives edX and the Open edX community to achieve great new things. Stanford University’s campus is in Stanford, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, almost equidistant between two major airports: just over 25 miles south of San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and just under 25 miles north of Mineta San José International Airport (SJC).

Stanford is easily accessible by Caltrain, part of the Bay Area public transportation network, using a connector service from either airport (SFO to BART to Caltrain, or SJC to VTA Flyer to Caltrain).

We are in the process of reserving a block of rooms at a local hotel and we’ll send out information about that shortly. In the mean time, you can get an idea of lodging options on Stanford’s website

Why make the move from October to June? This time of year allows for more space and flexibility on campus. We also hope that moving to the summer means more of our academic community will be able to attend.

Where to Stay

For more information about where to stay during Open edX Con 2016, read the conference hotel page.

Get Involved

In addition to announcing the conference, we are also opening the call for proposals and registration! Act soon, as both call for proposals and discounted Early Bird tickets end March 1st.

To keep up with the latest on Open edX Con 2016, sign up for e-mail updates, follow us on Twitter, and follow the #OpenedX2016 hashtag.

About the Open edX Project

The Open edX platform is a leading online teaching and learning platform, powering edX.org and education initiatives from institutions (including the Indian Institute of Technology, Peking University, and Stanford University), and country partners (including France, via France Universite Numerique, and Russia, at openedu.ru). It is made, run, and supported by a global community, and used by more than 11 million learners.

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