We are excited to share that Vincent Zimmer, co-founder of Kiron Open Higher Education, a blended learning platform for refugees, has agreed to be a keynote speaker at the Open edX conference at Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain, on May 24 & 25. 

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Vincent Zimmer, co-founder of Kiron Open Higher Education

Vincent has wide experience in online education. He co-founded Kiron Open Higher Education in 2015, opening quality education to refugees around the world. In addition, he has co-founded several start-ups and has two master degrees, one in “International Economics” from Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany, and the other in “Public Policy and Administration” from the London School of Economics, UK. We are excited about Vincent sharing his experience and knowledge using the Open edX platform as tool to implement positive social change in the world.

One week left for early bird rates and proposals

We invite you to join Vincent, Nick and Anant, our keynote speakers, and the edX community, at our annual conference in Madrid in May to help advance quality education around the globe. Remember if you sign up now, you can get our early bird rates, only available until March 1.

Our call for proposals is also open until March 1. We are seeking talk and tutorial proposals on the topics of innovative courses, course authoring, production and promotion, analytics and research, deployment and technical deep dives, extension and integration of the platform and online learning and training. We look forward to hearing your story!

If you would like more information about the Open edX annual conference, please visit our website which we are constantly updating with conference news. You will also find hotel information with special conference rates, which will be available until April 14.

Looking forward to seeing you in Madrid in May!