We are excited to announce the first two of our keynote speakers for the 2023 Open edX Conference, taking place March 28-31, 2023! Hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the conference will be held on the MIT campus, right in the heart of Cambridge, MA – just minutes from the historic city of Boston!

It is our distinct pleasure to welcome Justin Reich, Director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab, Anant Agarwal, Founder of edX and Chief Platform Officer at 2U, and Karl Vogel, Partner at Open Tech Strategies, LLC!

Justin Reich

Executive Director, MIT Teaching Systems Lab

Justin is an educational researcher interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is the Director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab which aspires to design, implement and research the future of teacher learning. He is the author of Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education from Harvard University Press. He is the host of the TeachLab podcast, and five open online courses on edX including Sorting Truth from Fiction: Civic Online Reasoning, and Becoming a More Equitable Educator: Mindsets and Practices. Justin is a former fellow and faculty associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

Anant Agarwal

Chief Platform Officer, 2U, Inc.

Anant Agarwal is 2U’s Chief Platform Officer, guiding and furthering the company’s vision to increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. As founder and CEO of edX, Agarwal brings his expertise in building powerful online learning platforms to align product

and technology at 2U as the company creates the world’s most comprehensive free-to-degree online learning marketplace. As the first educator to teach an edX course on circuits and electronics from MIT, Agarwal drew 155,000 students from 162 countries. He remains a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT today.

Karl Fogel

Partner, Open Tech Strategies, LLC

Karl Fogel is an open source software developer, author, and consultant. He has been active in free and open source software since 1992. In 2005 he wrote Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project (O’Reilly Media), based partly on his experiences in the Subversion project.

He is a founding partner at Open Tech Strategies, LLC, where he helps organizations launch and engage with open source projects. He has worked at CollabNetGoogleCanonicalO’Reilly Media, and Code for America / Civic Commons, all as an open source specialist. He has also been an Open Internet Tools Project Fellow at the New America Foundation and a member of the board of directors of the Open Source Initative. He is currently a member of the Apache Software Foundation and President of QuestionCopyright.org.

Join Us!

The keynotes will take place on the mornings of Wednesday, March 29th and Thursday, March 30th. Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we will be announcing additional keynotes along with details about the conference schedule.

You don’t want to miss these incredible speakers – Register today!