Apereo Conferences

Embark on a Journey of Learning and Collaboration: Apereo Community Events

As the heart of the open-source community in education, Apereo Foundation invites you to join us in a year filled with innovation, collaboration, and transformative experiences. Here's a glimpse of our key events, each offering a unique opportunity to engage, learn, and shape the future of open source in education. Apereo Foundation joins other open source conferences to advocate and enlighten our communities about the power of open source in education. We hold Apereo community events in parallel to several international open source conferences like OW2 con and FOSSY.

A complete list of upcoming events can be found on the Apereo Events Calendar. Attending one or more of these events is a wonderful way to get to know Apereo projects and people. All experience levels are welcome!

Mark your calendars and explore the exciting lineup:


OW2con: European Open Source Conference

  • Date: June 11-12, 2024
  • Location: Paris-Châtillon, France
  • Details: OW2con Website

OW2con is the European open source conference organized by OW2. An international meeting of developpers, IT companies, academics and non-profit organizations, OW2con brings together the entire open source community, during two days of presentations ranging from tech topics to business and ethical issues of open source. It also offers a unique opportunity to establish contact with peers through friendly networking sessions. OW2con is open to all, the event is free and all sessions are held in English.

Why Attend OW2con?

  • International Collaboration: Join an international meeting of developers, IT companies, academics, and non-profit organizations.
  • Tech, Business, and Ethical Discussions: Engage in presentations covering tech topics, business strategies, and ethical issues in open source.
  • Networking Opportunities: Establish valuable contacts with peers through friendly networking sessions.

AXIES Conference

Date: 2025 TBD
Location: TBD
Details: https://axies.jp/conf/

Academic eXchange for Information Environment and Strategy (AXIES), a consortium of Japanese academic and research institutions, facilitates the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in teaching, learning, and research. AXIES was established in 2010 as a peer organization to EDUCAUSE. Today AXIES provides leadership and discovery in the development and application of ICT, including, Special Interest Groups (SIG) for open source software projects, university leadership, including Chief Information Officers (CIOs), new technologies and standards at education institutions, and many more.

Why Attend AXIES?

  • Global ICT Leadership: AXIES brings together Japanese academic and research institutions to lead in the development and application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
  • Diverse Special Interest Groups: Explore open source software projects, university leadership discussions, new technologies, and standards through AXIES' specialized Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
  • Peer Collaboration: Engage with CIOs, educators, and experts in an environment that fosters peer collaboration and discovery.

Annual FOSSY Conference

  • Date: August 1-4, 2024
  • Location: Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA

FOSSY (Free and Open Source Yearly) is focused on the creation and impact of free and open source software, uplifting contributors of all experience. We are also mindful of having a safe environment for all. With tracks for education, community building, development and legal and licensing issues, our conference will provide ample learning and networking opportunities for contributors of all levels of experience. We also plan to involve significant community participation in the content of our tracks.

Apereo Foundation co-leads the FOSS for Education track at FOSSY with Creative Commons and Moodle.

Why Attend FOSSY?

  • Contributor Empowerment: FOSSY focuses on the creation and impact of free and open source software, providing a platform for contributors of all experience levels to uplift and share experiences.
  • Safe Learning Environment: With tracks covering education, community building, development, and legal and licensing issues, FOSSY ensures a safe environment for learning, networking, and community participation.
  • Apereo Foundation Involvement: Apereo Foundation co-leads the FOSS for Education track, emphasizing the foundation's commitment to open source education.

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

  • Dates: October 21–24, 2024
    • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Dates: November 13–14, 2024
    • Location: Online
  • Website: EDUCAUSE Conference

Members of the Apereo community attend the EDUCAUSE annual conference each year. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with thought leaders, share experiences, and explore how open source practices can drive innovation in educational institutions.

Why Attend EDUCAUSE?

  • Open Source in Higher Ed: Engage with thought leaders at the EDUCAUSE annual conference, where Apereo hosted the Openness Community Group meetup in 2023, discussing the role of Open Source Program Offices in higher education.
  • Innovation Exploration: Explore how open source practices drive innovation in educational institutions, share experiences, and discover new approaches to enhance learning experiences.
  • Community Networking: Connect with a diverse community of educators, technologists, and thought leaders to share insights, experiences, and best practices.
All Things Open 2024

All Things Open Annual Conference

Apereo was selected as an All Things Open “Non-Profit Partner” and hosted an exhibitor's table. Where staff and volunteers shared our passion for open source edtech. All Things Open is the largest open source/tech/web conference on the U.S. East Coast hosted annually in Raleigh, NC.

Why Attend All Things Open?

  • Non-Profit Partnership: Apereo was selected as an All Things Open "Non-Profit Partner," showcasing our passion for open source edtech at the largest open source/tech/web conference on the U.S. East Coast.
  • Networking Opportunities: Hosted annually in Raleigh, NC, All Things Open provides networking opportunities for staff, volunteers, and enthusiasts to connect and share their commitment to open source.
  • Apereo Foundation Presence: Experience the impact of Apereo's involvement in the open-source community and explore the intersection of open source and education.

Sakai Virtual Conference

Why Attend Sakai Virtual Conference?

  • Engaging Presentations: Immerse yourself in engaging presentations and fast-paced lightning talks.
  • Trivia, Prizes, and Fun: Enjoy Trivia, win Prizes, and participate in a Movie Murder Mystery Game at the end of the day.
  • Low Registration Cost: Register for only $5, thanks to generous support from sponsors, with all proceeds funding Sakai development.

uPortal Dev Days

  • Date: 2024 To Be Determined
  • Location: To Be Determined
  • Details: uPortal website

Why Attend uPortal Dev Days?

  • Learn the Latest Technology: Workshops on Web Components using Lit and insights into the latest technology trends.
  • Become a Contributor: If you're starting out, this is a great opportunity to learn and become a contributor to uPortal.
  • Community Collaboration: Engage with peers, contribute to discussions on the roadmap, and steer the future direction of the project.

Opencast Summit

Why Attend Opencast Summit?

  • International Community Gathering: Join an international conference with workshops, hackathons, and minimal talks.
  • Collaborative Discussions: Sit together, work together, and engage in discussions that shape the future of Opencast.
  • Connect with Peers: Network with the Opencast community and contribute to the ongoing development.

Xerte Online Conference

  • Date: 2024 Dates TBD
  • Details: Xerte website

Why Attend Xerte Online Conference?

  • Showcasing Community Work: Explore sessions showcasing the fantastic work within the Xerte community.
  • Developer Insights: Gain insights into new features and functionality released in the latest version.
  • Engage and Learn: Whether you're a developer or a user, find opportunities to engage, learn, and contribu

Visit the Apereo Events Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events. Whether you're a seasoned contributor or just starting, attending these events is your gateway to discovering Apereo projects and connecting with the vibrant open-source community.

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