Reconnaître - Conférence ePIC

About ePIC 2023


Open Recognition for a Sustainable Planet

ePIC 2023, the 21st International Conference on Open Education, Open Recognition Technologies and Practices, will be taking place 100% face-to-face in Vienna, Austria.

  • When? Conference dates are 6 to 8 December 2023.
  • Where? 100% face-to-face, in Vienna (Austria), at the cultural and seminar centre “Markhof”.
  • Program? The program is updated regularly when new submissions are being accepted.
  • How to participate? You need to register to the conference.
  • How to submit a contribution? Details of the call for contributions are available here.


  • June 30 2023: Deadline for the submission of detailed abstracts*. Submit early! Reviewed for acceptance within 2 weeks.
  • July 15 2023: Final proposal acceptance notification.
  • September 30: Speaker registration deadline (early bird ends September 15).
  • December 6-8: Conference.
  • December 20: Submission of the papers for the conference proceedings.

* The detailed abstracts must be between 500 and 800 words long.

How to reach the conference?

  • Location:  Markhof Cultural and Seminar Centre, Coworking Space – Markhofgasse 19 – 1030 Vienna (Austria)
  • Contact: (for information purposes only, not for reservations)
  • Getting there: The Markhof can be reached by car or directly with the subway U3 Schlachthausgasse (exit Markhofgasse) or with tram 18 (station: Schlachthausgasse).
  • Accommodation: We advise you to book a hotel near the centre of Vienna and close to an underground or tram station.

    We wish to bring to your attention that the pre-Christmas time in Vienna is particularly well loved by international travellers with it’s many Christmas markets and cosy hot wine stands and this is why we recommend not  hesitating too long before reserving your room! 

    Some places offer better value for money when booked direct (eg.Motel One) but others offer their best rates over  If you find a place within easy access of the U3 Metro line then your travel to and from the conference will be made easier.

    We recommend these hotels:

    More about the Markhof

    MARKHOF is home to coworking spaces, workshops and studios, as well as a lively event and seminar centre, where everything from small meetings to large festivals is possible. Seminars, workshops, meditation, music, dance and cooking classes are all available.

    The conference will be held in the following spaces:

    Picture credits :

    About the Social Dinner

    • Location:  At MELKER STIFTSKELLER – Schottengasse 3 – A-1010 Wien
    • Getting there:
      • Station Schottentor:
        Accessible by U2, Tram 37/38/40/41/42/43/44
        Approximately 5 min walk by foot via Schottengasse in the direction of the inner city
      • Station Herrengasse :
        Accessible by U3
        Approximately 7 min walk by foot via Herrengasse, then Schottengasse
    • Gallery

    The restaurant

    Just a simple and authentic Viennese “Gasthaus”, a restaurant in a traditional setting in Vienna’s oldest cellar vault.

    Head office & Office

    Association Reconnaître – Open Recognition Alliance – 3, Esplanade Stéphane Hessel – 14 000 Caen (France)

    N° SIRET : 839 826 773 00021