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Open Badges :

towards a new culture of recognition?

Join the conversation at ePIC 2021, the 19th International Conference on Open Education and Open Recognition Technologies and Practices. ePIC 2021 will welcome participants and speakers from all continents and backgrounds to explore all dimensions of the emerging culture of recognition that gave rise to open badges. Although 100% online, the conference will offer both online and face-to-face events, in both a local and more global dimension.

Culture of Recognition
Open Badges
Recognition of a culture

Celebrate the 10 years of Open Badges!

You can attend ePIC 2021 online or get a front row seat by joining the Cube in Tourcoing (France)!

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Enjoy ePIC 2021 live at the EIC cube in Tourcoing!

New educational third place of the EIC school complex in Tourcoing: Le Cube – partner of the event – will host the “heart” of the face-to-face part of the ePIC 2021 conference.

Le Cube is a 4800 m2 innovative pedagogy dedicated to the development of informal and transversal competences of the 21st century, with coworking and codeign spaces, modular and digital meeting rooms, lecture halls, a FabLab and a MediaLab!

Participants attending the Tourcoing Cube will be able to take advantage of the many thematic workshops and activities reserved exclusively for the face-to-face part of the conference. A lot of great exchanges and encounters are in store, with a guaranteed friendly atmosphere!

Partner of ePIC !


Alfie KOHN

Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of fourteen books and hundreds of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations. Kohn’s criticisms of competition and rewards have been widely discussed and debated, and he has been described in Time magazine as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores.” …     Read more

Helen AHL

Professor Helene Ahl, based at Jönköping University in Sweden, is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Lancaster University Management School. She is a leading researcher in the field of critical, feminist perspectives on entrepreneurship. Her 2006 article “Why research on women’s entrepreneurship needs new directions” which challenges received entrepreneurship research practices has become one of the most cited in the field…     Read more


David Rivoire created Les 2 Rives in 2002, a company specialising in VLE support and the implementation of diploma solutions. For 18 years, with his team, he has accompanied more than 10,000 people in a VAE process. He also creates experimental programmes for adapting skills and access to employment for jobs threatened by technological or organisational changes, based on the valorisation of individual experience and combining validation and training …    Read more


Claire Hébert-Suffrin is a co-founder of “Réseau d’Echanges Réciproques de Savoirs (Reciprocal Knowledge Exchange Networks), she is still a participant, a volunteer facilitator, an activist, and the honorary president of the association that brings together the French RERS FORESCO (Formation réciproque échanges de savoirs création collective). She is passionate about knowledge sharing, approaches, practices and research on reciprocity in education and training …     Read more


André Chauvet has been involved for more than 25 years in the professionalization of mobility and professional integration advisors (orientation, skills assessment, VAE), in helping organizations to manage change (organization of services to the public in particular) and in the engineering of career support systems. Today he is a consultant specialising in guidance and career development issues…     Read more


Serge is a founding member and President of Reconnaître—Open Recognition Alliance a not-for profit association dedicated to promoting the goals of the Bologna Open Recognition Declaration. He is also a founding member and President of Bit of Trust, a company created at the initiative of internationally recognised experts in the field of talent recognition and development designing the next generation of Open Badges and Web of Trust technologies… Read more

Geoffroi Garon-Epaule

M.A., PhD student, Expert in digital transformation and educational technology

He has over 15 years of experience in digital transformation as an educational consultant, researcher and trainer specializing in educational innovation and technology (EdTech, Open Badges, Fab Lab), open and social innovation 

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Victoria Fontan

Victoria Fontan is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the American University of Afghanistan. She is also a visiting professor at the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO) in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Institut Supérieur des Techniques de Développement in Kalehe, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the University of Duhok, Iraq.

Organising Committee

Serge Ravet

President of Reconnaitre


Philippe Petitqueux

Secretary of Reconnaitre


Gerard Pruim

Founder of Gear-Up


Don Presant

Founder of Learning Agents


Justin Mason

Director at eLearning & AT


Dominique-Alain Jan

Director of eLearning


Christophe Delamare

Consultant at RD Talents


Fanny Alexandre

Project Mgr at Reconnaître


Patrice Petitqueux

Community Mgr at Reconnaître


Fabien Paquereau



Raphaëla L'Hôte

Educational engineer at UBFC


Loïc Geschwine

Member of Reconnaître


Chris Delepierre

Founder of Trezorium


Sandra Villain

Founder of C’est Pourquoi


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Adress: 3 Esplanade Stephane Hessel - 14 000 Caen - France

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