ePIC 2018

The 16th International Conference on Recognition, Trust, Identity and their technologies—Open Badges, ePortfolios, Social Networks and Blockchains

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Edgar Morin

This post is also available in: Français (French)Edgar Morin is a French philosopher and sociologist who has been internationally recognised for his work on complexity and “complex thought” (pensée complexe), and for his scholarly contributions to such diverse fields as media Read more…

Victoria Fontan, France

This post is also available in: Français (French)I am the manager of the Quality Assessment and Learning Centre, hosted by the Bioforce Institute in Lyon, France. I am also a visiting professor at the Western Read more…

François Taddei, CRI, France

This post is also available in: Français (French)François Taddei is co-founder (2005) and director of the CRI (Center for Interdisciplinary Research) since 2006. Since 1999, he has been Research Director at Inserm within the Systems Read more…

Eric Bruillard, Paris Descartes University, France

This post is also available in: Français (French) Eric Bruillard is currently a professor of computer science at Paris Descartes University and a member of the EDA laboratory. His research area concerns the design and Read more…

Nate Otto, Concentric Sky, USA

This post is also available in: Français (French)I’m passionate about how Internet technology opens up democratic participation in culture, business, and politics and think that we have hardly begun to explore what is possible through Read more…

Claire Héber Suffrin

This post is also available in: Français (French)Claire Hébert-Suffrin is co-founder, with her husband Marc, of the Réseaux d’échange Réciproques de Savoirs ®, RERS (Reciprocal Knowledge Exchange Networks) which she has contributed to animate the development Read more…

Michel Diaz

This post is also available in: Français (French)Michel Diaz is the cofounder and Associate Director of Féfaur, a leading research and advisory firm focused on corporate talent and learning. Thought leader, analyst and consultant, Michel publishes regularly Read more…

Ruben Verborgh, Ghent University, Belgium

This post is also available in: Français (French) I believe in a Web on which clients possess more intelligence than the servers they use. I’m a professor of Semantic Web technology at IDLab, a group of Ghent University/imec, and a research affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group of CSAIL at MIT. I love to Read more…

Jean-Roch Houllier, THALES Learning Hub

This post is also available in: Français (French) Jean-Roch Houllier is the International Learning & Digital Director of THALES Learning Hub, the University of Thales Group. He is a lecturer, teacher and professional thesis director Read more…

Eric Barilland, Orange, VP Skills Management & Partnership

This post is also available in: Français (French)Graduated from the ESCEM (Tours campus). After several positions in Finance at Orange, Eric Barilland becomes CFO of a Group’s subsidiary company for 2 years then changes his Read more…

Patrick Werquin, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers , France

This post is also available in: Français (French)Patrick Werquin is currently professor at CNAM: Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (French Tertiary Research and Adult Education Institution), Paris; and international independent consultant based in Saint-Sulpice-sur-Lèze, Read more…

David Margueritte, Région Normandie

This post is also available in: Français (French)David Margueritte is a Lawyer in Public Law and Trainer. 2nd Vice-President, in charge of apprenticeship and vocational training, he is also President of the Employment, Training and Read more…

The Organising Committee

Dedicated to make ePIC a great event since 2003!
Serge Ravet

Serge Ravet

Open Recognition Alliance

Co-author of the Bologna Open Recognition Declaration, founding partner of the Open Recognition Alliance

Chiara Carlino

Chiara Carlino


Project Manager at CINECA, a non profit Consortium, made up of 70 Italian universities*, 8 Italian Research Institutions and the Italian Ministry of Education.

Tania Martinelli

Tania Martinelli

Freelance Project Manager and Business Developer

Tania Martinelli supports private companies and public Institutions in the development of their own Digital Badges Ecosystems.

Nate Otto

Nate Otto

Open Badge Director, Concentric SKy

Co-author of the Bologna Open Recognition Declaration, Nate is passionate about how Internet technology opens up democratic participation in culture, business, and politics and think that we have hardly begun to explore what is possible through our connections with community. I intend to apply my knowledge to projects that aim to revolutionize commerce, politics, and education.

Caroline Belan Menagier

Caroline Belan Menagier

Head of international relations and lifelong learning strategies

Caroline is Head of international relations and lifelong learning strategies" and change at Confederal University Leonardo da Vinci is an association of three public higher education institutions in the same area that have chosen to collaborate on specific strategic issues. Those institutions are the universities of Poitiers and Limoges and ISAE-ENSMA engineering school based in Poitiers

Philippe Petitqueux

Philippe Petitqueux


Philippe is leading "Badgeons la Normandie" initiative

Esther Linley

Esther Linley


Esther has been contributing to the organisation of ePIC since 2010.


What's happening during the #OpenRecognition Week

Making living arts open to all

La Galerie Capazza est un lieu d’exception à Nancy mais c’est aussi et surtout une “équipe” d’exception, avec Laura et Denis, Sophie et Gérard Capazza. Ensemble ils rendent l’art moderne vivant et accessible à tous, dans tous les sens du terme. Sans jugement, sans a priori, ils vivent pour les […]


FAV: Making innovation by investing in ideas

Fondazione Aldini Valeriani – FAV is the management school of Industrial Management Confindustria Emilia Area Centro. FAV’s goal is to ensure greater competitiveness for local companies and to develop people skills, encouraging synergies between technical and managerial cultures. FAV issues Open Badge on Bestr for a number of its courses […]


International cooperation helps to train Master trainers in Laos

DVV International Regional Office and the Department of Non-Formal Education initiated a project in order to train a group of 35 Master trainers in youth and adult education in Lao PDR. The workshops were organized around the following themes: Methods of Adult Education, Gender, Group Dynamics and Approach to Adult […]


Bridge Partners®: a training organisation specialising in soft skills

Bridge Partners® is an Italian training company specializing in the field of negotiation and effective communication. Along with management consulting and team coaching activities, Bridge Partners® has been working to spread the culture of managerialism based on structured approaches and focusing on one particular soft skill: negotiating ability (find out […]


OVS: the retailer who invests in training

OVS S.p.A., the leading brand in Italy for clothing, is not only the largest employer, but also the largest trainer of professionals in the clothing sector, thanks to the OVS Store Management School and the development programmes for new graduates over the whole of Italy. The training pathway perfected by […]


Ca’ Foscari Competency Centre: the development of peoples’ transversal skills

The University of Venice Ca’ Foscari  recently set up Ca’ Foscari Competency Center with the mission to improve people’s performance through the development of their Soft Skills. To further highlight learners’ competencies concerning soft skills, such as motional and Social Competencies, Personal Development and Self Awareness, is experimenting with Open Badge through […]


Recognition of internal personnel competencies or student representation

With about 120 offices spread over seven main centres, high-level scientific research and state-of-the-art teaching, the University of Turin is one of the most prestigious academic institutions among Italian universities. The University of Turin has promoted two projects in the enhancement and development of the competencies of the internal staff: […]

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