ePIC 2018

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

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ePIC 2018 is the main event of the International Recognition Week. Join us to Celebrate Open Recognition worldwide!

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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…

Bernard Bull

Bernard Bull, Concordia University Wisconsin, USA

This post is also available in: Français (French) Bernard Bull is Vice Provost of Curriculum and Academic Innovation, Chief Innovation Officer, and Associate Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He holds degrees in history, 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…

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

CINECA

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

Reconnaître

Philippe is leading "Badgeons la Normandie" initiative

Esther Linley

Esther Linley

Reconnaître

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

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SolidarityNow

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GFOSS – Promotion of Openness through the use and the development of Open Standards and Open Technologies in Education, Public Administration and Business in Greece

GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance  is a non-profit organization founded in 2008. Its main goal is to promote Openness through the use and the development of Open Standards and Open Technologies in Education, Public Administration and Business in Greece. GFOSS is a platform for Open Standards, Free Software, Open Content, Open Data & Open Hardware […]

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Supporting first generation students through a network of peers

Arbeiterkind.de supports first generation students through a network of volunteers. This year they are celebrating their 10-year anniversary. Their goal is to encourage students from families without university experience to be the first to study in their families. Throughout Germany, 6,000 volunteers are involved in 75 local ArbeiterKind.de groups to […]

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