september, 2019

thu26sep(sep 26)09:30fri27(sep 27)16:302019 EOCCS Learning Community SymposiumCrafting Unique Digital Experiences09:30 - 16:30 (27) CEST Location: Jouy-en-Josas, France

Event Details

EFMD Global Network in cooperation with HEC Paris organizes the third
EOCCS Learning Community Symposium, which will be held on 26th and 27th September 2019 at HEC Paris, France.

Building a learning community amongst the Institutions with EOCCS certified courses
and interested EFMD members is one of the key values of EOCCS and the main goal
of the EOCCS Learning Community Symposium which facilitates the interaction between peers and online learning experts. You may take a look at the last year’ symposium here.

This year’s edition will represent one-and-a-half-day event where some of the sessions will be accessible to online attendees as well. However, coming to HEC Paris will offer you an exceptional opportunity to meet, interact and learn from the experts sharing their own best practices.

This September we will focus on the unique digital learning experiences, creation of ecosystems in EdTech industry and future practices in online learning space. Furthermore, the potential challenges in online learning delivery formats will be discussed.

Please note that the EOCCS Learning Community Symposium is free of charge for representatives of EOCCS certified institutions. Delegates from institutions not yet certified by EOCCS will be charged a registration fee.


Delegates from EOCCS certified institutions:

  • Free of charge

Delegates from EOCCS non-certified institutions:

  • Early-bird fee (till 31st July) EUR 300.00
  • Normal fee (after 31st July) EUR 350.00


We all know how rapidly the EdTech industry is growing and how hard it is to keep up with the fast-evolving market and explore current trends and innovations. This year the EOCCS team would like to enrich the EOCCS Learning Community Symposium participants’ experience in a way of an exhibition of selected EdTech solutions.

If you would like to raise the awareness of your product amongst the EOCCS Community of online learning practitioners register yourself as an exhibitor using the online registration form (link to the registration form to be included).

Please note that the exhibition area is limited hence we will accept up to 5 exhibitors.
The exhibition spots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. We highly advise you to book your spot as soon as possible!


The EOCCS Symposium Exhibitor Package costs EUR 950.00 (VAT excluded).

The exhibitor package includes:

  • 2 complimentary symposium passes
  • 1x table display area
  • 2x chairs
  • Exhibitor listing on event website and in the EOCCS Symposium booklet
  • Exhibitor logo on event website and in the EOCCS Symposium booklet
  • 100-word description in the EOCCS Symposium booklet
  • AC power socket

Practical information coming soon.


Jouy-en-Josas, France


26 (Thursday) 09:30 - 27 (Friday) 16:30 CEST


HEC Paris

1 Rue de la Libération 78350 Jouy-en-Josas, France


Thursday 26 September

09:30 – 11:30

Optional tour around French EdTech Hub: École 42

13:00 – 14:00

Coffee & Registration

14:00 – 14:15

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Keith Pond, EOCCS Director
  • Peter Todd, Dean, HEC Paris, France

14:15 – 15:00

Presentation I
In a World full of Pigeons, be a Flamingo: why Uniqueness Matters
Why does uniqueness matter in today’s disruptive world? How do key characteristics of the digitalized society inform our online teaching?

  • Kristine de Valck, Associate Professor of Marketing, HEC Paris, France
  • Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer and Professor, Hult International Business School, UK

15:00 – 16:30

Workshop I
Use of Gamification and Simulation to Address Personal Capabilities

  • Rob Alvarez Bucholska, IE Publishing Manager, IE Business School Publishing, Spain

16:30 – 17:30

Campus Tour
Tour around HEC Paris campus.

19:00 – 22:00

Networking dinner at HEC campus Le Chateau

Friday 27 September

08:30 – 09:00

Coffee & Registration

09:00 – 09:45

Panel I
Creating Ecosystems in Online Learning Space
Is relying on an ecosystem of providers and partners becoming more common? How to collaborate?

  • Anna Iñesta, Director, Director, Center for Educational Innovation, ESADE Business School, Spain
  • Xavier Orri Badia, Co-Founder & COO, Homuork, Spain
  • Kristin Dahl, Special Advisor – Project Manager FOME/Insendi, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

09:45 – 10:30

Workshop II
Customised Learning Environements
The future of Learning Management Systems and personalised learning environments. How to implement a learner centred approach and customise the learning experience?

  • Anne Swanberg, Dean Teaching & Learning, Associate Professor, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Panel II
Embracing Technology: Powerful Analytical Tools in Online Education

  • Speakers TBC

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:15

Workshop III
High Performance Learning Journeys: How to Design Effective Training Programmes

  • Robert Brinkerhoff, Senior Adviser and Head of Impact and Evaluation, PROMOTE, US

14:15 – 15:00

Panel discussion III
Future Practices: Artificial Intelligence

  • Federico Frattini, Associate Dean for Digital Transformation, Politecnico di Milano SOM, Italy
  • Jean-Roch Houllier, THALES Learning Hub International & Digital Learning Director, Thales, France

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:15

Presentation II
Why Learning Impact Matters: Challenges of Online Learning in the Corporate vs. Start Up Environment
Two representatives of traditional corporate and start-up environment will discuss the major challenges of online learning in their habitat.

  • Speakers TBC

16:15 – 16:30

Closing Remarks

  • Keith Pond, EOCCS Director
  • Peter Todd, Dean, HEC Paris, France


Register here