OEGlobal 2023 is a Safe Space

The OEGlobal 2023 conference is a safe space for Open Educators to share and collaborate with colleagues worldwide. It is also a new space where you might think that different rules apply. We want to be transparent with our expectations so that your physical and digital experience of the conference at OEGlobal23 is as smooth and easy as possible.

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A safe space …

This conference is a safe space for Open Educators to share and collaborate with colleagues worldwide. We understand there could be some cultural differences, so have created a participant’s guide on how to behave on the platform, which you can access here.

In short:

  • Be welcoming
  • Be considerate
  • Be respectful
  • Be open to ideas

Safety in Edmonton

Edmonton prides itself on being a safe city. However, it is still a city. Here are some personal safety strategies you can use + who to call in an emergency.
Download or print: Navigating personal safety in Edmonton (373.9 KB)

Safety at the Venue

At the venue:

Look for NorQuest’s Digital Marking and Venture Development students. There are around 180 of them cycling through the three conference days. They will be working on a Community Service Learning (CSL) credit project and there to support presenters and attendees, posting to social media and working on sound bites of your experience at the conference! They’ll be wearing red vests so they are easily identifiable. Please support them and their experience as they work to support you!

Will I be recorded?

Only some rooms are being live-streamed. Event participants or attendees will not be recorded. Only speakers, co-presenters, and session mediators will be recorded when they are presenting. The recordings and content will be uploaded to OEG Connect and YouTube after the conference.

Note: If you do not wish your image to be taken by roaming photographers or videographers and posted online, please ask for a red lanyard when picking up your name badge.

How to report an incident

If at any time you feel uncomfortable or threatened, feel like you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please reach out to us at report@oeglobal.org immediately.

If you do not feel comfortable being identified through the direct reporting process, you can report anonymously by using this form.

Safety on OEG Connect

What are we doing to protect your privacy?

oeglobal23 is run entirely by the Open Education Global team and its co-hosts. The technology and information are managed in-house. We have provided links to the terms of use and privacy policies of each of these services for you to review; the links can be found throughout this post and in the summary at the end. We also put requirements in place to help ensure these service providers protect and handle personal information carefully. For example, we have worked with Remo to minimize access to participant data.

Post Only Your Own Stuff

You may not post anything digital that belongs to someone else without their explicit permission. You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law.

Of course, all CC-licensed material will be accepted as long as the conditions of each licence are abided by.

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