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DXtera Institute®, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and strategic partners (German Alliance for Education, Strada Education Network and EduCloud Alliance) are pleased to announce the Next Generation By Design 2019 Symposium to be held 21-23 May in Barcelona, Spain.

With greater public understanding of the opportunities, limitations and risks associated with today’s most advanced applications, it is time to transform the current market options and lead the industry in a new direction that enables greater control to the consumer. We call this effort Next Generation By Design (NGBD). Our growing, international community is tackling next generation challenges such as enhanced user experience, information ownership and governance, reducing information redundancy, and security of sensitive or private data.

The NGBD Symposium is an invite-only opportunity for innovators, influencers, leaders and investors to come together to explore a shared vision for the NGBD education environment to transform the delivery education and student success activities in education.


The goal of this symposium is to share what is occurring and to boldly envision the future of NGBD environment or systems that will enable learning environments, business intelligence and learning analytics, and education and career pathways to thrive.

The symposium is comprised of several, focused, half day sessions that enable learning of innovations from panelists, setting the context with a keynote speaker, and significant time for participant engagement in small group discussions to develop actionable projects. We intend the NGBD 2019 Symposium to be a collaborative, engaging forum where you can expect:

  • To learn and share best practices and emerging trends to transform the education infrastructure

  • To participate in collaborative discussions among key leaders and practitioners

  • To hear about opportunities to get involved in demonstration projects

  • To develop an action plan for creating and promoting the NGBD environment


These topic areas emerged from the 2018 Symposium that have been deployed into international projects. Symposium participants will be engaged in the next phase of development and shared actions.

  • Scaling the use of artificial intelligence

  • Enabling smart demand

  • Learner controlled education record

  • Optimizing business intelligence

  • Emerging trends to transform the education infrastructure

*Agenda coming soon


  • Bill Hansen, President and CEO, Strada Education Network

  • Matt Gee, Co-Founder and CEO, Brighthive

  • Emili Rubio Lorenzo, Chief Operating Officer, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

  • Dr. Alina Von Davier, Vice President, ACTNext

  • Prof. Mark Brown, Director, National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University

Those who attend this symposium are invited to collaborate on projects through the DXtera Institute consortium that bring the NGBD environment forward in actionable ways. Invitees will engage with leaders and practitioners from all areas of higher education:

  • Researchers and practitioners, both from a technology and a pedagogy background from the education sector

  • Educational institution and industry representatives, decision makers, university presidents, and vice presidents

  • Managers and directors of education who are interested in promoting these technologies in their institutions

  • Education technology entrepreneurs, investors or foundation leaders

  • Policymakers and influencers at all levels of government


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Group Rate:

Single - €250 per night

Double - €270 per night

Must reserve by 4 April, 2019

Click HERE to reserve your room.

Attendees will need to arrange their own transportation and lodging.

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