Participant Information

ePIC 2017, the 15th edition of ePIC, is taking place in October in Bologna (Italy), at Palazzo Gnudi in the historical centre of the city.

  • When? Conference dates are 25-27-27 October 2017.
  • Where? The conference takes place in Bologna (Italy) in the beautiful venue of Palazzo Gnudi.
  • Programme? A complete version of the programme will be available by the end of June 2017, after the review of submissions.
  • How to participate? You can register to the conference as a delegate or presenter. Presenters have to submit a contribution.
  • How to submit a contribution? Details of the call for contributions are available here.
  • Costs? Presenters pay a reduced registration fee and there is an early bird discount when registering before 1 September 2017.
  • Where to stay? Delegates and speakers have to take care of their own accommodation.
  • Access? Bologna is easy to reach by plane, train or car. The conference venue is only 4km away from the airport.
  • Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities: for exhibition and sponsorship please contact

Further practical information will be published later. 

Who should attend ePIC 2017?

  • If you are an educational practitioner, educational technologist or educational hacker; 
  • if you are a human resource professional, social entrepreneur, social activist, employer or researcher, working in initial education, adult education, youth movement, NGO, trade union, industry, public body, municipality, professional body, social service, funding body...
  • If you have experienced educational and/or social innovation with Open Badges, ePortfolios, identity, trust and/or Blockchains;
  • If you want to learn from those who have created educational and/or social innovation with Open Badges, ePortfolios and/or Blockchains; 
  • If you want to find partners for future projects

ePIC 2017 is for you!



Cineca is co-organizing ePIC as part of its project for the recognition of Lifelong & Lifewide learning through Open Badges: Bestr.

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