The 11th Opencast conference will be hosted from 5-7 February 2020 at Ghent University in Belgium.


The conference takes place at the Campus Coupure of Ghent University, the main campus of our Faculty of Bioscience Engineering.

More information about the venue and how to get to Ghent is available at the venue page.

About the conference

The Opencast community is an international collaboration of individuals, higher education institutions and organisations working together to discuss, develop, define and document best practices for the management of audiovisual content in academia.

The conference is dedicated to the use and management of academic video in general and Opencast in particular.

While the focus of the event will be on Opencast, the community seeks participation from related domains and projects. We are therefore inviting educational designers, researchers, services providers and others working with video in academic settings to share expertise and experience across the field and explore opportunities to collaborate in related projects.

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s keynote speakers Emily Nordmann and Margret Plank , see the programme !


The pre-conference event is at Café Vooruit starting at 18:00, map

Evening activities

For those who registered and payed the evening activities:

Day 1:

18:00 - Meetup at Lakenhalle with visit to the Belfry and city tour, map

20:30 - Diner at the Abt, map

Day 2:

18:00 - Meetup at Korenlei with boat tour and city walk, map

20:30 - Diner at belfort stadscafe, map

Housekeeping rules

  • No food or drinks in the lecture hall
  • No smoking inside the buildings
  • Toilets are indicated
  • WiFi “eduroam” or UGentGuest (with guest account)


The registration for the Opencast 2020 Summit is closed.