The Open Recognition Alliance organises bi-weekly open conference calls:

Next Calls

28 February 2018— Improving data quality along the learner lifecycle, Michael D. Sessa, PESC President & CEO
14 March 2018The Participate Open Badges experience, Mark Otter, Participate COO
28 Mach 2018—Open
11 April 2018—Open
25 April 2018—Open
9 May 2018—Open
23 May 2018—Open
6 June 2018—Open
20 Juen 2018—Open
4 July 2018—Open
18 July 2018—Open

Previous Calls


  • February 14 Badgecraft – Innovative Community Learning in Europe, Nerijus Kriauciunas
  • January 17— Designing an Open Recognition Framework, Serge Ravet Open Recognition Alliance
  • January 3121C Badging Design Challenge, Don Fraser, Education Design Lab


  • Badge Wiki 13 December—working on the badge wiki
  • December 06Open Recognition Alliance: what have we achieved in 2017? What programme for 2018? Community discussion.
  • November 08Highlights from ePIC 2017, community discussion.
  • Badge Wiki 1 November—working on the badge wiki.
  • October 11Presentation of Making Informal Recognition Visible and Actionable (MIRVA), Serge Ravet, Open Recognition Alliance.
  • October 04— Sending the Right Signals with Open Badges, a Medical Assistant technical and soft skills program, Kate Radionoff, Dean, School of Professional and Continuing Education.
    Madison College, Wisconsin.
  • September 27Opening up Education: A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions, Dr Andreia Inamorato dos Santos, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission.
  • September 13ESCObadges: badging skills via API, Bert Jehoul Open Knowledge, Belgium
  • August 30Recognizing Real VALUE with STLR Badges,Jeff King, Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning, University of Central Oklahoma.
  • Badge Wiki 23 August—working on the badge wiki.
  • August 16Endorsements: Secret Sauce for Open Badges? Nate Otto, Concentric Sky.
  • August 02Two years of Bestr: how Open Badges are growing in Italy, Chiara Carlino, Federico Giacanelli, Matteo Bertazzo, CINECA.
  • Badge Wiki 26 July—working on the badge wiki.
  • July 19IBM Open Badges: Attracting and Developing Talent for a Global Workforce, David Leaser, IBM Senior Program Executive and Marjolein van Eck, IBM Talent Solutions & People Analytics.
  • July 05Open Badges across the Humanitarian Sector, Don Presant, Learning Agents (Humanitarian Leadership Academy).
  • June 21Credential Engine: Bringing Transparency to all Credentials in the Marketplace, Bob Sheets, Jeanne Kitchens, Credential Engine.
  • June 07Open Badges for Social Service Workers, Rob Stewart, Scottish Social Services Council.
  • May 24Open Badges for HR training professionals, Olga Manzano, the Learning & Performance Institute (LPI).
  • May 10Keeping Open Badges as an open community.
  • April 26Badgeons la Normandie, Philippe Petitqueux, Délégué au numérique à la Direction Régionale de l’Alimentation de l’Agriculture et de la Forêt de Normandie
  • April 12Exploring the Open Badge Challenges, community
  • March 29Open Recognition, Open Endorsement & Open Badges, community.
  • March 15— Open Badge Summit Recap and update on the badge validator service, Nate Otto, Concentric Sky.
  • March 01Feedback on the British Columbia Open Badges Forum, Don Presant, Learning Agents, Feedback on the IMS Open Badges Summit, Nate Otto, Concentric Sky, Discussion on Open Recognition Day, Serge Ravet, Open Recognition Alliance.
  • February 15Open Badges Verification 2.0, Nate Otto, Concentric Sky & Principal Author, Open Badges 2.0.
  • February 01What we mean by Open Recognition, community discussion.
  • January 18What are the main challenges (and opportunities) ahead of us to make Open Recognition a reality? Community discussion.
  • January 04Why do we need an Open Recognition Alliance? How to make it a reality? Community discussion.