Opencast Summit 2023

This year’s Opencast Summit will be from March 22nd to 24th at the Humboldt University in Berlin, at the Campus Adlershof.

The registration will open soon. We will notify you on the Opencast users mailing-list as soon as the registration starts.

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


You can register here. The registration fee is 150 Euros. We are also offering the option to join us for conference dinners on the March 22nd and 23rd and a tour of the famous Berlin TV-Tower on the 23rd. Dinner and TV-Tower visit have to be paid separately in the restaurant / on site. They are not included in the conference fee.

Call For Participation

To create an event that will reflect the interest of the Opencast community, we are hoping that several people will give presentations on this year’s Summit. We would like to particularly focus on the following topics:

  • “YouTube” for your campus
  • Captions, Translations, Accessibility
  • Video-editing with Opencast
  • Capture Agent topics
  • Opencast user stories
  • DevOps
  • Opencast Integrations
  • Player
  • What’s next in lecture recording and video management?

Also feel free to propose talks on other Opencast related topics or request a session, and we will try our best to find a presenter for the subject.

There are four types of proposals for these two tracks:

  • Lightning talk: 15 minutes including 5 minutes Q&A
  • Presentation: 30 minutes including 5–10 minutes Q&A
  • Birds of a feather: 30 minutes to 1 hour. Suggest a topic you would like to discuss with others.
  • Workshop 1–2 hours

The deadline for submitting proposals ended February 27th, 2023 (end of day).

Conference Information

The Conference will be from March 22nd to 24th 2023 in Berlin.

It will be at the Adlershof Campus (Erwin Schrödinger Center) of the HU Berlin, which is about 18 km from the city center. This is around 45 minutes with public transport. We would still recommend you to book a hotel closer to the city center, as we would schedule the events in the evenings closer to the city center. And even if you do not want to join these events, it will be more exiting to spend your time in Berlin-Mitte.

The conference fee will be €150.00.

There will be optional conference dinners on the 22nd and 23rd that will be charged additionally. The will probably also be an option to book a visit the Berliner Fernsehturm, one of the famous landmarks of Berlin.

Please register here for the conference.


You can find the preliminary program of the event in a separate announcement: