Welcome to the 1st GO-GN Seminar in Cape Town, 6-13 December 2013

Latest news


The program is finalized and send to all participants.

For all participants airport transfer on arrival is arranged. Please look for the sign board with the UNESCO Chair in OER Logo.

We start on Saturday with a lunch at the Pavilion Conference Centre. Some particpants will come in later.

In the evening we will have dinner together in the Belgian restaurant called Den Anker, just opposite the conference venue accross the footbridge next to the Clock Tower.

We now have 12 PhD candidates and 4 supervisors in the program. Download the program here.



Most participants are now officially invited. The website for the event is now launched. Please refer to this website for the latest on the program.


Meeting venue booked. The meeting will be in the ClockTower venue, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town.


The GO-GN coordination team starts negotiations with the ROER4D project and the Open Global Conference, both having meetings in Cape Town at the same time as the planned GO-GN meeting. Aim is to benefit from the meetings and agree admission of the GO-GN members to certain parts of the programs of the simultaneous meetings.


Hotel reservations are confirmed. The participants in the GO-GN seminar will stay at the City Lodge V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.


An agreement is reached with Travel Guru in Cape Town to support the logistics of the GO-GN meeting.


The decision is made. Thanks to the sponsorship of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the GO-GN coordination team can go ahead with the organisation of the first GO-GN Seminar


GO-GN is an initiative of the UNESCO Chairs in Open Educational Resources
GO-GN Events are organised to serve the GO-GN membership and partnerorganisations and stimulate the research in OER

GO-GN 2013 Conference Venue

The Pavilion Conference Centre
Clocktower Centre 
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
P.O. Box 80, Green Point, 8051
T: +27 (0)21 419-7661 
F: +27 (0)21 418-4216 
A/H: +27 (0)78 452-5678 
See the website for more information and location.

Travel information


Cape Town

To get an impression of Cape Town, please visit the official website of the city.

Please don't book flights yet, our travel agent will provide the ticket and she will contact you after you received an invitation-letter from us.


On the website of the Deparment of Home Affairs you can see wich countries are exempt from South African visas.


Please check the website of Electricity around the world, to see if your electrical appliances are suited for South-Africa. The table on the website summarizes information on the electrical systems in use in most countries of the world


GO-GN is sponsored by:

The Dutch Ministry of Education Culture & Science

The European Commission DG Education & Culture

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation