Oriel College Dining Hall


At the 2023 conference, Bill Roscoe laid out his plans for Reinventing the Blockchain.  Most of Oxford’s contributions to this workshop will be devoted to showing how these plans are being implemented and applied.

The 2024 Blockchain in Education Summit and Digital Civilisation Conference will examine the practical aspects of blockchain and emphasise its use in supporting mainstream digital civilisation and education. Open International Standards (OSI) for blockchain in the field of education will be presented during the 2024 Blockchain in Education Summit and Digital Civilisation Conference.

See the 2023 Blockchain in Education and Digital Civilisation Conference agenda here.

Conference information

The conference will be held in the Harris Lecture Theatre which can be reached through the tunnel in the Third Quad or the gate on Oriel Street. The code for the gate will be available at the porters lodge. Refreshments will be provided after every session in the ajoining Harris Seminar Room. A sandwich lunch will be available in the senior library.

The first session will begin at 9:30am and the last session should finish around 5pm daily. Talks will generally last 30–45 minutes with time included at the end for questions. During this time, the Harris Seminar Room will remain open if attendees require a place to work. The Robert Beddard Room will also be available throughout the conference for attendees wanting a separate, quiet place to work or for breakout groups. The Robert Beddard Room seats up to 16 people and can be located in the Third Quad.

A Speakers Reception will be held in the Oriel College Dining Hall on Tuesday 9th April, directly following the end of the last speakers talk, until 6pm. The formal dinner will be held at the University College Dining Hall on Wednesday 10th April. Pre-dinner drinks will be from 7:30pm in the Alington Room and dinner will be from 8pm. University College is a short walk down High Street when you turn right out of Oriel Street. Please use the entrance through the Lodge and signage will take you to the Alington Room. Find out more about the formal dinner here.

Registration information can be found on Immersive Education’s conference website.


Based on the success of the Blockchain hackathon held during the 2023 Blockchain in Education and Digital Civilisation Conference, Immersive Education will again be hosting a Front-End and Blockchain Hackathon open to all students, faculty, professionals and independent developers. This will take place in the MacGregor Room on the Third Quad for the duration of the conference with the results to be announced on the last day. For more information on prizes and registation please visit the Immersive Education conference website.


Oriel College Porter's Lodge

If you are staying at Oriel College for the duration of the conference, you will need to check in at the Porters Lodge in Oriel Square. The Lodge is open 24 hours a day and is located at the main entrance to the College on Oriel Square. Check in time is from 2pm and check out time is 10am. Anyone arriving before check in time or leaving after room check out time will be able to leave their bags with the porter.

A hot & cold breakfast buffet is available from 8am–9am in the senior library.

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