Top view of a conference room, participants talk around different stands and tables

OPEN Forum 2021

The second edition of the OPEN Forum will take place at the University of Antwerp on July 1st, 2021. We look forward to welcoming you to this networking event, bringing together a wide range of stakeholders in the field of technologies for accessibility.

In February 2019, the first edition of the OPEN Forum took place. We look back on a successful first edition. Over 90 participants from 6 coutnries joined us during this one-day event, which brought together a range of stakeholders in the field of media and cultural accessibility - researchers, trainers, translators, tech companies, media companies, cultural venues, service providers, broadcasters, users, user organizations, policy makers, NGOs, etc. 

The opportunities and challenges of technological innovation for accessibility services in the media and cultural sectors were discussed during three keynote speeches, six stands in the exhibition space and five presentations. More information and pictures on the previous edition is available here.

In 2021, the OPEN Forum offers organisations, research groups and companies a platform to present their newest initiatives regarding technological developments for media and cultural access services. During this one-day event a keynote speech and panel discussion alternate with networking opportunities during an exhibition and presentations, demo's or workshop by the participating organisations. 

More detailed information for organisations and companies who are interested in exhibiting their products, will be published soon. In the meantime, feel free to contact us at

This year, the OPEN Forum will coincide with the Unlimited! 3 conference on July, 2nd 2021. You can find more information about this event here.