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25 years of common sense

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The day-conference on effectiveness of learning

How can learning be enabled effectively and contribute to real change?

Time and venue


September 13, 2024

9:00 am – 5:00 pm CEST


HausWirtschaft, NordbahnSaal

Bruno-Marek-Allee 5,

1020 Vienna, Austria

... and online via Zoom



9:00 am – 10:00 am
(all in CEST)

Informal welcome and networking over a Viennese breakfast in the conference location “HausWirtschaft”.

9:40 am 
On location and online
Simultaneous interpreting service available

The virtual meeting room on Zoom will be opened for our online participants.

The link and passcode to the meeting will be sent to registered participants in time before the conference.

10:00 am – 10:30 am
On location and online
Simultaneous interpreting service available

A quest for the effectiveness of learning
Welcome by our Managing Director Andreas Hörfurter

10:30 am – 11:15 am
On location and online
Simultaneous interpreting 
service available

11:15 am – 11:30 am

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
On location and online
Simultaneous interpreting 
service available

Effectiveness of learning

Keynote address by Prof. Dr. Axel Koch

Coffee break

Simulation game: Effective learning

Group work / World Café

Lunch break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch buffet
in the foyer of the HausWirtschaft


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm 
On location and online
Simultaneous interpreting 
service available

Simulation game: Effective learning – new perspectives

Gruppenphase, World Café

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm 
On location and online
Simultaneous interpreting 
service available

Concepts and tools for effective learning
Presentation of results, wrap-up

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Exchange and after-conference drink

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About the conference

Twenty-five years ago, common sense was founded, even before the turn of the millennium, when the eLearning industry (and the founding team) was still very young. Today, we are among the established companies in the industry and can look back on a diverse, successful, and colourful history.


In honour of this anniversary, we want to embark on a quest to explore the effectiveness of our work and digital learning in general. In the conference, we want to work together to explore what makes learning effective and meaningful and how we can enable and ensure effectiveness through the use of educational technologies. 
As a keynote speaker, we have invited Prof. Dr. Axel Koch, who stirred up controversy under a pseudonym with his book "Die Weiterbildungslüge” (The lie of further education), questioning the effectiveness of many corporate training offerings. We are eager to be challenged by him and, together with you, during the conference, we will work on answers to how learning can truly be effective with "common sense." 


Conference Venue and how to get there

HausWirtschaft (City of Vienna, 2nd district)


Bruno-Marek-Allee 5,

1020 Vienna, Austria

Route on Google Maps

And online on Zoom: LINK WILL FOLLOW

The venue can be reached using public transport.
Plan your trip here:

During the conference, the common sense team can be contacted via  +4319136676

The conference will take place here:

Travelling from Airport Vienna

From Vienna International Airport, take the train REX 7 or Schnellbahn S7 to the station “Wien Praterstern”. The ride will take less than half an hour. In front of the station, take the tram “O” to its terminal stop “Bruno-Marek-Allee”, which will take approximately 5 minutes. The HausWirtschaft is located right opposite the tram station.


Airport Vienna


via train REX 7 or Schnellbahn S7


Wien Praterstern

via tram line O



(opposite side is the HausWirtschaft)

Accomodation reservation

We have prebooked rooms in the HausWirtschaft for your disposal. In case you need a room, just message us at and we will book a room for you. The price for a room is 89 EUR.

25 Jahre common sense
Let's party!

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We've got a lot to celebrate!

25 years of success and growth. And we want to celebrate with you!

The party kicks off at 7:30 pm! Food and drinks will be served. We might even throw in a few extra surprises. Be excited!

Time and venue


September 13, 2024

from 7:30 pm CEST onwards



Hintere Zollamtstrasse 2 B
1030 Vienna, Austria

Link to Google Map Route

In case of question, please reach out to Elisa Müller e.mueller@common-sense or give us a call: +4319136676.

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