NBE has developed into an informal and friendly conference which participants attend to exchange ideas and information dealing with technological tools in education, teaching and learning in novel learning environments, and media education.
The first international NBE Conference was held in 2005 and the second one, NBE 2007 Conference, The Power of Media in Education in 2007. The third NBE conference was held in connection with the ISATT 2009 Conference. These three conferences were organized at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland. The fourth NBE Conference, The Social Media in the Middle of Nowhere, will be organized in Sallatunturi, Salla, Finland.