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Open Textbooks/Open Educational Resources: Conferences and Opportunities

MI OER Conference | CfP closes July 31

The 2024 MI OER ConferenceFraming Open: The ART of Open Education will be September 20, 2024, at Grand Rapids Community College. Registration is $20.00. The conference keynote speaker will be Autumm Caines, which (Kathy thinks) makes it well worth the trip. The call for proposals will be open through July 31. 

Open Texas 2024, September 25-27, 2024 | Online

The virtual Open Texas 2024 conference will take place September 25-27 online. To receive updates regarding registration, scroll down to the bottom of the Open Texas 2024 site and complete the Contact Us form.  The conference theme is Global Horizons of Open Education: The View from Texas. The conference will include sessions related to the following themes:

  • Global collaboration and partnerships
  • Technology and open education
  • Student voices in open education
  • Sustainability models for OER
  • Other (innovative and ground-breaking issues impacting OER not covered above)

The conference will be fully online and free to attend.

OEN Engage! July 22 -26, 2024, Online

OEN Engage! is an annual community gathering facilitated by the Open Education Network. Each year they bring scholars and practitioners together to share experiences, explore things that did or did not work, and collaborate to plan how to work together to support access to open research, teaching and learning opportunities. OSU Libraries are a member of the Open Education Network, so anyone from the OSU Stillwater/Tulsa/CEHS campuses can attend OEN Engage! at no charge.

There are only a couple of sessions each day of the conference; the organizers try to scope it so that attendees can dip in and out, participating in sessions that match their energy and curiosity without feeling pressured to tune in the entire day. The schedule is published and registration is open.

I'm (Kathy) planning to attend. Give me a shout if you attend as well, we can maybe get together and chat about what we discovered!

OpenEd 2024 | October 8-10, 2024 Providence, RI, USA and Online

The 2024 Open Education Conference will be October 8-10, 2024 as a hybrid event. In person attendance will take place in Providence, RI and virtual attendance is invited from anywhere. The theme of this year's conference is "It's About Time".  Visit the conference website to sign-up for email updates and opportunities to volunteer.

Registration will open soon!

Virtual Attendance

  • US $75 Earlybird Registration
  • US $100 Standard Registration
  • US $25 Student Registration

Scholarships for virtual attendance will be available by application.

In-Person Attendance

  • US $450 Earlybird Registration
  • US $600 Standard Registration
  • US $200 One-Day Registration
  • US $150 Full-time Student Registration. 

In-person registration includes access to all in-person and virtual sessions.

Creative Commons Certificate Course

Planning ahead? Join Creative Commons in one of the 10-week online courses in open licensing, open practices and the ethos of our shared, digital commons. And, get CC-Certified as an expert in open licensing! 

Courses include readings, quizzes, discussions, and practical exercises to develop learners’ open skills. Participants get personalized engagement with expert facilitators and copyright lawyers in the field, and offer a 1:25 (max) ratio of facilitators to course participants.

Currently they offer CC Certificate courses for Open Culture/ GLAM, Academic Librarians, and Educators. However, courses are open to everyone, from university students and entry-level professionals to experts in the fields of library science, education, and cultural heritage.

Learn more about the CC Certificate program.

From Kathy: I took this course a couple of years ago. It is well done, and I was especially grateful for the people I met and the ways in which it broadened my scholarly network. 

Interesting Things to Read

interesting Things to Watch

OER24 Presentations

OER23 Presentations

The conference organizers recorded as many sessions as possible and have made them available on YouTube.


CCCOER Fall Webinar Series --

The Dec. 7 webinar was moderated by Matthew Bloom from Maricopa County, you will enjoy hearing his perspective.

Michigan OER Virtual Summit

Took place September 29-30, 2022

Theme: "Looking Back, Looking Forward"

The keynote speakers were Dr. Maha Bali, Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo, and Nicole Allen, Director of open Education for SPARC. This will be a really strong conference. Some of the recordings from this very strong conference are now available. Let me know if you went and what you thought! ~KE

OpenEd22 Conference

Recordings are now available from the 2022 Open Education Conference. Hear from other scholars exploring open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open education initiatives. This was a really great conference, and had researchers from a wide range of disciplines sharing how they are incorporating open practices into their research and teaching. Visit for opportunities to get involved with planning the 2023 national conference.


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7.8.24 Kathy Essmiller