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Open Textbooks/Open Educational Resources: Conferences and Opportunities

FL OER Summit | May 23 -24, 2024, Virtual (free)

The FL OER Summit Organizing Committee is pleased to invite registration for the 2024 FL OER Summit. The Summit will be held virtually May 23-24 (Thursday-Friday), and the theme is "Innovations and Trends." Join librarians, educators, instructional designers, and OER professionals from across Florida and the U.S. as we explore existing trends, look towards innovative directions, and discover how OER positively impacts students, faculty, and institutions.  Topics which will be explored include:  

  • ZTC Degrees/Pathways 
  • Gamification and Adaptive learning (including VR, AI, etc.) 
  • Library Digital Content and Archives 
  • Student Engagement 
  • Development and Collaboration (student, faculty, program, or book development) (collaboration for advocacy)


If you have any questions about the proposal process or Summit, please contact Rebel Cummings-Sauls,


Northeast OER Summit, April 4-5, 2024 Online

The Northeast OER Steering Committee is excited to announce the upcoming Northeast OER Summit, a two-day, multi-state collaborative virtual event for new and experienced OER advocates offering the opportunity to learn and share effective practices in awareness building, implementation, collaboration, strategy, and research. The conference will be offered virtually through UMass Amherst.

This year’s theme is A World Beyond Affordability.

  • When: Thursday April 4 - Friday, April 5, 2024 (concluding at 2 p.m. on Wednesday)
  • Where: Online
  • Cost: $35 before March 28, $50 after March 28 (undergraduates are always free!)
  • Who Should Attend: People engaged in open education initiatives, including students, faculty, librarians, instructional technologists, administrators, and other campus leaders.

OpenEd 2024 | CfP due April 15, 2024

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". The call for proposals is open through April 15 at 11:59pm Pacific Time (GMT -7:00). Visit the conference website to sign-up for email updates and opportunities to volunteer.

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 Watch

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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3.18.24 Kathy Essmiller