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Open Textbooks/Open Educational Resources: Conferences and Opportunities

Spring 2022 Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Conference

Call for Proposals
Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2022

The Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Conference invites you to share your research, ideas, and best practices for using, creating, or adapting A&OER.

 Conference Theme and Schedule:

The theme of this year’s conference will be Show Me the Path to A&OER through Affordability, Access, and Awareness.

The Conference will be held virtually on March 9-11, 2022. Click here for more information.


We welcome proposals for presentations, breakout sessions, panel discussions, and roundtables from faculty, librarians, instructional designers, students, and any other educator or constituent involved in creating, using, or adapting Affordable and Open Educational Resources. Proposals should keep the conference theme in mind, however, you are encouraged to shape your proposed sessions to present your unique experiences with A&OER. We strongly encourage you to actively engage your session participants with a hands-on activity or by providing them with other material they can use.

Submission Details:

  • The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2022.
  • Proposals should include: Title; Abstract (approximately 250 words); Audience Learning Outcomes; and Information for each speaker (name, title, institution, short bio, and email address)
  • Proposals can be submitted here.
  • Submissions will be evaluated on their relevance and ability to contribute to Affordability, Access, and Awareness of A&OER.
  • The Conference Planning Committee will notify presenters of their decision by February 15, 2022.

If you have any questions please contact Lindsay Schmitz, University of Missouri St. Louis, or Scott Curtis, University of Missouri Kansas City,


Two cartoon penguins gesturing to a sign which says OER22 Conference 26-28 April 2022, London, UK and online.

The Association for Learning Technology is proud to announce that the next OER Conference, ALT's annual conference for Open Education research, practice and policy, will be co-chaired by the Global OER Graduate Network. 

The Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) is a network of PhD and EdD candidates around the world whose research projects include a focus on open education (i.e. OER, OEP, MOOC). These doctoral researchers are at the core of the network; around them, over two hundred experts, supervisors, mentors and interested parties connect to form a community of practice.

GO-GN aims to raise the profile of research into open education and offers support for its members and alumni. The network also promotes equity and inclusion in the field of open education research and aims to develop openness as process of research. 

The GO-GN team leading on this collaboration are: Rob Farrow, Francisco (Paco) Iniesto, Kylie Matthews, Beck Pitt and Martin Weller.

OER22 will be the first hybrid edition of this much-loved event, taking place over three days, 26-28 April 2022. The first day of the event will take place in London, UK, and the second and third day of the event will take place online.

Join the OER22 Committee

We have re-opened the Call for the OER22 Committee which will remain open until 1 January 2022. The OER Conference Committee plays a vital role and our volunteers contribute their time and expertise including undertaking peer review, chairing sessions and organising local and social activities during the conference. The Committee meets every month and is chaired by the Conference Co-Chairs. This year we are asking volunteers to indicate if they are planning to attend the event online or in person. 

Complete this online form to express an interest to join the Committee. 

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for OER22 is now open. For information about past conferences and more details about OER 22 visit the Association for Learning Technology website or reach out to Kathy Essmiller

2022 Arizona Regional OER Conference




Showcase. Build. Connect.

Save the Dates and Register Today!

Open Educational Resources (OER) and the pedagogical practices permitted by their use continue to grow in potential to improve the educational experiences of our students, from drastically reducing the cost burden associated with course materials to directly involving students in the generation of knowledge. As educators and administrators across Arizona demonstrate increasing interest in the global open education community, the opportunity to forge meaningful cross-institutional connections related to open education has emerged.


Open Maricopa (formerly Maricopa Millions) is excited to host the fourth annual Arizona Regional OER Conference as a completely virtual event to take place on Thursday, March 3, and Friday, March 4, just before the global celebration of Open Education Week 2022. 


There is no registration fee and participants are invited to join us for keynote talks, 30-minute showcase breakout sessions, and 60-minute hands-on workshops. 

Event Summary

What: Two days of keynote talks, showcase presentations, hands-on workshops, and strategic planning

 When: Thursday, March 3, and Friday, March 4, 2022

 Where: This event will be completely virtual, using Maricopa Webex.

 Why: The Arizona Regional OER Conference seeks to support student success by promoting awareness and adoption of Open Educational Resources and Pedagogies while encouraging collaboration through statewide institutional partnerships.Who: The conference is open to educators, administrators, and students from across the state, region, and beyond (and to the general public as well).

 Register using the 2022 AZ Regional OER Conference - Registration Form

 Your 2021 AZ Regional OER Conference Virtual Swag

That's right, we didn't forget about conference swag from last year's event. For joining us earlier this year, we want to share with you the OERizona Open Music Playlist!

You can access the MP3s, track listing, and OERizona logo in this public Google Drive folder. Feel free to use the OERizona logo during this year's event and Open Education Week (or whenever) to represent the network!

2022 Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals Deadline: Monday, December 13, 2021

Submit proposals using this Google Form. (See below for submission details)


Call for Proposals

We are inviting proposals to facilitate breakout sessions and workshops about various topics related to projects, initiatives, or insights involving Open Education. Proposals should directly address one or more of the suggested breakout topics/tracks. At the same time, you are encouraged to shape your proposed breakout sessions to best communicate your unique experiences with and ideas about open education at the local, regional, national, and/or global level. Workshops should actively engage participants, ideally such that they walk away with a specific plan or material they can use.

Choose one of the following session formats:

Showcase Presentation -- 25 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A

Showcase Presentations are an opportunity to share a project, strategy, or idea. 

Hands-On Workshop -- 60 minutes

Hands-On Workshops should be designed to maximize interaction and involve participants in some sort of meaningful work, whether individual or collaborative. Participants should (virtually) walk away from a workshop with something that they can use immediately in their classroom or open education initiative.

Conference Theme: Connections to Grow and Sustain Open Education

Suggested Topics/Tracks:

  • Opportunities for collaboration across colleges/institutions
  • Institutional OER initiatives: successes and lessons learned
  • Engagement with students about OER and textbook costs
  • Obstacles to OER adoption (and maybe how to overcome them)
  • Technologies to support dissemination of OER
  • Local, regional, national, and global arguments for OER 
  • Connecting K-12, community colleges, and universities
  • Open education and surviving challenging times

Hands-on workshops might be focused on any number of practical topics, such as ensuring accessibility, demonstrating/creating with specific tools, understanding licensing, modeling best practices for attribution. The really cool idea you have that we didn’t just list is also a possibility!

Proposals (for either breakout sessions or workshops) with a commercial or product-centered focus will be considered, but only if the reviewers determine that it will be valuable to attendees.  In other words, skip the sales pitch.

Call for Proposals Deadline: Monday, December 13, 2021


Submit proposals using this Google Form 

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Bloom at







Language OER Conference March 5, 2022 | CFP closes January 14, 2022


The Open Language Resource Center (University of Kansas) and the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (University of Texas at Austin) are seeking proposals for the second annual Language OER Conference to be held online Saturday, March 5, 2022 via Zoom.  We invite faculty, graduate students and academic staff to participate in two major streams of inquiry related to Open Educational Resources (OER) for language learning and teaching.

  • 15-minute lightning presentations showcasing large-scale language OER projects that include complete curricula in downloadable and web-based formats
  • 30-minute explorations of topics related to OER production and adoption.  Topics might include student- and faculty-led campus initiatives, the integration of OER production into teacher training, obstacles to OER adoption, evaluation of OER for promotion/tenure, publishing platforms, and issues of accessibility.

Proposals can be submitted online at deadline for proposal submission is Friday, January 14, 2022.  Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by Friday, January 28, 2022.