Call for Proposals

Building a Stronger Open Education Community in California

Cal OER 2023’s focus is on building and strengthening the open education community in California, highlighting opportunities for collaboration and networking among educators, students, administrators, librarians, and other stakeholders. Presentations that focus on strategies for building partnerships, promoting awareness and advocacy, and fostering a culture of openness and innovation in education across the state are encouraged. 

Presentation Tracks

In order to coordinate sessions and facilitate scheduling, individuals submitting proposals are asked to identify which of the following tracks their proposal is most aligned with. As open educational resources and open pedagogy are fundamental approaches to addressing issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion, these themes are presumed to be integrated throughout most proposals.

Submission deadline has ended on June 19, 5:00pm PDT

**If you have submitted a proposal, the planning committee will be reaching out soon** 

1. Engaging Students in OER

Proposals in this track are uniquely focused on students – efforts to engage students in OER advocacy, involve students in OER development, and proposals from students are anticipated in this track. 

2. Advocating for OER

Proposals in this track explore approaches to creating a local environment that encourages and fosters OER adoption and development.  

3. Sustainability

Proposals in this track consider mechanisms for ensuring that today’s high-quality resources are still relevant and current tomorrow. Presentations should focus on sustainable approaches to reducing or eliminating instructional material costs for students.

4. Exploring OER

New to OER? Where – and how – do you find OER that might meet your needs? This track is designed for the OER novice and to showcase new OER. 

5. Demonstrating the Impact and Efficacy of OER

Proposals in this track focus on showcasing approaches to making the case for OER and studies that address OER impact and efficacy. 

6. Open Pedagogy

Proposals in this track are focused on open authoring and open pedagogy as a means of improving student outcomes.


45 minutes (30 min presentation, 15 min Q & A), but would encourage presenters to use audience engagement strategies, such as 1-2 polls/activities