In order to coordinate sessions and facilitate scheduling, please identify which of the following tracks your 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.

  • We're accepting proposals until June 7

  • We'll notify you of decisions by June 21

  • Please let us know if you accept or decline by June 25

1. Students

Open educational resources are intended to serve students and students can be a powerful force when advocating for the use of 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. Advancing OER

In order to “grow” OER usage at an institution, the local culture needs to support OER. How do you develop that culture locally? What strategies have been effective in creating a local environment that encourages and fosters OER adoption and development? How do you build an OER program and advocate for OER?

3. OER Sustainability

How do we ensure that today’s high quality resources are still relevant and current tomorrow? What approaches can be used to maintain OER over time? Where can funding for OER be obtained and how do you structure OER development to maximize its potential for sustainability over time?

4. OER Exploration

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. OER Impact and Efficacy

What evidence is to demonstrate the impact of OER? How do you measure OER’s effectiveness? Proposals showcasing approaches to making the case for OER and studies that address OER impact and efficacy would be found in this track.

6. Open Pedagogy

Cal OER is focused on OER and open education more generally. This track is for those proposals that are focused on open education as a means of improving student outcomes.


  1. Classic Presentation:

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

  1. Panel: 45 minutes (3-5 panelists, 10 min Q & A)

  2. Lightning Talk: 15 minutes

  3. Interactive Demonstration/Workshop: 45 min – Q & A pauses built into the 45 min demo