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Monday, November 9 • 10:00am - 10:25am
Welcome

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Welcome to the 2020 Open Education Conference! This year is one of firsts: the first time in the conference's seventeen year history to be held as a virtual event, the first time the number of registered attendees breaks 1000, and the first time the conference is organized through a community-driven process.

This opening session will be led by members of the Steering Committee, who will share the story of how this year's conference came to be, what's in store for the next five days, and some suggestions for how you can get the most out of the experience.

The recording of this session will be posted, so that you can watch the welcome session no matter when you log in to participate.

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avatar for Akanksha Bhatnagar

Akanksha Bhatnagar

Communications & Public Relations Officer, Canadian Alliance of Student Associations
Akanksha is the Communications and Public Relaltions Officer with a national student lobby organization. Akanksha was also the 2019/20 President of the University of Alberta Students' Union and the 2018-19 Vice President Academic where she Chaired of the University of Alberta Open... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Williamson

Daniel Williamson

Managing Director, OpenStax, Rice University
Daniel Williamson manages the day to day operations of OpenStax, using his extensive experience in academic e-publishing to guide content development, technology integration, and overall project coordination. A Rice University graduate, and passionate advocate of equity in education... Read More →
avatar for Danyal Hayat

Danyal Hayat

Manager Industrial Linkages & Technology Transfer, CECOS University
Danyal Hayat is an Engineer, Open Education advocate & a blogger who uses National/International platforms to run awareness campaigns & contribute to the Pakistani government policies being a stakeholder & member of the working groups in different policy making processes. Danyal has... Read More →
avatar for Emily Ragan

Emily Ragan

Associate Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Excited about reimagining effective education. Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and OER Coordinator at Metropolitan State University of Denver
avatar for Ethan Senack

Ethan Senack

Chief of Staff, ISKME
avatar for Jasmine Roberts

Jasmine Roberts

Lecturer/Teaching Professor, The Ohio State University
Jasmine Roberts is an educator, speaker, writer and strategic communication professional. She joined the School of Communication at The Ohio State University in 2012, where she teaches upper level undergraduate courses in the areas of communication campaigns and strategic communication... Read More →
avatar for MJ Bishop

MJ Bishop

Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland
Dr. MJ Bishop directs the University System of Maryland’s William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, which was established in 2013 to enhance USM's position as a national leader in higher education transformation. The Kirwan Center conducts research on best practices, disseminates... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Allen

Nicole Allen

Director of Open Education, SPARC
Nicole Allen is the Director of Open Education at SPARC, a global coalition working to make open the default in research and education. A decade and a half ago, Nicole was an undergraduate student frustrated with the cost of textbooks. Today, she is an internationally recognized policy... Read More →
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
I'm the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU). I've had extensive experience leading an OER program from the ground up at a community college where I used to work, and now at a land-grant, research university. You can ask me... Read More →
avatar for Spencer Ellis

Spencer Ellis

Director of Educational Innovation, Colorado Department of Higher Education
avatar for Tiffani Reardon

Tiffani Reardon

Affordable Learning Georgia Program Manager, University System of Georgia
Talk to me about: instructional design, tech com/writing, accessibility, oer, open pedagogy, dogs, cats, geek stuff


Monday November 9, 2020 10:00am - 10:25am EST
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