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Monday, November 9
 

9:30am EST

Early Show
Each day will start with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Early Show will provide a look at the day ahead, highlights so far, and opportunities to get to know different members of the community. Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Planners
avatar for Winni Zhang

Winni Zhang

Open Education Ambassador, SPARC


Monday November 9, 2020 9:30am - 9:55am EST
All Together

10:30am EST

Choose Your Own Adventure
Following the conference opening, there will be an open hour to "choose your own adventure" to prepare for the conference. These informal breakout sessions are intended to offer space to mentally prepare for the conference in the way that makes the most sense for you.

Check out the available options by heading back to the schedule.

Monday November 9, 2020 10:30am - 11:25am EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation

12:30pm EST

Story Circles: Last Names Starting With A-F
If your last name starts with the letter A-F, join this room when the introductory portion of the plenary session ends to participate in a breakout storytelling exercise.

When you enter, you'll be placed in a breakout room with ~8 other participants and have a chance to share your origin stories with each other. Each person has 5 minutes to reflect on the meaning of open education and answer the question "What brought you to where you are now?"

Within your group designate:
  • A facilitator who will go first 
  • A timekeeper who will ensure everyone keeps to 5 minutes


Monday November 9, 2020 12:30pm - 1:25pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Conversation

12:30pm EST

Story Circles: Last Names Starting With G-N
If your last name starts with the letter G-N, join this room when the introductory portion of the plenary session ends to participate in a breakout storytelling exercise.

When you enter, you'll be placed in a breakout room with ~8 other participants and have a chance to share your origin stories with each other. Each person has 5 minutes to reflect on the meaning of open education and answer the question "What brought you to where you are now?"

Within your group designate:
  • A facilitator who will go first 
  • A timekeeper who will ensure everyone keeps to 5 minutes


Monday November 9, 2020 12:30pm - 1:25pm EST
Concurrent 2
  Community Connections, Conversation

12:30pm EST

Story Circles: Last Names Starting With O-Z
If your last name starts with the letter O-Z, join this room when the introductory portion of the plenary session ends to participate in a breakout storytelling exercise.

When you enter, you'll be placed in a breakout room with ~8 other participants and have a chance to share your origin stories with each other. Each person has 5 minutes to reflect on the meaning of open education and answer the question "What brought you to where you are now?"

Within your group designate:
  • A facilitator who will go first 
  • A timekeeper who will ensure everyone keeps to 5 minutes


Monday November 9, 2020 12:30pm - 1:25pm EST
Concurrent 3
  Community Connections, Conversation

6:00pm EST

Opening Reception
Monday November 9, 2020 6:00pm - 6:55pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation

7:00pm EST

Late Show
Each day will end with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Late Show will debrief the day so far, provide tips on what’s ahead, and opportunities to get to know different perspectives in the field.

The theme for the first day of the conference is introduction to Open Education, and we’ll wrap up the first day experience with some reflection and a conversation with two young professionals who bring a student advocacy perspective.

Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Speakers
avatar for Hailey Babb

Hailey Babb

Open Education Coordinator, SPARC
avatar for David Draper

David Draper

Vice President Academic, University of Alberta Students' Union
Talk to me about Student Advocacy and university governance!

Planners
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


Monday November 9, 2020 7:00pm - 7:25pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation
 
Tuesday, November 10
 

9:30am EST

Early Show
Each day will start with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Early Show will provide a look at the day ahead, highlights so far, and opportunities to get to know different members of the community. Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Planners
avatar for Stephanie Pierce

Stephanie Pierce

Head, Physics Library, University of Arkansas
avatar for Winni Zhang

Winni Zhang

Open Education Ambassador, SPARC


Tuesday November 10, 2020 9:30am - 9:55am EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation

11:30am EST

Tea Time with Maha Bali and Mia Zamora
Follow up Maha Bali and Mia Zamora's interactive keynote with a "tea time" conversation. Grab the beverage of your choice and log in for a virtual conversation. 

Speakers
avatar for Maha Bali

Maha Bali

Associate professor of practice, American University in Cairo
Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org (a grassroots movement that challenges academic gatekeeping... Read More →
avatar for Mia Zamora

Mia Zamora

Associate Professor, School of English Studies, Kean University
Writer. Educator. Connector. Maker.Associate Professor of English, Director of MA in Writing Studies & Kean University Writing Project; DML blogger.

Planners
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 →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 11:30am - 11:55am EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Conversation

1:30pm EST

VConnecting at Tea Time
Speakers
avatar for Maha Bali

Maha Bali

Associate professor of practice, American University in Cairo
Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org (a grassroots movement that challenges academic gatekeeping... Read More →
avatar for Mia Zamora

Mia Zamora

Associate Professor, School of English Studies, Kean University
Writer. Educator. Connector. Maker.Associate Professor of English, Director of MA in Writing Studies & Kean University Writing Project; DML blogger.
avatar for Terry Greene

Terry Greene

eLearning Designer, Trent University

Planners
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 →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 1:30pm - 1:55pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Conversation

7:00pm EST

Late Show
Each day will end with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Late Show will debrief the day so far, provide tips on what’s ahead, and opportunities to get to know different perspectives in the field. Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Our Tuesday late show with showcase exciting OER work happening at Ohio State and CUNY.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Katz

Stacy Katz

Open Resources Librarian, Lehman College, CUNY
avatar for Amanda Larson

Amanda Larson

Affordable Learning Instructional Consultant, The Ohio State University

Planners
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 Hailey Babb

Hailey Babb

Open Education Coordinator, SPARC
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 →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 7:00pm - 7:25pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation
 
Wednesday, November 11
 

9:30am EST

Early Show
Each day will start with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Early Show will provide a look at the day ahead, highlights so far, and opportunities to get to know different members of the community. Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Planners
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 Ethan Senack

Ethan Senack

Chief of Staff, ISKME
avatar for Winni Zhang

Winni Zhang

Open Education Ambassador, SPARC


Wednesday November 11, 2020 9:30am - 9:55am EST
All Together

1:30pm EST

VConnecting at Tea Time
Speakers
avatar for Karen Cangialosi

Karen Cangialosi

Professor, Keene State College
I am Professor of Biology and Open Education Faculty Fellow at Keene State College. I incorporate Open Pedagogy into my courses because of its great value in revolutionizing teaching and learning, and the ways in which it resonates very clearly with my passion for social justice... Read More →
avatar for Tanya Elias

Tanya Elias

Student, University of Calgary
I have been a open and distance education student for close to 25 years. I've seen a lot and learned a few things in that time. I'm currently working on an EdD at the University of Calgary (at a distance of course!) that is considering the implications of scale within Open Education... Read More →
avatar for Ariana Santiago

Ariana Santiago

OER Coordinator, University of Houston
avatar for Cynthia Orozco

Cynthia Orozco

Librarian, East Los Angeles College
avatar for Terry Greene

Terry Greene

eLearning Designer, Trent University

Planners
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 →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 1:30pm - 1:55pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Conversation

7:00pm EST

Late Show
Each day will end with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Late Show will debrief the day so far, provide tips on what’s ahead, and opportunities to get to know different perspectives in the field. Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

The Wednesday late show will feature information about Creative Commons from a long-time Creative Commons Certificate facilitator, Jonathan Poritz, and updates about some awesome OER efforts in Colorado from Spencer Ellis and Massachusetts from Bob Awkward. 

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Poritz

Jonathan Poritz

OER Coordinator, Colorado State University Pueblo
Talk to me about: open pedagogy, making OER the default, OER and student success, OER and academic freedom, FLOSS, OER and equity, JITERs, crypto (ask me about blockchains if you want to see someone's head explode in slow-motion), quantum computation, differential geometry, number... Read More →
RA

Robert Awkward

Assistant Commissioner for Academic Effectiveness, Mass. Department of Higher Education
Robert J. Awkward, Ph.D.Biographical SummaryDr. Robert J. Awkward currently directs a state-wide learning outcomes assessment program at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. The mission of the learning outcomes assessment program is to advance and deepen the culture of... Read More →
avatar for Spencer Ellis

Spencer Ellis

Director of Educational Innovation, Colorado Department of Higher Education

Planners
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 Hailey Babb

Hailey Babb

Open Education Coordinator, SPARC


Wednesday November 11, 2020 7:00pm - 7:25pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation
 
Thursday, November 12
 

9:30am EST

Early Show
Each day will start with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Early Show will provide a look at the day ahead, highlights so far, and opportunities to get to know different members of the community. Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Planners
avatar for Amy Tan

Amy Tan

Dean, English and Communications, Houston Community College
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 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
avatar for Winni Zhang

Winni Zhang

Open Education Ambassador, SPARC


Thursday November 12, 2020 9:30am - 9:55am EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation

1:30pm EST

VConnecting at Tea Time
Speakers
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 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 Spencer Ellis

Spencer Ellis

Director of Educational Innovation, Colorado Department of Higher Education
avatar for Terry Greene

Terry Greene

eLearning Designer, Trent University


Thursday November 12, 2020 1:30pm - 1:55pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Conversation

5:30pm EST

Tea Time with Jacquelyn Meshelemiah and Jessie Loyer
Follow up the back-to-back keynotes from Jacquelyn Meshelemiah and Jessie Loyer with a "tea time" discussion. Grab the beverage of your choice and log in to continue the conversation.


Speakers
avatar for Jessie Loyer

Jessie Loyer

Librarian and Associate Professor, Mount Royal University
Jessie Loyer is Cree-Métis and a member of Michel First Nation. She's a librarian at Mount Royal University in Calgary, on Blackfoot and Treaty 7 territory. Her research looks at Indigenous perspectives on information literacy, supporting language revitalization, and building capacity... Read More →
avatar for Jacquelyn Meshelemiah

Jacquelyn Meshelemiah

Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, The Ohio State University
Jacquelyn C.A. Meshelemiah is the Associate Vice Provost (AVP) for Diversity and Inclusion at The Ohio State University. She is also the Director of Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and an Associate Professor in the College of Social... Read More →

Planners
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 →


Thursday November 12, 2020 5:30pm - 5:55pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Conversation

7:00pm EST

Late Show
Thursday is our final late show and features a wine tasting lead by Nicole Allen and Daniel Williamson! This is a great warm up before the 7:30 Kara-OER-Ke session.

Each day will end with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Late Show will debrief the day so far, provide tips on what’s ahead, and opportunities to get to know different perspectives in the field.

Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Speakers
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 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 →

Planners
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 Hailey Babb

Hailey Babb

Open Education Coordinator, SPARC


Thursday November 12, 2020 7:00pm - 7:25pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation
 
Friday, November 13
 

9:30am EST

Early Show
Each day will start with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Early Show will provide a look at the day ahead, highlights so far, and opportunities to get to know different members of the community. Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Planners
avatar for Amy Tan

Amy Tan

Dean, English and Communications, Houston Community College
avatar for Jeff Gallant

Jeff Gallant

Program Director, Affordable Learning Georgia, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
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 Winni Zhang

Winni Zhang

Open Education Ambassador, SPARC


Friday November 13, 2020 9:30am - 9:55am EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation

4:00pm EST

Closing Reception
Friday November 13, 2020 4:00pm - 5:25pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation
 
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