The OER Conference is organised by a Committee of volunteers. Find out who’s involved.
A key focus of the Conference Committee is to conduct the peer review of all proposals submitted to the conference once the Call for Proposals has been closed. Guidance for Reviewers will be available soon and we also provide support at committee meetings.
Committee Members are invited to write guest posts for publication on the conference platform, sharing their perspective on the event, looking back at past years or sharing advice and guidance for new authors and participants. Please send your post to [email protected] .
Promoting the conference
Help us spread the word about the conference and upcoming deadlines, keynote speakers and the social programme. Use #OER20 on social media, use the conference flyer (let us know if you’d like print copies) and link to https://oer20.oerconf.org/ .
Plan local activities
If you are based in or near the conference venue, we are looking for you to share your ideas and tips to help us plan a truly inclusive, enjoyable and varied social programme around the conference. We are looking for ideas for great places to meet up, where to stay, eat or what to discover that’s of interest to participants. Share your ideas #OER20, email them or come along to the virtual meetings.
Conference Committee Members volunteer to chair all sessions during the event. We’ll be publishing details of how to volunteer together with guidance in due course.
All meetings take place online via Blackboard Collaborate. The meeting room for the Committee is always open and available. Here is the link to join the meeting.
- Meeting 1: Academic programme
14.00 (UK local time), 17 October 2019
This meeting will kick off the work of the committee and focus on the Call for Proposals as well as the academic programme, the process of reviewing proposals and providing feedback to authors.
- Meeting 2: Partnerships, community outreach and sponsorship
14.00 (UK local time), 21 November 2019
This time we’ll be discussing reaching out across sectors to build partnerships, find strategic sponsors and involve the community and beyond in the event.
EXTRA: Drop-in session for peer-review support Following the meeting we will be running a support session for peer-review. Everyone welcome.
- Meeting 3: Registration and promotion
14.00 (UK local time), 17 December 2019
The Committee will share ideas to promote the conference as registration opens, discuss how to best promote it via different networks and how to reach out across sectors.
- Meeting 4: Programme and social activities
14.00 (UK local time), 15 January 2020
This time we will be focused on the programme and social activities for the conference, run up and preparation as well as activities for Committee Members.
- Meeting 5: Session chair sign up and social activities
14.00 (UK local time), 12 February 2020
This meeting is all about the delivery of the event, including chairing sessions and making the conference programme as interactive and enjoyable as possible
- Next: Meeting 6: Final preparations for the conference
14.00 (UK local time), 10 March 2020
The Committee will come together for the last time and make final preparations for the conference.
- Meeting 1: Academic programme