Call for action: Open Education Conference 2012

September 15, 2012 – September 16, 2012 all-day

Due September 15, 2012, the Call for Action category invites individual or group activity submissions that involve attendees working collectively on initiatives live at the conference.

There are two distinct call for action opportunities:

1. Open Pitch Fest

This Call for Action activity will be an open “bazaar” for pitching and exchange of existing open education resources, services or opportunities. Pitches are encouraged to seek trade, adoption and use of existing open resources and the formation of partnerships for shared use and improvement.

If you have an open initiative and are looking to engage others in it this is your opportunity to make a pitch. The pitch fest format gives you 5-7 minutes to describe your open initiative and why others will be interested. This session will be done in rapid format with pitches following in a row one right after the other. This session will conclude with a social break and network opportunity for everyone interested in your pitch to speak with you about getting involved.

2. Remixathon

Do you have open educational resources you think have potential for conference attendees to revise, remix, adapt and improve? As part of the Open Education 2012 Call For Action activities we invite you to put forward a proposal to engage all conference attendees in a remix of open resources over the three days of the conference.


OpenEd12 is held Oct 16-18, 2012 at UBC Robson Square and is co-sponsored by BCcampus, University of British Columbia and Brigham Young University.

Keynote speakers: Gardner Campbell, Carolina Rossini and John Willinsky.