Call for papers: Open Education Conference 2012

May 25, 2012 – May 26, 2012 all-day

Get your submissions for talks on the theme of “Beyond Content” in by May 15, and submit your ideas for pitching and remixing OERs by Sept. 15, for the annual international Open Education Conference, this year co-sponsored by BCcampus, University of British Columbia and Brigham Young University.

For over a decade the focus of the open education community has been on open educational resources. As we celebrate the success of that work the Open Education 2012 Conference will also lay out a road map for the next decade where open education moves beyond content.

Call for papers – Due date May 25, 2012:

Join us in showcasing projects building the new generation of open education innovations. In each of these areas – open policy, open assessment, open support, open teaching, and open business models, a small but growing number of successful initiatives exist. Open Education 2012 is your opportunity to learn from this work and help the field expand systematically into each of these areas of the learning ecosystem.

See the conference web site for details and to submit your proposal.

Call for Action – Due Date: 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.