Join us for the 2019 Cascadia Open Education Summit (replacing the BC Open Textbook Summit in 2019), in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. on April 17 & 18, 2019. This event is co-hosted with our regional colleagues: Lumen Learning, Open Oregon Educational Resources, and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC).

This event is for new and experienced OER advocates offering the opportunity to learn and share effective practices in awareness building, implementation, collaboration, strategy, and research.

Theme: Scaling New Heights with Open Education

Example topics include:

  • What are the current challenges and opportunities for open education? Do you have creative solutions for how to take them on?
  • How is the ecosystem around OER evolving, and what are the implications for this evolution?
  • As OER enters mainstream curriculum, what are the implications for institutions? Faculty? Libraries? Students? Other stakeholders?

Event details

Day 1 will include 2 keynotes and conference proceedings with presentations, panel presentations, and table talks.

Day 2 is our Day of Action Focused OER Workshops. A series of workshops will be presented (2 hours each) and is intended for people looking for support in achieving the next step in their OER work or initiative.

Call for Proposals

Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee and reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance – The topic is relevant to open education and contributes to research and/or effective practices in the field.
  • Coverage – The topic is clearly described and the session covers the topic adequately.
    Innovation – The topic has innovative concepts.
  • Research/Outcome-Based – The topic is research/outcomes based.
  • Takeaways – The session includes key takeaways for participants.
    Improved Processes and Best Practices – The session could help improve processes and/or best practices in the field.
  • Knowledge – The speaker or speakers appear to have sufficient knowledge and expertise to address the topic.

Submit a proposal

Social event

Join us for this fun social night! Unwind after the excitement of day 1 festivities with good food and even better conversation.

April 17, 2019 at Library Square Public House

300 W. Georgia St.

Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B4

Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm + includes 1 drink ticket and appies

Who should attend?

Cascadian Open Education Summit welcomes people engaged in higher ed-focused open education initiatives, including students, faculty, librarians, instructional technologists, administrators, and other campus leaders.

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We have secured a block of rooms for the Cascadia Open Education Summit at the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver at a rate of $179.00 for Deluxe rooms and $199.00 for Luxury rooms.

Please quote “Cascadia Open Education Summit” when booking.

*To take advantage of the group rate please make sure to book before March 26, 2019. After this date, all remaining rooms in the block will be released back to general inventory.

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