Last Day to Submit Proposals for the 3rd Annual Cal OER Conference

Hi All,

Today is the last day to submit your proposals for the 3rd annual CalOER Conference which will be held virtually August 2-4. Proposals are due today, JUNE 12th, at 5 pm PST.

CalOER 2023’s focus is on building and strengthening the open education community in California, highlighting opportunities for collaboration and networking among educators, students, administrators, librarians, and other stakeholders. Presentations that focus on strategies for building partnerships, promoting awareness and advocacy, and fostering a culture of openness and innovation in education across the state are encouraged. Additional information can be found here:

Registration is $25 and can be found on the CalOER website:

This year’s keynote speakers and session times (PST) are listed below (subject to change):

Cal OER Opening General Session, Welcome, and Keynote Session I

Wednesday, August 2: 9:30 – 10:45

Education as a Right Not a Privilege – How Two Colleges Are Seeing Access, Success, and Teaching and Learning Excellence Through OER and Zero Textbook Cost Initiatives

Andi Adkins Pogue

Librarian and Affordable Educational Resources Committee Chair

Cosumnes River College

Sacramento, California

James Preston


West Hills College Lemoore

Lemoore, California

Cal OER 9:30 - 10:45 General Session

Thursday, August 3; 9:30 – 10:45 am

California Higher Education System Updates

Representatives from California’s three segments of public higher education, the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California, will provide updates on their systems’ OER, zero-textbook-cost, and textbook affordability efforts. Legislation and state goals will be addressed, as appropriate. Time will be allotted for questions and answers.

Cal OER Keynote Session II

Thursday, August 3: 1:00 – 2:15 pm

21 Years of Scaling OER

Curt Newton


Massachusetts Institute of Technology OpenCourseWare

Cambridge, Massachusetts

CalOER Keynote Session III

Friday, August 4: 9:30 - 10:45 am

Connections, Collections, and Calculations: Behind the Scenes at a Systemwide OER Initiative

Jeff Gallant

Program Director

Affordable Learning Georgia

Athens, Georgia

We hope to see you there!

Jennifer Rogers
LibreTexts Outreach Coordinator