Call for Expressions of Interest to Chair the OER16 Conference

We are seeking experienced Co-Chairs for the 2016 Conference Committee of the 7th Open Education Conference, who will play a major role in planning and delivery of the conference in 2016. For information about previous OER conferences please visit . The conference format evolves each year to keep pace with the changing expectations and priorities of participants and speakers, but its core values around Open Education remain strong.

We are looking to appoint two people with the following qualities:

  • national/international standing in the Open Education field;
  • the commitment and vision to make the conference a success;
  • the capacity to chair a major international conference, and its programme committee;
  • enthusiasm for and/or experience of working with the Open Education community and ALT.

In addition, we encourage interest from individuals who are also interested in their institution to host the conference. Planning and organisation of the conference will be the responsibility of the Conference Committee together with ALT staff. The role is unremunerated, but travel and subsistence costs will be met by ALT, with the conference fee waived.

To express an interest, please send an email to Maren Deepwell, organised under the 4 headings above, to arrive by 28 February 2015. Expressions of interest from pairs of people interested in co-chairing with each other can be submitted as a single email. As an informal guideline, please limit your expression of interest to no more than 500 words in total. We would prefer to appoint someone who has not previously chaired or co-chaired the conference. Proposals will be reviewed by the current OER15 Chairs on behalf of the Conference Committee, together with SIG officers of the Open Education SIG and make recommendations to ALT Trustees who will have final approval.