Call for Expressions of Interest to Chair OER25

We are seeking enthusiastic open educators to Co-Chair the 2025 Conference Committee for the 16th annual conference for Open Education research, practice and policy. Key to planning and executing the event, the Co-Chairs will shape the conference programme and social events.

The conference evolves each year to keep pace with the changing expectations and priorities of delegates and speakers, but its core values around Open Education remain strong. 

We are looking to appoint two people with:

  • 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  committee;
  • enthusiasm for and/or experience of working with the Open Education community and ALT 
  • current Membership of ALT.


In addition, we encourage interest from individuals/organisations who are also interested in partnering with us to organise conference activities. 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 complete this form by Friday 5 July 2024. 

Learn more about previous OER conferences, explore feedback from past Co-Chairs and find more information about what the role involves by reading Chairing ALT Conferences licensed CC-BY.
If you have any questions please direct them to Katie Johnson, 

Please note: 

  • Expressions of interest from pairs of people interested in co-chairing with each other can be submitted as a single form. 
  • We would prefer to appoint someone who has not previously chaired or co-chaired the conference.
  • All proposals will be reviewed and the ALT Board of Trustees has final approval of the appointment.