Image credit: CC-BY-NC Taro Taylor
Image credit: CC-BY-NC Taro Taylor

Get ready for #OER17

It’s finally – nearly – time for OER17 and we look forward to welcoming you tomorrow. This email has some helpful information for a social meet up on Tuesday as well as travel and registration on Wednesday.

Here are key links to get you started:

See you #OER17!


If you are attending OER17 in person a reminder that registration opens at 9am tomorrow (Wed. 5 April) with a 10am start. The conference venue is Resource for London (356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA) The nearest London Underground station is Holloway Road (Piccadilly Line) and is also buses 4, 17, 29, 43, 153, 253, 259, 271, 279 and X43 stop within a short walk of Resource for London. Also there are mobility buses available in the area, these are numbered 920, 921, 923 and 927.

The registration desk will be open from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday and Thursday if you are arriving later. When you arrive at the venue you will need to sign-in each day before being allowed upstairs to the main conference venue. Upon arrival main conference venue you will see the conference helpdesk where you can collect your badge and receive a conference pocket guide which contains a summary of the programme and important information including access to the venue WiFi. It is important that you wear your badge throughout the conference (you are liable to be challenged by venue staff if you do not wear it). You will also need your badge to gain access to the social venue on Wednesday evening. If you are attending both days please keep your badge for the second day.

Participants who will be arriving in London on Tuesday there is an informal social pre-conference meetup between 6.30 -7.30pm at the Lighterman bar and restaurant, 3 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4BH.  Keep an eye out for the #oer17 hashtag on Twitter for updates if you would like to join up later.

If you need any help during the conference the help desk in the main conference venue will be staffed most of the time or you can email [email protected].

A reminder also that ALT is dedicated to providing a harassment free conference experience for everyone. Our code of conduct is included below:

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form and we ask you to be courteous and considerate to your fellow attendees. We appreciate you may not agree with the ideas or views expressed by others and whilst we encourage debate we remind you that these discussions should remain civilised. By attending this event you are also bound by the regulations and code of conduct of the venue. Participants violating any of these rules will be expelled from the event without refund.

If you feel you have been harassed or would like to report any other issues here is more information on ALT’s complaint procedure.

We look forward to seeing you in London for OER17!