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#OER17 Call for Proposals is now open!

We are delighted to announce that the #OER17: The Politics of Open call for proposals has now been published. The 8th Open Educational Resources Conference, OER17: The Politics of Open, will be held on the 5-6 April 2017 at Resource for London, UK. The deadline for proposals: Midday GMT Wednesday, 16 November 2016.  The conference themes for submission this year are:

  • Local, national, and international policy and practice
    • Cape Town Declaration 10th anniversary & 5th anniversary of the UNESCO Paris declaration
    • Privacy, surveillance, and open politics
    • Governance and power
    • School-level policies
  • Institutional/organisational politics
    • Changing cultures
    • Open in the classroom
    • Open organisations and organising
    • From OER to OEP
  • Participation & social equality
    • Open as inclusive
    • Human rights and OER
    • Digital literacy & open
    • Children, young people and open education
  • Open Party
    • Celebrating heroes, wins and progress
    • Hacking, making, gaming, sharing
    • Open innovation
    • Wildcard contributions

There are four submission formats:

Lightning talks The title says it all.

Time: 5 minutes.
Abstract word limit: 250

Presentations These will normally take the form of a 15 minute presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions.

Time: 20 minutes.
Abstract word limit: 500

Workshops and panels These may follow a variety of formats. We are especially interested in innovative, interactive and creative session formats. Due to the high demand for sessions, we have to limit the number of workshop proposals to those who clearly demonstrate how participants will engage.

Time: 60 minutes (with optional extension to 90 min).
Abstract word limit: 500

Posters Posters will be displayed in the conference area and should clearly address one or more of the conference themes.

The system (OCS) for making your submissions will be open later this month and a link will be added to

We hope to see you in London in April 2017!

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