June 13th-14th, 2017 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

The Northeast Regional OER Conference Committee, along with Lumen Learning, is excited to announce the upcoming Northeast Regional OER Summit, a multi-state collaborative event for new and experienced OER advocates offering the opportunity to learn and share effective practices in awareness building, implementation, collaboration, strategy, and research. Dr. David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning, will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Wiley is a prominent and influential thinker in the world of open education and is credited with developing the concept of open pedagogy. His blog Iterating Toward Openness explores OER, open licensing, and student success. Note the date and keep an eye out for our a final Program, and Registration details.


Day 1:  OER Leadership Day

  • When: Tuesday, June 13th, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • Cost: $140
  • Who Should Attend: Campus leaders involved in defining and driving campus strategy around open education initiatives; space limited. 

Day 2: Main Conference

  • When: Wednesday, June 14th, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • Cost: $80
  • Who Should Attend: People engaged in higher ed-focused open education initiatives, including faculty, librarians, instructional technologists, administrators and other campus leaders.
  • Full Session Descriptions

Wednesday June 14 Schedule

8:00am-9:00am – Arrival, Registration, Breakfast
9:00am-9:15am – Welcome
9:15am-10:00am – Morning Keynote: Dr. David Wiley, Lumen Learning
10:10-11:00am – 5 concurrent 50 minute sessions 
11:10am-12:00 – 5 concurrent 50 min sessions 
12:00pm-1:15pm – Lunch with Keynote: Marilyn Billings, UMass Amherst
1:20pm-1:50pm – 5 concurrent 30 min sessions
1:55pm-2:20pm – 5 concurrent 25 min sessions
2:25pm-2:50pm 5 concurrent 25 min sessions
2:55pm-3:20pm – 5 concurrent 25 min sessions
3:30pm-4:15pm – End of Day Panel: Current Trends and The Future of OER

2017 Conference Committee

Bristol Community College
Passaic County Community College
City University of New York Springfield Technical Community College
Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium State University of New York
eCampus Ontario Thomas Edison State University
Granite State College University of Connecticut
Holyoke Community College University of Massachusetts Amherst
Housatonic Community College University of New Hampshire
Lumen Learning University of Rhode Island
North Shore Community College University System of Maryland
Northern Essex Community College Westfield State University
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