The Open Education Conference is the world’s premier venue for sharing and learning about state-of-the-art research, practice, and advocacy in open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open education. The conference provides opportunities for faculty, students, researchers, administrators, policymakers, advocates, and others to share expertise and network through presentations, panels, roundtables, poster sessions, and lightning talks. Attendees come from K-12, higher education, corporate training, informal learning, governmental, and NGO contexts. Approximately 800 people attended the conference last year.
The first Open Education Conference convened in 2004 in Logan, Utah as a meeting of fewer than 50 people. Since that first meeting the conference has been held in Logan and Park City, Utah; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Barcelona, Spain; Washington, DC; Anaheim, California; Richmond, Virginia; and Niagara Falls, New York. This year’s conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona.