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OEGlobal 2024: Call for Proposals Down Under!

2024 Call for Proposals is Open!

The Open Education Global Conference 2024 (OEGlobal24) takes place from 13-15 November in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and focuses on the theme Open Is Everyone’s Business. The deadline for submission is 20th May 2024.

Open Education Global, University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and State Library of Queensland, hosts of the Open Education Global (OE Global) 2024 Conference, invites proposals for the conference sessions. The Open Is Everyone’s Business theme is covered in more detail here.

The theme focuses on encouraging the application of openness beyond the domain of librarians, learning designers, and faculty. Openness profoundly impacts and extends across entire institutions and the wider education community. It includes the whole education sector, the GLAM (Gallery, Libraries, Archives, & Museums) sector, policymakers, citizen science groups, and more. All have a role in creating a society where free and open access to knowledge is practised, normalised, and valued.

OE Global 2024 recognises the multifaceted nature of openness and the maturing intersection between open and key societal concepts linked to inclusion, diversity, access, cultural representation, and social justice. Open is used in numerous contexts, including open data, open repositories, open source, open research, open science, open scholarship, open access, and open education.

Thematic Areas and Proposal Formats

We look forward to offering a diverse, robust program that captures, communicates, and invites collaboration across the many facets of open, especially submissions that focus on expanding the reach and understanding of open as everyone’s business. We also encourage submissions that provide creative solutions for attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The call is open to session proposals that encompass the following areas :

  • Artificial Intelligence and its anticipated impact on open education (i.e. ethics, practices)
  • Digital competence in open education
  • Data sovereignty and openness in education and research
  • First Nations perspectives
  • Free and open micro-credentialing 
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity, and access to Open Education Resources (OER) and Open Education Practices (OEP)
  • Lifelong and informal learning
  • Local Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing
  • Open access publishing 
  • Open data
  • Open educational practices, including open assessment
  • Open education policies and strategies
  • Open licencing
  • Open practitioners, identity, and space in education
  • Open repositories
  • Open source technical platforms in education – successes and challenges for open education 
  • Open textbooks
  • Social justice and OER and OEP
  • Student perspectives on open education
  • Sustainability in open education practice

Proposals can be configured in various formats, including presentations, lightning talks, workshops, panel discussions, or any other format you wish to suggest (as a WildCard)!

Submission Process

Proposals for the Open Education Global Conference 2024 must include an abstract and a description of learning outcomes or key takeaways. Selected sessions, including all keynote sessions, will be live-streamed and recorded. Abstracts and supporting materials will be available on the Open Education Global Connect platform. All presenting authors must register for the conference, pay applicable registration fees and attend the in-person conference. Please note that we will not be able to support virtual presentations.  

All proposals have to be submitted in English through EasyChair.

Publication Opportunities

While OE Global does not currently produce conference proceedings, discussions with potential journal partners around post-conference publication opportunities for OE Global presenters are underway. More information will be made available as discussions progress.

The deadline for submission is 20th May 2024.

Find more details about the submission requirements and access the application form on the conference website.