Call for Proposals

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Join our exceptional keynote speakers, disability rights advocate Haben Girma and digital privacy advocate Chris Gilliard in presenting at the “E”ffordability Summit 2020!

We are seeking presentation proposals for the “E”ffordability Summit 2020 to be held at UW-Stout on March 17th and 18th, 2020. This year’s theme is “Access the Future”. We are partnering with the Minnesota State College and University System to broaden the reach of the Summit.  We hope you and your colleagues will be willing to share your efforts to improve access and affordability of course resources for your students.  These may include efforts to adopt, retain, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute open educational resources, inclusive access programs, OER creation, using library resources as course material, using and/or adapting “non-standard” materials to replace textbooks or any other way you are using resources to improve learning or reducing cost. We would also love to hear about your efforts to support, advocate and collaborate for student access, privacy and affordability.

Standard PresentationsStandard presentations should be 50 minutes, including questions.

Panel Discussion TopicsPanel discussions should include 2-5 panelists dedicated to a single topic. Duration of these sessions is 50 minutes.

Lightning Round TopicsLightning sessions are a less formal way to build a conversation. Choose a topic and a moderator, then allow the entire room to participate with their questions, successes and experiences. Session time is 50 minutes.

OtherDo you have a creative idea for a presentation format that you would like to try?  We want to hear about it.

To submit a proposal, click here

Proposals deadline extended until January 31st, 2020.

If your proposal is accepted you will agree to license your presentation with a Creative Commons license and agree to have your session recorded.

The Summit is open to all educational professionals who are interested in providing quality, affordable content. We hope to continue to share knowledge, dismantle barriers and identify ways to work together for our students.

Once again, we will bring together students, faculty, instructors, technologists, librarians, administrators, K-12, public libraries and college store representatives to discuss many aspects surrounding open educational resources and affordability.

Proposal questions or Vendors/Organizations interested in sponsorship? E-mail us at: