Fwd: Call For Proposals - Open Access Un/Conference: Promote, Impact, Assess

Just saw this on Wikimedia-SF. Are we interested in submitting a proposal?



From:  phoebe ayers <phoebe.ayers@gmail.com>
Reply-To:  San Francisco Bay Area Wikimedians
Date:  Friday, July 26, 2013 12:43 PM
To:  San Francisco Wikimedians <wikimedia-sf@lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject:  [Wikimedia-SF] Fwd: Call For Proposals - Open Access
Un/Conference: Promote, Impact, Assess

Open Access Un/Conference: Promote, Impact, Assess
San Jose State University, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
October 25, 2013
Call For Proposals

Final deadline for submission: August 1, 2013 .

In celebration of Open Access Week, San Jose State University will be
hosting a one-day conference October 25, 2013 on all things Open: Open
Access, Open Resources, Open Education. This event will be a dynamic
combination of formal refereed conference and informal unconference.

Unconferencing provides "a participant-guided experience that actually
brings the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference
sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences where a group
of leaders determine what will be discussed, the participants make those
decisions at an unconference˛ (American Library Association, 2012)

For the formal conference sessions , we are interested in any and all topics
related to:

    * Open access publishing and institutional repositories
    * Sustainability, scalability, and assessment of open access
    * Open educational resources and open access applications in the
    * Massive open online courses (MOOCs) - copyright issues, assessment,
    * Outreach, promotion, and overcoming resistance to open initiatives

We will consider proposals for individual presentations and panels organized
around a theme. Presentations are scheduled for either 60 minutes or 30
minutes. In the final program, 30-minute sessions will be paired.

To submit a proposal for the formal conference, please go to:

For the unconference discussion sessions , participants will build the
agenda through the registration process and actively contribute to the
conference as facilitators, presenters, note takers, and commentators. We
welcome those interested in brainstorming big ideas and moving discussions
beyond the walls of their library.

To propose unconference discussion topics, please go to: http://goo.gl/eYGPv

Received on Friday, 26 July 2013 23:54:09 UTC