Schedule Now Available for Fall Open Education Event

Design by Ariel Romero

A full schedule for the Open Education Southern Symposium is now available online. The symposium, co-sponsored by the University Libraries and Global Campus, is set for Oct. 1-2 and will connect supporters of open education for presentations, lightning talks and panel discussions. Registration is limited to 100 participants. 

"We're so excited to release our program schedule for the Open Education Southern Symposium after receiving many outstanding proposal submissions. We've been able to create a program featuring sessions for those new to open education and open pedagogy as well as those who are seasoned practitioners," said Stephanie Pierce, head of the Physics Library. "We're especially excited to have keynote speaker Jasmine Roberts, sessions being presented by SPARC and Student PIRGs, and a group of students from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock presenting with their professor."

Roberts is a strategic communication lecturer in the School of Communication at Ohio State University. She earned her bachelor's degree in communication studies and Spanish at the University of Michigan and her master's degree in communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Prior to pursuing an academic career, Jasmine worked in marketing and public relations for the non-profit and entertainment industries. She is the author of Writing of Strategic Communication Industries, an openly licensed textbook and writing guide. She is also a 2017 - 2018 research fellow with the Open Education Group and a presenter for the Open Textbook Network.

Thirty seats have been reserved for University of Arkansas faculty and staff, free of charge. This rate is only available to faculty and staff who work at the flagship institution in Fayetteville. The deadline to register for one of the 30 allotted seats is Friday, Aug. 3.

The standard registration fee is $99 and includes full participation in both days of the symposium, a shuttle service between the Chancellor Hotel and the symposium venue, lunch on the first day, snacks and event goodies. The deadline for standard registration is Sept. 7. 

All registrations are non-refundable. However, those unable to attend for any reason may transfer their registration to another person at no charge. 

Please contact the Planning Committee at openedsouthsymposium@gmail.com for more information or with questions regarding registration. 

To learn more about open educational resources and our own OER Awards program, please visit the University Libraries' OER website.

Contacts

Stephanie Pierce, head, Physics Library
University Libraries
479-575-4483, openedsouthsymposium@gmail.com

Kelsey Lovewell Lippard, public relations coordinator
University Libraries
479-575-7311, klovewel@uark.edu

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