*Events and times might change.


4:30 pm - 7 pm - Registration and progressive dinner reception at the OpenStax office

Dinner hosted by OpenStax team members at the OpenStax headquarters! Move from room to room to eat different dishes and learn about everything we do at OpenStax. Feel free to arrive at the reception anytime between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. A shuttle will be taking attendees back and forth between our office and the Hilton, and attendees will be working their way through the progressive dinner in small groups.


8 - 9:30 am: Breakfast at the Bioscience Research Collaborative

9:30 - 10 am: Welcome and opening remarks from Rich Baraniuk, founder and director of OpenStax

10 - 11 am: Keynote address from Jasmine Roberts

11 am - 12 pm: Meet and greet your colleagues and OpenStax team members and start planning

OpenStax’s team will help your group set attainable goals and structure your development efforts to maximize results.

12 - 1 pm - Lunch

1 - 2 pm - Enhanced lecture slides workshop with Carrie Hughes

2-3 pm - Assessments workshop with Major James Bowen, Captain Andrew Wilhelm & Captain Cathleen Barker

3-5 pm - Creation time

Join your colleagues and subject leaders to collaboratively build materials that will make a measurable difference in your courses. You will work to create the resources you and your students need, with the support of your colleagues and experts in your field.

Note: Dinner is not provided on Thursday.


8 - 8:30 am: Working breakfast at the Bioscience Research Collaborative

8:30 - 9 am - Quick Tips from an Authorship Pro with Barbara Illowsky

9 am - 12 pm - Creation time

12 - 1 pm: Lunch

1 - 2 pm: Keynote address from Anthony Brandt

2 -3 pm - Accessibility workshop with Jess Mitchell

3 - 4 pm - Creative Commons licensing workshop with Nicole Finkbeiner

4 - 5 - Creation time

Note: Dinner is not provided on Friday.

8 - 10 am - Working breakfast at the Bioscience Research Collaborative

10 - 11 am - Team presentations

Each group will have the opportunity to showcase their materials and offer suggestions for usage and further development.

11 am - 12 pm - Lunch and awards ceremony

We want to pay tribute to the people at the heart of the OER movement: the faculty who are developing and using open materials on the ground!