Call for Proposals: Open Texas 2024

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Kenneth Carriveau

May 17, 2024, 2:36:55 PMMay 17
to Texas OER Community (Higher Ed)

The Texas Digital Library and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board are now accepting proposals for the third Open Texas Conference (, to be held virtually September 25-27, 2024.


Join us on an extraordinary voyage at Open Texas 2024 as we delve into Global Horizons of Open Education: The View from Texas. This year, we are transcending traditional boundaries to foster innovative, inspiring, and transformative ideas that reflect the essence of open education through the lens of Texas. We aim to challenge the limits of the imaginable, integrating educational theory and practice with a focus on global collaboration and sustainable innovation. Your proposals should illuminate paths towards not only advancing open education but also ensuring its sustainability and adaptability for future generations.

We invite you to explore and share how we can utilize the unique perspective of Texas to pioneer sustainable practices within open education. How do your ideas contribute to a resilient and enduring open education ecosystem that supports global collaboration, innovation, and sustainability?  We aim to collaboratively craft a future where open education thrives, guided by the principles of sustainability and transformative thinking. We are looking for session proposals related to the following themes:

  • Global Collaboration and Partnerships

  • Technology and Open Education

  • Policy and Advocacy in Open Education

  • Student Voices in Open Education

  • Sustainability Models for OER

  • Other (innovative and ground-breaking issues impacting OER not covered above)

Whether you are a first-time or veteran presenter, we welcome your proposals! Librarians, faculty, students, industry professionals, and educational leaders of all stripes are invited to showcase their ideas and engage in stimulating conversations regarding how unique perspectives in Texas can promote and enhance collaborative open education on a global stage. We have a variety of formats ranging from brief lightning talks to longer sessions like panel discussions and interactive workshops, so you should be able to find an outlet that fits your preferences!


The call for proposals is now open. Submit your proposals through the Open Texas 2024 portal at by 11:59 PM CDT on Saturday, June 15, 2024

For tips on preparing your proposal, you are welcome to consult our Prepare Your Submission Instructions. If you have questions or suggestions about the Open Texas call for proposals, please email us at

Sent on behalf of the Open Texas Conference Co-Chairs and the Program Committee

Open Texas Steering Committee:

  • Carrie Gits, Director, Digital Learning, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

  • Kristi Park, Executive Director, Texas Digital Library

  • Kylah Torre, Ph.D., Senior Director of Digital Learning, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Open Texas 2024 Conference Co-Chairs: 

  • Niki Whiteside, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Instructional Innovation and Support, San Jacinto College

  • Dr. Tonja Conerly, Professor of Sociology, San Jacinto College

Open Texas 2024 Program Committee Chair:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez, Laredo College 

Open Texas 2024 Program Committee Members:

  • Victoria Brame, Lone Star College-CyFair

  • Terri Bubb, San Jacinto College

  • Kate Carter, University of Houston

  • Sabrina Davis, Texas Tech University

  • Linsey Ford, University of Houston-Clear Lake

  • Kimberly Gay,  Prairie View A&M University- A part of the Texas A&M University System

  • Amanda Gomez, El Paso Community College

  • Kimberly Harris, Collin College

  • Deepika Kohli, Khalsa College of Education

  • Remya Mohanraj, Houston Community College

  • Dianna Morganti, Texas A&M University

  • Christopher Nelson, South Texas College

  • Terri Pantuso, Texas A&M University/College of Arts & Sciences

  • Cynthia Y. Rodriguez, Laredo College

  • Alexander Rodriguez, University of Texas at Dallas

  • Charlotte Vandervoort, University of North Texas Health Science Center

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