Open Texas 2024: Call for Committee Members due February 2, 2024

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Gits, Carrie

Jan 10, 2024, 12:58:02 PMJan 10

Good morning, Texas OER Colleagues,


The Open Texas Steering Committee is seeking members for our conference committees, which will organize the Open Texas 2024 conference. 


Open Texas 2024 Committee Sign Up Form




On November 15, 2023, the Open Texas 2024 Steering Committee hosted a webinar, OER Horizons in Texas. The webinar announced the return of the Open Texas Conference in September 2024, introduced the Conference Co-Chairs and Committee Chairs, and shared an opportunity for the open community in Texas to get involved in the conference. Additionally, it featured an inspiring presentation on the horizons of open education in Texas from Daniel Williamson, Managing Director of OpenStax. 


If you missed the webinar, a full recording is available at the link below: 


OER Horizons in Texas webinar recording


OT 2024 will take place September 25-27, 2024, and will be a fully virtual conference. It is free to attend.


The 2024 Open Texas conference is jointly organized by Texas Digital Library (TDL) and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), to convene librarians, faculty, administrators, and other open education practitioners, researchers, and advocates in Texas.

We are pleased to share that Dr. Tonja Conerly, Distinguished Faculty of Sociology at San Jacinto College, and Niki Whiteside, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Instructional Innovation and Support at San Jacinto College will serve as the 2024 Conference Co-Chairs. In their roles, both Tonja and Niki are dedicated champions, contributors, and community builders to the open education work in Texas.




You have many different opportunities to participate in one of the following conference committees:


  • Program Committee
  • Digital Experience Committee
  • Promotions Committee
  • Post-Conference Committee


Please refer to our Open Texas Committee Responsibilities  document to learn more about the duties and expectations of our committee members. 


The Open Texas Steering Committee will follow up with everyone who signed up by the February 2 deadline. If you have any questions before proceeding, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Open Texas general inbox at with questions. 


Thank you!


Carrie Gits


Sent on behalf of the Open Texas Steering Committee:

  • Dr. Tonja Conerly, Co-Chair, Professor of Sociology, San Jacinto College (Conference Co-Chair)
  • Niki Whiteside, Co-Chair, Assistant Vice Chancellor Instructional Innovation & Support, San Jacinto College (Conference Co-Chair)
  • Kristi Park, Executive Director, Texas Digital Library
  • Dr. Kylah Torre, Senior Director for Digital Learning, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Carrie Gits, Director, for Digital Learning, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board


Contact us at with any questions or suggestions. 



Carrie Gits, MLIS

Director, Digital Learning

(512) 427-6541



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