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Call for Proposals for the 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 classroom
  • Massive open online courses (MOOCs) - copyright issues, assessment, challenges
  • 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:
Questions? Contact Ann Agee at

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