Save the date for OpenCon Cleveland 2021

Save the date: OpenCon Cleveland will be held online from May 12 - May 14, 2021. OpenCon is an annual event which celebrates the benefits of open education to student learning. Faculty, students, librarians, instructional designers, and administrators are all welcome. Consider submitting a lightning talk proposal by March 29th.

We welcome proposals for 5-10 minute lightning talk presentations, preferably related to the themes of open pedagogy, social justice, and supporting remote learning (although other topics are welcome). Accepted presenters will pre-record their lightning talk sessions and participate in asynchronous and synchronous discussions with attendees. All submissions are due on March 29th and decisions about accepted submissions will be communicated by April 6th. Proposals will be evaluated according to this lighting talk proposal rubric:

Please feel free to direct any questions to Mandi Goodsett at

OpenCon Cleveland 2021 Planning Committee

  • Mandi Goodsett, (Committee Chair) Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library
  • Barbara Loomis, Digital Scholarly Publications and Programs Administrator, Michael Schwartz Library
  • Marsha Miles, Head, Collections and Resource Management, Michael Schwartz Library
  • Ben Richards, Business and Communication Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library
  • Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Heather Caprette, Sr. Media Developer/Instructional Designer, Center for eLearning
  • Melanie Gagich, Associate College Lecturer, First-Year Writing Program

OpenCon Cleveland Code of Conduct

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