Intersections: Connecting Open/Technology, Education, Society, and Scholarship

Who: Open/Technology, Education, Society, and Scholarship Association (OTESSA)

What: Intersections: Connecting Open/Technology, Education, Society, and Scholarship – The inaugural OTESSA conference

Where: Online – Synchronous presentations, asynchronous presentations, and publications in either proceedings or full papers as part of the launch of the OTESSA Journal

When: June, 2020 and perhaps beyond

Why: Gather to build connections and community, and to explore our 2020 subthemes – Ethics, Access, & Futures – together

We are excited to announce that the inaugural international conference of the Open/Technology, Education, Society, and Scholarship Association (OTESSA). The theme for this first gathering is Intersections: Connecting Open/Technology, Education, Society, and Scholarship

OTESSA welcomes all who are exploring the role of open and digital technologies in education, society, and scholarship to be part of our first-ever conference gathering. Scholars, practitioners, graduate and undergraduate students, librarians, designers, educators from K12 or post-secondary, administrators, policy-makers: whatever your role and wherever you are located in the world, join us and contribute to our emergent discussions as a newly formed Association!

Contemporary social, political, economic and information ecosystems are shaping our citizenry and our classrooms dramatically. Where do we see ourselves going? What are our concerns and guiding visions? Who is served by the infrastructures we design? With this first conference and through our theme, OTESSA aims to encourage the intersection of perspectives as well as build connections, collaborations, and critical conversations. We particularly want to invite focus on the complexities that technology and open practice raise for education, society, and scholarship, so this year’s three key subthemes for submissions and discussions will be Ethics, Access, and Futures. All contributions should be directed towards at least one of these core issues.

Thank you for the work you all do to advance our scholarship and practice. We are excited to gather with you to recognize your contributions to the field.

Fondly, from the OTESSA community, as we open and grow!

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