We may only be a few months old, but we are gaining some incredible momentum! In just over one week, we have had almost 300 members signed up for our small offer of free 2019 membership (just now till the end of December 31, 2019, so we can learn more about you and to provide important conference information and news). An overwhelming majority of those who signed up said that they intend to attend OTESSA.
We have over 15 countries (and counting!) represented in that list, including Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Russia, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, and more!
As far as educational organizations, we have various K12 districts represented, plus small colleges and small universities, to large research intensive institutions. A sampling of institutions represented include: UBC, UAlberta, Harvard University, Stanford University, UEdinburg, ULondon, City University of Hong Kong, USydney, Open University of the UK, Open U of Catalonia, TRU, JIBC, Algonquin College, Mount Royal U, McGill, Dalhousie, Ryerson, UToronto, SUNY, U Alabama, UCalifornia-Berkley, UCLA, UMichigan, U North Texas, UVirgina, VIU, U Wollogong, Universidad de Valladolid, University of Moratuwa, Lancaster University, Loughborough University, University of Chichester, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Duisburg-Essen, URegina, University of Victoria, Royal Roads University, Athabasca University, UNBC, UGuelph, UCalgary, UMontreal, University of Newcastle, University of Technology Sydney, Jahangirnagar University, Brandon University, Brock University, Cambrian College, Queen’s University, McMaster, Memorial University, Simon Fraser University, UOttawa, Institite of Technology Sligo, Maynooth University, ITMO University, Perm State University, and soooooo many more.
We are thrilled to see consultants and some corporations joining us who do work that influence what we do in our various roles, plus amazing learning organizations, such as LEARN Quebec, CanElearn, BCcampus, eCampusOntario, ALT, OERu, the Open Education Consortium, and more!
In the coming weeks, we will be exploring partnerships, such as Association Memberships (for which non-profits, including educational institutions, are eligible) and Sponsorships (which are open to all)! You’ll see on our website a new Sponsors menu. Please visit it to explore our early bird sponsors, BCcampus and eCampusOntario, and to discover what it takes to become a sponsor! Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore a partnership or to let us know who might be a good contact in your organization for us to reach out to. Support in these early days of OTESSA is critical to create a strong organization with an exciting conference and to enable us to build some great supports for our community and to build out various initiatives to advance our field and the work we do. We look forward to hearing from you! Become an association member or sponsor today!