2021 Arizona Regional OER Conference


Who: Advocates, practitioners, and anyone else interested in open education. The event is open to the public.

What: A virtual experience inviting participants to showcase projects or ideas, learn from the community, build effective resources, and connect to an ongoing community of practice through the OERizona Network.

When: January 29th is the kickoff date and the conference will continue each Friday in February and ending on the first Friday in March (1/29/21 - 3/5/21).

  • Showcase a project, resource, innovation or idea. 

  • Build skills, knowledge and abilities through interactive workshops and keynote sessions 

  • Connect and build community through conversations

Open Educational Resources (OER) and the pedagogical practices permitted by their use continue to grow in potential to improve the educational experiences of our students, from drastically reducing the cost burden associated with course materials to directly involving students in the generation of knowledge. As educators and administrators across Arizona demonstrate increasing interest in the global open education community, the opportunity to forge meaningful cross-institutional connections related to open education has emerged.


The conference this year will be completely virtual and span from late January to early March, ending with the global celebration of Open Education Week 2021. Early registrants will have the opportunity to showcase a project or point of discussion in a dedicated space where other participants will be encouraged to contribute in ongoing asynchronous discussions extending beyond the event itself, which will also feature a series of guest speakers, seminars, and workshops.

Coming Soon! Event Code of Conduct, Showcase Specifics, and Connect Conversations

 Sponsoring Institutions 

  • Maricopa Community Colleges 
  • Pima Community College 
  • Eastern Arizona College 
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Arizona





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