Open Con Boulder

Are you a student wanting more affordable textbooks? A librarian seeking more information on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data? Are you a professor curious about open research and interested in supporting more affordable textbooks for your students? Then OpenCon Boulder is for you!

This full day event will start with a keynote from Dr. Bethany Wiggin, co-founder of DataRefuge and the Founding Director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. Her scholarship explores histories of migration, ecology, language and cultural translation since the Columbian exchange on both sides of the Atlantic world. She aims to engage audiences beyond the academy to participate in making knowledge to connect the arts and sciences.

The keynote will be followed by a panel on “Building Towards an Open Access Future.” Panelists for this event will include a variety of Colorado stakeholders in higher education:

Shelly Miller, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, CU Boulder
Mike Palmquist, Associate Provost for Instructional Innovation, Colorado State University
Shea Swauger, Researcher Support Services, Department Head, Auraria Library
Laura Michaelson, Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychology and Neuroscience, CU Boulder

Following lunch, we will take a deep dive into Open Educational Resources (OER) for a full afternoon advocacy workshop, and an update about local initiatives and legislation. Each attendee will leave with their own engagement plan to apply workshop lessons to their own context and goals.

Join us on September 7 at University of Colorado Boulder to learn, advocate, and lead for open research and more affordable textbooks!

Friday, September 7, 2018 at 9:00am to 4:00pm


Student Recreation Center, Large Ice Rink Overlook Room
1855 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO 80309