2023 Cal OER Conference

Event Dates

Cal OER will focus on OER efforts and impact, broadly defined, across the state of California and especially across the state’s three public higher education systems, the California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California. While the emphasis of the event is OER, presentations focused on sustainable approaches to reducing or eliminating instructional material costs for students will also be considered. Individuals submitting proposals will be asked to identify which of the following tracks is most aligned with their proposal:

·  Engaging Students in OER
·  Advocating for OER
·  Sustainability
·  Exploring OER
·  Demonstrating the Impact and Efficacy of OER
·  Open Pedagogy

Please note that proposals that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion are expected and anticipated in all tracks. 

The call for proposals will be out soon with a submission deadline of Monday, June 12, so please watch for it.


Register for the 2023 CAL OER Conference

Where: This event will be held virtually.

When: August 2-4, 2023

Registration: The registration fee is $25. Online registration will close on August 1, 2023.

Cancellation policy: 

Payment is required prior to entering an Academic Senate event.

Please remember that the last day (August 2nd, 2022) to cancel your registration without penalty is always posted on each event's webpage, and is listed in each confirmation email. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to oeri [at] asccc.org (oeri[at]asccc[dot]org) on or before the posted date. Registration will not be canceled due to non-payment. 

Full Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the posted cancellation deadline.



The virtual portion of Curriculum Institute will be hosted on Zoom Events. Please use the provided resources for tips on accessing Zoom Events. 

Zoom Events Guideline 

Navigating Zoom Events: Attendee Experience 

Watch the Zoom Events Demo

How to participate in Virtual Only:

The event will take place in the virtual event platform Zoom Events. All attendees will receive an email prior to the event with a unique user login. The platform works with email as your user id, so please make sure all attendees emails are their actual emails. If you are an admin and are registering a group of people, please make sure you are prepared with each persons unique email. Please check your device if it is compatible with Zoom Events and update your Zoom app.

Event links to the Virtual Event Platform will be emailed to all registered attendees approximately 1 week prior to the start of the event. All sessions will have auto closed captioning available.


There will be a self-guided test session for new users to explore the Zoom Events platform and ensure your device is updated for the event. The test session will run for 2 days on July 31st and August 1st from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. To participate in the test session, registered attendees and presenters can download and follow the Zoom Events Guideline document above. Users can join the session anytime during the session. This session is intended to allow users to familiarize themselves with the platform at their convenience and there will not be any presentation or moderator during the test session. 

Please make sure to submit individual emails for all attendees as that will be their access to the virtual event platform.