2022 MI OER Virtual Summit!

Held September 29-30, 2022

Thank you to all who attended this year's summit, themed "Looking Back, Looking Forward". The program focused on how work in open education has been changed and transformed during the past two years and your plans for a re-imagined future.

2022 Keynote Speakers

September 29th Opening Keynote September 30th Closing Keynote

Nicole Allen is the Director of Open Education for SPARC. In this role, she leads SPARC’s work to advance openness and equity in education, which includes a robust state and federal policy program, a broad librarian community of practice, and a leadership program for open education professionals. Nicole joined SPARC in 2013 to develop and launch a program on open education. Under her leadership, SPARC’s open education program has been a driving force behind numerous state and federal policy achievements, which include securing $35 million in appropriations for a pilot grant program and establishing an open licensing policy at the Department of Education. Nicole was also instrumental in organizing opposition to the Cengage/McGraw-Hill merger. Since 2020, Nicole has also played a significant role in organizing the Open Education Conference, the open education community’s largest annual event. You can follow her on Twitter @txtbks

Maha Bali is an Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of (a grassroots movement that challenges academic gatekeeping at conferences) and co-facilitator of Equity Unbound (an equity-focused, open, connected intercultural learning curriculum, which has also branched into academic community activities Continuity with Care and Socially Just Academia and a collaboration with OneHE: Community-building Resources. She writes and frequently speaks about social justice, critical pedagogy, and open and online education. She blogs regularly at and tweets @bali_maha

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Library of Michigan

Funding for the MI OER Summit is provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan

2021 MI OER Summit - Recordings Now Available

August 11-12, 2021

Hosted Online in collaboration with MHEC

Keynote, Day1: Angela DeBarger, Transgressing Boundaries with Open Education

Keynote, Day 2: What We Got Right, and Wrong: A 10 Year Retrospective

Agenda, Recordings, and Related Content (login required): For direct access to the recordings, visit the MI OER Network YouTube channel. Subscribe for updates when videos are posted. To view past MI OER Summit content, visit the Past Events page