Submit a Proposal for the “E”ffordability Summit

April 4 – 5, 2023 

In-Person at UW-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin 

Minnesota State is a sponsor of the 5th annual “E”ffordability Summit held in person at University of Wisconsin-Stout, in Menomonie, Wisconsin, on April 4-5, 2023. This year’s theme is Sustainability in Open Education

Academic and Student Affairs at the Minnesota State system office invites faculty, staff, and librarians to join as a presenter, attendee, or both! 

Call for Proposals 

The Call for Proposal period has been extended to February 28, 2023.

Share your hard work in adopting and advancing open educational resources and education, lowering costs, and making your Open program more sustainable. These efforts may include discussion of OER adoption and creation, inclusive access programs, library initiatives, adapting “non-standard” materials to replace textbooks, or anything else you are doing to reduce the cost of course materials. 

Deadline is February 28, 2023

About the Conference 

The “E”ffordability Summit is a free regional conference that focuses on the use, development, and creation of quality and affordable curricular content. Hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the Summit invites attendance from students, faculty, technologists, librarians, campus store professionals, administrators and anyone else interested in the use, development, and creation of curricular materials in the K-20 environment. Topics discussed include open educational resources, inclusive access, equitable access, teaching and learning practices and commercial textbooks/materials and much more. 

Keynote Speakers 

April 4 – David Wiley 

David Wiley

David Wiley is co-founder and Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning, an organization dedicated to increasing postsecondary student success. Previously, David was an Associate Professor in the department of Instructional Psychology & Technology at Brigham Young University. He has received numerous recognitions including an NSF CAREER grant and appointments as a Nonresident Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, the Education Fellow at Creative Commons, and an Ashoka Fellow. David was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Utah State University after earning a PhD in Instructional Psychology & Technology from Brigham Young University. 

April 5 – Bryan Alexander 

Bryan Alexander

Bryan Alexander is an award–winning, internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of higher education’s future. He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997, with a dissertation on doppelgangers in Romantic-era fiction and poetry. 

Bryan taught literature, writing, multimedia, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana. Bryan is currently a senior scholar at Georgetown University and teaches graduate seminars in their Learning, Design, and Technology program. 


Registration for the “E”ffordability Summit is free and available now. 

Learn More 

Visit the “E”ffordability Summit website to learn about lodging, the summit schedule, and more. 

Contact with questions. 

Learn more about OER at Minnesota State.

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