Committee Activities

The OER Conference Committee plays a vital role and our volunteers contribute their time and expertise including undertaking peer review, chairing sessions and organising local and social activities during the conference. The Committee meets every month and is chaired by the Conference Co-Chairs.

Peer Review

A key focus of the Conference Committee is to conduct the peer review of all proposals submitted to the conference once the Call for Proposals has been closed. Guidance for Reviewers will be available soon and we also provide support at committee meetings.

Guest posts

Committee Members are invited to write guest posts for publication on the conference platform, sharing their perspective on the event, looking back at past years or sharing advice and guidance for new authors and participants. Please send your post to

Promoting the conference

Help us spread the word about the conference and upcoming deadlines, keynote speakers and the social programme. Use #OER22 on social media, and link to

Chairing sessions

Conference Committee Members volunteer to chair all sessions during the event. We’ll be publishing details of how to volunteer together with guidance in due course.

Committee Meetings

  • Meeting 1: Thursday 13 January – This meeting provides an opportunity for Committee Members to meet and introduce themselves, Co-Chairs and staff team We will focus on promoting the Call for Proposals and encouraging submissions. We will also go through the timetable for peer review starting in February.
  • Meeting 2: Thursday 10 February – The focus for this meeting is on the peer review process and programme. The deadline for submissions is on the day of the meeting and we will go through guidance for reviewers and provide support for using the submission and review system.
  • Meeting 3: Thursday 10 March – This meeting will focus on the draft programme for the conference and confirm plans for the blended delivery of the event.
  • Meeting 4: Thursday 14 April – The final committee meeting is all about the event, session delivery and social programme.
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