2018 Open Apereo Call for Proposals Now Open

The Open Apereo 2018 Call for Proposals is open NOW! SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL

Affordability of education has become a key issue, not simply for students and educational institutions, but for society as a whole. Open source software can be a key element in developing an institutional IT strategy that focuses on enhancing student success, while helping to control costs.

At Open Apereo 2018, you’ll find out more about how your institution can engage with open source software and the communities that support it. You’ll learn how open source works, and how it can work for your institution. You’ll see first-hand how a community responds to the challenges of today by innovating for tomorrow. Above all, you’ll return with real data based on real-world experiences of development and deployment that can inform your institutional practice and strategy. We look forward to seeing you at Open Apereo 2018 conference in Montreal, Quebec, June 3 - 7.

We invite you to submit a proposal now!

We need your voice! Your experiences, expertise, and insights — and those of other community members — are what drive the success of our conference year after year. Submitting a proposal has many potential benefits:

  • Professional development and visibility. Presenting at a major conference is a significant professional development opportunity. Hone your own skills, and learn from others. Presenting makes you and your organization’s work more visible, creates profile, and is often the first step to building an effective partnership.
  • Engage with others who have shared experiences.  Presentations often stimulate additional ideas and informal conversations outside of the presentation. This gives you an opportunity for more connection with colleagues, networking, and opportunities to learn from the experience of others - a practical benefit.
  • Learn more about Apereo. Learn how an open source foundation works and benefits education. Discover paths to sustainability with the Apereo Incubation process. Find out about licensing options and how they work. Above all, discover working software from Apereo software communities that can help your institution control costs and control its own destiny.
  • Contribute to the community. Your presentation will be valued by others who will learn from your experience. By presenting at Open Apereo, you’re helping add to a shared and growing pool of experience and expertise.

This year, we are seeking proposals for five unique program tracks and areas of interest: Strategy & Leadership, Student Success, Faculty Focus, Tech Dive, and Facing the Future.


The final proposal deadline is Friday, January 26, 2018.  The program committee will review and accept submissions during the open submission period.  The committee expects to have proposals reviewed and final acceptances by mid-February.

We look forward to your proposal!

Montreal, Quebec
Open Apereo 2018

Ian Dolphin, Executive Director, Apereo Foundation
Alan Regan, Open Apereo 2018 Planning Committee Chair
Jennifer Cummings, Open Apereo 2018, Conference Coordinator