NOW OPEN! CFP for Open Apereo 2020

The Open Apereo 2020 Call for Proposals is open NOW! 

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What is the Open Apereo 2020 conference? Open Apereo is the open-source conference for education. It's an international, inclusive event offered by the Apereo Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and sustaining innovative open-source software solutions for education. Apereo sponsored software communities develop and sustain learning tools and environments, media capture and management, authoring learning materials, portals, authentication, learning analytics, and more. At Open Apereo, you’ll have the opportunity to -

  • Obtain a high-level overview of all Apereo software and software communities
  • Participate in our “Digital Design Day”, bringing together educators, learning technologists, software developers and curriculum design specialists in imagining and building aspects of the future of learning
  • Present your experience of supporting the academic mission with open technologies, and hear the experience of others
  • Participate in HAXCamp webcomponents workshop
  • Attend and participate in Apereo software community activities 

This year's conference will be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA from June 15-19, 2020.

Why does open source matter to higher education? Affordability and the massive growth of student debt are major challenges for higher education. These challenges are magnified by the pace of technology change. How can institutions innovate around systems to meet student and faculty needs? How can they meet the challenge of sustaining innovation? How can cost and flexibility be balanced? Open-source software can help, and at Open Apereo 2020 you can find out how. Institutions that invest in open-source software as part of their software procurement strategy retain capacity, which means flexibility to control costs and adapt to changing needs, circumstances, and challenges.

Why submit a conference presentation? Whether you are working with Apereo tools or not, we're interested in hearing about your ideas and solutions to current academic challenges. Share the teaching and learning, development, or leadership approaches that have been successful for your team or institution. Or spark a conversation about a key topic or issue that you feel needs a new, open-source approach, tool, or project to address.

We’re planning big changes to Open Apereo 2020. You can read about them here Real-world stories of open source success remain a vital component of the program.

We invite you to submit a proposal now - Click Here to Submit Today

We are seeking proposals for presentations or discussion sessions in these tracks:

  • Strategy and Leadership
  • Open Source Software: Student and Faculty Success Stories
  • Technical Deep Dive
  • Facing the Future: Innovation Supporting Change


The final proposal deadline is December 20, 2019. The program committee will review and accept submissions during the open submission period. The committee expects to have proposals reviewed and final acceptances by late-January.

We look forward to your proposal!


Ian Dolphin, Executive Director, Apereo Foundation
Alan Regan, Open Apereo 2020 Planning Committee Chair
Jennifer Cummings, jenn.cummings[at]apereo[dot]org, Open Apereo 2020, Conference Coordinator