May 22 - 23, 2019
   University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center

The Northeast Regional OER Conference Committee is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Northeast Regional OER Summit! This multi-state collaborative event is designed for new and experienced OER advocates offering the opportunity to learn and share effective practices in awareness building, implementation, collaboration, strategy, and research.

The event will be split up into two days. Attendees can register to attend Day 1 and/or Day 2. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged!

Day 1: Northeast Regional OER Summit - Main Conference

  • When: Wednesday, May 22, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center, 1st floor
  • Who Should Attend: Campus leaders involved in defining and driving campus strategy around open education initiatives. New and experienced higher education faculty, staff and administrators interested in OER.

Day 2: Northeast Regional OER Summit - Day of Action

  • When: Thursday, May 23, 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center, 1st floor
  • Who Should Attend: People engaged in higher ed-focused open education initiatives, including faculty, librarians, instructional technologists, administrators and other campus leaders.

Registration Options & Rates
Registration includes all sessions, parking, breakfast and lunch on the day(s) you select to attend. Payment is accepted by credit/debit card or by check. No registrations will be accepted after May 15. Cancellations received in writing by the UMass Conference Services Registration Office by the close of business on May 15 will receive a refund less a $60.00 cancellation fee.

Main Conference and Day of Action - Focused OER Workshops (May 22 - 23)
     By May 8: $195.00
     May 9 - 15: $235.00 
     After May 15: Not Accepted

Main Conference Only (May 22)
     By May 8: $105.00  
     May 9 - 15: $145.00
     After May 15: Not Accepted

Day of Action Only (May 23)
     By May 8: $105.00
     May 9 - 15: $145.00 
     After May 15: Not Accepted

All programming will be held in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center. Complimentary parking will be available in the attached Campus Center Parking Garage. The Campus Center and Campus Center Parking Garage are located at 1 Campus Center Way in Amherst, MA 01003.  Click here to obtain turn-by-turn directions from your location.

The Main Conference will be held from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, with sessions in the Campus Center Auditorium and nearby breakout rooms (located on the 1st floor of the Campus Center). The Day of Action will be held from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, with sessions in the Campus Center Auditorium and nearby break-out rooms (all located on the 1st floor of the Campus Center).

On-Campus Lodging 
A block of rooms is being held for attendees at Hotel UMass, located conveniently in the Campus Center. Contact the hotel directly ( or 877-822-2110) and reference group code NOC19C to complete your reservation at the discounted group rate of $145.00/room/night (plus applicable fees). Availability is limited and this rate is only available until April 23 (or until space fills) so early reservations are strongly recommended. Click the "On-Campus & Area Lodging" tab to learn more!

How to Register
Registration is accepted online: click "Register Now" above! 

To register online you will first need to create an account with us by either entering in your email address and a password of your choice, or by logging in with an external account (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo). Once you login you will be brought through the the online form, where you will enter in all of your information and select to either pay online by credit/debit card or to mail in a check.

Registration is accepted on an individual basis, but you can register multiple attendees under one account. To register multiple attendees click "Register Now", create an account, and complete the registration and payment selection for one person. Once this registration is complete you will see a "Create Additional Registration" button on the receipt and home screens. Click this button to add an additional attendee. For assistance, please contact the UMass Conference Services Registration Office at 413-577-8102 or

The deadline to register is May 15, 2019.

For additional summit related details please click here.
For additional registration or payment information please contact the UMass Conference Services Registration Office at 413-577-8102 or