Audience in Lecture

Open Texas 2022

September 21 – 23, 2022

The second annual Open Texas conference will again convene librarians, faculty, administrators, and other open education practitioners and advocates in Texas and beyond. The 2022 conference will be held fully online and FREE to attend.

This year’s conference theme, "The Labor of Open Education," invites participants to reflect on the work, creativity, art, and science of open education. View the Call for Proposals.


Joining the Open Texas Steering Committee in leading conference organization and implementation:

Conference Chair

Rebecca Karoff, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Texas System

Program Committee

  • Jim Ross-Nazzal, Houston Community College, Co-Chair

  • Justin White, UT Rio Grande Valley, Co-Chair

  • Lori Bryan, University of Houston-Victoria

  • Beatrice Canales, San Antonio College

  • Sabrina Davis, Texas Tech University

  • Linsey Ford, University of Houston-Clear Lake

  • Crystal Gardner, Houston Community College

  • Carrie Gits, Austin Community College

  • Dr. Bruce Herbert, Texas A&M University

  • Derek Irvin, Houston Community College

  • Lisa Louis, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

  • Kristi Moore, Angelo State University

  • Mandy Palmer, Houston Community College

  • Dr. Ramesh Sharma, Ambedkar University Delhi, India

Promotion & Assessment Committee

  • Paul Sharpe, University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, Chair

  • Ken Carriveau, Baylor University

  • Ashley Morrison, University of Texas at Austin

  • Amanda Price, Texas State University

  • Ariana Santiago, University of Houston

  • Elizabeth Speer, UNT Health Science Center

  • Heather Walker, Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas

Digital Experience Committee

  • Jessica McClean, University of Texas at Arlington, Co-Chair

  • Heidi Winkler, Texas Tech University, Co-Chair

  • Morgan Briles, University of Oklahoma

  • Esteban Cantu, University of Texas at San Antonio

  • Christopher Fanning, Angelina College

  • Dennis Hall, Angelo State University

  • Liza Powers, Houston Community College / Texas Southern University

  • Elizabeth Rodriguez, Laredo College

  • Simon Rodriquez, South Texas College

  • Weston Rose, University of Texas System

Our sincerest thanks to these individuals for their willingness to serve as volunteers leading the organization of Open Texas 2022.

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