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VIVA: Open & Affordable Community Forum

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Open & Affordable Community Forum

In 2019, VIVA began hosting an annual Open & Affordable Community Forum, covering existing and emerging issues in the field of open education, open pedagogy, and open educational resources.  

Previous to this, in 2017 and 2018, VIVA held an annual Open Textbook Network (OTN) Best Practices Forum. 

For the upcoming Open & Affordable Community Forum, please go here. Previous Forum agenda's can be found below, and presentations from all VIVA events can always be found on the VIVA Presentations page.

Previous Open Forum Agendas


Committee Chair

Liz Thompson
James Madison University

Institutional Representatives

Amber Gruszeczka (12/31/26)
Old Dominion University

Mark Hamilton (12/31/25)
Liberty University 

Paula Kiser (12/31/25)
Washington & Lee 

Joanna Lee (12/31/26)
George Mason University

Bethany Mickel (12/31/25)
University of Virginia

Nicole Wilson (12/31/26)
James Madison University

Ex Officio

Jessica Kirschner