An Open Marriage

It's the day after the night before.........what a great couple of days. Meeting good friends, making new ones and catching up on all the gossip. Some brilliant speakers and entertainment and a delightful meal with plenty of conversation and wonderful surroundings...........

This opening sentence wouldn't be out of place in a blog about attending a wedding, but this is a blog entry about OER13, a conference that is becoming "the" national conference on open education. Having been to every OER conference since they started in 2010 I feel a certain affinity towards the event, and in many ways for me it's just like attending a good wedding.

Firstly a good wedding takes endless hours of planning and organisation, and being on the organising committee this year certainly allowed me to see the inner workings of a conference organising committee. Like a wedding often is, this conference was planned by a committed group of volunteers and led by two enthusiastic & passionate co-chairs, Jackie Carter (@jackiecarter) and Chris Pegler (@chrispegler).

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