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2022 Unconference on Open Scholarship Practices in Education Research

The Center for Open Science is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Unconference on Open Scholarship Practices for Education Research.

Center for Open Science/Omni Charlottesville Hotel
212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Thursday, February 24 and Friday, February 25

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The 2022 Unconference will feature participant-led sessions analyzing the current state of open scholarship practice and interactive hackathons seeking solutions to identified problems. Participants will assess barriers to adoption of open scholarship practices unique to the education community and brainstorm strategies for promoting greater awareness. 

The meeting will be hosted in Charlottesville, Virginia and features unconference sessions (fully online as well as in person), hackathons, and workshops (in-person only). Registration is open for virtual as well as in-person attendance - join now to confirm your seat! Your registration fees, along with a limited grant support, will provide travel support for colleagues who need it.

Additional information about opening and closing plenary speakers will be made available soon. 

Review the draft agenda for the 2022 unconference!

Participants are invited to lead or attend


In-person sessions will be active and designed for individuals with moderate to extensive experience with open scholarship to work on specific tasks. Virtual sessions (similar to the deep dive sessions from the 2021 unconference) will provide a broader and more educational focus for attendees who are seeking to expand their knowledge about open science.

Unconference Sessions

Group discussions designed to reach consensus on a topic or generate a plan of action. (Virtual and in-person participation available.)


Hands on lessons that leave attendees with resources to use and apply. (In-person participation available.)


Participants work together on a defined task for one to three hours Examples include letter writing campaigns, creating syllabi and faculty guides, designing studies, and proposals. (In-person participation available.)

Lightning Talks

Presentations on a topic in five minutes or less.  (In-person and virtual participation available.)

Attending the Conference


The 2022 unconference will be at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel. A room block has been secured at the adjacent Residence Inn by Marriott Charlottesville Downtown Hotel at $126/night plus taxes and fees. Use this unique booking link to complete your registration or you can call 1-888-236-2427 for assistance. Limited rooms are available in the room block. Please book as soon as possible to ensure you are able to secure a room at the group rate. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all in person conference attendees.

The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport is 10 miles from the Omni Charlottesville Hotel. Directions here.

Registration rates are:

  • $50 In-person Attendance for Non Early Career Researchers
  • $25 In-person Attendance for Early Career Researchers
  • $20 Virtual Attendance

Limited travel stipends of up to $500 are available if funding is a barrier to in-person attendance at the unconference. Please submit a request for travel support here. Preference for awarding travel support will be directed to colleagues who do not have access to alternative travel funding and early career researchers.  To be considered, please register for the unconference and submit your travel support request as soon as possible. Travel support determinations will be announced by October to allow participants time to make travel arrangements. If we receive more requests than we can accommodate, awards will be issued on a lottery basis. We will strive to provide support to as many attendees as possible.

A requirement for vaccination and mask wearing will be in effect for in-person attendees. The hotel cancellation policy permits a no penalty cancellation until 48 hours in advance of the event.  

2022 Advisory Committee

Jesse Fleming, University of Virginia
Matthew Makel, Johns Hopkins University
Betsy McCoach, University of Connecticut
Amanda Kay Montoya, University of California, Los Angeles
Scott Peters, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Karen Rambo-Hernandez, Texas A&M University

Access the links to all 2021 unconference information and resources here. Or, to view the full 2021 unconference schedule of events, visit,

Support for the unconference is provided by the National Science Foundation (DRL 1937698). If you have questions about the 2021 or 2022 unconference, please email Marcy Reedy at