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Unconference 2022


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2022 featured session videos are now available and details about Unconference 2023 are coming soon.


Featured Session Videos


Opening: Brian Nosek

Co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Open Science, on the use of open science to advance education research.

Sara Hart

Data Sharing with Sara Hart

This session covers the benefits of data sharing as well as the “how to” of how to prepare data for sharing.

Matt Makel

Understanding Replication in Education Research with Matt Makel

This session introduces the purpose of replication, different conceptions of replication, and some models for implementation in education.

Bryan Cook and Stacy Shaw

Preprints and Open Access with Bryan Cook and Stacy Shaw

This session provides an introduction to preprints with a focus on their contributions and limitations in the context of current models of scholarly publishing.

Scott Peters and Karen Rambo-Hernandez

Preregistration with Scott Peters and Karen Rambo-Hernandez

This session introduces the basics of pre-registration: a method for creating a permanent record of a research plan prior to conducting data collection and/or data analysis.

Betsy McCoach and Amanda Montoya

Registered Reports with Betsy McCoach and Amanda Montoya

This session introduces the basics of registered reports and the process of creating a permanent record of a research plan prior to conducting data collection.


Sessions provide a broader and more educational focus for attendees who are seeking to expand their knowledge about open science.

Access the OSF page with additional information.

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Unconference Sessions

Group discussions designed to reach consensus on a topic or generate a plan of action.


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.


Hands on lessons that leave attendees with resources to use and apply.

Lightning Talks

Presentations on a topic in five minutes or less.

Unconferences maximize the most important parts of conferences: connecting with peers and collaborating on exciting new projects. Simultaneously, they minimize the parts where they teach me things I already know. They are a wonderful opportunity to learn, meet collaborators, and start new projects. Unconferences like this one have ruined other conferences for me.

Matthew Makel

Matthew C. Makel, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Johns Hopkins University School of Education

The Open Scholarship Unconference was informative, interactive, and fun and made it easy and comfortable to collaborate with other educational researchers. The unconference format provided useful workshops and sessions, but also allowed space for researchers to come together spontaneously to work on important issues. The conference was the perfect mix of experts and novices and I appreciated that everyone was willing to share and learn from each other. I am looking forward to attending again!

Jesse Fleming

Jesse Fleming
PhD Student, Special Education
Curry School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia

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

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Sponsored by the Center for Open Science with support from the National Science Foundation award DRL-1937698. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within the unconference are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of NSF

Access the links to all 2021 Unconference information and resources. If you have questions about the 2021 or 2022 Unconference, please email Marcy Reedy.