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The logo for the Effordability Summit is an open book with mountains rising from it. April 3-4, 2024

The Effordability Summit is a regional conference that focuses on the use, development, and creation of quality and affordable curricular content.  Hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the Summit invites attendance from students, faculty, technologists, librarians, campus store professionals, administrators and anyone else interested in the use, development, and creation of curricular materials in the K-20 environment (we welcome all educators from K-12, two year colleges, and four-year universities, both public and private).  Topics discussed include open educational resources, inclusive access, equitable access, teaching and learning practices and commercial textbooks/materials and much more.

This year's summit focuses on "Accessibility." Presentations will focus on experiences and innovations related to adopting and advancing open educational resources, lowering educational costs, and enhancing the sustainability of open education programs. Topics include OER adoption and creation, inclusive access programs, library initiatives, and adapting "non-standard" materials to replace traditional textbooks.

This is an in-person conference and registration for the event is free!  

Conference keynotes will be live streamed and available for online viewing for registered attendees who are unable to attend in person.


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Haben Girma, a Black woman in her thirties wearing a thoughtful expression

Keynote: Wednesday, April 3

Disability & Innovation: A Conversation with Haben Girma

Disabled people are the largest historically underrepresented group, numbering over one billion worldwide. Reaching a group of this scale creates value for everyone. Organizations that prioritize accessibility benefit by gaining access to a much larger audience, improving the experience for both disabled and nondisabled people, and facilitating further innovation.

Join us for an engaging presentation on making our communities more accessible.

About Haben Girma:

The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice. She is the author of Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law.

Irina Petrakova-Otto , Microsoft CTO

Keynote: Thursday, April 4

Power of Artificial Intelligence: A Conversation with Irina Petrakova-Otto

Irina Petrakova-Otto will be speaking on the power of artificial intelligence on Thursday, April 4, 2024. As the Chief Technical Officer at Microsoft, her work is leading the way with artificial intelligence, and she will be sharing groundbreaking updates on the future of Generative AI.


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