Course: Online Conference Management with OCS

In this course, participants will learn how to manage an academic conference online using open-source Open Conference Systems software. Students will learn via instruction from an expert user and hands-on activities.

The Texas Digital Library hosts OCS for its members, so no installation or software maintenance is required for those wishing to use OCS. Go here for more about the TDL’s Online Conference Management offering.

Among the topics covered in the course will be:

  • setting up a conference Web site
  • determining a conference timeline
  • managing registrations
  • handling conference submissions and the peer review process
  • publishing conference proceedings

Faculty and staff members interested in using OCS to manage a conference are encouraged to attend this course. The course is also available to librarians and others wishing to support the use of OCS by faculty at their institutions.

Skill Level: Entry