June 26-28, 2024
Long Beach, CA

Content Committee

Thank you for volunteering to be on the OTC’24 Content Committee!
I respect your time and will endeavor to keep this process efficient for you. I appreciate your willingness to contribute to OTC!

This page is meant for committee members only, please keep the links to yourself. You will find the flexible timeline, processes, and links to submit a theme and keynote suggestions below. Once we get to the point of proposal review, I will post instructions for that here as well. If you have questions, please email me at thickey@palomar.edu. Thanks again!

Sylvia Amitoelau
Coastline College
Debbie Lou Angeles
Porterville College
Cheryl Aschenbach
Lassen College
Nicole Avina
Bakersfield College
Lisa Beach
Santa Rosa Junior College
Gregory Beyrer
Cosumnes River College
Anthony Breakspear
UC Santa Cruz
Brianne Brichacek
Shasta College
Jessica Bush
Santa Rosa Junior College
Shawna Bushell
Riverside CCD
Mauricio Cadavid
CSU San Bernardino
Don Carlisle
Cabrillo College
Katie Datko
Dolores Davison
Foothill College
Alice Dieli
American River College
Julie Gamberg
Glendale College
Bruce Gauthier
Sierra College
James Glapa-Grassklag
College of the Canyons
Cynthia Hamlett
Crafton Hills College
Andrea Hanstein
Jennifer Howze-Owens
College of San Mateo
Patricia James
Kandace Knudson
Sacramento City College
Christine Miller
Santa Monica College
Matthew Mooney
Santa Barbara City College
John Perez
Canada College
Jasmine Phillips
Compton College
Gregory Ramirez
Madera Community College
Tanessa Sanchez
Palomar College
Tracy Schaelen
Southwestern College
Joy Shoemate
College of the Canyons
Iolani Sodhy-Gereben
Laney College
Sasa Stojic-Ito
Amanda Taintor
Reedley College
Xochitl Tirado
Imperial Valley College
Lene Whitley-Putz
Foothill College
Lynette Williamson
Santa Barbara City College

Responsibilities of the committee: 

  • Submit theme recommendations. 
  • Submit keynote topics and speaker recommendations based on current hot topics in education. 
  • Review pre-conference workshop proposals make recommendations. 
  • Review session proposals and make selections for OTC’24 sessions. 

OTC’24 Theme Suggestions (November 1 – November 30, 2023)
This committee is in charge of creating a list of potential conference themes. The list will close November 17 at which time I’ll set up a voting process and if necessary, a committee meeting to discuss the top 5 options and select one.
Submit a Theme suggestion – closes November 17, 2023 (CLOSED)


 Keynote Speakers Recommendations (November 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024)
This committee is responsible for creating a list of potential keynote speakers and topicsThis list will close January 15, 2024, so vetting can take place. Once the recommendations are vetted, I will ask for feedback on options via the shared document.
Submit a Keynote speaker suggestion (speaker name or topic) – closes January 15, 2024


Call for Proposals and Pre-Conference Workshops (December 1, 2023 – March 2024)
Early Acceptance: submissions must be received by November 30, 2023 (notifications sent January 2-10) 

  • Committee members receive session and pre-conference workshop proposals for review: December 4 
  • Committee members review/score proposals: December 5-12 
  • Feedback due from committee members/team lead: December 13 
  • Committee members recommendations for pre-conference workshops due: December 15 
  • OTC reviews feedback with team leads: December 18 
  • Selections Finalized: December 19 

 Call for Proposals closes: January 31, 2024 (notifications sent March 1-8) 

  • Committee members receive proposals for review: February 5  
  • Committee members review/score proposals: February 6-16 
  • Feedback due from committee members/team lead: February 20 
  • OTC reviews feedback with team leads: February 22-23 
  • Selections Finalized: February 26 

Please note that being part of this committee does not prevent you from submitting your own proposals. In fact, we encourage you to submit and share the call for proposals with your colleagues! To keep the process equitable, we will exclude you from reviewing your own proposal should you be assigned to the group reviewing it.  

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