Dr Chrissi Nerantzi is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. She contributes to the MA in Digital Education, is a Senior Lead of the Knowledge Equity Network and the Academic Lead for Discover and Explore in her institution. As an open practitioner she loves experimenting with creative and playful learning and co-designing experiences that are stimulating, bring diverse people and ideas together to dare to try (im)possibilities and transform the way we learn and teach. She has initiated the development of open educational resources and international open and boundary-crossing professional development initiatives for educators, students and the wider public with colleagues from a range of institutions and countries (examples include @openfdol, @byod4l, @lthechat, #creativeHE) many of which have been sustained over the years. Chrissi is a global accreditor of Advance HE, a Visiting Professor at the University of Bolton, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nova Gorica in Slovenia and an advisory member of the global UNESCO supported Open Education for a Better World (OE4BW) Programme. Chrissi’s research interests are in creativity, openness, collaborative learning and communities and in which she has published widely. She is a National Teaching Fellow 2015 and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the ALT Learning Technologist of the Year 2017, received the GO-GN Best Open Research Practice Award 2018, the OEGlobal Open Innovation Award 2021, the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence in 2022 by Advance HE and in 2023 the Open Education Champion Award from the National Teaching Repository.