11/11/2017 - 13/11/2017

OpenCon 2017 (Berlin, Germany)

 

OpenCon is the conference and community for students and early career academic professionals interested in advancing open access, open education and open data. OpenCon 2017 will be held on November 11-13 in Berlin, Germany. Each year, OpenCon brings together a diverse, representative, and engaged group of participants, with travel scholarships available to most participants. For this reason, attendance at OpenCon 2017 is by application only.

The benefits of applying for OpenCon 2017 extend far beyond attending the Berlin meeting. It’s an opportunity to find collaborators, get connected with scholarships to attend related conferences, and be recognized by the community for the work you do to promote open access, open education and open data. 

OpenCon 2017’s three-day program will begin with two days of keynotes, panels, and interactive workshops. OpenCon places an emphasis on highlighting diverse, early career voices, while complementing them with leading experts, such as Jimmy Wales (Co-founder of Wikipedia), Amy Rosenbaum (Director of Legislative Affairs to US President Barack Obama), and Julia Reda (Member of the European Parliament). The third day will feature an all-day “do-a-thon,” where participants will have the opportunity to craft new campaigns, lay the foundations for new resources, and form collaborations that will continue long after the November conference is over.

Previous speakers at OpenCon included:

  • Brewster Kahle: Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive
  • Jimmy Wales: Co-founder of Wikipedia
  • Amy Rosenbaum: Director of Legislative Affairs to the President of the United States
  • Philip Bourne: Associate Director for Data Science, U.S. National Institutes of Health
  • Victoria Stodden: Founder, RunMyCode.org and ResearchCompendia.org; Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Pat Brown and Mike Eisen: Co-founders, PLOS
  • David Wiley: Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning,
  • Julia Reda: Member of the European Parliament

Find out more on the event page here.

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