OpenCon is a platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system of research and education. OpenCon 2016 will be held in Washington DC on November 12-14, with satellite events around the world. OpenCon will convene students and early career academic professionals from around the world and serve as a powerful catalyst for projects led by the next generation to advance OpenCon’s three focus areas.
Three days to connect
Through a program of keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, and hackathons, participants will build skills in key areas—from raising institutional awareness to coordinating national-level campaigns effectively.
Attend OpenCon 2016!
Applications open on June 6th. OpenCon seeks to convene energetic, effective students and academic professionals interested in openness in research & education—regardless of ability to cover travel costs. Because of this, most participants receive travel scholarships, and attendance at OpenCon is by application only.
Develop a global network
The main OpenCon meetings in DC and Brussels have drawn participants from more than 40 countries across five continents. OpenCon satellite events have been hosted across 25 countries with approximately 2,000 participants.
More information here: http://www.opencon2016.org/updates