Hey there! If you would like to attend OpenCon 2017 in Berlin, Germany on November 11-13, you need to apply now. Applications are officially open! You can now apply at www.opencon2017.org/apply.
The application form includes the option to request a travel scholarship, which will be awarded to most participants who are offered an invitation to the meeting and require financial support to attend.
Applications will remain open for 5 weeks until August 1st at 11:59pm U.S. Pacific Time. However, It is advisable to apply early. Applications submitted early will be reviewed first, and the Organizing Committee may issue early acceptance decisions, especially to applicants who need visas.
Like previous years, OpenCon 2017 will feature a program of keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, and hackathons on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. Participants will build skills in key areas, network with diverse attendees from dozens of nations around the world, and engage with leaders in the Open movement.
Speakers at previous OpenCon conferences have included Jimmy Wales (Co-founder of Wikipedia), Amy Rosenbaum (Director of Legislative Affairs to the US President Barack Obama), Julia Reda (Member of the European Parliament), and Brewster Kahle (Founder of Internet Archive).
This is an amazing opportunity. Apply now