OpenCon 2017 Is Here! Register To Attend

May 11, 2017by Miriam David0

SPARC and the Right to Research Coalition, in partnership with the Max Planck Society, are excited to announce that OpenCon 2017 will take place on November 11-13 in Berlin, Germany at the Max Planck Society’s Harnack House. Applications to attend OpenCon will open on June 27th.

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 2017 will be held in November, with satellite events around the world. This means you do not have to go to Berlin to attend the conference. You can attend the conference live in your country. 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.

Program Summary

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.

What You Stand To Gain?

There is a lot to gain from this conference. You do not want to miss it. How so? OpenCon 2017 builds on the success of the first three OpenCon conferences held in Washington, DC and Brussels, which collectively convened approximately 500 participants from 80 countries. Do you see what you stand to gain from this?

You get the opportunity to connect with people from various parts of the world in Three days and develop a global network of skilled like minded people. 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. 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 30 countries with approximately 4,000 participants.

Attend OpenCon 2017!

Applications to OpenCon 2017 haven’t opened yet. Now the best way to attend OpenCon is through our network of satellite events. Find one near you here

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