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Applications to attend OpenCon 2017 in Berline

  • 1.  Applications to attend OpenCon 2017 in Berline

    Posted Jul 13, 2017 02:19 PM

    Deadline is August 1st, 2017. 

    Applications to attend OpenCon 2017 on November 11-13 in Berlin, Germany are now open! Most of those who are invited to attend will receive full or partial travel funding, if needed.

    OpenCon brings together early career researchers, librarians, and students from around the world to connect and empower the next generation of leaders to open up research and education in their communities. Past conferences have featured presentations from established figures such as Jimmy Wales (cofounder of Wikipedia) and Julia Reda (member of the European Parliament) alongside those from early career leaders.

    Apply to attend OpenCon at http://www.opencon2017.org/apply

    The benefits of applying for OpenCon 2017 extend far beyond attending the Berlin event—those who apply will have the opportunity to get connected with new collaborators, learn about scholarships to attend related conferences, and actively participate in a larger community.  Applications will remain open until August 1st. Attendance at OpenCon is by application only.

    Students and early career academic professionals of all experience levels are encouraged to apply. OpenCon seeks to support those who have ideas for new projects and initiatives in addition to those who are already leading them. The most important criteria is an interest in advancing Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data and a commitment to taking action. Learn more about the types of projects OpenCon community members are working on and the impact they are having through the recently released OpenCon Community Report.

    OpenCon is also looking for partners to host satellite events—meetings that combine themes from the global conference with local presentations, workshops, and discussions to advance the conversation around Open in your local community. In 2016, there were 28 OpenCon satellite events in twenty countries—all thanks to our incredible hosts, who included students, scientists, librarians, researchers, and advocates from around the world who are working hard to increase action around Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education. To express interest in hosting your own satellite event and get more information, visit http://www.opencon2017.org/satellite

    The meeting in Berlin serves as the centerpiece of a much larger network to foster initiatives and collaboration among the next generation across OpenCon’s issue areas. OpenCon invites you to become an active part of the community by joining the discussion list, tuning in for monthly community calls and webcasts, or hosting an OpenCon satellite event in your community. Learn more at http://www.opencon2017.org/community

    More information available at http://www.opencon2017.org/2017_applications_open