[OKFN - Austria] OpenCon 2015 Announced!

Vignoli Michela Michela.Vignoli at ait.ac.at
Do Apr 9 07:34:09 UTC 2015

Liebe alle,

Die nächste OpenCon wird diesen November in Brüssel stattfinden! Ich kann die Konferenz für Studierende und junge/angehende WissenschaftlerInnen wärmstens empfehlen.

Liebe Grüße,


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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2015 16:50:30 +0100
From: Joseph Mcarthur <joe at righttoresearch.org>
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Hi all,

We?ve just announced the details on OpenCon 2015, the follow up to the successful first OpenCon meeting held last year in Washington, DC.  Please see below for more details, including how to apply and sponsorship opportunities.


Today 11 organizations announced OpenCon 2015: Empowering the Next Generation to Advance Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. Slated for November 14-16 in Brussels, Belgium, the event will bring together students and early career academic professionals from across the world to learn about the issues, develop critical skills, and return home ready to catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world?s information. The full announcement is available at http://opencon2015.org/blog/opencon-2015-details-announced.

OpenCon seeks to convene student and early career academic professionals?regardless of their ability to pay for travel costs. The majority of participants will receive full travel scholarships. Because of this, attendance is by application only. Applications will open on June 1, 2015.

To receive the latest OpenCon news, including a notification when applications open, sign up for updates here <http://www.opencon2015.org/updates>.

OpenCon 2015?s three day program will begin with two days of conference-style keynotes, panels, and interactive workshops, drawing both on the expertise of leaders in the Open Access, Open Education and Open Data movements and the experience of participants who have already led successful projects. The third day will take advantage of the location in Brussels by providing advocacy training followed by the opportunity for in-person meetings with policymakers. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the conference?s three issue areas, stronger skills in organizing local and national projects, and connections with policymakers and prominent leaders.

Speakers at OpenCon 2014 included the Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States for Legislative Affairs and the Associate Director for Data Science of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. OpenCon 2015 will again feature leading experts. Patrick Brown and Michael Eisen, two of the co-founders of PLOS, are confirmed for a joint keynote at the 2015 meeting.

A call for partners to host satellite events is also now open and available at http://www.opencon2015.org/satellite. OpenCon satellite events are independently hosted meetings anywhere in the world that mix content from the main conference with live presenters to localize the discussion and bring the energy of an in-person OpenCon event to a larger audience. In 2014, satellite events reached hundreds of students and early career academic professionals in nine countries across five continents and it?s hoped this year satellites will allow enable everyone who applies to attend an event.

To support the meeting, a variety of sponsorship opportunities are available and will be critical to ensuring that dedicated students and early career academic professionals across the globe are able to attend.
For more information, see http://www.opencon2015.org/sponsor.

Applications for OpenCon 2015 will open on June 1st. For more information about the conference and to sign up for updates, visit www.opencon2015.org/updates.

We hope you?ll consider applying to attend OpenCon this Fall in Brussels or to host a satellite event in your area.  You can also join in OpenCon activities year round through the discussion list, monthly calls, and webcast series of the OpenCon community: http://opencon2015.org/community.

Nick Shockey and Joseph McArthur

Right to Research Coalition

Joseph McArthur
Assistant Director: Right to Research Coalition <http://righttoresearch.org>

Co-Lead/Founder: Open Access Button <http://openaccessbutton.org>
Twitter: @Mcarthur_Joe
Skype: joseph_mcarthur
Linkedin: http://linkd.in/1BgZ1jU
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