[@OKau] OpenCon event for Australia

Noon Silk noonslists at gmail.com
Tue May 19 01:43:46 UTC 2015

I'd love to see people stop talking about open-ness and why it's good and
just start doing it more; it's so straightfowardly absurd that people use
closed journals, etc, etc.

So I'd be interested in being involved in this as long at it is *not*
people talking about why open data is good, open education is good, and
instead showcases ways to do these things, and has workshops aimed at
helping people do these things.


On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Steven De Costa <
steven.decosta at linkdigital.com.au> wrote:

> Hiya Folks,
> I'm keen to find out if people would be interested in helping to
> coordinate an OpenCon Satellite event in Australia in November - actually
> between 14 Nov and 31 Dec if the window.
> Details on logistics are here:
> http://opencon2015.org/satellite/logistics
> At this stage we'd just need to put forward a plan via this form:
> http://opencon2015.org/Satellite/Plan
> What is it? The main event is described below:
> *OpenCon 2015 is the student and early career academic professional
> conference on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data and will be held
> on November 14-16, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. It is organized by the Right
> to Research Coalition, SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic
> Resources Coalition), and an Organizing Committee of students and early
> career researchers from around the world.*
> *The meeting 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—Open Access,
> Open Education, and Open Data. Participants for the conference will be
> selected through an application process which will open on June. Full and
> partial travel scholarships will be available to cover the cost of
> attendance for qualified participants.*
> What would it be in Australia?
> I think this would be a good opportunity to bring together GLAM and
> academic institutions, along with the usual Govt open data platform folks.
> I think we could put together a solid one day agenda of speakers and
> workshops and aim to attract to target audience of students and early
> career academic professionals with content tailored for them.
> I think we'd want to have two or three physical venues linked via video
> conference for the speaking sessions. We'd then run similar workshops in
> each venue for the non speaking parts...
> *Are we interested?*
> Feel free to email me direct (steven.decosta at linkdigital.com.au) if you
> think you might be interested in helping out but aren't sure. Otherwise,
> feel free to add to this thread and let everyone know what you think - yes
> or no?
> Hoots!
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