[@OKau] OpenCon event for Australia
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Tue May 19 01:53:21 UTC 2015
> However we do need to keep talking about why. That never stops.
I fundamentally disagree with you, but that's okay.
On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 11:49 AM, Steven De Costa <
steven.decosta at linkdigital.com.au> wrote:
> I think the audience helps. By educating the emerging talent we get to
> talk about how to do things :)
> However we do need to keep talking about why. That never stops. It's like
> talking about why a society values free speech. It is often challenged and
> often debated no matter how obvious it is as a principle for democratic
> On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Noon Silk <noonslists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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:
>>> At this stage we'd just need to put forward a plan via this form:
>>> 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?
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>> Noon Silk, ن
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>> "Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy — the joy
>> of being this signature."
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