[Open-education] OpenCon 2016 Announced for November 12-14 in Washington DC

Nicole Allen nicole at sparcopen.org
Tue Apr 26 16:55:54 UTC 2016

Hi all, 

Excited to share our announcement for OpenCon 2016, the conference to empower the next generation to advance Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. Sign up for updates here <http://www.opencon2016.org/updates> and please help spread the word! 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/open_con/status/724954930637869056 <https://twitter.com/open_con/status/724954930637869056>
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OpenConGlobal/posts/525560194313270 <https://www.facebook.com/OpenConGlobal/posts/525560194313270>
Blog: http://www.opencon2016.org/2016_announcement <http://www.opencon2016.org/2016_announcement> 

OpenCon 2016 to be held in Washington DC on November 12-14

SPARC and the Right to Research Coalition are excited to announce OpenCon 2016 will be returning to Washington, DC on November 12-14, 2016, where it will be hosted at the American University Washington College of Law. View the full announcement on the OpenCon website <http://www.opencon2016.org/2016_announcement>.

Now in its third year, OpenCon brings together students and early career academic professionals from across the world to catalyze action toward a more open system of research and education. OpenCon 2016 builds on the success of the first two OpenCon conferences held in Washington, DC and Brussels, which collectively convened approximately 300 participants from more than 40 countries. OpenCon’s 41 satellite events have reached approximately 2,000 attendees across 25 countries.

Applications to attend OpenCon 2016 in Washington, DC will open on June 6th. For more information about the conference and to sign up for updates, visit www.opencon2016.org/updates <http://www.opencon2016.org/updates>. 

OpenCon seeks to bring together energetic, engaged students and early career academic professionals—regardless of their ability to cover travel costs. Because of this, attendance at OpenCon is by application only, and the majority of past participants have received travel scholarships.

Speakers at the first two OpenCon conferences have included Jimmy Wales (Co-founder of Wikipedia) <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jff4Xo1fwIA>, Amy Rosenbaum (Director of Legislative Affairs to the President of the United States), Mike Eisen <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHYc9Z12j7M> and Pat Brown <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7CMMdQgbew> (Co-founders of PLOS), Julia Reda (Member of the European Parliament) <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EeWrUDGnYE>, Phil Bourne (Associate Director for Data Science of the U.S. National Institutes of Health) <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO91mTEDgjQ>, and more than 15 students and early career academic professionals leading successful initiatives.

The OpenCon conference and community are only possible with the support of leading organizations with a strong commitment to support student and early career academic professional involvement across Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. We deeply appreciate the support of our past sponsors, including the Max Planck Society, PLOS, eLife, BioMed Central, SpringerOpen, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Overleaf, Microsoft Research, Figshare, Creative Commons USA, and the more than 30 universities and organizations that have sponsored individual scholarships. If your organization is interested in supporting OpenCon, you can find more information and a variety of sponsorship opportunities at www.opencon2016.org/sponsor <http://www.opencon2016.org/sponsor>. 

Applications to attend OpenCon 2016 open June 6th. For more information about the conference and to sign up for updates, visit www.opencon2016.org/updates <http://www.opencon2016.org/updates>. You can follow OpenCon on Twitter at @Open_Con <https://twitter.com/open_con> or #opencon <https://twitter.com/search?q=%23opencon>, and on Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/OpenConGlobal/>.

Nicole Allen
Director of Open Education
SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and
Academic Resources Coalition
21 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
+1 (202) 750-1637
nicole at sparcopen.org <mailto:nicole at sparcopen.org>
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