About OpenCon: conference, satellites & community
OpenCon is more than a conference. It’s a platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information—from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data. OpenCon 2016 will be held in Washington, DC on November 12-14, with satellite events hosted around the world.
Join OpenCon In Person
If you've been invited to attend OpenCon in Washington DC on November 12-14, it's time to get prepared.
Join OpenCon DC Remotely
There are so many ways to take part in OpenCon, even if you can't join us in person. There's a high quality webcast, live discussion online, and exclusive chances to engage with speakers & other participants.
OpenCon is organized by SPARC, the Right to Research Coalition, and a Organizing Committee of students and early career academic professionals from around the world. You can support OpenCon by .
What the community is saying about OpenCon
OpenCon 2014 was the best conference I have ever been to. The presentations, speeches, and workshops as well as all the connections I made at OpenCon educated me about the exciting developments occurring not only in Open Educational Resources, but Open Access and Open Data as well. I left informed and inspired to continue on as an open advocate. Full of word class attendees, organizers, and presenters, OpenCon was a once in a life time opportunity that I will never forget.
Chardaye Bueckert, President of the Simon Fraser Student Society
OpenCon was the most energetic and intellectually stimulating conference I have attended. Meeting people so immersed in Open Access, Open Data and Open Education was inspiring and has since motivated myself and Martin Bentley to start Open Access South Africa: A Student Network. I am honoured to be a part of a community so fully committed to access to education and research across the world.
Uvania Naidoo, Open Access South Africa Co-founder, MA Candidate (UCT)
Blog and News
This call brings together early career librarians working with, or learning about, all things Open--and gives folks an opportunity to connect with each other to better their work and librarianship.
Please share the invitation to participate in this call with any early career librarians on your campus who may be interested.
You can find all the proposed agendas and minutes from the Early Career Librarian community calls in one place, right here.
To join the conference call from your computer, go to https://www.uberconference.com/SPARCconference.
To join the conference by phone within the US, dial 855 277 1599. To join the conference by phone outside of the US, see https://www.uberconference.com/international. This page provides local dial-in numbers for 50 countries. If available, you can dial into the local number for your country then enter our conference line information when prompted (phone number: 855 277 1599). If a local dial-in number isn’t available for your country, we suggest you either login from your computer using the instructions above or dial the US number using Skype.
What to expect
Community calls are always friendly, and we love new faces. The more you participate, the more you'll get out of it! No doubt there will be a lot of this too.
OpenCon 2016 Monrovia is a one day event motivating global events in our Country, where students and community leaders will gather to get a clear understanding on Open Research Programs, Education and how to built a strong organization in your area. This one day event is open to anyone in and out of Liberia. We are hoping to see 150 participants attend the event.
We will also encourage government Officials and rural Women and Youth organization to attend. We are open to you! Stationary materials, breakfast, lunch and transportation will be made.
O GEPES (Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Educação Superior) da Faculdade de Educação (FE), Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), promoverá no dia 9 de dezembro o evento satélite da OpenCon 2016 UNICAMP.
Será uma oportunidade para estudantes, professores e toda a comunidade interessada nos movimentos abertos para conversar e compartilhar informações sobre Educação Aberta, Ciência Aberta, Acesso Livre, Open Data, Open Source, etc.
Não perca essa oportunidade para apresentar seus trabalhos e conhecer mais entusiastas sobre esse movimento que, quanto mais forte, mais benefício poderá trazer para toda a sociedade.
Marque em sua agenda, inscreva-se e participe. Contamos com sua presença!
Comissão organizadora do OpenCon 2016 - GEPES