Satellite events are held year round, open to anyone, and arranged by hosts around the world in partnership with the main OpenCon conference. Approximately 2000 people have attended past events in 2014 and 2015. Satellites often combine content, themes and ideas from the main meeting with locally arranged activities. They're the perfect way to learn and get involved in the community, and are an essential part of the OpenCon community.
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OpenCon SWFL is an OpenCon Satellite event for the Southwest Florida Region. Are you a student wanting more affordable textbooks? A librarian seeking more information on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data? Are you a professor curious about open research and interested in supporting more affordable textbooks for your students? Then OpenCon SWFL is for you!
This half-day event will provide an introduction to open research, discuss Open Educational Resources and affordable textbooks, and teach you how to advocate on your campus.
Join us on February 3 at Florida Gulf Coast University to learn, advocate, and lead for open research and more affordable textbooks!
OpenCon 2017 Kumasi will include a talk on the essence of open access and open sharing. We'll discuss why we need to openly share in this day and era, and the need to also increase the accessibility of contents in the open stream.
- Intro & Icebreaker
- Keynote: Why open access?
- Brainstorming: How can we augment the status quo?
- Break out Sessions: Creative Commons, Wikipedia and Mozilla
- Q & A
- Wrap up/Closure