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.
The aim of the event is to empower and encourage a new community of social developers engaged in innovative and open technologies through the utilization of various Open Resources.
Federal Institute of Sao Paulo is proud to announce OpenCon satellite conference that will be held in Campus Campinas on October 21, 2016. There will have a rich agenda of activities such as keynote, seminars, workshops, panel discussions, and a lot of networking among specialists, students and early carrier researches. In this year’s event we expect +200 participants all over our region.
You are invited! Just apply for the activities (see agenda below or download here) or help us making a great event. You can propose an activity, be a volunteer or even support our event.
Promote your research
Call for Papers (instructions in Brazilian Portuguese)
Propose an activity
- Share your knowledge proposing an activity! If you are doing meaningful work to advance Open causes in your community, we deeply appreciate your help. Write us an e-mail and ask for information on how to propose an activity till August 31.
- We always need help! It’s an event made by passionate about Open causes. The will is the only requirement. So get involved and send us an e-mail offering your help.
Support OpenCon 2016 Campinas
- If you represent a company or an institution and see importance in our work, please consider being our sponsor and funding us. At this moment we don’t have any funding at all. It would be great if you help us by providing financial resources to cover refreshments, program printing costs, travel costs for speakers, conference badge holders, etc. Send us an e-mail and give you more details.
OpenCon around the World
“A great moment to build the momentum for Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data in our region”.
OpenCon is 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 of research and education. The objective is convening students and early career academic professionals from around the world, and serves as a powerful catalyst for projects led by the next generation, to advance OpenCon's three focus areas.
Now we have the opportunity to hold an OpenCon satellite conference, held in partnership with the main conference, here in Campinas. It will be the perfect opportunity to learn and get involved in the OpenCon community. Also we expect to stimulate the local progress on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data while staying connected to a global movement.
“OpenCon satellite events are a critical part of the community. In OpenCon’s first year the satellite events reach double the number of the people as the main conference alone. Now almost 2000 people have attended over 40 satellite events in 25 countries”.
Join us for OpenCon 2016 Boston, a satellite event of OpenCon 2016, a global conference for students and early-career researchers to learn about open access, open data, and open education.
Hosted by Boston University, OpenCon 2016 Boston will feature programming with the theme of "open in action," including a talk by a member of the project team from the Open Data to Open Knowledge, Boston's Knight Foundation-funded initiative to make open government data an accessible public resource. Other sessions will include a discussion of information justice and interactive lightning talks about tools for and approaches to open research, including an introduction to ORCID, how to make your work available in an institutional repository (such as OpenBU, BU's repository), an open research case study, and an overview of open access mandates for grants.
OpenCon 2016 Boston is free and open to all. Please save the date and watch for more details, including a detailed agenda and registration.
Come and join Crossref and ORCID for OpenCon 2016 Oxford!
We're hosting a satellite event to watch and reflect on the OpenCon 2016 conference, talk about what ORCID and Crossref are working on and to discuss all things open. We're interested to know your thoughts and challenges, and will provide coffee, snacks and drinks afterwards in exchange...
We hope to see you on November 18 - let us know if you can make it!
OpenCon 2016 Kaunas is dedicated to learning 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 Benin is a national event about Open Education. This will be a great step for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, and for the Benin Educational system.
The target audience will be: students, early career researchers, librarians, professors, publishers, activists in open data and open access, academics working in international partnerships or science policy, and the media.
The aims are of the event include:
- Introducing Open Education and Open Data
- Sharing information on building the capacity of the attendees on how to write blogs related to the field of education
- Working together to make a Twitter campaign in order to contribute in the education agenda in West Africa
The format would be an open panel discussion, with short introductory presentations to avoid lengthy slide presentations to keep an engaging atmosphere. Panelists will include experts as well as non-experts who would share their expectations. This will be followed by a workshop-like round table discussion involving all participants working in groups chaired by a member of the organizing team or an expert to moderate the discussion and take notes.
The focus would be on different aspects of Open Education: its importance, personal expectations, and what different members can do to reach such goals. The idea is to use this information to draft an open letter to the Education Ministry and the President of the Republic of Benin.
This event is endorsed by the Right to Research Coalition (R2RC), the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). With our advocacy programs (radio show, twitter campaign, forum, meetings with the authorities), we are going to let our voices be heard so that the education system in Benin be adequate to international standard.
We will be the voice of the voiceless and our mission is to advocate and build the capacities of other young people so that they join our cause and we will become numerous.
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.
ScienceOpen has teamed up with OpenAIRE and Digital Science, alongside two of their portfolio companies – Figshare and Overleaf, to organise an OpenCon ‘satellite’ event to be held in Berlin on the 24-26th November.
This event will form one of the many international satellite events of the bigger OpenCon 2016 conference that will take place two weeks earlier in Washington, DC.
OpenCon is the student and early career academic professional conference that focuses on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. It seeks to empower the next generation to advance openness in research and education.
OpenCon satellite events are organised by those who are passionate about communicating the important messages of Open Information with the world, and are welcome to anyone interested in joining the conversation and connecting with a community of like-minded individuals.
When: 24th to 26th of November 2016.
Where: Humboldt University Berlin.
What: The event:will focus on putting Open Science into action through open collaboration. On Thursday evening (24th) we will be hosting a hackathon to get people in the mood and have a chance to get settled before the main event!
Our keynote speaker (Friday 25th, 10am), will be Julia Reda MEP – a woman on a mission to reform copyright legislation.
Alongside presentations and interesting talks made by those who have benefited and gained from open information, we’ll run focused workshops on themes you’ll choose via crowdsourcing.
During the event, we will run a few short and themed focus group sessions; in each session we hope to start a conversation where people share advice and success stories about the industry. Discussions and resources willbe collated via open documents like etherpads and collected as outputs of the event.
We’re all in the business of collaboration and we hope the event will inspire those who attend to do just that!
Registration: OpenCon Berlin 2016 is free to attend, but you must RSVP on this page!
Digital Science: https://www.digital-science.com/
Etherpad: https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/OpenConBerlin2016 – updates, the agenda, and notes will all be posted here.
PechaKucha 20×20 is a presentation style where 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each, allowing for a short and efficient presentation. The Liège event will feature 8 to 12 speakers. Head to the event's official website to buy tickets and for more details: http://pechakuchaliege.be/