Satellite events are held year round, open to anyone, and arranged by hosts around the world in partnership with the main OpenCon conference. Over 4000 people have attended OpenCon satellite events since 2014. 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.
Open Switch Africa is proud to announce that we would be hosting a series of Open Data events in Lagos Nigeria. The events would include a workshop for the use of Open Data tools for research and academic purposes. We are aiming to build a community of Open Access enthusiasts in the newly involved Lagos State University. This event will span two major universities in the city of Lagos, the Lagos State University (Epe campus) on 25th of April and the University of Lagos (Akoka) on 4th of July, 2017.
On the 4th of July, at the University of Lagos will host an Open Data event, where we will officially launch the first Open Data project created by members of the OpenCon Lagos community. The Lagos State University event is hosted in partnership with AECES (LASU) while the University of Lagos event is hosted in conjunction with the University of Lagos Science Students Association (ULSSA). Come and learn from Open Data experts and professionals.
Speakers and workshop leaders for the event include:
- Kayode Yusuf (Creative Commons Nigeria)
- Sam Okoye (Wikimedia Nigeria)
- Dr. Odumuyiwa (Computer Science Department, University of Lagos)
- Babafemi Ogungbamila (CTO Interswitch Limited)
OpenCon Ranchi 2017
Programme under development
The Electrochemical Society is a nonprofit, independent, publisher hosting OpenCon in conjunction with its 232nd meeting in National Harbor, MD. Our event is completely free to attend but we would greatly appreciate any donation, all the proceeds of which will go toward our campaign for complete open access and open science scholarly communications tools!
ECS's OpenCon will have a line-up of an opening reception, lightning talks, break-out sessions, a panel discussion, and an after-conference gathering for networking. Our speakers come range from The Gates Foundation to data scientists. Some of the topics discussed will be: Open in Government, Open in Industry, Open Access, and Open Data. We hope you can make it! If not, our hope is to create a live stream of the event for virtual attendance. Check out our agenda and be sure to RSVP!
OpenCon's flagship global conference is dedicated to educating students and early-career researchers about the importance of open access, open data, and open education, and giving them the tools to be effective advocates for change. At the OpenCon 2016 main meeting in Washington D.C., we had the largest number of Latin American participants to date and were able to hold the first main conference session held entirely in Spanish and Portuguese. We had 12 participants from 8 countries - Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, México, Perú, and Puerto Rico. The outcome of that session was the formation of an international organizing committee dedicated to establishing a regional meeting - OpenCon Latin America (OpenCon LatAm).
Latin America is in a unique position with respect to open scholarship. The region has been a leader in open access, with a high percentage of our journals free for readers and authors, and several countries (Argentina, Brazil, México, and Peru) adopting national level open access policies in the last four years. We have important experiences to share about successful publication funding models and policy development.
Despite our successes, Latin America continues to face a number of economic, technological, and social challenges to increasing adoption of open scholarship. We want to bring together students, early-career professionals, faculty, funders, and more, who face these challenges everyday and are ready to talk solutions.
OpenCon LatAm will be held 12-13 October 2017 in Mexico City. We look forward to seeing you there!
Hola a tod@s!
Gracias por interesarte por la segunda versión de la OpenConference Santiago. Esta vez nos denominaremos #openconsantiago y OpenCon Santiago 2017. Hablaremos de la mayor parte de lo que involucra el "open science", "open education", "open knowledge" entre otras iniciativas donde lo colaborativo sea lo que nos mueva.
Aún estamos trabajando en el programa, pero consistirá en 2 secciones. Sección 1 de exposiciones y conversatorios, y sección 2 talleres sobre herramientas abiertas y colaborativas.
Nos vemos el 25!