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.
VCU Libraries will host a day-long OpenCon 2017 Virginia satellite event on January 12, 2018. The event will bring together students, researchers, librarians, and others interested in learning more about accessibility of information in research and education.