When: Friday, January 12, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23284
Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries is hosting OpenCon Virginia, an event that will bring together students, researchers, educators, librarians, and others who want to learn how to create a more open system of information in research and education. The program will include keynote presentations, lightning talks, and breakout sessions on topics of open data, reproducibility, open educational resources, new methods and models of open publishing, and more.
This event will be abiding by the OpenCon Code of Conduct, which outlines our expectations for event participants and process for handling reports of misconduct. Participants who have any concerns or want to report a violation of the code of conduct can contact Hillary Miller at email@example.com or (804) 827-0462. Concerns or reports can also be submitted anonymously through this Google form.
Participants who need any special assistance or accommodations can provide information about their requirements on the registration form. If you have any questions about venue or event accessibility, or you would like to discuss your requirements further, please contact Hillary Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-0462.
Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. There is no charge to attend this event, and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited, so please register to attend.
Call for Lightning Talks
OpenCon Virginia invites submissions for lightning talks on any of the conference topics: open access publishing, open data, open science, open education, or open anything! Potential topics could include:
A project you’ve completed or a project in progress
Tips and tricks for making your work open
Ideas for creating a more open system of information in research and education
Each presenter will have 5 minutes total to deliver their lightning talk. To submit your lightning talk proposal, fill out the submission form by December 8.