OpenCon 2017’s three-day program will begin with two days of keynotes, panels, and interactive workshops. OpenCon places an emphasis on highlighting diverse, early career voices, while complementing them with leading experts, such as Jimmy Wales (Co-founder of Wikipedia), Amy Rosenbaum (Director of Legislative Affairs to US President Barack Obama), and Julia Reda (Member of the European Parliament). The third day will feature an all-day “do-a-thon,” where participants will have the opportunity to craft new campaigns, lay the foundations for new resources, and form collaborations that will continue long after the November conference is over.
Previous speakers at OpenCon included:
Brewster Kahle: Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive
Jimmy Wales: Co-founder of Wikipedia
Amy Rosenbaum: Director of Legislative Affairs to the President of the United States
Philip Bourne: Associate Director for Data Science, U.S. National Institutes of Health
Victoria Stodden: Founder, RunMyCode.org and ResearchCompendia.org; Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
David Wiley: Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning,
Julia Reda: Member of the European Parliament,
Guide the program
OpenCon’s program is directed by our organizing committee, but we need your suggestions. If you want to conduct, or see, a workshop at OpenCon you can suggest it! Suggestions for speakers and workshops are also used by OpenCon’s dozens of satellite events around the world.