You’re invited to join us for “OpenCon 2017 Live” to remotely participate in OpenCon 2017 in a meaningful way. Join us for a few hours, or a few days, from wherever you are to become an expert in Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education, build your network, and help accelerate progress.
OpenCon 2017 brings together leading student and early career academic professionals from around the world to learn, network and advance Open Access, Open Data and Open Education. Through our network of satellite events, we bring together hundreds more through dozens of events around the world. However, we know that for many who apply, attending an event still isn’t possible.
People attending OpenCon 2017 in person are expected to learn, build their network, and take action - and we want to enable the same for remote participants. You can do the same in some of the following ways:
Learn: OpenCon will have world class speakers and a high-quality live stream, enabling attendees to watch sessions in real time. There will also be several virtual pre-conference webcasts bringing all participants (in-person and virtual) up-to date with the issues.
Network: You can join the discussion on Twitter, and our do-a-thon action center, to share your thoughts.
Act: Remote participants will be able to ask questions, join discussions, and join the OpenCon do-a-thon.
Upon request, remote participants are eligible to receive official certificates of participation once feedback on participation is provided.
In the run up to OpenCon 2015, we’re holding a series of three pre-conference webcasts to update the community on Open Access, Open Data, Open Education.Read more
In the run up to OpenCon 2015, we’re holding a series of 4 pre-conference webcasts to update the community on Open Access, Open Data, Open Education and the basics of the EU political system. We’ve invited Amye Kenall, BioMed Central’s Associate Publisher of Open Data initiatives and journals to discuss the state of Open Research Data globally. Amye will discuss what progress has been made toward establishing open as the default for Open Data over the past year touching on social, economic and political aspects.Read more
On June 1st, we hosted Dr. Meredith Niles for an OpenCon Community webcast to discuss how you can use being open as an asset for your career.
Open Educational Resources have always held the promise of saving students millions – if not billions – of dollars each year. But is cost savings the only advantage of OER? A growing body of evidence suggests that OER produce learning outcomes that are as good or, in many cases, better than those of proprietary learning materials.Read more
In the run up to OpenCon 2014 we wanted to ensure everyone attending already had a basic, if not very good understanding Open Access, Education and Data.
To make these easier to watch, and compile all the resources associated we’ve combined them all into a bumper blog filled with all the bios, video, slides and more.