OpenCon 2014 is the student and early career researcher conference on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data and will be held on November 15-17, 2014 in Washington, DC.
OpenCon 2014 is organized by the Right to Research Coalition, SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), and a committee of student and early career researcher organizations from around the world.
The meeting will convene students and early career researchers from around the world and serve as a powerful catalyst for projects led by the next generation of scholars and researchers to advance OpenCon’s three focus areas. Participants for the conference will be selected through an application process which will open in August. Full and partial travel scholarships will be available to cover the cost of attendance for qualified participants.
We understand that many students and early career researchers, even those at well-funded institutions, simply do not have access to travel funding for a meeting such as this. We hope to partner with organizations and institutions that understand the benefits of empowering the next generation to change the way research outputs are shared and seek to play a leadership role in facilitating positive change.
A limited number of registration spaces will be available to librarians, faculty, publishers, and other professionals who are interested in working with students and early career researchers and wish to attend the meeting.
To receive updates on OpenCon 2014 and to be notified when applications open in Augustplease fill the form on the following link: www.righttoresearch.org/act/opencon/