OpenCon 2014: the Student and Early Career Researcher Conference on Open Access, Open Education and Open Data.
July 15, 2014
In November 2013, the Berlin 11 Satellite Conference for Students and Early Stage Researchers demonstrated the demand for a conference on Open Access and related issues targeting the next generation of scholars and researchers.
OpenCon 2014: the Student and Early Career Researcher Conference on Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. will take place on November 15-17 in Washington, DC. The event will bring together students and early career researchers from across the world to learn about the issues, develop critical skills, and return home ready to catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information — from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital data.
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 Max Planck Gesellschaft is committed to support Open Access on all levels. It is crucial to foster the engagement of students and early career researchers and to set free the power of the next generation of scholars to create change in order to overcome the inertia of the current scholarly publishing system. Therefore the Max Planck Gesellschaft is proud to support OpenCon 2014 as a valuable complement to the Berlin Open Access conference series.