[CODATA-international] Fwd: [open-science] Applications to attend OpenCon 2016 in Washington, DC (including scholarships) are open - share with your networks!

Simon CODATA simon at codata.org
Tue Jun 7 04:17:34 EDT 2016

The announcement of applications to attend OpenCon 2016 in Washington DC has been realised and may be of interest to subscribers to the CODATA list.  

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> From: Joseph Mcarthur <joe at righttoresearch.org>
> Subject: [open-science] Applications to attend OpenCon 2016 in Washington, DC (including scholarships) are open - share with your networks!
> Date: 6 June 2016 22:26:13 CEST
> To: "open-access at lists.okfn.org" <open-access at lists.okfn.org>, open-science <open-science at lists.okfn.org>
> Hi friends, 
> Applications to attend OpenCon 2016 in Washington, DC on November 12-14 are officially open! You can apply now at www.opencon2016.org/apply. OpenCon is a place for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information. The application form includes the option to request a full travel scholarship, which will be awarded to most selected participants who require them to attend. 
> [ Apply now ] 
> Applications will remain open for 5 weeks—until July 11th at 11:59pm U.S. Pacific Time. However, we strongly encourage people to apply early. 
> Like previous years, OpenCon 2016 will feature a program of keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, and hackathons on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. Participants will build skills in key areas, network with diverse attendees from dozens of nations around the world, and engage with leading speakers. Speakers at the first two OpenCon conferences have included Jimmy Wales (Co-founder of Wikipedia), Amy Rosenbaum (Director of Legislative Affairs to the President of the United States), and Mike Eisen and Pat Brown (Co-founders of PLOS). 
> You can also help us spread the word about OpenCon 2016 by encouraging your friends and colleagues to apply! If you share these posts on Facebook and Twitter (or write your own); forward this email to others or to relevant email lists; or write a piece about the event for your organization’s newsletter/blog. We’ve created a suite of posts, blogs, graphics and posters to help you do this here. 
> [ Share the news on Twitter ]   [ Share the news on Facebook ]
> The OpenCon conference and community are only possible with the support of leading organizations with a strong commitment to support student and early career academic professional involvement across Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. We deeply appreciate the support of our past sponsors, including the Max Planck Society, PLOS, eLife, BioMed Central, SpringerOpen, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Overleaf, Microsoft Research, Figshare, Creative Commons USA, and the more than 30 universities and organizations that have sponsored individual scholarships. If your organization is interested in supporting OpenCon, you can find more information and a variety of sponsorship opportunities at www.opencon2016.org/sponsor.
> OpenCon is more than just a conference - it’s also a community. We hope that you can become an active part of the community by joining our discussion list, tuning in for our monthly community calls (especially our newly launched early career librarian call) and webcasts, or hosting an OpenCon satellite event. 
> Thanks to everyone on the list who's supported OpenCon already, your support has been vital! 
> Nick Shockey, Nicole Allen and Joe McArthur, 
> On behalf of the OpenCon 2016 Organizing Committee
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