We’re working to make online research & educational materials free to read, share, and modify for all.
We believe in Open Access—the free, immediate, online availability of research articles—to ensure that anyone with an Internet connection can read, use, and build upon research findings.
We advocate for Open Research Data so that anyone can freely download, copy, analyze and re-process data. We believe Open Data encourages transparency and collaboration among researchers, accelerates discovery, and allows the public to engage with publicly funded data.
We believe in Open Education to maximize the power of the Internet to make educational materials more affordable, more accessible and more effective for learners. We advocate for Open Education so that teachers can share, adapt, and build off existing materials.
What the community is saying about OpenCon
OpenCon 2014 was the best conference I have ever been to. The presentations, speeches, and workshops as well as all the connections I made at OpenCon educated me about the exciting developments occurring not only in Open Educational Resources, but Open Access and Open Data as well. I left informed and inspired to continue on as an open advocate. Full of word class attendees, organizers, and presenters, OpenCon was a once in a life time opportunity that I will never forget.
Chardaye Bueckert, President of the Simon Fraser Student Society
OpenCon was the most energetic and intellectually stimulating conference I have attended. Meeting people so immersed in Open Access, Open Data and Open Education was inspiring and has since motivated myself and Martin Bentley to start Open Access South Africa: A Student Network. I am honoured to be a part of a community so fully committed to access to education and research across the world.
Uvania Naidoo, Open Access South Africa Co-founder, MA Candidate (UCT)
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When: Friday, January 11, 2019
Where: James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23284
Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries is hosting OpenCon Virginia, an event that will bring together students, researchers, educators, librarians, and others who want to learn how to create a more open system of information in research and education.
This event will be abiding by the OpenCon Code of Conduct, which outlines our expectations for event participants and process for handling reports of misconduct. Participants who have any concerns or want to report a violation of the code of conduct can contact Hillary Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-0462. Concerns or reports can also be submitted anonymously through this Google form.
Participants who need any special assistance or accommodations can provide information about their requirements on the registration form. If you have any questions about venue or event accessibility, or you would like to discuss your requirements further, please contact Hillary Miller at email@example.com or (804) 827-0462.
Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. There is no charge to attend this event, and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited, so please register to attend.