OpenCon community calls give a chance for you to learn what's happening in open research and education around the world, share what you're doing and find collaborators and opportunities.
During this month's call, we'll be talking about building a culture of Open at our institution. We'll be hearing from members of the OpenCon community and the work that they've been doing to advance Open Access, Open Data, and/or Open Education in their institutions and regional communities.
After hearing from speakers, we will use the second half of the call to talk about OpenCon more broadly – the global conference and the application process, satellite events, and growing the OpenCon community. Applications to OpenCon 2017 in Berlin open on June 27 (the day before), so this is a great opportunity to learn more about what the application process looks like! There will be members of the OpenCon organizing team on the call to answer any questions you may have.
To join the conference call from your computer, go to https://www.uberconference.com/SPARCconference.
To join the conference by phone within the US, dial 855 277 1599. To join the conference by phone outside of the US, see https://www.uberconference.com/international. This page provides local dial-in numbers for 50 countries. If available, you can dial into the local number for your country then enter our conference line information when prompted (phone number: 855 277 1599). If a local dial-in number isn’t available for your country, we suggest you either login from your computer using the instructions above or dial the US number using Skype. If these options aren't available please email lorraine(at)sparcopen.org and we will do our best to arrange an alternate way for you to join the call!
Beware, calls are minuted and possibly recorded! What happens in community calls, doesn't stay in community calls.
What to expect
Community calls are always friendly, and we love new faces. The more you participate, the more you'll get out of it! No doubt there will be a lot of this too.