Call for Applications: OpenCon 2017 in Berlin

Deadline: 1 August 2017
Open to: students and early career academic professionals
Venue: Berlin, Germany


OpenCon 2017 brings together early career researchers, librarians, and students from around the world to connect and empower the next generation of leaders to open up research and education in their communities. Past conferences have featured presentations from established figures such as Jimmy Wales (cofounder of Wikipedia) and Julia Reda (member of the European Parliament) alongside those from early career leaders.

The meeting in Berlin serves as the centerpiece of a much larger network to foster initiatives and collaboration among the next generation across OpenCon’s issue areas. OpenCon invites you to become an active part of the community by joining the discussion list, tuning in for monthly community calls and webcasts, or hosting an OpenCon satellite event in your community.

Like previous years, OpenCon 2017 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 leaders in the Open movement.

OpenCon 2017 will be held in November 11-13 in Berlin, Germany.


Students and early career academic professionals of all experience levels are encouraged to apply.

OpenCon seeks to support those who have ideas for new projects and initiatives in addition to those who are already leading them.

The most important criteria is an interest in advancing Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data and a commitment to taking action.


Those who apply will have the opportunity to:

  • Get connected with new collaborators;
  • Learn about scholarships to attend related conferences;
  • Actively participate in a larger community.

Most of those who are invited to attend will receive full or partial travel funding.

How to apply?

You can apply online via the application form. The application includes the opportunity to apply for a travel scholarship.

Applications will close on August 1st at 11:59pm U.S. Pacific Time.

For more information please visit the official website.

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