SPARC and the Right to Research Coalition are pleased to announce a partnership with Creative Commons USA (CC USA) to host OpenCon 2014 at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. The first two days of the event, November 15th and 16th, will be held at the Washington College of Law with the third day, November 17th, to be held at the US Capitol.
OpenCon 2014 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. More than 1,700 individuals from over 120 countries submitted an application to attend OpenCon during the three-week application period.
Creative Commons USA is a fitting partner to provide the venue for the first OpenCon meeting. Creative Commons hosts the licenses that enable Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and Open Data, and as Creative Commons’ American affiliate, CC USA is involved in advocacy to advance OpenCon’s three issue areas nationally within the United States.
The facilities at the Washington College of Law will allow a live webcast of the first two days of OpenCon (November 15-16), which will be a traditional conference format of keynotes, panels, and workshops. The third day (November 17) will be an advocacy day and will not be webcast.