and Press is offering a scholarship to an OSU graduate student to attend
OpenCon in Brussels, Belgium on November 14-16. OpenCon is an international
conference designed for graduate students and early career researchers to
support education and collaboration in three areas: open access, open
education, and open data. The scholarship covers conference registration and
the cost of travel and accommodations to attend the conference.
brings together faculty, graduate students, librarians and others from around
the world to examine how the cost of education can be lowered while improving
its quality through open models that promote the free flow of information among
an OSU doctoral student in materials science and engineering, attended the 2014
conference on a scholarship from OSU Libraries and Press and described it as
2015’s three-day program will begin with two days of conference-style keynotes,
panels and interactive workshops, and will draw both on the expertise of
leaders in the open access, open education and open data movements and the
experience of participants who’ve already led successful projects.
day will take advantage of the location in Brussels by providing a half-day of
advocacy training followed by the opportunity for in-person meetings with
relevant policy- makers, ranging from the European Parliament, European
Commission, embassies and key nongovernmental organizations. Participants will
leave with a deeper understanding of the conference’s three issue areas,
stronger skills in organizing local and national projects, and connections with
policymakers and prominent leaders across the three issue areas.
deadline for OSU graduate students to apply for the scholarship is August 31.
Apply here. The successful applicant will be informed by September 11.
information about the OpenCon scholarship, contact Michael Boock
of OSU Libraries and Press at firstname.lastname@example.org
information about OpenCon, go to www.opencon2015.org.