As you likely already know, the last academic year saw the passage of a Open Access policy here at the University of Illinois [more info]. Are you interested in the broader national and international conversations regarding open access to research and research data? Would you like an opportunity to network with other scholars and to learn more about present efforts and future developments in Open Educational Resources, funding mandates?
If so, consider applying to be a participant in OpenCon 2016 (link to application).
OpenCon is a three day event held (this November) in Washington, DC. In past years, it has drawn participants from 40 countries across five continents. OpenCon is also a vital community of researchers committed to maintaining the integrity of academic research while lowering the boundaries to robust scholarly communication. The conference is well-funded and travel scholarships are available for most participants.
The deadline is swiftly approaching (July 11 @ noon). If you’re not interested but know someone who might be, please pass this invitation along.