OpenCon meetups are informal gatherings where people can discuss, learn, or work on open issues! They can be a one-off event, or recurring get-togethers that happen throughout the year. Meetups are meant to be casual, cheap (or free), and fun to host - and they can take many forms:
Find a local speaker or two, have a few short talks and then adjourn for discussion, or connect with like-minded allies before or after a conference.
Reading some of the most interesting articles and blog posts on open issues is even more interesting when you can talk about them afterward with friends!
Organize a few friends (or strangers) and work on making research and education openly available together!
Gather around your laptop or TV to watch a documentary, stream some of highlights from past OpenCon meetings, or even watch the meeting live!
Mozilla Maker Party
Mozilla maker parties are community-driven events, with a focus on building openness into EU copyright reform to foster innovation and creativity.
Discuss open issues over lunch or supper! This could be at your house, at a restaurant, or at your school.
Why should I host a meetup?
Meetups are informal, flexible, and inexpensive or free to host. They can be as long or short as you like, and take place anywhere that works best for you: at home, at school, at a library, or anywhere else that fits your lifestyle and schedule! They're also a great way to:
Meetups are a great way to foster connections between other people who are passionate - or maybe just curious - about open issues!
You don’t need to be an expert in open issues to participate. In fact, meetups are an easy and fun way to gain a basic understanding - or a deeper understanding - of access in education and research.
Put Open into Action
Meetups are a great way to provide structure and accountability for working on - and thinking about - the issues you care about most.
Dinner by Apirat Ditsayarak from the Noun Project / Book by Arthur Shlain from the Noun Project / LCD TV by Tinashe Mugayi from the Noun Project / Man Working by Gan Khoon Lay from the Noun Project / Group by Gira Park from the Noun Project