OpenCon community calls give a chance for you to learn what's happening in open research and education around the world, share what you're doing and find collaborators and opportunities.
Government officials and civil servants play a critical role in advancing openness in research and education around the world. We’ve been thrilled to see a growing number of early career individuals working in government join the OpenCon community this past year and express their interest in Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. For this month’s OpenCon Community Call, we’ll be focusing on the next generation of government officials and policymakers—to discuss how they’ve brought open into the work they do and their experience in doing so.
The call will be facilitated by Guillermina Actis from the National Research Council of Argentina. Guest speakers will include Carly Robinson from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, and Eunice Mercado, from Mexico's National Research Council.
Early career civil servants from around the world are encouraged to attend, regardless of your involvement with OpenCon, as well as all members of the OpenCon community. You can find all the proposed agendas and minutes from the community calls in one place, right here. The best way to share this link is with: http://bit.ly/OpenConCommunityCalls
To join the conference call from your computer, go to https://www.uberconference.com/SPARCconference.
To join the conference by phone within the US, dial 855 277 1599. To join the conference by phone outside of the US, see https://www.uberconference.com/international. This page provides local dial-in numbers for 50 countries. If available, you can dial into the local number for your country then enter our conference line information when prompted (phone number: 855 277 1599). If a local dial-in number isn’t available for your country, we suggest you either login from your computer using the instructions above or dial the US number using Skype.
Beware, calls are minuted and possibly recorded! What happens in community calls, doesn't stay in community calls.
What to expect
Community calls are always friendly, and we love new faces. The more you participate, the more you'll get out of it! No doubt there will be a lot of this too.