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Announcing OpenCon 2014

From Nick Shockey, Director of Programs and Engagement, SPARC, Director, Right to Research Coalition

SPARC and the Right to Research Coalition are excited to announce OpenCon 2014: The Student and Early Career Researcher Conference on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data which will be held on November 15-17, 2014 in Washington, DC.  The meeting will convene students and early career researchers from around the world and serve as a powerful catalyst for projects led by the next generation of scholars and researchers to advance OpenCon's three focus areas.

More information about OpenCon 2014 and a link to the official announcement is available at  The press release for the announcement is also copied below.

We'd like to highlight the variety of sponsorship opportunities that we have available for the meeting, which are outlined on the website:  Students and early career researchers have very limited access to travel funding, so sponsorship from supportive institutions and organizations will be especially important in allowing qualified participants to attend.

We would deeply appreciate any support you can provide in the form of sponsorship.  I’d like to highlight one option in particular—our $1,500 Sponsor a Travel Scholarship option that, among other benefits, allows you to select one participant to attend the meeting with all costs covered up to the sponsorship amount.

On the conference website, you can also sign up for updates, so you’ll be the first to know as more details are announced and the program for the meeting is confirmed.