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Friday, November 10
 

15:00

Registration
Friday November 10, 2017 15:00 - 22:00
Conference Hotel

19:00

Welcome Reception
We'll be in the hotel breakfast area!

Friday November 10, 2017 19:00 - 21:00
Conference Hotel
 
Saturday, November 11
 

06:30

Breakfast
Breakfast will be provided for those staying at the main conference hotel. 

Saturday November 11, 2017 06:30 - 08:30
Conference Hotel

08:00

Travel to Venue
Between these times in the hotel lobby there will be participants leading groups over to the conference venue using the metro and walking. If you leave later than 8:30, you will be late.

If you have a scholarship, you will be provided with a metro card. If you do not, you will need you own. 

If you are not staying at the conference hotel, but would like to join us to head over please meet in the hotel lobby. 

If you can't make it to the conference hotel on the metro and walking, please notify us and we'll try to arrange alternative transport. 

Saturday November 11, 2017 08:00 - 08:30
Conference Hotel

08:30

Registration & Coffee
Saturday November 11, 2017 08:30 - 09:30
Reception desk

09:00

Break / Quiet / Prayer Room
Limited Capacity full
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This room (Leibniz-Bibliothek) will be available all day for those who need to pray, or just need to spend some time in a quiet place to recharge. Its use is encouraged at any time, and you can continue watching OpenCon through the Livestream! 

Saturday November 11, 2017 09:00 - 18:00
Leibniz-Bibliothek

09:00

Help Desk
Need help using Sched, getting on the Wifi or some directions, need some medical supplies or snacks? Want to speak to staff privately, use the maternity room, anything really! Come and chat.

Saturday November 11, 2017 09:00 - 18:00
Reception desk

09:00

Maternity Room
If you require access to the maternity room, please visit the help desk (by the main auditorium).

Saturday November 11, 2017 09:00 - 18:00
Reception desk

09:30

Welcome & Opening
Speakers
avatar for Nick Shockey

Nick Shockey

Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC


Saturday November 11, 2017 09:30 - 10:15
Goethe Auditorium

10:15

Next-Generation Initiatives Advancing Open
In this panel, we'll hear from initiatives led by students and early career academic professionals which are catalyzing progress on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data around the world. We'll hear their inspiring stories, from Canada to Nepal, of sparking change. We'll also find out where they found support, what challenges they faced, and their words of advice for participants.

Carol will discuss the project “Assessing Current Practices in Review, Promotion and Tenure (RPT) Across the United States and Canada” departs from the belief that the adoption of open access and other open science principles among academics would be more widespread if ‘being open’ was explicitly rewarded in career progression of university professors. In the case of Canadian and American institutions of higher education, career progression generally takes the form of reviews of faculty’s work, promotions, and the achievement of tenure—a permanent, lifetime, position at an institution that cannot be terminated, except under crucial circumstances. The importance placed on the RPT process by all faculty suggests that changes in the policy documents and guidelines that inform these practices may provide the impetus for behavioral change, leading to broader interest and adoption of open access values. In the context of a broad and ongoing project, this presentation will focus in some of the results of the content analysis of 864 RPT guidelines and forms of 129 institutions across the US and Canada. These finding will hopefully provide baseline knowledge for thinking in actualized ways of effecting change towards a greater opening of research in North American universities.

Laurent will speak about the BulliedIntoBadScience campaign. The #BulliedIntoBadScience campaign was initiated after several attempts to influence publishing practices at the University of Cambridge and in the UK. However, it seems at times impossible for academics, early stage and more senior, to change a broken system that is, sadly, just accepted by most. I'll share some of the background of the #BulliedIntoBadScience campaign and reflect on early career researchers' challenges in fighting for a more ethical environment.

How do you build a university culture of open science, one that isn't motivated by top-down policies, but  shared understandings of knowledge production and communication?  Robin Champieux will talk about the work she's been doing with students, early career researchers, and faculty to engage and build grassroots support for open science and the outcomes it can drive through educational opportunities, partnerships, and community events.  She will speak to the rewards and challenges of leading an open advocacy initiate with inspiring, but often unconventional successes and how she and her collaborators are thinking about the future of their work.


Moderators
avatar for Osman Aldirdiri

Osman Aldirdiri

Executive committee member, SPARC Africa
Osman Aldirdiri is a medical student at the University of Khartoum. He is the founder of Open Sudan which is a student-run project concerned with Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data advocacy among educational institutions. The project allows students to contribute significantly... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kholoud Al Ajarma

Kholoud Al Ajarma

University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
I am a Palestinian refugee; at the age 14, I started volunteering for several NGOs that worked with young people. Combining education, arts, and advocacy work together with youth development in my work, I develop educational and training materials based on peace education, photography... Read More →
avatar for Robin Champieux

Robin Champieux

Librarian, Oregon Health & Science University
I am the Research Engagement & Open Science Librarian at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. In that capacity, I work to understand the everyday practices and goals of biomedical researchers and students in order to advance the uptake of open scientific workflows... Read More →
avatar for Laurent Gatto

Laurent Gatto

Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge
I am a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, UK, and a PI in the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre, where I lead the Computational Proteomics Unit. I am an avid open research advocate and make every possible effort to make my research... Read More →
avatar for Carol Muñoz Nieves

Carol Muñoz Nieves

Research Assistant, Scholarly Communications Lab, Simon Fraser University
I am a Cuban researcher and teacher in the field of mass communication and media industries, with skills as a journalist, social media manager and webmaster. My life project expresses an intersection of experiences in two different world regions as a citizen, media actor, engaged... Read More →



Saturday November 11, 2017 10:15 - 11:15
Goethe Auditorium

11:20

Break
Snacks & drinks (coffee, water, juice) will be provided during this break. 

Saturday November 11, 2017 11:20 - 11:50
Planck Lobby

11:50

** Story Circles and Your Story of Self **
We'll explain this session before the break and each group has been assigned an "anchor" who understands more depth about the session. 

OpenCon is a community, a diverse one, and to flourish communities need time to connect. One of the best ways to do that is through telling stories. Stories are at the core of how we identify and express ourselves, interpret and shape our worlds, and connect with others. The thing is, between grabbing a coffee at the break, seeing a friend across the hall, or grabbing some food it’s so rare to find time at an event to sit down with your fellow attendees to just listen & connect. At OpenCon, we wanted to make sure this wasn’t the case. Because OpenCon is an experiment, this year we’re trying something new, again, after attendees love the session in 2016. Enter: the “Story of Self Circles”.  

Story circles are, at their heart, extremely simple. A small group sits in a circle, and each member takes turns to tell their story, uninterrupted, with no questions or comments before, during or after. The question each member answers is “What brought you to where you are now?”. This isn’t a chance to recall travel nightmares, or your resume, it’s a chance to tell the story of your life. While you talk, others simply listen.

Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
TBA

11:50

Story Circle 1
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Lynen | Table: Laine

11:50

Story Circle 10
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Humboldt | Table: Dimitrov

11:50

Story Circle 11
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Mozart | Table: Greshake Tzovaras

11:50

Story Circle 12
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Mozart | Table: Mounce

11:50

Story Circle 13
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Mozart | Table: Logan

11:50

Story Circle 14
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Mozart | Table: Gutam

11:50

Story Circle 15
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Ruska | Table: El Sabry

11:50

Story Circle 16
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Goethe Auditorium | Table: Juma

11:50

Story Circle 17
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Goethe Auditorium | Table: Roh

11:50

Story Circle 18
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Goethe Auditorium | Table: Hathcock

11:50

Story Circle 19
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Goethe Auditorium | Table: McKiernan

11:50

Story Circle 2
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Lynen | Table: Niles

11:50

Story Circle 20
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Goethe Auditorium | Table: Hayat

11:50

Story Circle 21
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Goethe Auditorium | Table: Soto

11:50

Story Circle 22
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Goethe Auditorium | Table: Gomez

11:50

Story Circle 23
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Goethe Auditorium | Table: Karn

11:50

Story Circle 24
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Planck Lobby | Table: Gomez

11:50

Story Circle 25
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Planck Lobby | Table: Karn

11:50

Story Circle 26
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Help Desk | Table: Vidal

11:50

Story Circle 3
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Lynen | Table: Chan

11:50

Story Circle 4
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Lynen | Table: Beckett

11:50

Story Circle 5
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Kohler | Table: Beckett

11:50

Story Circle 6
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Köhler | Table: Okubo

11:50

Story Circle 7
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Köhler | Table: Inayat

11:50

Story Circle 8
Limited Capacity full
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Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Köhler | Table: Norori

11:50

Story Circle 9
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Saturday November 11, 2017 11:50 - 13:00
Room: Humboldt | Table: Strasser

13:00

Lunch
Food, for all dietary needs (vegetarian, halal, vegan, gluten free etc), will be provided. If you're unsure if your needs have been catered for or want to check an allergy please get in touch with a member of staff.

Today, lunch will be served in the restaurant and we'll have the Einstein-Lounge & Laue-Saal to sit and enjoy it. 

Saturday November 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
Restaurant

14:00

Regional Models for Open Research and Education
The ecosystem for scholarly communication and education varies widely under diverse geographical, cultural and social contexts—and so it is perhaps no surprise the approaches towards advancing Open Research and Open Education do, as well. In this panel, we’ll take a glimpse into specific examples through which Open is being advanced around the world, with an emphasis on models that are often marginalized in mainstream discourse around Open scholarship.
Aliya will be talking about the successes and challenges of integrating openness in the Kyrgyz context through the implementation of Kyrgyz Mountains Environmental Education and Citizen Science project (KMEECS) and subsequent projects. KMEECS project applies a transdisciplinary approach to knowledge generation. It combines citizen science on the community level, environmental research and teacher training to foster awareness of and interaction with the local environment. At the same time it aims at generating locally relevant data on the environment in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. The project pilots the introduction of low-cost environmental field courses on water monitoring in schools in mountain communities of Kyrgyzstan’s Naryn province. Based on a citizen science approach, students analyse and generate data on their water resources, which are fed into a network of open environmental data.

Zukie will cover the following: Open Science, particularly Open Data in Africa. This will be done from the perspective of the African Open Science Platform initiative. The status of Open Data in Africa will be looked through the lenses of policy, infrastructure, capacity building and incentives as per the initiatives focus areas. A list of countries actively involved in the advancement of Open Data will be highlighted as well as those that need greater intervention. Possible Marginalised models for promoting open science in Africa will also be shared with the audience. 

Danyal Hayat is an Engineer and Open Education advocate who uses National/International platforms to run awareness campaigns & contribute to the Pakistani government policies being a stakeholder & member of the working groups in different policy making processes. Danyal will be talking about Prime Minister's Youth Laptop Programme which is one of the 6 schemes of Prime Minister's Youth Program (PMYP). PM’s Youth Laptop Programme is an initiative that aims at providing 100,000 laptops per year free of cost to the university students & young researchers, with a free access to internet and to online courses at subsidised rates, which makes it the biggest milestone towards OE in Pakistan.


Guillermina's presentation will introduce the regional landscape of S&T communication, focusing on the alternatives that have been built in the last decades to increase local knowledge production’s visibility through regional indexing systems and gold open access (SciELO and RedALyC). The high-level authorities’ efforts for promoting green open access policies and building its infrastructures will also be addressed by presenting the regional initiative established in 2012, LAReferencia, which is a federated network of nine countries that aims at establishing agreements and providing guidelines for the creation of repositories to provide open access to publicly funded research, addressing S&T production as a public good

Moderators
avatar for Heather Joseph

Heather Joseph

Executive Director, SPARC
Heather Joseph serves as SPARC’s Executive Director, leading the strategic and operational activities of the organization. She has focused SPARC’s efforts on supporting new models for the open sharing of digital articles, data and educational resources. Under her stewardship... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Danyal Hayat

Danyal Hayat

Prime Minister's Youth Program (PMYP)
Danyal Hayat is an Engineer, Open Education advocate & a blogger who uses National/International platforms to run awareness campaigns & contribute to the Pakistani government policies being a stakeholder & member of the working groups in different policy making processes. Danyal has... Read More →
avatar for Nozuko Ruth Hlwatika

Nozuko Ruth Hlwatika

Project Adminstrator: African Open Science Platform, Academy of Science of South Africa
My name is Nozuko Hlwatika. I work at the Academy of Science of South Africa as a Project Administrator for the African Open Science Platform initiative, a three year (2016 – 2019) project in its pilot phase. Part of my job is finding ways of promoting Open Science particularly... Read More →
avatar for Aliya Ibraimova

Aliya Ibraimova

Project Coordinator, Public Foundation CAMP Alatoo
Aliya Ibraimova is a project coordinator at Kyrgyz NGO CAMP Alatoo working for sustainable natural resource management to improve livelihoods of mountain communities. She has BA degree in Sociology from American University of Central Asia. In 2015 Aliya as a member of research team... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
Goethe Auditorium

15:30

Break
Snacks & drinks (coffee, water, juice) will be provided during this break. 

Saturday November 11, 2017 15:30 - 16:00
Planck Lobby

16:00

Housekeeping
Speakers
avatar for Nick Shockey

Nick Shockey

Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC


Saturday November 11, 2017 16:00 - 16:15
Goethe Auditorium

16:15

Lightning Talks
Saturday November 11, 2017 16:15 - 16:25
Goethe Auditorium

16:25

Right to Research Coalition Next Generation Leadership Award
Speakers
avatar for Nick Shockey

Nick Shockey

Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC


Saturday November 11, 2017 16:25 - 16:35
Goethe Auditorium

16:35

Open Reactions
Open Reactions is a time for attendees to reflect openly on the conversation so far at the event.

Saturday November 11, 2017 16:35 - 16:45
Goethe Auditorium

16:45

Group Photo
Say Cheese!

Saturday November 11, 2017 16:45 - 17:00
Goethe Auditorium

17:00

** Unconference **
Unconferences allow participants to take control of the conference. Participants get to propose, vote on, and run sessions themselves. This enables peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and diverse session types and topics.

Sessions can be proposed and voted on before and during the conference. Even if a session doesn’t happen, hosts will find people interested in their session to collaborate with following OpenCon.

More details on submitting will be released soon.

Saturday November 11, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
TBA

17:00

Best practices in open scholarly research - Green, Gold or Hybrid?
One of the major arguments among researchers when considering adoption of Open Access is caused by the constrast in what individuals believe to be the best practice in making research more open. The various arguments stem from factors such as credibility, career impact, peer review and many more.
In this session, we are all going to be discussing what we consider as best practices and why, we would also examine the barriers and gather ideas for suitable solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Adisa Bolutife

Adisa Bolutife

Student Researcher, Electrical electronics department., University of Lagos
I am a foremost open advocate, a graduate of electrical /electronics Engineering, University of Lagos. I am passionate about open initiatives, from open research data to open education. I am also the co-founder of Open Switch Africa, an advocacy group of students, researchers and... Read More →



Saturday November 11, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Room: Humboldt | Table: Dimitrov

17:00

Creating National Open Policies
The session is oriented to identify the success factors within the elaboration and design of Open National Policies. It will present the National Open Science Policy in Mexico as the first example of it and a super easy analitic model and all the attendees wil provide inputs for the discussion in the form of comments, experiences, jokes, etcetera.

Speakers
avatar for Eunice Mercado-Lara

Eunice Mercado-Lara

Science and Technology Policy Deputy Director, National Council for Science and Technology
Eunice holds a major in International Relations and master studies in International Development. Her first approach to Open was in 2013, while collaborating as Visitor Research Associate within the AidData Research Lab from The William and Mary College. There she got familiar with... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Ruska | Table: El Sabry

17:00

Crossing Boundaries: Art, Technology and Identity
Story Circle

Speakers
avatar for Alexis C Johnson

Alexis C Johnson

Founder, Pineapple Laboratories
I am an entrepreneur and artist trained in materials engineering (BSc) and bioengineering (MSc, PhD). Founder of Pineapple Laboratories #morethantrans. Based in Cologne, Germany. Professional experience includes Biomaterials and Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices. | | Allies... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Room: Goethe Auditorium | Vidal Table

17:00

Free/Libre Open source hardware, or the quest of democratizing technology
In this unconference session we want to share the experience of the Global Open Science Hardware (GOSH) movement, a recent but ambitious and horizontal initiative that aims for all science hardware equipment to be open by 2025. Within that frame, we're interested in discussing ideas regarding challenges, opportunities and what we mean by democratizing technology.

GOSH website-manifesto-more: http://openhardware.science/
GOSH forum: https://forum.openhardware.science


Saturday November 11, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Room: Köhler | Table: Norori

17:00

Making Open Textbooks
This session is a space for those working on the creation of open textbooks to share their work and experiences, and potentially try to find some solutions to common challenges. This session may feed into a project or challenge for the Do-a-thon.

Speakers
avatar for Zoe Wake Hyde

Zoe Wake Hyde

Assistant Director, Rebus Foundation
I’m an open publishing advocate, working to create a more inclusive and equitable knowledge ecosystem through technologies and processes that support significant and sustainable change in educational and academic publishing.


Saturday November 11, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Room: Mozart | Table: Waluyo

17:00

Open Data in the Life Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities
The life sciences are slowly warming to open data. There have been notable successes (e.g. Genbank), but there are still many issues to be resolved. These issues include cultural issues (reluctance to share data), informatics challenges (e.g. lack of common databases), and a lack of awareness of existing standards and best practices (e.g. Darwincore standards for occurrence data). The goal for this session will be to brainstorm ways that attendees can begin to address some of these issues, possibly through a publication or novel software or internet tools.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Maitner

Brian Maitner

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
I'm a member of the Botanical Information and Ecology Network (BIEN; http://bien.nceas.ucsb.edu/bien/ ). The goal of the BIEN group is to make high quality plant data freely and easily available, including occurrence records, range maps, phylogenies, and trait data. I'm also interested... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Room: Lynen | Table: Niles

17:00

Peer Review of Open Research Data
While FAIR principles guide sharing of research data, are there generic attributes that assists decision on the quality of research data shared ? Should research data be peer reviewed after sharing or before collection ? If these questions intrigue you, please join this unconference session to offer existing best practices or novel solutions on the peer review of data.
The working plan of this 60 minute session is to use design thinking tools for understanding peer review of research data.

Speakers
avatar for Vinodh Ilangovan

Vinodh Ilangovan

Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
I am a biomedical scientist working on biological clocks and sleep. I think about Open Science, Open Peer Review and Open Data as a means to achieve reproducibility in research. I am interested on how early career researchers can steer the evolution of research evaluation. I will... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Room: Lynen | Table: Beckett

17:00

Problem Framing & Design Thinking (Good Prep for Do-a-thon!)
Learn how to apply design thinking methods to Open Research and Education! This year, OpenCon is focusing on identifying challenges in advancing Open scholarship and working together to build inclusive, equitable solutions.

If you missed our optional design thinking webinar, come to this unconference session to get a primer on some basic concepts used in design thinking: a set of tools to design thoughtful solutions to problems with humans, empathy, and the bigger picture in mind.

We'll be focusing on problem definition - which may be useful for participants who are interested in submitting challenges to Monday's do-a-thon but don't know how to frame the issue they are interested in tackling. Participants will get a chance to walk through exercises and also consult with Lorraine about do-a-thon submissions.

Speakers
avatar for Lorraine Chuen

Lorraine Chuen

Communications Lead, Powered by Data
Lorraine Chuen is a storyteller, designer, and organizer based out of Toronto, Canada. She is interested in the ways we can make information more accessible to broader audiences. Through data visualization and infographic design, she explores various social justice issues on a blog... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Goethe Auditorium

17:00

Scientific Scavenger Hunt
You know this situation: you need to get an overview of an unknown field of research - and you need it fast. In this session, you will learn how to approach this task using Open Knowledge Maps, a visual discovery tool. Together with other participants, you will explore unknown research fields in a fun and fast-paced mix between a virtual scavenger hunt and a pub quiz. You will learn what makes a badass librarian and why the city of Athens is almost synonymous with insomnia in some communities. And you may even win a dinosaur-related prize in the end!

Speakers
avatar for Asura Enkhbayar

Asura Enkhbayar

Simon Fraser University
avatar for Peter Kraker

Peter Kraker

Open Knowledge Maps
Peter is the founder and chairman of Open Knowledge Maps, a non-profit dedicated to improving the visibility of scientific knowledge for science and society alike. Peter is a long-time open science advocate – he is community coordinator of the Open Science Working Group of Open... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Room: Köhler | Table: Okubo

17:00

Transmediacamy
The idea of transmedia as in transmedia storytelling is used as an excuse to discuss different approaches to open research divulgation that extend text as a communication device with another media artifacts. The idea is to explore how to create engaging narratives around research which are themselves a research product and that can be an entrance point to a particular topic for different audiences.

Speakers
avatar for Luis Fernando Medina Cardona

Luis Fernando Medina Cardona

Universidad Nacional de Colombia (National University of Colombia)
I am associate professor at the school of cinema and television at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota, Colombia in the field of art and new technologies. I hold a BSc. In Systems Engineering with a MSc. In the same field and currently I am conducting a Phd. In Art and... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Room: Humboldt | Table: Strasser

17:00

United better: OpenCon Latam 2018
It is ok to spread the open word, however, we still not participating with the “policies makers”. So united maybe we could generate a roadmap to work in a better and faster way

Speakers
avatar for Ricardo Hartley

Ricardo Hartley

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Universidad Central de Chile
Im a researcher in biology of reproduction. However, since 2003 i have been attracted by the open movement, learning what was behind linux, debian and slackware. In 2011, when i began my phd stuff like "where to deposit my congress poster, protocols, draft of rejected projects" become... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Room: Goethe Auditorium | Table: Greshake Tzovaras

18:00

Reception
Light food and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, cash bar) will be provided.

Saturday November 11, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Planck Lobby

20:00

Dine Arounds - Bangkok City
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Thai / bangkokcity.de

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Curry 36
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / German Sausage / curry36.de

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Delhi 6 Indisches Restaurant
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Indian / delhi6.de

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Der Vegetarische Metzger - Konzeptstore Berlin
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Vegan / der-vegetarische-metzger.de

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Hof zwei Restaurant + Bar
Limited Capacity seats available

Higher-price point / International/ German / www.hofzwei.de

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Josty
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / International / www.josty-berlin.de

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Mama Cook
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Vietnamese / mamacook.de.rs

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Morélos - Grill Club & Bar
Limited Capacity seats available

Higher-price point / Mexican Steakhouse / morelos.de

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Restaurant Split Berlin-Kreuzberg
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Croatian / www.restaurant-split-berlin.de

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Ristorante Diomira
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Italian / www.ristorante-diomira.de

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Ristorante Marinelli
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Italian / www.marinelli-berlin.de

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Steakhouse ASADOR
Limited Capacity seats available

Higher-price point / Argentinian Steakhouse / www.restaurant-asador.de

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Taverna Athene
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Greek / www.taverna-athene.de

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - THE POST Restaurant
Limited Capacity seats available

Higher-price point / International

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Yildiz Restaurant
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Mediterranean

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Yoko Sushi Berlin Mitte
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Japanese / www.yoko.de

Saturday November 11, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA
 
Sunday, November 12
 

06:30

Breakfast
Breakfast will be provided for those staying at the main conference hotel. 

Sunday November 12, 2017 06:30 - 08:30
Conference Hotel

08:00

Travel to Venue
Between these times in the hotel lobby there will be participants leading groups over to the conference venue using the metro and walking. If you leave later than 8:30, you will be late.

If you have a scholarship, you will be provided with a metro card. If you do not, you will need you own. 

If you are not staying at the conference hotel, but would like to join us to head over please meet in the hotel lobby. 

If you can't make it to the conference hotel on the metro and walking, please notify us and we'll try to arrange alternative transport. 

Sunday November 12, 2017 08:00 - 08:30
Conference Hotel

09:00

Break / Quiet / Prayer Room
This room will be available all day for those who need to pray, or just need to spend some time in a quiet place to recharge. Its use is encouraged at any time, and you can continue watching OpenCon through the Livestream! 

Sunday November 12, 2017 09:00 - 18:00
Leibniz-Bibliothek

09:00

Help Desk
Need help using Sched, getting on the Wifi or some directions, need some medical supplies or snacks? Want to speak to staff privately, use the maternity room, anything really! Come and chat.

Sunday November 12, 2017 09:00 - 18:00
Reception desk

09:00

Maternity Room
If you require access to the maternity room, please visit the help desk (by the main auditorium).

Sunday November 12, 2017 09:00 - 18:00
Reception desk

09:45

Opening
Speakers
avatar for Nick Shockey

Nick Shockey

Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC


Sunday November 12, 2017 09:45 - 09:55
Goethe Auditorium

09:55

Early Career Leaders Advocating for Open
Government officials and administrators are often on team "Open" and function as crucial partners to researchers and librarians in the push towards open as the default for research and education. In this panel, we’ll get to know their stories, perspectives, and how we can work together to advance open.

Eunice will present the National Open Science Policy in Mexico, its components, and its evolution from a National Open Access Strategy to a broader policy for Open Science. It will also remark, from an organizational perspective, the success factors in the elaboration and design of these policies.

Moderators
avatar for Penny Andrews

Penny Andrews

What I do for work: I am not funded, so I do social media for a journal; and I teach digital media, information systems management, sociology librarianship and data science students about all sorts including the platformisation of Open; plus various bits of research assistant work... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Luc Henry

Luc Henry

Scientific Advisor, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
I am a 34 years old chemist turned journalist turned science policy advisor and entrepreneur working on various projects challenging the status quo in science scholarly communication and research funding. I am an advisor to the President of Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne... Read More →
avatar for Eunice Mercado-Lara

Eunice Mercado-Lara

Science and Technology Policy Deputy Director, National Council for Science and Technology
Eunice holds a major in International Relations and master studies in International Development. Her first approach to Open was in 2013, while collaborating as Visitor Research Associate within the AidData Research Lab from The William and Mary College. There she got familiar with... Read More →

In-person Attendees
avatar for Brady Yano

Brady Yano

Assistant Director of Open Education, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
Hi everyone! My name is Brady Yano and I'm the Assistant Director of Open Education at SPARC. Come chat with me about Connect OER, the OER Digest, student engagement, and grassroots organizing. | | Have a question about OpenCon? Just ask!


Sunday November 12, 2017 09:55 - 11:00
Goethe Auditorium

11:00

Break
Snacks & drinks (coffee, water, juice) will be provided during this break. 

Sunday November 12, 2017 11:00 - 11:30
Planck Lobby

11:30

How might we help academics/researchers in Europe make their next project more open? - Part 1 (Culture Change Workshop - Europe 1)
Limited Capacity filling up

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale. One of our first experiments in doing this is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle challenges that matter where they are. In these workshops, participants will use design thinking to create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges. We hope this will feed into OpenCon’s Do-a-thon, where participants will report back on their learnings, deepen them, and get a chance to take action. Remote participants will be invited to input into these outputs before, during and after the meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Amie Fairs

Amie Fairs

PhD candidate, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
I'm a PhD candidate and the Open Access Ambassador for the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. I'm particularly interested in open science and open data, but I love anything open!
avatar for Achintya Rao

Achintya Rao

PhD Student / Science Communicator, UWE Bristol, UK / CMS Experiment, CERN
I work as a communications officer for the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) collaboration at CERN's Large Hadron Collider and am pursuing a PhD in science communication from the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK. I work closely with CERN's IT and Scientific Information Services... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 11:30 - 12:45
Meitner 1

11:30

How might we help individuals shape the culture around them in a university? - Part 1 (Culture Change Workshop - Europe 2)
Limited Capacity filling up

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale. One of our first experiments in doing this is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle challenges that matter where they are. In these workshops, participants will use design thinking to create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges. We hope this will feed into OpenCon’s Do-a-thon, where participants will report back on their learnings, deepen them, and get a chance to take action. Remote participants will be invited to input into these outputs before, during and after the meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Hartgerink

Chris Hartgerink

Tilburg University
As a young researcher, I work on problems that often cause people to feel uncomfortable. As such, I have quickly learned that people and institutions, despite saying they promote skeptical thinking, actually dislike it and refrain from embracing uncertainty. All the work I do is to... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Penfold

Naomi Penfold

I have a PhD in neuroscience and now work to encourage the adoption of preprints in the life sciences through community building and support as Associate Director of ASAPbio


Sunday November 12, 2017 11:30 - 12:45
Meitner 2

11:30

How might we help supporters of openness take steps towards open practice without needing to change existing rules? - Part 1 (Culture Change Workshop - Asia)
Limited Capacity filling up

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale. One of our first experiments in doing this is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle challenges that matter where they are. In these workshops, participants will use design thinking to create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges. We hope this will feed into OpenCon’s Do-a-thon, where participants will report back on their learnings, deepen them, and get a chance to take action. Remote participants will be invited to input into these outputs before, during and after the meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Vinodh Ilangovan

Vinodh Ilangovan

Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
I am a biomedical scientist working on biological clocks and sleep. I think about Open Science, Open Peer Review and Open Data as a means to achieve reproducibility in research. I am interested on how early career researchers can steer the evolution of research evaluation. I will... Read More →
avatar for Linda Lew

Linda Lew

Reporter, SCMP
My name is Linda Lew, a Chinese New Zealander working as a reporter for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. I'm an open access and open data advocate promoting the movement in China.


Sunday November 12, 2017 11:30 - 12:45
Mozart

11:30

How might we make our leaders care about open alongside more urgent issues? - Part 1 (Culture Change Workshop - Africa)
Limited Capacity seats available

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale. One of our first experiments in doing this is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle challenges that matter where they are. In these workshops, participants will use design thinking to create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges. We hope this will feed into OpenCon’s Do-a-thon, where participants will report back on their learnings, deepen them, and get a chance to take action. Remote participants will be invited to input into these outputs before, during and after the meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Ahmed Ogunlaja

Ahmed Ogunlaja

EpidAlert Informative Initiative
I started Open Access Nigeria as a medical student in 2013, just after being selected as a participant at the Berlin 11 Satellite Conference for Students & Early Career Researchers. I had conceived it as a vehicle to deliver on my application promises, a community of Open Access enthusiasts... Read More →
avatar for Soazic Elise Wang Sonne

Soazic Elise Wang Sonne

University of California at Berkeley
Statistician and Economist with a keen interest on innovation and gender-sensitive governance. Strong promoter of open access and open data practices in social sciences in french speaking Sub -Saharan African countries.


Sunday November 12, 2017 11:30 - 12:45
Humboldt

11:30

How might we navigate and change power structures within academia to support greater openness? - Part 1 (Culture Change Workshop - North America 2)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale. One of our first experiments in doing this is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle challenges that matter where they are. In these workshops, participants will use design thinking to create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges. We hope this will feed into OpenCon’s Do-a-thon, where participants will report back on their learnings, deepen them, and get a chance to take action. Remote participants will be invited to input into these outputs before, during and after the meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Rajiv Jhangiani

Rajiv Jhangiani

Open Studies Teaching Fellow & Psychology Professor, BCcampus
I am the University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC, where I conduct research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I also serve as the Senior Open Education Advocacy & Research... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Polka

Jessica Polka

Director, ASAPbio
ASAPbio is a researcher-driven initiative to promote the productive use of preprints in the life sciences. We're doing this by advocating for 1) preprint-friendly policies at journals, institutions, and funding agencies, 2) enabling infrastructure and services, and 3) a cultural change... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 11:30 - 12:45
Lynen

11:30

How might we raise awareness of the values we want to see underlying openness in Latin America? - Part 1 (Culture Change Workshop - Latin America)
Limited Capacity filling up

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale. One of our first experiments in doing this is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle challenges that matter where they are. In these workshops, participants will use design thinking to create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges. We hope this will feed into OpenCon’s Do-a-thon, where participants will report back on their learnings, deepen them, and get a chance to take action. Remote participants will be invited to input into these outputs before, during and after the meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Juan Pablo Alperin

Juan Pablo Alperin

Public Knowledge Project / ScholCommLab
avatar for Julieta Arancio

Julieta Arancio

Becaria doctoral, Centro de Investigaciones para la Transformación (CENIT-UNSAM) - CONICET


Sunday November 12, 2017 11:30 - 12:45
Kohler

11:30

How might we understand and address the time demands of working on open initiatives? - Part 1 (Culture Change Workshop - North America 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale. One of our first experiments in doing this is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle challenges that matter where they are. In these workshops, participants will use design thinking to create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges. We hope this will feed into OpenCon’s Do-a-thon, where participants will report back on their learnings, deepen them, and get a chance to take action. Remote participants will be invited to input into these outputs before, during and after the meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Zoe Wake Hyde

Zoe Wake Hyde

Assistant Director, Rebus Foundation
I’m an open publishing advocate, working to create a more inclusive and equitable knowledge ecosystem through technologies and processes that support significant and sustainable change in educational and academic publishing.
avatar for Danielle Robinson

Danielle Robinson

Co-Exective Director, Code for Science & Society
Hello! I run Code for Science & Society, a US-based nonprofit that works with people to develop, launch, and sustain open projects. I'm thrilled to be at OpenCon this year and will be excited to discuss any of our sponsored projects as well as the big picture issues facing the global... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 11:30 - 12:45
Goethe Auditorium

12:45

Lunch
Food, for all dietary needs (vegetarian, halal, vegan, gluten free etc), will be provided. If you're unsure if your needs have been catered for or want to check an allergy please get in touch with a member of staff.

Today, lunch will be served in the restaurant and we'll have the Einstein-Lounge & Laue-Saal to sit and enjoy it. 

Sunday November 12, 2017 12:45 - 13:45
Restaurant

13:45

** Unconference **
Unconferences allow participants to take control of the conference. Participants get to propose, vote on, and run sessions themselves. This enables peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and diverse session types and topics.

Sessions can be proposed and voted on before and during the conference. Even if a session doesn’t happen, hosts will find people interested in their session to collaborate with following OpenCon.

More details on submitting will be released soon.

Sunday November 12, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
TBA

13:45

Discovery and Open Access
When we talk about the work of open, often we talk about work Ion the back end. This sessions will be a discussion about tools, organization and solutions to help people discover open resources as they grow in number and type.

Speakers
avatar for Camille Thomas

Camille Thomas

Scholarly Publishing Librarian, Texas Tech University
Camille Thomas is the Scholarly Publishing Librarian at Texas Tech University Libraries. She holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Services from Florida State University. Ms. Thomas has worked as the first position dedicated to scholarly communication at TTU for the... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
Room: Goethe Auditorium | Table: Gomez

13:45

Getting Started with the Do-A-Thon

Our OpenCon Do-a-Thon runs ALL of tomorrow. If you need help getting involved in the Do-a-thon, or have a question, join this session for a quick guide to getting involved in something awesome, posting your project or challenge - or anything else!


In-person Attendees
avatar for Heather Joseph

Heather Joseph

Executive Director, SPARC
Heather Joseph serves as SPARC’s Executive Director, leading the strategic and operational activities of the organization. She has focused SPARC’s efforts on supporting new models for the open sharing of digital articles, data and educational resources. Under her stewardship... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
Room: Goethe Auditorium | Table: Maggio

13:45

How can openness be advanced with podcasting, blogging, and other DIY media
We will discuss examples of how open topics and open content are broadcasted through podcasting, blogs, online storytelling, and other DIY media. Opportunities to collaborate in future media projects to advance openness will be explored, as well as the possibility of creating a network of open media makers to share resources, best practices, and openly licensed content.

Speakers
avatar for April Clyburne-Sherin

April Clyburne-Sherin

OOO Canada, Sense About Science USA
April is an Epidemiologist and Methodologist working to advance open research through advocacy and training. While at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, she received her MS in Population Medicine (Epidemiology) and created guidelines to improve pediatric clinical research... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
Room: Kohler | Table: Strasser

13:45

Lack of open data licensing in open data efforts
How is data you are publishing or using for your own work following open data licensing standards? There is more and more open data being published but often it is missing a key attribute, a license. There are already great resources out their like the Creative Commons open data licenses to alleviate this issue. The goal for this session will be to discuss why licenses are not being applied, what can change culturally to make them more ubiquitous and data more usable/remixable.

Speakers

Sunday November 12, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
Room: Humboldt | Table: Norori

13:45

Moving Open Science beyond Academia: Open Science for Society
Open Science is currently a topic that takes place mainly within academia, with fellow researchers being the main subjects. I believe that we also need to open up science for society at large. Open Access is a start, but research results are often very complex. We should therefore start focusing on explaining complex research results in layman's terms. These should i.m.o. also become part of the scholarly communication process.

Speakers
avatar for Hylke Annema

Hylke Annema

Head of Library Research Support Office, Tilburg University
Hylke Annema is head of the Research Support Office of Tilburg University in the Netherlands. After obtaining his Sociology degree he has worked as researcher for the Ministry of the Interior and as policy advisor for the Executive Board of the university. A short break at the magnificent... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
Room: Humboldt | Table: Andraka

13:45

Open education repository
Session will discuss how educational repositories are supporting main stream learning and informal groups

Speakers

Sunday November 12, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
Room: Mozart | Table: Hathcock

13:45

Open Humanities & Social Sciences
This session is a space for those working in humanities & social sciences to discuss their work, share the the challenges they face, and explore how open issues affect our fields in unique ways.

Speakers
avatar for Zoe Wake Hyde

Zoe Wake Hyde

Assistant Director, Rebus Foundation
I’m an open publishing advocate, working to create a more inclusive and equitable knowledge ecosystem through technologies and processes that support significant and sustainable change in educational and academic publishing.


Sunday November 12, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
Room: Mozart | Table: Hayat

13:45

Open Wall - the wall with post-its everyone can see
as we're a huge bunch of wonderful experienced individuals here, unfortunately physically it will be difficult to talk ti each one of people in 3 days and seek advice on something. What would be handy, to take a wall where you could put a post it with your request to help. Especially after hearing already from 5 people hedo you know anybody, who... people could post a Q with a request, together with their email/phone/fb/twitter

Speakers

Sunday November 12, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
Room: Goethe Auditorium | Table: Niles

13:45

Promoting reproducibility studies
We hear about reproducibility more and more, but as far as I know, there are still few venues that are dedicated to publishing them, or even simply initiatives that would encourage them. In this session, I would like to crowdsource information about initiatives, training, education pilots, funding sources, journals, that fall into this category. I would like to gauge the perceived relevance of a Science Matters journal dedicated to reproducibility studies (I do not work for Science Matters or have shares in the company, I just happen to lobby the founder to consider such a journal since more than a year). I would love to discuss what are the features this journal would need to have and simply hear if it is a good idea or not.

Speakers
avatar for Luc Henry

Luc Henry

Scientific Advisor, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
I am a 34 years old chemist turned journalist turned science policy advisor and entrepreneur working on various projects challenging the status quo in science scholarly communication and research funding. I am an advisor to the President of Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
Room: Kohler | Table: Van Ransbeeck

13:45

SPARC Africa Meeting
The session will highlight the birth of the SPARC Africa chapter, its progress and its future plans. We will speak in depth about the need for an African collaboration to make this chapter a success. We will also speak about what SPARC Africa has to offer for those in the region and how you can contribute to this chapter. We welcome participants from all regions to join this session.

Speakers
avatar for Osman Aldirdiri

Osman Aldirdiri

Executive committee member, SPARC Africa
Osman Aldirdiri is a medical student at the University of Khartoum. He is the founder of Open Sudan which is a student-run project concerned with Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data advocacy among educational institutions. The project allows students to contribute significantly... Read More →
avatar for Lena Nyahodza

Lena Nyahodza

Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Cape Town
I'm Lena Nyahodza, a scholarly communication librarian at the University of Cape Town Libraries. I am passionate about open sharing of content in general and its benefits to humanity, particularly to the less privileged communities. I manage both the green and the diamond open access... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
Room: Ruska | Table: Juma

13:45

Strageties for pitching openness
Group discussion of strategies for presenting open practices to practitioners in the field. How can we make the practices attractive and compelling to individuals in their day to day work? Specifically looking at ideas that apply to an individual's work even in a world where most practice is *not* open by default.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Sullivan

Ian Sullivan

Transparency and Openness Training Coordinator, Center for Open Science
Deep interest in the free knowledge movement with experience in free software, open education, book digitization, and open science.


Sunday November 12, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
Room: Lynen | Table: Karn

13:45

You can't ignore Copyright law reform, because Copyright law won't ignore you
Learn about how copyright law reform can affect the ability to fully implement OER and OA, and where copyright law decisions are being made.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Jacob

Meredith Jacob

Ass't Dir, Creative Commons United States
I'm interested in copyright, fair use, open access and open education. @meredithjacob


Sunday November 12, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
Room: Lynen | Table: Soto

14:45

Break
Snacks & drinks (coffee, water, juice) will be provided during this break. 

Sunday November 12, 2017 14:45 - 15:15
Planck Lobby

15:15

How might we help academics/researchers in Europe make their next project more open - Part 2 (Culture Change Workshop - Europe 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale. One of our first experiments in doing this is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle challenges that matter where they are. In these workshops, participants will use design thinking to create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges. We hope this will feed into OpenCon’s Do-a-thon, where participants will report back on their learnings, deepen them, and get a chance to take action. Remote participants will be invited to input into these outputs before, during and after the meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Amie Fairs

Amie Fairs

PhD candidate, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
I'm a PhD candidate and the Open Access Ambassador for the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. I'm particularly interested in open science and open data, but I love anything open!
avatar for Achintya Rao

Achintya Rao

PhD Student / Science Communicator, UWE Bristol, UK / CMS Experiment, CERN
I work as a communications officer for the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) collaboration at CERN's Large Hadron Collider and am pursuing a PhD in science communication from the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK. I work closely with CERN's IT and Scientific Information Services... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 15:15 - 16:30
Meitner 1

15:15

How might we help individuals shape the culture around them in a university? - Part 2 (Culture Change Workshop - Europe 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale. One of our first experiments in doing this is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle challenges that matter where they are. In these workshops, participants will use design thinking to create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges. We hope this will feed into OpenCon’s Do-a-thon, where participants will report back on their learnings, deepen them, and get a chance to take action. Remote participants will be invited to input into these outputs before, during and after the meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Hartgerink

Chris Hartgerink

Tilburg University
As a young researcher, I work on problems that often cause people to feel uncomfortable. As such, I have quickly learned that people and institutions, despite saying they promote skeptical thinking, actually dislike it and refrain from embracing uncertainty. All the work I do is to... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Penfold

Naomi Penfold

I have a PhD in neuroscience and now work to encourage the adoption of preprints in the life sciences through community building and support as Associate Director of ASAPbio


Sunday November 12, 2017 15:15 - 16:30
Meitner 2

15:15

How might we help supporters of openness take steps towards open practice without needing to change existing rules? - Part 2 (Culture Change Workshop - Asia)
Limited Capacity seats available

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale. One of our first experiments in doing this is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle challenges that matter where they are. In these workshops, participants will use design thinking to create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges. We hope this will feed into OpenCon’s Do-a-thon, where participants will report back on their learnings, deepen them, and get a chance to take action. Remote participants will be invited to input into these outputs before, during and after the meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Vinodh Ilangovan

Vinodh Ilangovan

Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
I am a biomedical scientist working on biological clocks and sleep. I think about Open Science, Open Peer Review and Open Data as a means to achieve reproducibility in research. I am interested on how early career researchers can steer the evolution of research evaluation. I will... Read More →
avatar for Linda Lew

Linda Lew

Reporter, SCMP
My name is Linda Lew, a Chinese New Zealander working as a reporter for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. I'm an open access and open data advocate promoting the movement in China.


Sunday November 12, 2017 15:15 - 16:30
Mozart

15:15

How might we make our leaders care about open alongside more urgent issues? - Part 2 (Culture Change Workshop - Africa)
Limited Capacity seats available

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale. One of our first experiments in doing this is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle challenges that matter where they are. In these workshops, participants will use design thinking to create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges. We hope this will feed into OpenCon’s Do-a-thon, where participants will report back on their learnings, deepen them, and get a chance to take action. Remote participants will be invited to input into these outputs before, during and after the meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Ahmed Ogunlaja

Ahmed Ogunlaja

EpidAlert Informative Initiative
I started Open Access Nigeria as a medical student in 2013, just after being selected as a participant at the Berlin 11 Satellite Conference for Students & Early Career Researchers. I had conceived it as a vehicle to deliver on my application promises, a community of Open Access enthusiasts... Read More →
avatar for Soazic Elise Wang Sonne

Soazic Elise Wang Sonne

University of California at Berkeley
Statistician and Economist with a keen interest on innovation and gender-sensitive governance. Strong promoter of open access and open data practices in social sciences in french speaking Sub -Saharan African countries.


Sunday November 12, 2017 15:15 - 16:30
Humboldt

15:15

How might we navigate and change power structures within academia to support greater openness? - Part 2 (Culture Change Workshop - North America 2)
Limited Capacity filling up

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale. One of our first experiments in doing this is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle challenges that matter where they are. In these workshops, participants will use design thinking to create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges. We hope this will feed into OpenCon’s Do-a-thon, where participants will report back on their learnings, deepen them, and get a chance to take action. Remote participants will be invited to input into these outputs before, during and after the meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Rajiv Jhangiani

Rajiv Jhangiani

Open Studies Teaching Fellow & Psychology Professor, BCcampus
I am the University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC, where I conduct research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I also serve as the Senior Open Education Advocacy & Research... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Polka

Jessica Polka

Director, ASAPbio
ASAPbio is a researcher-driven initiative to promote the productive use of preprints in the life sciences. We're doing this by advocating for 1) preprint-friendly policies at journals, institutions, and funding agencies, 2) enabling infrastructure and services, and 3) a cultural change... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 15:15 - 16:30
Lynen

15:15

How might we raise awareness of the values we want to see underlying openness in Latin America? - Part 2 (Culture Change Workshop - Latin America)
Limited Capacity seats available

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale. One of our first experiments in doing this is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle challenges that matter where they are. In these workshops, participants will use design thinking to create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges. We hope this will feed into OpenCon’s Do-a-thon, where participants will report back on their learnings, deepen them, and get a chance to take action. Remote participants will be invited to input into these outputs before, during and after the meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Juan Pablo Alperin

Juan Pablo Alperin

Public Knowledge Project / ScholCommLab
avatar for Julieta Arancio

Julieta Arancio

Becaria doctoral, Centro de Investigaciones para la Transformación (CENIT-UNSAM) - CONICET


Sunday November 12, 2017 15:15 - 16:30
Kohler

15:15

How might we understand and address the time demands of working on open initiatives? - Part 2 (Culture Change Workshop - North America 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale. One of our first experiments in doing this is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle challenges that matter where they are. In these workshops, participants will use design thinking to create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges. We hope this will feed into OpenCon’s Do-a-thon, where participants will report back on their learnings, deepen them, and get a chance to take action. Remote participants will be invited to input into these outputs before, during and after the meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Zoe Wake Hyde

Zoe Wake Hyde

Assistant Director, Rebus Foundation
I’m an open publishing advocate, working to create a more inclusive and equitable knowledge ecosystem through technologies and processes that support significant and sustainable change in educational and academic publishing.
avatar for Danielle Robinson

Danielle Robinson

Co-Exective Director, Code for Science & Society
Hello! I run Code for Science & Society, a US-based nonprofit that works with people to develop, launch, and sustain open projects. I'm thrilled to be at OpenCon this year and will be excited to discuss any of our sponsored projects as well as the big picture issues facing the global... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 15:15 - 16:30
Goethe Auditorium

16:30

Break
Snacks & drinks (coffee, water, juice) will be provided during this break. 

Sunday November 12, 2017 16:30 - 16:40
Planck Lobby

16:40

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Open Research and Education
While the Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education movements often lean on rhetoric around social justice, equity, and the democratization of knowledge, in many ways, the movements continue to marginalize underrepresented scholars and students. Mainstream efforts to advance Open centre digital solutions and dominant (often Western) ways of knowing.  At the same time, they fail to acknowledge issues salient to marginalized social and geographical contexts, such as the digital divide, non-Western ways of knowing, and the colonization of information. This OpenCon panel session aims to prompt critical discussions around the ways in which the Open movements have replicated some of the same systems of power and oppression in higher education that they were originally meant to address. Audience members should leave with a more critical view of openness, and be encouraged to reflect on the following questions:
  • How do the solutions put forth by the Open movements reinforce Western dominance, colonialism, as well as barriers on the basis of race, class, gender, ability, etc...?
  • How does exclusion and a lack of diversity impact their own Open advocacy work in their communities and/or institutions?
  • How might they begin to address this in their own communities?
Denisse Albornoz will speak about The Knowledge GAP — a new volunteer-run research collective questioning the geopolitics of academic knowledge production. She will discus how structures of power and inequality are embedded in narratives of openness, by critically analyzing discourse used in Open Science policies.

Tara Robertson will use the question "Who is missing?" to explore 3 different examples in open education as a practical way to think concretely about diversity and inclusion.

Thomas Mboa will speak about Open Access as a tool of neocolonialism. Based on the evidence gathered by the SOHA Project, he will discuss how Open Access contributes to reproducing the domination of the North over the South. He will discuss the consequences of this domination within the African university community.

Siko Bouterse will ask "Whose Knowledge is Reliable?" She will discuss how the vast majority of open knowledge online today still skews towards the powerful and privileged. Asking who we’re sharing knowledge on open projects from, with, about, and for, helps begin to recenter marginalized knowledge.

Moderators
avatar for Lorraine Chuen

Lorraine Chuen

Communications Lead, Powered by Data
Lorraine Chuen is a storyteller, designer, and organizer based out of Toronto, Canada. She is interested in the ways we can make information more accessible to broader audiences. Through data visualization and infographic design, she explores various social justice issues on a blog... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Denisse Albornoz

Denisse Albornoz

The Knowledge GAP, University of Toronto Scarboorugh / Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network
Denisse is a Research Associate for the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet) and part of the Knowledge G.A.P. project, a research collective investigating the geopolitics of academic knowledge production. She is interested in inclusive and transgressive... Read More →
avatar for Siko Bouterse

Siko Bouterse

Co-Founder and Coordinator, Whose Knowledge?
Siko is a Wikipedian, social justice hacker, feminist and mom who has spent the last 10 years organizing for a more plural, emancipatory and open web. Siko is co-founder of Whose Knowledge?, a campaign that aims to reimagine and build a more free and open internet by and with marginalized... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou

Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou

Co-Organiser of Africa OSH and President of Association for the Promotion of Open Science in Haiti and Africa (APSOHA)., Projet SOHA
I am a PhD Candidate at Laval University (Canada), working on: The Contribution of the maker movement to the sustainable development of Africa. For this purpose, I am studying 3 Fablabs based in Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Senegal. One aspect of my research is to describe how African... Read More →
avatar for Tara Robertson

Tara Robertson

Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Partner, Mozilla


Sunday November 12, 2017 16:40 - 18:00
Goethe Auditorium

18:00

Informal Meeting Space
If they wish, attendees may continue to use the venue for informal meetings before dinner. 

Sunday November 12, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Planck Lobby

20:00

Dine Arounds - Bangkok City
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Thai / bangkokcity.de

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Curry 36
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / German Sausage / curry36.de

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Delhi 6 Indisches Restaurant
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Indian / delhi6.de

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Der Vegetarische Metzger - Konzeptstore Berlin
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Vegan / der-vegetarische-metzger.de

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Hof zwei Restaurant + Bar
Limited Capacity seats available

Higher-price point / International/ German / www.hofzwei.de

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Josty
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / International / www.josty-berlin.de

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Mama Cook
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Vietnamese / mamacook.de.rs

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Morélos - Grill Club & Bar
Limited Capacity seats available

Higher-price point / Mexican Steakhouse / morelos.de

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Restaurant Split Berlin-Kreuzberg
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Croatian / www.restaurant-split-berlin.de

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Ristorante Diomira
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Italian / www.ristorante-diomira.de

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Ristorante Marinelli
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Italian / www.marinelli-berlin.de

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Steakhouse ASADOR
Limited Capacity seats available

Higher-price point / Argentinian Steakhouse / www.restaurant-asador.de

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Taverna Athene
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Greek / www.taverna-athene.de

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - THE POST Restaurant
Limited Capacity seats available

Higher-price point / International

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Yildiz Restaurant
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Mediterranean

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA

20:00

Dine Arounds - Yoko Sushi Berlin Mitte
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-price point / Japanese / www.yoko.de

Sunday November 12, 2017 20:00 - 21:30
TBA
 
Monday, November 13
 

06:30

Breakfast
Breakfast will be provided for those staying at the main conference hotel. 

Monday November 13, 2017 06:30 - 08:30
Conference Hotel

08:00

Travel to Venue
Between these times in the hotel lobby there will be participants leading groups over to the conference venue using the metro and walking. If you leave later than 8:30, you will be late.

If you have a scholarship, you will be provided with a metro card. If you do not, you will need you own. 

If you are not staying at the conference hotel, but would like to join us to head over please meet in the hotel lobby. 

If you can't make it to the conference hotel on the metro and walking, please notify us and we'll try to arrange alternative transport. 

Monday November 13, 2017 08:00 - 08:30
Conference Hotel

09:00

Break / Quiet / Prayer Room
This room will be available all day for those who need to pray, or just need to spend some time in a quiet place to recharge. Its use is encouraged at any time, and you can continue watching OpenCon through the Livestream! 

Monday November 13, 2017 09:00 - 18:00
Leibniz-Bibliothek

09:00

Help Desk
Need help using Sched, getting on the Wifi or some directions, need some medical supplies or snacks? Want to speak to staff privately, use the maternity room, anything really! Come and chat.

Monday November 13, 2017 09:00 - 18:00
Reception desk

09:00

Maternity Room
If you require access to the maternity room, please visit the help desk (by the main auditorium).

Monday November 13, 2017 09:00 - 18:00
Reception desk

09:30

Opening
Speakers
avatar for Lorraine Chuen

Lorraine Chuen

Communications Lead, Powered by Data
Lorraine Chuen is a storyteller, designer, and organizer based out of Toronto, Canada. She is interested in the ways we can make information more accessible to broader audiences. Through data visualization and infographic design, she explores various social justice issues on a blog... Read More →


Monday November 13, 2017 09:30 - 09:45
Goethe Auditorium

09:45

Workshop Feedback
Monday November 13, 2017 09:45 - 10:00
Goethe Auditorium

10:00

Lightning Talks
Monday November 13, 2017 10:00 - 10:15
Goethe Auditorium

10:15

Break
Snacks & drinks (coffee, water, juice) will be provided during this break. 

Monday November 13, 2017 10:15 - 10:45
Planck Lobby

11:30

Do-a-thon Working Session (BOOKABLE Group Meetings - go to help desk)
Capacity of ~ 15

Monday November 13, 2017 11:30 - 12:15
Ruska

11:30

11:30

11:30

11:30

Help Getting Started with the Do-a-thon 1
Limited Capacity seats available

If you need help getting involved in the Do-a-thon, join this session for a quick guide to getting involved in something awesome, posting your project or challenge - or anything else! 

At any point in the conference, you can go to the helpdesk to get help too. 

Session 1 & 2 are the same.

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Penfold

Naomi Penfold

I have a PhD in neuroscience and now work to encourage the adoption of preprints in the life sciences through community building and support as Associate Director of ASAPbio


Monday November 13, 2017 11:30 - 12:15
Lynen

11:30

Help Getting Started with the Do-a-thon 2
Limited Capacity seats available

If you need help getting involved in the Do-a-thon, join this session for a quick guide to getting involved in something awesome, posting your project or challenge - or anything else! 

At any point in the conference, you can go to the helpdesk to get help too. 

Session 1 & 2 are the same.

In-person Attendees
avatar for Heather Joseph

Heather Joseph

Executive Director, SPARC
Heather Joseph serves as SPARC’s Executive Director, leading the strategic and operational activities of the organization. She has focused SPARC’s efforts on supporting new models for the open sharing of digital articles, data and educational resources. Under her stewardship... Read More →


Monday November 13, 2017 11:30 - 12:15
Humboldt

12:30

Lunch
Food, for all dietary needs (vegetarian, halal, vegan, gluten free etc), will be provided. If you're unsure if your needs have been catered for or want to check an allergy please get in touch with a member of staff.

Monday November 13, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Restaurant

13:30

Do-a-thon Update
Speakers
avatar for Lorraine Chuen

Lorraine Chuen

Communications Lead, Powered by Data
Lorraine Chuen is a storyteller, designer, and organizer based out of Toronto, Canada. She is interested in the ways we can make information more accessible to broader audiences. Through data visualization and infographic design, she explores various social justice issues on a blog... Read More →


Monday November 13, 2017 13:30 - 13:45
Goethe Auditorium

13:45

14:00

14:00

14:00

14:00

14:00

Do-a-thon Working Session (Quiet working)
Monday November 13, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
Lynen

14:00

15:30

Break
Snacks & drinks (coffee, water, juice) will be provided during this break. 

Monday November 13, 2017 15:30 - 16:00
Planck Lobby

16:00

16:00

16:00

16:00

16:00

Do-a-thon Working Session (Quiet working)
Monday November 13, 2017 16:00 - 17:30
Lynen

16:00

17:30

Conference Closing
Speakers
avatar for Nick Shockey

Nick Shockey

Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC


Monday November 13, 2017 17:30 - 18:00
Goethe Auditorium

18:00

Reception
Light food and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, cash bar) will be provided.

Monday November 13, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Planck Lobby