OpenCon 2016 Boston

Join us for OpenCon 2016 Boston, a satellite event of OpenCon 2016, a global conference for students and early-career researchers to learn about open access, open data, and open education. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 1:00-4:00pm, at the Mugar Memorial Library, Room 302 (771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215).

OpenCon 2016 Boston is free and open to all. Please register below for the sessions you plan to attend. Contact Anna Newman, Open Access Specialist, with any questions: or 617-358-8563.

The Mugar Memorial Library is easily accessible by public transit (BU Central on the B line, buses 57, 47, and CT2). Metered street parking is available nearby on Commonwealth Avenue or Bay State Road. There is guest parking in the Agganis Arena lot at 925 Commonwealth Avenue at $2 per hour. View Map & Directions. To get to Room 302, take the elevators or stairs by the circulation desk to the third floor. There will be signs on the third floor to direct you.

Wifi will be available through the BU Guest (unencrypted) network. Once you connect, you will have to request a guest account; instructions are available online.


Welcome & Intro / 1:00-1:15pm

From “Open” to Justice / 1:15-2:00pm
Screening of a presentation by Audrey Watters from OpenCon 2014, followed by a discussion of information justice.

Update on the City of Boston’s Open Data to Open Knowledge Project / 2-2:45pm / Howard Lim, Project Manager, Open Data, Department of Innovation & Technology, City of Boston
An update on Open Data to Open Knowledge, the City of Boston’s Knight Foundation-funded initiative to make open government data an accessible resource.

Open Research Lightning Talks / 3:00-4:00pm

  • Introduction to ORCID / Ana Vera Wynne, US Customer Engagement & Support, ORCID
  • How to make your work openly available in institutional repositories / Vika Zafrin, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston University
  • Open access mandates for grant funding / Jack Ammerman, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Open Access, Boston University

OpenCon 2016 Boston Registration

Register for OpenCon 2016 Boston using the form below. The event is free and open to all, and your registration will help us to plan for food and a venue.
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