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OpenCon Virginia

OpenCon top image. A Series of red doors illustrated by Jeff Bland



James Branch Cabell Library
901 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284


VCU invites students, faculty, librarians, scientists, writers and researchers to the Virginia satellite session of the international conference OpenCon on Jan. 11, 2019.

OpenCon Virginia brings together students, researchers, educators, librarians and others who want to learn how to create a more open system of information in research and education. The program includes keynote presentations, lightning talks, and breakout sessions on topics of open data, reproducibility, open educational resources, new methods and models of open publishing, and more.

The event is free and open to all, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. For special accommodations, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.

Propose a Lightning Talk

OpenCon Virginia 2019 invites submissions for lightning talks on any of the conference topics:

  • Open access publishing
  • Open data
  • Open science
  • Open education
  • Open anything

Potential topics could include:

  • A project you've completed or a project in progress
  • Tips and tricks for making your work open
  • Ideas for creating a more open system of information in research and education

Each presenter will have five minutes to deliver their lightning talk. To submit your idea for a lightning talk, fill out the submission form by Dec. 21.


Images: Thumbnail courtesy of OpenCon Virginia. Top image by Jeff Bland.


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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