OpenCon is the student and early career academic professional conference that focuses on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. It seeks to empower the next generation to advance openness in research and education.

OpenCon satellite events are organised by those who are passionate about communicating the important messages of Open Information with the world, and are welcome to anyone interested in joining the conversation and connecting with a community of like-minded individuals.


9.00 AM – 5.00 PM – OpenCon Hackathon. Please note that you must sign up separately for this here.

6.00 – 7.00 PM – Meet and greet with drinks and food (provided)

7.00 – 7.15 – Introduction

7.15 – 8.00 – Keynote talk with Prof. Sophie Scott

8.00 – 9.00 PM – Panel discussion on the topic ‘Open for Business’?