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Friday, November 2
 

12:00pm

Story Circles and your Story of Self
You can find your group at opencon2018.org/groups. Your group number will be the same as your group table in the Collaboratory. 

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.

Friday November 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Scott Library Collaboratory 4700 Keele St, North York, ON M3J 2S5, Canada

2:25pm

How might we accelerate the incorporation of open into evaluation, teaching, and librarianship throughout Asia to drive awareness (Asia -- Part 1)
You have been assigned to a workshop (or, you selected one if you’re citizenship suggests you’re north american), you can find out which at opencon2018.org/groups, or it’s in your inbox.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll 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.

Speakers
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.
avatar for Vrushali

Vrushali

I am DOAJ Ambassador of India and also working as Librarian at AISSMS COE Pune


Friday November 2, 2018 2:25pm - 3:55pm
Accolade Building East 005

2:25pm

How might we encourage open advocacy and the practice of open beyond the tenure track (North America 2 -- Part 1)
You have been assigned to a workshop (or, you selected one if you’re citizenship suggests you’re north american), you can find out which at opencon2018.org/groups, or it’s in your inbox.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll 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.

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Leila Sterman

Leila Sterman

Montana State University
Hello! I am the Scholarly Communication Librarian at Montana State University. I run an APC fund, am a repository manager, am the copyright expert at my university, publish three OA journals on Open Journal Systems, and work to help researchers better communicate their findings, especially... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 2:25pm - 3:55pm
Accolade Building East 011

2:25pm

How might we equip those working in universities and colleges to embed diversity and inclusivity into their work with open educational practices and resources? (North America 1 -- Part 1)
You have been assigned to a workshop (or, you selected one if you’re citizenship suggests you’re north american), you can find out which at opencon2018.org/groups, or it’s in your inbox.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll 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.

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 Ali Versluis

Ali Versluis

Open Education Librarian, University of Guelph
I’m an early career librarian working on Open Education initiatives in Canada. I’m all about asking those tough questions, because working and collaborating in the Open is better when equity and inclusivity are top of mind. Come talk to me about scholarly communications librarianship... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 2:25pm - 3:55pm
Accolade Building East 009

2:25pm

How might we justify and reward time spent on open research and education projects in Latin American institutions and funding agencies? (Latin America -- Part 1)
You have been assigned to a workshop (or, you selected one if you’re citizenship suggests you’re north american), you can find out which at opencon2018.org/groups, or it’s in your inbox.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll 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.

Speakers
avatar for Erin McKiernan

Erin McKiernan

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
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 →


Friday November 2, 2018 2:25pm - 3:55pm
Accolade Building West 205

2:25pm

How might we open advocates congratulate our peers on non-open successes in keeping with our values? (Europe -- Part 1)
You have been assigned to a workshop (or, you selected one if you’re citizenship suggests you’re north american), you can find out which at opencon2018.org/groups, or it’s in your inbox.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll 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.

Speakers
avatar for Katerina Dima

Katerina Dima

Liaison Officer for Medical Education issues, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine
I am a final year medical student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the Liaison Officer for Medical Education of IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students). IFMSA represents 1.3million medical students from 127 countries. It represents the opinions and ideas... 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


Friday November 2, 2018 2:25pm - 3:55pm
Accolade Building West 008

2:25pm

How might we use open communities to support a fight for a fast, affordable, safe, transparent, and decolonized internet in Africa (Africa -- Part 1 )
You have been assigned to a workshop (or, you selected one if you’re citizenship suggests you’re north american), you can find out which at opencon2018.org/groups, or it’s in your inbox.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll 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.

Speakers
avatar for Raphael Berchie

Raphael Berchie

Communications Director, Open Foundation West Africa
I am the Communications Director of Open Foundation West Africa a regional non profit organization headquartered in Ghana leading interventions of Open source resources. I am also a graduate student of Communication with particular interest in digital communication and new media... Read More →
avatar for Serah Njambi

Serah Njambi

Developer Advocate, Open Knowledge International
I love working with and in communities! Let's chat about all things open (open source and open data), data quality and data validation. Ask me about Kenya, too!


Friday November 2, 2018 2:25pm - 3:55pm
Accolade Building West 106

2:25pm

How might we welcome, embolden, and care for open advocates and provide inclusive support that considers the whole person? (North America 3 -- Part 1)
You have been assigned to a workshop (or, you selected one if you’re citizenship suggests you’re north american), you can find out which at opencon2018.org/groups, or it’s in your inbox.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll 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.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Coulter

Claire Coulter

Instructional Technologist, Unaffiliated
I work as an instructional technologist at a mid-sized Canadian university. My work focuses on digital pedagogy, and I primarily support instructors to develop their instructional practice(s) in a variety of learning environments at this intersection. An open advocate, I encourage... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Dawn Farley

Ashley Dawn Farley

University of Washington Libraries


Friday November 2, 2018 2:25pm - 3:55pm
Accolade Building East 013
 
Saturday, November 3
 

1:20pm

How might we accelerate the incorporation of open into evaluation, teaching, and librarianship throughout Asia to drive awareness (Asia -- Part 2)
You have been assigned to a workshop (or, you selected one if you’re citizenship suggests you’re north american), you can find out which at opencon2018.org/groups, or it’s in your inbox.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll 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.

Speakers
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.
avatar for Vrushali

Vrushali

I am DOAJ Ambassador of India and also working as Librarian at AISSMS COE Pune


Saturday November 3, 2018 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Accolade Building East 006

1:20pm

How might we encourage open advocacy and the practice of open beyond the tenure track (North America 2 -- Part 2)
You have been assigned to a workshop (or, you selected one if you’re citizenship suggests you’re north american), you can find out which at opencon2018.org/groups, or it’s in your inbox.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll 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.

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Leila Sterman

Leila Sterman

Montana State University
Hello! I am the Scholarly Communication Librarian at Montana State University. I run an APC fund, am a repository manager, am the copyright expert at my university, publish three OA journals on Open Journal Systems, and work to help researchers better communicate their findings, especially... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Accolade Building East 011

1:20pm

How might we equip those working in universities and colleges to embed diversity and inclusivity into their work with open educational practices and resources? (North America 1 -- Part 2)
You have been assigned to a workshop (or, you selected one if you’re citizenship suggests you’re north american), you can find out which at opencon2018.org/groups, or it’s in your inbox.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll 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.

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 Ali Versluis

Ali Versluis

Open Education Librarian, University of Guelph
I’m an early career librarian working on Open Education initiatives in Canada. I’m all about asking those tough questions, because working and collaborating in the Open is better when equity and inclusivity are top of mind. Come talk to me about scholarly communications librarianship... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Accolade Building East 009

1:20pm

How might we justify and reward time spent on open research and education projects in Latin American institutions and funding agencies? (Latin America -- Part 2)
You have been assigned to a workshop (or, you selected one if you’re citizenship suggests you’re north american), you can find out which at opencon2018.org/groups, or it’s in your inbox.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll 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.

Speakers
avatar for Erin McKiernan

Erin McKiernan

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
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 3, 2018 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Accolade Building East 012

1:20pm

How might we open advocates congratulate our peers on non-open successes in keeping with our values? (Europe -- Part 2)
You have been assigned to a workshop (or, you selected one if you’re citizenship suggests you’re north american), you can find out which at opencon2018.org/groups, or it’s in your inbox.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll 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.

Speakers
avatar for Katerina Dima

Katerina Dima

Liaison Officer for Medical Education issues, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine
I am a final year medical student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the Liaison Officer for Medical Education of IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students). IFMSA represents 1.3million medical students from 127 countries. It represents the opinions and ideas... 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


Saturday November 3, 2018 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Accolade Building East 008

1:20pm

How might we use open communities to support a fight for a fast, affordable, safe, transparent, and decolonized internet in Africa (Africa -- Part 2 )
You have been assigned to a workshop (or, you selected one if you’re citizenship suggests you’re north american), you can find out which at opencon2018.org/groups, or it’s in your inbox.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll 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.

Speakers
avatar for Raphael Berchie

Raphael Berchie

Communications Director, Open Foundation West Africa
I am the Communications Director of Open Foundation West Africa a regional non profit organization headquartered in Ghana leading interventions of Open source resources. I am also a graduate student of Communication with particular interest in digital communication and new media... Read More →
avatar for Serah Njambi

Serah Njambi

Developer Advocate, Open Knowledge International
I love working with and in communities! Let's chat about all things open (open source and open data), data quality and data validation. Ask me about Kenya, too!


Saturday November 3, 2018 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Accolade Building East 002

1:20pm

How might we welcome, embolden, and care for open advocates and provide inclusive support that considers the whole person? (North America 3 -- Part 2)
You have been assigned to a workshop (or, you selected one if you’re citizenship suggests you’re north american), you can find out which at opencon2018.org/groups, or it’s in your inbox.

OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll 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.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Coulter

Claire Coulter

Instructional Technologist, Unaffiliated
I work as an instructional technologist at a mid-sized Canadian university. My work focuses on digital pedagogy, and I primarily support instructors to develop their instructional practice(s) in a variety of learning environments at this intersection. An open advocate, I encourage... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Dawn Farley

Ashley Dawn Farley

University of Washington Libraries


Saturday November 3, 2018 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Accolade Building East 013
 
Sunday, November 4
 

10:55am

Do-a-thon Session 1
You can find more on the do-a-thon here: doathon.opencon2018.org. A copy of the slides we will use to introduce the sessions can be found here (these won't be final until on the day, so don't look until then!).

If you're struggling to get involved, or are confused, go to the help desk. 


Sunday November 4, 2018 10:55am - 12:00pm
Scott Library Collaboratory 4700 Keele St, North York, ON M3J 2S5, Canada

1:00pm

Do-a-thon Session 2
You can find more on the do-a-thon here: doathon.opencon2018.org. A copy of the slides we will use to introduce the sessions can be found here (these won't be final until on the day, so don't look until then!).

If you're struggling to get involved, or are confused, go to the help desk.


Sunday November 4, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Scott Library Collaboratory 4700 Keele St, North York, ON M3J 2S5, Canada

3:30pm

Do-a-thon Session 3
You can find more on the do-a-thon here: doathon.opencon2018.org. A copy of the slides we will use to introduce the sessions can be found here (these won't be final until on the day, so don't look until then!).

If you're struggling to get involved, or are confused, go to the help desk.


Sunday November 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Scott Library Collaboratory 4700 Keele St, North York, ON M3J 2S5, Canada