OpenCon 2017 Costa Rica
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"OpenCon is the international conference on open access to scientific and academic knowledge, open education and open data. In addition to being a conference, OpenCon is a global community that allows for the exchange of ideas and constant discussion to contribute to the Open movement, science, inclusive education and development
In 2016 at the global event that took place in Washington DC we noted the importance of bringing OpenCon to the Latin American community. We expect the satellite event in Costa Rica to serve as a precedent for the regional event, OpenCon LatAm to be held in Mexico City in October and the Global OpenCon 2017 event in Berlin in November.
Costa Rica continues to face a series of economic, technological and social challenges to increase the adoption of the open educational model. We want to bring together students, professionals, researchers, teachers, civil society, and other change agents who are willing to meet these challenges with the support of the global OpenCon community."