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OpenCon 2019 Philly

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Join us at Temple University for OpenCon Philly, a free one-day series of panels and interactive workshops for idea exchange and learning around open access, open education, and open data. Connect with regional colleagues and find future collaborators as we share success stories, learn from each other’s failures, and discuss challenges in our work towards making research, educational materials, data, and government information more equitable and accessible to all. This event is free and open to all.

Registration for OpenCon Philly is now open!
Register here: http://bit.ly/openconphillyregistration
View the full schedule with session descriptions: http://bit.ly/openconphillyfullschedule

Attendance for this event is limited and we anticipate a wait list. If you are interested in participating, please register right away.

To keep event costs minimal, we cannot provide travel assistance or childcare for this event. We will provide a light breakfast and an afternoon snack, but lunch and dinner are on your own. We will be organizing a few dinearounds for lunch if you want to dine with other attendees (sign up for one upon when you check in at registration). There are also several nearby food trucks.

If you have any questions or difficulty registering, please contact Maria Aghazarian (maghaza1@swarthmore.edu) or Annie Johnson (annie.johnson@temple.edu).

8:30 – 9:15 – Registration & light breakfast

9:15 – 9:30 – Welcome Remarks

9:30 – 10:30 – Open for Whom?: Critical Discussion of Open Scholarship and Education
Panelists: Jennifer Garcon (University of Pennsylvania), Maryam Qonita (NYU), and Allyson Wind (East Stroudsburg University)

10:30 – 11:00 – Mid-morning break

11:00- 12:00 – Concurrent sessions
Track 1: Data for the People: Open Civic Data Initiatives in the Philadelphia Region
Panelists: Robert Cheetham (Azavea), Kim Korejko (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission), Kistine Carolan (City of Philadelphia), Hank Garie (City of Philadelphia)
Track 2: Reimagining the Disposable Assignment: Open Pedagogy in Action
Panelists: Seth Bruggeman (Temple University), Margery Sly (Temple University), Abby Gruber (Temple University), Heather Sharkey (University of Pennsylvania), Reem AlRabiah (University of Pennsylvania), Heather Froehlich (Penn State University Park), Marissa Nicosia (Penn State Abington), Christina Riehman-Murphy (Penn State Abington)
Track 3: Is Open Science the Future of Science?
Panelists: Jaclyn Taroni (Childhood Cancer Data Lab), Kevin Webb (Swarthmore College), David Smith (Temple University)

12:00 – 1:30 – Lunch (On your own)

1:30 – 2:15 – Lightning talks
Talk 1: Flip the Textbook: Science in Translation with Student-Created OERs
Presenter: Carrie Baldwin-SoRelle (Lehigh University)
Talk 2: OER Beyond Textbooks: Meeting Student Needs in the Health Sciences
Presenters: Natalie Tagge (Temple University), Greg Laynor (Temple University)
Talk 3: Making Open the Norm: Five Quick Language Tips for Advancing Open Access
Presenter: Lauren Collister (University of Pittsburgh)
Talk 4: Are Your Students Ready to Create Open Data?
Presenters: Sarah Jones (Temple University), Gretchen Sneff (Temple University)
Talk 5: Facilitating Data Discovery through an Open-Source Data Catalog
Presenter: Melissa Ratajeski (University of Pittsburgh)
Talk 6: Archiving and Teaching the History of the Local Chinese Community in Iowa
Presenter: Shu Wan (University of Iowa)

10 min break (Snacks available)

2:25 – 3:10 – Afternoon workshops
Track 1: Hypothes.is: An Open Online Annotation Tool for eBooks and the Web
Presenter: Michael Nieckoski (Rowan College of South Jersey)
Track 2: Digital Assessment, OER, and Learning
Presenters: AmberNicole Pfannenstiel (Millersville University), Rob Spicer (Millersville University), Matt Fox (Millersville University)
Track 3: Inclusive Design for Open Access Materials: Workflows, Tools, and Logistics to Consider When Ensuring Access for Disabled Members of Your Community
Presenter: Jasmine Clark (Temple University)

10 min break (Snacks available)

3:20 – 3:50 – Concurrent sessions
Track 1: Organized for Affordability: Pennsylvania’s Statewide Textbook Project
Presenters: Steven Bell (Temple University), Jill Morris (PALCI), Dan Stafford (Kutztown University)
Track 2: Advancing Open Through an OA Fund: Perspectives from Two Libraries
Presenters: Christine Davidian (Rowan University), Shilpa Rele (Rowan University), Jennifer Matthews (Rowan University), Larissa Gordon (Thomas Jefferson University), Daniel Verbit (Thomas Jefferson University)
Track 3: The Promises and Potential Problems of Creating Open Historic Data
Presenters: Bayard Miller (American Philosophical Society), Cynthia Heider (American Philosophical Society), Bethany Farrell (American Philosophical Society)

10 min break (Snacks available)

4:00 – 4:30 – Concurrent sessions
Track 1: Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga
Presenter: Will Fenton (Library Company)
Track 2: GOALI: Providing Access to Legal Information in the Developing World
Presenter: Courtney McAllister (Yale University)
Track 3: The Impact of OER on Student Performance and Engagement
Presenters: Isabelle Chang (Temple University), Jennifer Sliko (Penn State Harrisburg)

4:30 – 5:00 – Closing and Next Steps

5:15 – Tour of Charles Library


November 1, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Temple University
1801 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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