Latin American representation in the OpenCon community has been growing since 2014, specifically at OpenCon 2016. The outcome of that session was the formation of an international organizing committee dedicated to establishing a regional satellite meeting – OpenCon Latin America (OpenCon LatAm). The aim is to forge new connections between organizations in each country to coordinate global advocacy efforts. In addition, this event should lead to cross-border collaborations that will benefit the science and technology sectors of each country, and raise the visibility of Latin American research.
The event will take place on 12 and 13 October 2017 at the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).