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Hello! We am compiling this to keep straight what's happening in the open source and open science world. 
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Holidays are included to help with planning. Events are in **bold**! 
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What conferences do you plan to attend? Unconfirmed events, those that happened last year but have not announced for this year are below the chart. Feel free to make a pull request to edit this document!
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CONFIRMED EVENTS 2017-2018 September-September
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**OCTOBER** | | | | |
9 October, 2017 | Canadian Thanksgiving | CA | x | |
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25-27 October, 2017 | **Force2017** | Berlin, DE | [force2017.org](https://www.force2017.org/) | Nokome Bentley (Stencila), Max Ogden (Code for Science, Dat), Rik Smith-Unna (ScienceFair), Kristen Ratan (CKF), (eLife) |
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27-29 October, 2017 | **Mozfest** | London, UK | [mozfest.org](mozfest.org) | Naomi Penfold (eLife), Nokome Bentley (Stencila), Max Ogden (Code for Science, Dat), Rik Smith-Unna (ScienceFair), Bruno Vieira (BioNode), Danielle Robinson (Code for Science) |
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**NOVEMBER** | | | | |
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11-13 November, 2017 | **OpenCon** | Berlin, DE | [opencon2017.org](http://www.opencon2017.org/) | Danielle Robinson (Code for Science), Naomi Penfold (eLife) |
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23-24 November, 2017 | American Thanksgiving | US| | |
**DECEMBER** | | | | |
12-20 December, 2018 | Hanukkah | everywhere | |
24-25 December, 2018 | Christmas  Eve and Day | everywhere | |
31-1 December-January, 2018 | New Year's Eve and Day | everywhere | |
**JANUARY** | | | | |
20-21 January, 2018 | **HackCambridge** | Cambridge, UK | | |
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23-24 January, 2018 | **PIDapalooza** | Girona, Catalonia, SP | [pidapalooza.org](https://pidapalooza.org/) | (eLife) |
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27 January, 2018 | Holocaust Memorial Day | UK | |
**FEBRUARY** | | | | |
3-4 February, 2018 | **FOSDEM** | Brussels, Belgium | [FOSDEM](https://fosdem.org/2018/) | |
11-14 February, 2018 | **Next Gen Immunology**  | |
13-16 February, 2018 | **Code4Lib** | Washington DC, US | [code4lib.org](https://code4lib.org/) | |
16-18 February, 2018 | Chinese New Year | everywhere | | |
15 February, 2018 | Parinirvana day (Buddhist) | everywhere| | |
19-23 February, 2018 | **International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC)** | Barcelona, SP | [www.dcc.ac.uk](http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc18) | |
26-2 February, 2018 | **O'Reilly software architecture** | New York | link | |
**MARCH** | | | | |
1 March, 2018 | Purim (Jewish)| everywhere | |
3 March, 2018 | Holi (Hindu festival) | everywhere | |
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3 March, 2018 | **Open Data Day** | multiple locations, online | [opendataday.org](http://opendataday.org/) | |
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5-9 March 2018 |  **Internet Freedom Festival*** | Valenciam Spain | [website](https://internetfreedomfestival.org/)
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5-9 March, 2018 | **Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) conf 5** | Stanford, US | [widsconference.org](http://www.widsconference.org/) | |
6-8 March, 2018 | **O'Reilly Strata** | Cali | | |
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10-11 March, 2018 | **Hack24** | Nottingham, UK | [hack24.co.uk](www.hack24.co.uk) | Naomi Penfold (eLife) |
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12-16 March, 2018 | **Open Science Conference** | Berlin, DE | [widsconference.org](https://www.widsconference.org/) | |
18 March, 2018 | Russian election round 1 |Russia | | |
19-23 March, 2018 | **RDA plenary** | (Berlin) | |
21 March, 2018 | Feast of Naw-Ruz (Baha'i festival) | everywhere | |
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26-28 March, 2018 | **CollabW18 (Software sustainability institute; Cardiff)** | Cardiff, UK | [software.ac.uk](https://www.software.ac.uk/tags/cw18) | Naomi Penfold (eLife) |
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31-1 March-April, 2018 | Easter weekend (April 1) | |
31-6 March-April, 2018 | Passover! | everywhere | | |
**APRIL** | | | | |
8-10 April, 2018 | **Biocuration** | Shanghai, CH | | |
9-11 April, 2018 | UKSG | Glasgow, UK | | |
13 April, 2018 | Lailat al-Isra wa-I-Mi'Raj (Muslim festival) | | |
14 April, 2018 |  Baisakhi (Sikh festival) |  | |
13-15 April, 2018 | **Creative commons global summit** | Toronto, CA | [summit.creativecommons.org](https://summit.creativecommons.org/) | |
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19-21 April, 2018 | **SAGE bionetworks assembly** | Seattle, WA, USA | [sagebase.org/events](http://sagebase.org/events/) | Note invite-only. Naomi Penfold (eLife) |
23 April, 2018 | **MIT Better Science Ideathon** | Boston, MA, USA | [betterscience.mit.edu](https://betterscience.mit.edu/) | Naomi Penfold (eLife) |
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27–28 April, 2018 | **Theorizing the Web** | New York City, USA | April 27–28 in New York City | [http://theorizingtheweb.tumblr.com/2018/cfp](http://theorizingtheweb.tumblr.com/2018/cfp)
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29-2 April-May, 2018 | **O'Reilly AI conf** | NYC, US | [conferences.oreilly.com/artificial-intelligence/ai-nyI](https://conferences.oreilly.com/artificial-intelligence/ai-ny) | |
**MAY** | | | | |
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10-11 May, 2018 | **eLife Innovation Sprint** | Cambridge | [announcement](https://elifesciences.org/events/c40798c3/elife-innovation-sprint-2018)| Naomi Penfold (eLife) |
10-11 May, 2018 | **Mozilla Global Sprint** | multiple locations, online | [announcement](https://mozilla.github.io/global-sprint/)| 
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21-22 May, 2018 | **rOpenSci unconf 2018** | Seattle, US | [announcement](https://ropensci.org/blog/2018/02/08/unconf2018/)|
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30 May - 1 June, 2018 | **SSP** | Chicago, IL, USA | [website](http://customer.sspnet.org/ssp/2018-Meeting/Event-Home/ssp/AM18/Home.aspx) | |
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**JUNE** | | | | |
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2 June, 2018 | **Cascadia R Conf** | Portland, US | [https://cascadiarconf.com/](https://cascadiarconf.com/)
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4-7 June, 2018 | **ELIXIR All Hands 2018** | Berlin, DE | [website](https://www.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-all-hands-2018) | |
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8 June, 2018 | **OpenCon Cascadia** | Portland, US | link | |
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?? June 2018 | **Open Source Bridge** | Portland, US | [http://opensourcebridge.org/](http://opensourcebridge.org/)
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18-23 June, 2018 | **Rocky Mountain Genomics hackathon** | Boulder, CO, USA | [website](https://hackathon.colorado.edu/) | |
25 June - July 2, 2018 | **Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2018) and Bioinformatics Open Source Conference 2018 (BOSC2018)** | Portland, USA | [gccbosc2018.sched.com/](https://gccbosc2018.sched.com/) | |
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**JULY** | | | | |
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10-13 July, 2018 | **UseR!** | Brisbane, Australia | [website](https://user2018.r-project.org/) | |
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18-22 July, 2018 | **Wikimania** | Cape Town, SA | [wikimania2018.wikimedia.org](https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania) | |
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30 July - 3 August, 2018 | **FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI)** | UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA | [force11.org/fsci/2018](https://www.force11.org/fsci/2018) | Note this is a week-long summer school |
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**AUGUST** | | | | |
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22-24 August, 2018 | **JuPyterCon** | New York, NY, USA | [website](https://conferences.oreilly.com/jupyter/jup-ny) | |
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**SEPTEMBER** | | | | |
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26-28 September, 2018 | **Strange Loop** | St Louis, MO, USA |  [https://www.thestrangeloop.com/](https://www.thestrangeloop.com/)
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**October** | | | | |
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11-12 October, 2018 | **FORCE18** | Montreal, CA | [force11.org/meetings/force2018](https://www.force11.org/meetings/force2018) | |
22-28 October, 2018 | **Open Access Week** | Global, online | [openaccessweek.org](http://www.openaccessweek.org/) | |
26-28 October, 2018 | **Mozilla Festival** | London, UK |  [https://mozillafestival.org/](https://mozillafestival.org/)
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UNCONFIRMED EVENTS, with dates from last season where possible, to check:
* OpenCon 2018
* Wikimedia,etc events: WikiMania will be July 2018 (Cape Town) / WikiDataCon was late October 2017 / WikiConference (north America) was August 2017
* OpenAIRE events - unknown yet, nothing in calendar when checked Aug 15 (https://www.openaire.eu/events/monthcalendar/2018/1 is Jan 2018)
* gsheet of relevant confs, not up to date: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11i8nnt9CRIUuCAg0MJ4XOVk0dNvvshkr83mbA0hvTpA/edit#gid=0 (last checked Aug 15)
* ACRL - was March 22-25 2017, not until 2019 (biannual!)
* DataCite - https://www.datacite.org/events.html (checked Aug 15, blank)
* Science Disrupt
* Digital Science
* ASAPbio
* Sci comms calendar - https://www.big.uk.com/events?EventViewMode=1&EventListViewMode=2&SelectedDate=8/15/2018&CalendarViewType=0 (nothing yet for 2018 on BIG calendar)
* APE 2018 - unknown Aug 15, 2017 was mid January
* PKP - last PKP conference was August 2017, biannual so none in 2018
* O'Reilly
* Women in Tech conferences - checked Aug 15, more might come up https://blog.bizzabo.com/women-in-technology-conferences
e.g. (November 2017) http://www.europeanwomenintech.com/
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(June 2017) Women in Tech summit (San Jose) https://www.witi.com/conferences/2017/summit/
(multiple dates) The Women In Tech summit (various US states) http://womenintechsummit.net/
(late April 2017) Wonder Women Tech (London) https://wonderwomentech.com/london/
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* RightsCon, May 16-18 2017 
* Nature calendar https://www.nature.com/natureevents/science/calendar
* EMBO http://www.embo.org/events/events-calendar
* Neuroscience - SfN is in November
* SIPS (psychology open science) - last year was August 2017