Open Science Festival: Open Calls!

The Rhine-Main Universities are hosting the third German Open Science Festival. The festival will take place on 17 and 18 September 2024, at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Would you like to help shape the festival? You can actively participate with a workshop, Ignite Talk, poster, or a market booth.

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In workshops, you can develop ideas in the field of Open Science, discuss methods, and identify goals and challenges in order to initiate further development. Unconventional workshop ideas such as hackathons, escape rooms, etc. are welcome! Workshops should be geared toward about 30 participants. If you would like to apply with a workshop, you should be quick: The deadline has already been extended, so you can apply until 20 March 2024.

Share your successes and failures in the field of Open Science with the community in an Ignite Talk. You will have five minutes to tell your personal story, accompanied by 20 auto-advancing slides. The experience promises to be both challenging and enjoyable.The talk will be in English. Applications are to be submitted by 15 April 2024.

Your poster presents your research, a project, or a collaboration in the area of Open Science. It outlines the goals, challenges, and opportunities of the project and can help you network on site. The posters will be displayed during the festival and invite others to engage in discussion. In addition, you have the opportunity to present your poster in a three-minute “poster slam” on stage. The best poster presentation will receive an award during the closing event!  Applications are to be submitted by 15 June 2024.

You can present your organization, project, or event related to Open Science with a market booth. Your booth or your poster wall will be set up on two festival days and give you the opportunity to get in touch with festival participants. Applications are to be submitted by 15 June 2024. 

Further information on the 3rd Open Science Festival can be found at: Home – Open Science Festival ( Applications are to be submitted directly through this website.