Diversity Scholarships

We are once again proud to offer a number of diversity scholarships to help more people attend OpenVis Conf. Our goal is to broaden the reach of our community and include those who otherwise may not be included. These scholarships cover the cost of the ticket as well as accommodation and travel to Boston if needed.

Here are three ways you can participate in this with us:

Sponsor a Scholarship

We’d love to be able to offer more scholarships and we could do that with your help. If you or your company would be interested in sponsoring a scholarship or three. See our sponsorship prospectus or email us at openvisconf@bocoup.com to learn more. We currently have two scholarships sponsored by Bocoup as well as sponsorships from DataDog, MICA, and PolicyViz.

Apply for a Scholarship

In the spirit of broadening our community, we want to encourage people from under-represented communities in our field to apply. In particular we would love to see OpenVis Conf become more ethnically and gender diverse as well as welcome others who may see themselves as members of an underrepresented community. This may include, but is not limited to, people of color, women, transgender people, and those of diverse sexual orientation.

Another important aspect we look at when selecting recipients is financial need, we particularly want to give a chance to those who would otherwise not be able to make it at all.

Each scholarship covers the following for a single individual:

  • OpenVis Conf ticket: A full ticket to participate in all OpenVis Conf 2017 activities.
  • Accommodation: Hotel accommodation for those coming from outside the greater Boston area for the duration of the conference, April 23th - 25th.
  • Transportation: Round-trip transport to Boston for those coming from outside the greater Boston area.
    • We will not be able to cover food & local transport expenses (i.e. per-diem) in the city during the conference.

      How to Apply

      To apply for a scholarship, fill out the form on this page to tell us a bit about yourself and your interest in the conference. The application deadline is March 13th, 2017. Recipients will contacted in mid-to-late March. If you have any questions, you can also contact us at openvisconf@bocoup.com.

      Spread the word!

      Maybe you know someone who should apply, or an organization that would interested in partnering with us to offer more diversity scholarships, please share this with them.

      Application Closed

      Our diversity scholarship appliation period ended on March 13, 2017. We are currently reviewing applications and will be contact with applicants before the end of March.

      We're using Submittable to accept and review diveristy scholarship applications to OpenVis Conf 2016. When you send your application here, you'll get an e-mail with information from their site about where you can check up on your application. If you don't receive an e-mail confirming your submission within a few minutes, try again or get in touch with us at openvisconf@bocoup.com.