OpenVis Conf 2015 Diversity Scholarships!

Our mission at Bocoup is to support universal access to information and the tools to understand and transform it. This informs a large part of why and how we operate OpenVis Conf. We are constantly seeking new ways to make our communities broader and more inclusive. To that end, for the first time, we are excited to announce that Bocoup is making available two diversity scholarships to attend OpenVis Conf! These cover not only the cost of the ticket, but also accommodation and travel to Boston, if needed.

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 folk, and people of diverse sexual orientation. We hope this scholarship program can enable you to join us and contribute to our conversation.

If you know anyone that would benefit from this, please share this with them.

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 to learn more.

Scholarship Details

Each scholarship covers the following for a single individual:

  • OpenVis Conf ticket: A full ticket to participate in all OpenVis Conf 2015 activities.
  • Accommodation: Hotel accommodation for those coming from outside the greater Boston area for the duration of the conference, April 5th - 7th.
  • Transportation: Approximately $600 to the cost of round-trip transport to Boston for those coming from outside the greater Boston area. We do have some flexibility here so do not be deterred from applying even if you are far away.

We will not be able to cover per-diem / food & local transport expenses in the city during the conference.

How to Apply

To apply for a scholarship, fill out this form and tell us a bit about yourself. The application deadline is 08/Feb/2015. We will select two recipients which we will contact mid February. If you have any questions, you can also contact us at