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Financial Aid Announcement Delayed

Megan McGrattan - May 9, 2014 in community, Financial Aid, News and Info

Our Financial Aid applications closed on May 4th and we’ve been working hard to review all the applications and get word out to you as soon as possible if you’re one of those selected. However, we’ve had many more applications than expected and while we’re thrilled so many of you want to come, it does […]

OKCon 2013 Accommodation Subsidy Programme launching today!

Beatrice Martini - August 6, 2013 in Accommodation Subsidies, Financial Aid, Geneva, News, OKCon, OKCon 2013

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We are glad to invite our attendees who haven’t been awarded a travel bursary and would benefit from a little help to join us at OKCon to apply for our Accommodation Subsidy Programme, providing a simple and basic accommodation solution for a price of 50 EUR per night.

Our accommodation subsidy offers:

  • a bed in a same-sex (women-only, men-only) dorm room (2-10 people) in an hostel in Geneva

  • for 3 nights, from Monday 16th September to Wednesday 18th September (please note that we will not be able to offer different dates)

  • at the price of 50 EUR per night (total for 3 nights: 150 EUR)

Because we are a community-driven, mostly volunteer-run event, OKCon ticket costs are not covered by the accommodation subsidies. If you are awarded an accommodation subsidy, you will be asked to purchase your ticket within the two following business days after you’ll have received our confirmation.

You can find further details, instructions and the submission form on the OKCon 2013 Accommodation Subsidies webpage. The OKCon Accommodation Subsidy Programme starts today (Tuesday 6th August) and ends on Monday 12th August, 23:59:59 GMT.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications. See you in Geneva next month!

OKCon 2013 travel bursary programme launching today!

Beatrice Martini - July 4, 2013 in Events, Financial Aid, News, OKCon, OKCon 2013, Travel Bursaries


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OKCon 2013 is happy to announce that we have received a grant to support travel bursaries to help some people with limited financial resources take part in the conference this September. A special thanks goes to the Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI), a Swiss charitable foundation within the Open Society Foundations, which helped to make this possible.

Our travel bursaries cover:

  • international travel and transport costs from your city of departure and back

  • accommodation (which we’ll be glad to book for you)

  • lunch at the conference venue on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th September.

You can find further details, instructions and the submission form on the OKCon 2013 Travel Bursaries webpage.

The OKCon travel bursary programme starts today (4th July) and ends on 14th July, at 23:59:59 GMT. We are looking forward to receiving your applications!