The 2017 Open Help Conference & Sprints takes place August 12-16 in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Open Help brings together leaders in open source documentation and support, as well as people from across the technical communications industry who are interested in community-based help.

A Different Kind of Conference

The Open Help Conference features two days of presentations and open discussions. In true open source spirit, our discussions and agenda are led by our attendees, allowing you to learn and share what matters to you most. With some of the most interesting people in the industry, the Open Help Conference showcases the ideas that are shaping the future of help.

Come to Learn, Stay to Sprint

Following the conference, multiple teams take part in the Open Help Sprints, collaborative team meetings where people put ideas to work. Don’t have a team to bring to the sprint? Join us anyway and learn from the people who are pioneering documentation sprints.

We ♥ Our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the Open Help Conference? Sponsorship helps you promote your company to leaders in open source and technical communications. Email for more information.

Red Hat

Oldies But Goodies

Open Help is now in its sixth year. Check out the sessions and discussions from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011.

Code of Conduct

Open Help is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. See Code of Conduct for our anti-harassment policy.