The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) announces that its 2020 conference will take place online in September, instead of in Warsaw as originally planned. While we will miss the in-person interaction that the conference has provided each year, we are excited by the prospect of enriching our discussions with more experiences and perspectives shared from colleagues across the world.
The 2020 conference will address open access at a time of global challenge, taking on the demands and opportunities for open scholarship in relation to past and future crises in different regions of the globe. OASPA 2020 will also be a forum for collective reflection on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and our ongoing endeavour to ensure scholarship is open and accessible to all.
The program committee is working hard to deliver an exceptional series of sessions, exploring:
- The latest developments in global open access policy
- Funding and operational models for equitable open access
- Moves toward community-owned, open infrastructure
- Engaging researchers in open scholarship
- Pricing and cost transparency
- Perspectives from small and scholar-led publishers
- The future of open scholarship
Sessions will take place online during the week beginning Monday, September 21, accommodating a range of timezones.
Further details will be released as soon as possible, but you can sign up for conference updates if you would like us to send you information on how to attend as well as program updates as they become available.
Online or in-person, the OASPA annual meeting brings the open access community together to discuss new developments and innovations in scholarly publishing and unite in our shared goal to enable research around the world to be openly accessible.
As always, we will host a broad range of interdisciplinary global perspectives and welcome attendees of all backgrounds at all stages of their careers who are working in publishing, librarianship, government, higher education, funding agencies, nonprofits, and other affiliated industries.
Please feel free to discuss the conference on social media using the hashtag #OASPA2020. Enquiries regarding the conference should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you can join us!
2020 OASPA Conference Committee
Jennifer Gibson (eLife) – Chair
Xenia van Edig (Copernicus Publications)
Catriona MacCallum (Hindawi)
Emma Wilson (Royal Society of Chemistry)
Juan Pablo Alperin (ScholCommLab/Public Knowledge Project)
Abel Packer (SciELO)
Shuai Yan (Independent Consultant, China)
Charles Watkinson (University of Michigan)