At OASPA, we’ve always found it difficult to keep up with the number of excellent events happening within open access and related areas of publishing, which is why we launched our community events calendar last year. You can use our calendar to browse the broad range of conferences, meetings and workshops happening around the world which relate to open access publishing, and you can submit your own events to it; the calendar is available through our website here.
Here are just a few of our open access publishing event highlights for the rest of 2018:
Next month, the Liber Conference (July 4-6th, Lille) welcomes delegates to network, collaborate, identify the most pressing needs for research libraries and share information and ideas for addressing those needs. ALPSP invites attendees to their Power of Partnership and Collaboration in the Publishing Industry seminar (12th July, London) to explore real examples of the strategic partnerships and innovative collaborations being forged in the publishing community to achieve economies of scale, a stronger shared infrastructure, technological innovation and push the boundaries of the publishing model.
In September, we ourselves invite you to join us at our annual Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) (17-19th), which will be held at the University of Vienna. Now in its 10th anniversary year, COASP is a major annual scholarly publishing conference that 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. In this important celebratory year for COASP, we will be kicking off the conference with an ‘Early Movers’ panel, in which key actors from the early years of the open access movement – Vitek Tracz, David Prosser, Susan Murray, Marin Dacos, Leslie Chan, and Caroline Sutton – discuss the history of the movement and the great progress in open access publishing that has been made since COASP held its first conference in 2008, and reflect on where open access publishing is heading today. Earlybird tickets are available until June 28th here.
Also in September, ALPSP are holding their annual conference in Berkshire, UK (12-14th), which provides a friendly forum in which to share information and knowledge, learn about new initiatives, and engage in open discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing publishing today. SciELO, meanwhile, invite you to celebrate with them their 20 years of operation in Brazil (26-28th); their three day program will address the main political, methodological and technological issues and trends that define today’s scholarly communication.
October brings us the FORCE 2018 Conference (Montreal, Canada, October 11-12th), which welcomes researchers, publishers, librarians, computer scientists, informaticians, funders, educators, citizens, patients, and others to support the realisation of promising new ideas and identifying new potential collaborators, as well as the globally celebrated Open Access Week (22nd-28th) – the theme this year is ‘designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.’
Rounding us off in November is OpenCon (Toronto, Canada, 2-4th), which brings together students and early career academic professionals to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, find collaborators, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information — from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data. On the 28-29th, the 13th Munin Conference (Tromsø, Norway) is an annual conference on scholarly publishing and communication, primarily revolving around open access, open data and other aspects of open science.
Want to suggest an open access publishing event to add to the calendar? We warmly welcome you to do so here.