The preliminary program for the 9th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, COASP, along with details of how to register for the conference, is now available on our conference page: http://oaspa.org/
We have the following speakers confirmed: Jean-Claude Burgelman (European Commission), Jessica Polka (ASAPbio), Louise Page (PLOS), Robert Kiley (Wellcome Trust), Vanessa Proudman (SPARC Europe), Mikael Laakso (Hanken School of Economics), Danny Kingsley (University of Cambridge), Jean-Sébastien Caux (University of Amsterdam), Paul Peters (Hindawi), Tony Ross-Hallauer (Goettingen State and University Library), Edit Görögh (Goettingen State and University Library), Liz Allen (F1000), Anke Beck (De Gruyter), Lara Speicher (UCL Press), Jonas Gurell (Swedish Research Council), Susan Veldsman (ASSaF), Colleen Campbell (Max Planck Digital Library), David Shotton (OpenCitations), Paul Shannon (eLife), Martin Quack (ETH Zürich), and Aina Svensson (Uppsala University Library).
Discounted hotel accommodation is available at the conference venue, the Altis Grand Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal, through our Registrations and Accommodations page: http://oaspa.org/registr
Now in its 9th year, COASP is a vital conference for the open access publishing community to gather, advance and develop discussions, relationships, policy and research around open access publishing. As in previous years, delegates from a wide range of backgrounds will be brought together for an exciting range of panels, events, and networking opportunities. We are proud to consistently offer global, diverse perspectives on publishing each year, and welcome attendees at all stages of their careers who work in publishing, librarianship, government, higher education, funding agencies, nonprofits, and other affiliated industries. Community and collaboration is at the heart of open access publishing, and we are excited to offer both again at COASP this year for all those working in open access around the world.
A pre-conference reception for delegates will be held on the evening of Tuesday 19th September. Early bird registration fees are available until June 15th.