Open Access Week 2014 Kick Off Event: “Generation Open”
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October 20, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m EDT approx. (19:00 – 20:00 GMT or convert time)

Join and the World Bank and SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) for the 2014 International Open Access Week Kickoff Event on Monday, October 20th in Washington, DC.

The event will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open.”  It aims to provide a forum for students and early career researchers to have a lively conversation with an expert panel representing research funders, university administrators, and scholarly societies, exploring how the transition to Open Access affects scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers. The panel will also discuss the role that institutions central to a career in research can play in supporting—and rewarding—early career researchers in making their articles and underlying data openly accessible.

Follow the event on Twitter by using #openaccess & #wblive

The following expert panelists will be featured:

  • Stefano Bertuzzi: Executive Director, American Society for Cell Biology
  • José-Marie Griffiths: Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bryant University
  • Meredith Niles: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program, Harvard University
  • Jerry Sheehan: Assistant Director for Policy Development, National Library of Medicine

To be held from October 20 – 26, 2014, International Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

The webcast and LiveBlog will be recorded and posted here for use during and after local Open Access events. Open Access Week participants are encouraged to plan viewing parties around this webcast as part of their own Open Access Week events.

Registration is not necessary to join the webcast or LiveBlog, however participants are encouraged to sign up to receive event updates and reminders.