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[BOAI] SPARC and the World Bank announce 2014 OA Week Kickoff Event

From: Nick Shockey <nick AT>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 12:42:18 -0500

Please see the announcement below for the 2014 SPARC-World Bank International 
Open Access Week Kickoff Event, which will be held from 3-4pm EDT on Monday, 
October 20th, in Washington, DC.  The announcement is available on the SPARC 
website at 

SPARC and the World Bank to co-host kickoff event for 2014 International Open 
Access Week

On Monday, October 20th, from 3:00 to 4:00pm EDT, SPARC and the World Bank will 
co-host the official kickoff event for International Open Access Week 2014 with 
a reception to follow.  The event will be held at the headquarters of the World 
Bank in Washington, DC with a live webcast for online participation around the 

The program will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open.” Speakers will 
discuss the importance of students and early career researchers in the 
transition to Open Access and explore how changes in scholarly publishing 
affect scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers.

Registration for the in-person event will open in September.  For those 
planning to participate virtually, the live stream of the kickoff can serve as 
programming for a local event or a watch party.  To receive updates on Open 
Access Week 2014, including the SPARC-World Bank Kickoff Event, please fill in 
the form below.

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.

Nick Shockey
Director of Programs and Engagement, SPARC
Director, Right to Research Coalition
nick AT |  AT r2rc
+1 202 296 2296
Skype: nick.shockey

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