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[BOAI] SPARC-World Bank Open Access Week Kickoff Event Program Announced!

From: Nick Shockey <nick AT arl.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:50:50 -0400



SPARC and the World Bank have just announced the program for the 2014 
International Open Access Week Kickoff Event which will take place on Monday, 
October 20th, at 3pm EDT / 9pm CET at the World Bank Headquarters in 
Washington, DC and will be live webcast at live.worldbank.org.  The full 
announcement is copied below and is available online at 
http://www.sparc.arl.org/events/oaweek2014/program.

The hour-long event will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open” and 
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.  
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit questions now for our panel to 
discuss through the online form at 
http://www.sparc.arl.org/events/oaweek2014/question.

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

For more information and to register for either the webcast or in-person event, 
please visit http://www.sparc.arl.org/events/oaweek2014/program.

Best of luck planning your 2014 Open Access Week celebrations!

Nick

                       
Nick Shockey
Director of Programs and Engagement, SPARC
Director, Right to Research Coalition


Open Access Week Kickoff Event Program Announced; Student and Early Career 
Researcher Involvement Highlighted

Washington, DC — The 2014 International Open Access Week Kickoff Event, 
co-hosted by SPARC and the World Bank, will focus on this year’s theme of 
“Generation Open.” The hour-long kickoff event will take place on Monday, 
October 20th, at 3pm EDT at the World Bank headquarters in downtown Washington, 
DC.  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 event will also highlight some of the most interesting student and early 
career researcher-led initiatives that exemplify the “Generation Open” theme 
for International Open Access Week, including a preview of the worldwide launch 
of the Open Access Button.

Moderated by early career researcher Meredith Niles, the kickoff event will 
feature questions from both the in-person and online audiences.  The panel will 
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.

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

Topics of discussion will likely include: the role research evaluation plays in 
incentivizing openness; how students and early career researchers have created 
change on campus and nationally; suggestions for how to advocate for Open 
Access with co-authors and PIs; what the institutions represented by the 
panelists can do to support early career researchers in making their work open; 
and more.

A free webcast and LiveBlog of the panel discussion will be available at 
http://live.worldbank.org. No registration is required to view the webcast; 
however, participants are strongly encouraged to sign up to receive event 
updates and reminders. The webcast and LiveBlog will be recorded and posted for 
use during and after local Open Access events.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions prior to the event through the 
form below, which will increase the likelihood the panel will be able to 
address them.  Questions can also be asked during the event directly through 
the webcast platform and through Twitter using the hashtag #OAweek2014.

Registration for the in-person event in Washington, DC is free but required. 
Please register by October 14th at 
http://www.sparc.arl.org/events/oaweek2014/register. Photo IDs are required and 
please allow for time for on-site security screening. The address for the event 
venue is provided on the registration page. 

Please click here to register for webcast reminders.

For information about Open Access Week events and information, please go to 
http://www.openaccessweek.org.
 
For additional details, please contact:

SPARC
Stacie Lemick
Stacie [at] arl [dot] org
(202) 296-2296 

or

World Bank
Devika Levy
Dlevy [at] worldbank [dot] org


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