In conjunction with this year’s Berlin 11 Open Access meeting, the Max Planck Society and Right to Research Coalition will host the first-ever satellite conference to the Berlin conference series specifically for students and early stage researchers on November 18th in Berlin, Germany.
The meeting will convene approximately 85 students and early stage researchers for intimate discussions with leading figures in the Open Access movement, including researchers, publishers, policymakers, advocates, and — most importantly — students themselves. With generous support from the Max Planck Society, the registration fee will only be €20 and a large portion of the participants will have access to travel scholarships to cover all or part of their transportation and accommodation expenses.
Event Date: November 18, 2013
Application Deadline: October 14, 2013
Location: The New Malthouse in Berlin, Germany
The meeting will include presentations from:
Jack Andraka, Winner 2012 Intel Science Fair & 16-year-old inventor of breakthrough cancer diagnostic
Alek Tarkowski, co-founder and Public Lead of Creative Commons Poland and former member of the Board of Strategic Advisors to the Prime Minister of Poland
Cameron Neylon, Director of Advocacy for the Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC and closing keynote of Berlin 10
See our complete list of confirmed speakers, with more added each week!
This new satellite conference reflects the importance of students and early stage researchers as the next generation of scholars and the impact these groups are already having in opening up scholarly communication. The agenda will be specifically tailored to the position of students and early stage researchers within the scholarly communication system. It will address both the power these groups have to create change as well as the challenges early-career researchers face from a scholarly publishing system in transition.
Given the intimate size of the meeting, those interested in attending will need to submit a short application, and accepted applicants will be sent a link to register. The application also includes the opportunity to request a travel scholarship, if needed. The application process will help to ensure we have a diverse, representative, and active group of participants for this unique meeting. All applications must be received before midnight EST on October 14, 2013.
For more information, see our page on conference details.