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Friday, November 14
 

7:30pm

Friday Evening Reception
Friday November 14, 2014 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Holiday Inn Rossyln 1900 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, VA 22209
 
Saturday, November 15
 

7:55am

Bus 1
Limited Capacity seats available

A shuttle bus to get to the venue. Please arrive on time! 

Saturday November 15, 2014 7:55am - 8:00am
Hotel Holiday Inn Rossyln 1900 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, VA 22209

8:15am

Bus 2
Limited Capacity full

A shuttle bus to get to the venue. Please arrive on time! 

Saturday November 15, 2014 8:15am - 8:20am
Hotel Holiday Inn Rossyln 1900 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, VA 22209

8:30am

Registration
Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
Lobby American University Washington College of Law

8:35am

Bus 3
Limited Capacity seats available

A shuttle bus to get to the venue. Please arrive on time! 

Saturday November 15, 2014 8:35am - 8:40am
Hotel Holiday Inn Rossyln 1900 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, VA 22209

9:15am

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Nick Shockey

Nick Shockey

Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC
Nick Shockey is the Director of Programs & Engagement for SPARC and founding Director of the Right to Research Coalition, an international alliance of student organizations that promote Open Access to the results of research through advocacy and education. As the Director of Programs & Engagement, Nick is responsible for growing SPARC’s engagement with members and the wider community, managing SPARC’s digital platforms, and... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

9:45am

Opening Keynote: Patrick Brown: Co-Founder, PLOS
Saturday November 15, 2014 9:45am - 10:30am
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

10:30am

Panel 1: The Current State of Open

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Allen

Nicole Allen

Hi! I'm Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC and part of the Organizing Committee of OpenCon 2016. My day job is leading SPARC's work on Open Education, including advocating for U.S. federal and state policy, supporting on-campus efforts to advance OER through academic libraries, and international advocacy for open education through the Open Government Partnership. I also help out with organizing OpenCon by coordinating the application and review process, and logistics for attendees. I've been working to advance open education since I graduated university about ten years ago (even before), and have a background in grassroots organizing and policy advocacy.

, SPARC
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HJ

Heather Joseph

Executive Director, Sparc/ARL
| Heather Joseph has served as the Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) since 2005. In that capacity, she works to support broadening access to the results of scholarly research through enabling open access publishing, archiving and policies on a local, national and international level. Ms. Joseph is also the convener of the Alliance for Taxpayer Access, a coalition of universities, libraries... Read More →
avatar for Iryna Kuchma

Iryna Kuchma

Open Access Programme Manager, EIFL
Iryna's responsibilities include advocacy of open access to research results and support in developing open access policies, training and support in setting up open access journals and open repositories, organizing workshops and other knowledge sharing and capacity building events. Iryna is a member of Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Advisory Board, DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT), NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and... Read More →
avatar for Ross Mounce

Ross Mounce

University of Cambridge
Panton Fellow; Postdoctoral researcher, University of Cambridge


Saturday November 15, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

11:45am

Break
Saturday November 15, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm
Lobby American University Washington College of Law

12:15pm

Keynote: Victoria Stodden: Open Data & Reproducibility in Research
The slides from this talk can be found here

Speakers

Saturday November 15, 2014 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

1:00pm

Lunch
Saturday November 15, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Lobby American University Washington College of Law

1:45pm

Workshop: Open Access in the Context of Developing Countries
Speakers
U

Uvania

Masters student, University of Cape Town
I am currently completing my Masters in Intellectual Property in Digital Media at the University of Cape Town. My research involves Open Access in developing nations, with a particular focus on Africa. I am investigating ways to unite emerging technologies in Africa with access to information. Wikipedia Text, developed by the Praekelt Foundation in Cape Town, was launched in Kenya a few months ago and the idea behind this platform is to make... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

1:45pm

Workshop: Text & Data Mining
Speakers
avatar for Ross Mounce

Ross Mounce

University of Cambridge
Panton Fellow; Postdoctoral researcher, University of Cambridge


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Breakout Room #2

2:45pm

Break
Saturday November 15, 2014 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Lobby American University Washington College of Law

3:00pm

Panel 2: Innovative Publishing Models

Moderators
avatar for Meredith Niles

Meredith Niles

Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
Meredith Niles is an assistant professor in the Nutrition and Food Sciences Department and the Food Systems Initiative at The University of Vermont. Meredith completed a post-doctorate fellowship in sustainability science at Harvard University. Meredith examines food systems sustainability and policy with a focus on food security and climate change and farmer behavior and policy perceptions. Meredith thrives conducting applied research that can... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Arianna Becerril

Arianna Becerril

IT and Software Development Director, Redalyc.org
avatar for Peter Binfield

Peter Binfield

Publisher and Co-Founder, PeerJ
avatar for Martin Paul Eve

Martin Paul Eve

Senior Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London (from May 2015)
Co-founder, Open Library of Humanities https://www.openlibhums.org Author: Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future https://www.martineve.com/oahums
MP

Mark Patterson

eLife
Executive Director, eLife


Saturday November 15, 2014 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

4:15pm

Break
Saturday November 15, 2014 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Lobby American University Washington College of Law

4:30pm

Panel 3: Impact of Open
The slides for this talk can be found below:
  • Jack Andraka 
  • Daniel T. DeMarte
  • Peter Murrey-Rust 

Moderators
avatar for Erin McKiernan

Erin McKiernan

Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Erin McKiernan, professor in the Department of Physics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, is a researcher in experimental and computational biophysics and neurophysiology, and an advocate for open access, open data, and open science. She is also the founder of Why Open Research? (whyopenresearch.org), an educational site for researchers. She blogs at emckiernan.wordpress.com. You can follow her on twitter at @emckiernan13.

Speakers
JA

Jack Andraka

Winner, 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
DT

Daniel T. DeMarte

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, Tidewater Community College
PM

Peter Murray-Rust

Reader in Molecular Informatics at the University of Cambridge; Shuttleworth Fellow


Saturday November 15, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

5:30pm

John Wilbanks: The Importance of Open as a Platform
The slides for this talk can be found here

Saturday November 15, 2014 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

6:30pm

Saturday Evening Reception
Saturday November 15, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Old Ebbitt Grill 675 15th Street NW, Washington DC, 20005
 
Sunday, November 16
 

7:55am

Bus 1
Limited Capacity seats available

A shuttle bus to get to the venue. Please arrive on time! 

Sunday November 16, 2014 7:55am - 8:00am
Hotel Holiday Inn Rossyln 1900 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, VA 22209

8:15am

Bus 2
Limited Capacity seats available

A shuttle bus to get to the venue. Please arrive on time! 

Sunday November 16, 2014 8:15am - 8:20am
Hotel Holiday Inn Rossyln 1900 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, VA 22209

8:35am

Bus 3
Limited Capacity filling up

A shuttle bus to get to the venue. Please arrive on time! 

Sunday November 16, 2014 8:35am - 8:40am
Hotel Holiday Inn Rossyln 1900 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, VA 22209

9:00am

Conference Opening
Sunday November 16, 2014 9:00am - 9:15am
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

9:15am

Audrey Watters
Sunday November 16, 2014 9:15am - 10:00am
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

10:00am

Erin McKiernan: Being Open as an Early Career Researcher
Speakers
avatar for Erin McKiernan

Erin McKiernan

Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Erin McKiernan, professor in the Department of Physics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, is a researcher in experimental and computational biophysics and neurophysiology, and an advocate for open access, open data, and open science. She is also the founder of Why Open Research? (whyopenresearch.org), an educational site for researchers. She blogs at emckiernan.wordpress.com. You can follow her on twitter at @emckiernan13.


Sunday November 16, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

10:30am

R2RC Awards
Sunday November 16, 2014 10:30am - 10:45am
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

10:45am

Break
Sunday November 16, 2014 10:45am - 11:15am
Lobby American University Washington College of Law

11:15am

Panel 4: Successful student & ECR-led events/projects
Moderators
avatar for Joseph Mcarthur

Joseph Mcarthur

Assistant Director, The Right to Research Coalition

Speakers
avatar for Meggie

Meggie

President, MSAKE-Kenya
Most of us know that gut wrenching feeling you get when you find out that, the full text of the abstract you are reading cannot be accessed or when you really want to carry out a research but unfortunately don’t even know where to start. | | I have always been curious and always ask the question ‘Why?’. This is what inspires me to be a researcher. In my opinion, research is a channel to not only coming to terms with the... Read More →
avatar for Roshan Karn

Roshan Karn

Director, Open Access Nepal
My name is Roshan Karn and I am a final year medical student at Institute of Medicine, Tribhuwan University in Nepal. I established the organization named Open Access Nepal in early 2014, after attending the Berlin 11 Satellite Conference for Students and Early Stage Researchers. It was conceived with a motive of addressing the mandate of advocating and promoting the principles and policies of Open Access in Nepal received at the conference. Open... Read More →
avatar for Meredith Niles

Meredith Niles

Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
Meredith Niles is an assistant professor in the Nutrition and Food Sciences Department and the Food Systems Initiative at The University of Vermont. Meredith completed a post-doctorate fellowship in sustainability science at Harvard University. Meredith examines food systems sustainability and policy with a focus on food security and climate change and farmer behavior and policy perceptions. Meredith thrives conducting applied research that can... Read More →
avatar for Ahmed Ogunlaja

Ahmed Ogunlaja

Executive Director, Open Access Nigeria.
I started Open Access Nigeria as a medical student in 2013, just after being selected as a participant at the Berlin 11 Satellite Conference for Students & Early Career Researchers. I had conceived it as a vehicle to deliver on my application promises, a community of Open Access enthusiasts who would educate and advocate until Open Access became a new norm in scholarly publishing in Nigeria. | | This organization has since evolved and... Read More →
avatar for Ethan Senack

Ethan Senack

Higher Education Advocate, U.S. PIRG
Federal Higher Education Advocate for U.S. PIRG
avatar for Georgina Taylor

Georgina Taylor

Co-Lead, Open Access Button
I am a junior doctor and public health student in Darwin, Australia. I co-lead the Open Access Button and advocate for Open Access and Open Education.


Sunday November 16, 2014 11:15am - 12:30pm
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

12:30pm

Phil Bourne: The Importance of Open Science to Human Health
Sunday November 16, 2014 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

1:15pm

Lunch
Sunday November 16, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Lobby American University Washington College of Law

2:00pm

2:00pm

Workshop: How to Make Your Research Open
Sunday November 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

2:00pm

Workshop: Right to Research Coalition General Assembly
The document required for this workshop can be found here.

Sunday November 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Breakout Room #4

2:00pm

3:00pm

Break
Sunday November 16, 2014 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lobby American University Washington College of Law

3:15pm

Speaker 5: Pete Binfield
Speakers
avatar for Peter Binfield

Peter Binfield

Publisher and Co-Founder, PeerJ


Sunday November 16, 2014 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

3:45pm

Participant Project Presentations I
Mitar - PeerLibrary - Facilitating the global conversation on academic literature - Slides
Robin - Advancing research and communication - slides
Roxanne - Open Data in West Africa Ebola Response - Slides
April Clyburne-Sherin - The Method: a podcast on the state of science
Kes - O-Index
Renata - Scientific social networks for research - Slides
Felix - Sumatra as an Open Science tool


Sunday November 16, 2014 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

4:00pm

Break
Sunday November 16, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Lobby American University Washington College of Law

4:30pm

Participant Project Presentations II
Prateek - No slides 
Mitar - Slides (HTML)
Tom Pollard - Outlining the perfect scientific society - Slides (powerpoint)
Marcin on Paperity - Slides (PDF)
Ivan on a Student Access to Research Survey - Slides (prezi)
Juan on Passing a student open access policy at Stanford - No Slides
 

Sunday November 16, 2014 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

4:45pm

Carolina Botero: Open Access in Latin America
Sunday November 16, 2014 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

5:45pm

Conference closing
Sunday November 16, 2014 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Main Theatre American University Washington College of Law

6:30pm

Dine Arounds: Diego (U Street)
Limited Capacity filling up

http://www.diegodc.com

Sunday November 16, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Diego 2100 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

6:30pm

Dine Arounds: Eatonville
Limited Capacity seats available

Eatonville

Sunday November 16, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Eatonville 2121 14th St NW

6:30pm

Dine Arounds: Levante's (Dupont Circle)
Limited Capacity filling up

http://www.levantes.com

Sunday November 16, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Levante's 1320 19th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

6:30pm

Dine Arounds: Ping Pong (Dupont Circle)
Limited Capacity full

http://pingpongdimsum.us

Sunday November 16, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ping Pong (Dupont) 1 Dupont Cir NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

6:30pm

Dine Arounds: The Mad Hatter (Dupont Circle)
Limited Capacity full

http://www.madhatterdc.com

Sunday November 16, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Madhatters 1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

6:30pm

Dine Arounds: Urbana (Dupont Circle)
Limited Capacity full

http://www.urbanadc.com

Sunday November 16, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Urbana 2121 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

6:30pm

Ulah Bistro
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.urbanadc.com

Sunday November 16, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ulah Bistro 1214 U St NW

6:30pm

Dine Arounds: Matchbox (U Street)
Limited Capacity full

http://matchbox14thstreet.com

Sunday November 16, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Matchbox (14th St) 1901 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

7:00pm

Dine Arounds: Gordon Biersch (Chinatown)
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.gordonbiersch.com/locations/washington-dc?action=view

Sunday November 16, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Gordon Biersch 900 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

7:00pm

Dine Arounds: Hill Country (Chinatown)
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.hillcountrywdc.com

Sunday November 16, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Hill Country 410 SEVENTH STREET NW, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20004

7:00pm

Dine Arounds: Matchbox (Chinatown)
Limited Capacity seats available

http://matchboxchinatown.com

Sunday November 16, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Matchbox (Chinatown) 713 h st nw washington dc 20001

7:00pm

Dine Arounds: Vapiano's (Chinatown)
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.vapiano.com/en/home/

Sunday November 16, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Vapiano's 623-625 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

9:00pm

Unconference Part 1
Find all the details on this session here: http://bit.ly/openconuncon

Sunday November 16, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Unconference Holiday Inn -- Dogwood room on the 2nd floor.
 
Monday, November 17
 

9:00am

9:25am

Panel: Being a Successful Advocate
Moderators
avatar for Nicole Allen

Nicole Allen

Hi! I'm Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC and part of the Organizing Committee of OpenCon 2016. My day job is leading SPARC's work on Open Education, including advocating for U.S. federal and state policy, supporting on-campus efforts to advance OER through academic libraries, and international advocacy for open education through the Open Government Partnership. I also help out with organizing OpenCon by coordinating the application and review process, and logistics for attendees. I've been working to advance open education since I graduated university about ten years ago (even before), and have a background in grassroots organizing and policy advocacy.

, SPARC
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Speakers
avatar for Shawn Daugherty

Shawn Daugherty

Assistant Director for Operations, SPARC
Shawn serves as the Assistant Director for Operations, handling member services, federal and state policy, and general operations. Prior to joining the SPARC team in 2014, Shawn worked at The Sheridan Group as a Senior Policy Associate, where she developed and implemented advocacy strategies for her non-profit clients -- and one of her clients happened to be SPARC! She has also had the privilege of working for Senator Edward Kennedy on the Senate... Read More →
avatar for Jan Gondol

Jan Gondol

Open Government Advisor, SPARC
PhD in Library and Information Science, caring deeply about open source, open data and open education. Worked & consulted for the Government of Slovakia on the Open Government Partnership.
avatar for Alek Tarkowski

Alek Tarkowski

Director, Centrum Cyfrowe / Communia
Director of the Centre, Alek manages projects for a reform of laws and public policies (policy). Co-founder and coordinator of the Creative Commons Poland, he also acts as the European Policy Fellow for the American organization Creative Commons, which leads the project "OER Policies for Europe". Co-founder and now also vice-chairman of the Coalition for Open Education. Actively involved in Communia, the European... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 9:25am - 10:05am
Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902

10:05am

10:25am

11:00am

Advocacy Meetings
Monday November 17, 2014 11:00am - 5:00pm
Unconfirmed Unconfirmed

2:00pm

Unconference Part 2
Once you're finished with your meetings a space will be provided at the hotel for you to continue work on your ideas, projects and debrief after your meetings! 

Monday November 17, 2014 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Hotel Holiday Inn Rossyln 1900 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, VA 22209

6:30pm

Closing Dinner
UPDATED: Dinner begins at 6:30 and will be hosted at the University Club of Washington DC, located at 1135 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.  The entrance is located on 16th St NW between L and M Streets.

The University Club is 2.5 blocks northeast of the Farragut North Metro Station (Red line) and 4.5 blocks northeast of the Farragut West Metro Station (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines).

You are responsible for finding your own way to the dinner venue; however, a group will leave from the hotel at 5:45 to head to the University Club. 

Monday November 17, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The University Club of Washington DC 1135 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036