[okfn-discuss] Registrations Still Open for the Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing

Leyla Williams leyla.williams at oaspa.org
Thu Aug 18 14:33:14 UTC 2016

Dear all,

The 8th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP), hosted by
the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), is still open
for registrations <http://oaspa.org/registrations-and-accommodation/>. The
conference will be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway, Virginia, on the
21st and 22nd September, 2016.

Details can be found on the Registration and Accommodation page
<http://oaspa.org/conference/registrations-and-accommodation/> on OASPA’s
website, including how to book rooms at the conference hotel at a
discounted delegate rate. Bookings must be made before 26th August to
qualify for the discount.

Previously held in Europe, this is an essential conference for all those
working in and interested in open access publishing and is being held in
the US for the first time. COASP returns for its 8th year with a diverse
range of panels, events, and collaborative opportunities to bring together
the open access community. With open access now at the top of the agendas
of global governments, universities, libraries, funders, and policy makers,
and of critical importance to researchers at all stages of their careers,
COASP offers a crucial space for those working in open access around the
world to come together and discuss developments, innovations, and best
practices, and to make and build upon collaborations old and new.

Keynote speakers for this year are Heather Joseph
<http://sparcopen.org/people/heather-joseph/> (Executive Director,
Smith <https://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/meetnewul.php> (University
Librarian, University of California, Davis), Hilda Bastian
<http://hildabastian.net/> (Chief Editor, PubMed Health/PubMed
Commons), Meredith
Morovati <https://blog.datadryad.org/2015/03/03/execdirmm/> (Executive
Director, Dryad), and Jerry Sheehan
<https://www.nlm.nih.gov/od/roster/sheehan.html> (Assistant Director for
Scientific Data & Information, White House Office of Science and Technology
Policy - TBC).

Panel discussions are scheduled to cover: ‘Technology & Innovation’,
‘Non-APC Publishing’, ‘Evaluation’, and ‘Open Scholarship Initiatives’. A
pre-conference reception for delegates will be held on the evening of
Tuesday 20th September.

The full program for the conference
<http://oaspa.org/conference/coasp-2016-program/> is available on the OASPA

The conference is being discussed on social media with the
hashtag #COASP8. Questions regarding the conference should be directed to
info at oaspa.org.
Best wishes,
Leyla Williams
Events and Communications Coordinator
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, OASPA
oaspa.org | Twitter: @OASPA <https://twitter.com/OASPA> | Sign up
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Registrations are now open for 8th Conference of Open Access Scholarly
Publishing, COASP: oaspa.org/conference/registrations-and-accommodation
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