It is hard to believe, but it has been 10 years since the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities was proclaimed. Signed now by over 450 institutions worldwide, it was an important step in the development and popularization of the Open Access movement. This year The Berlin Open Access Conference will mark the anniversary.
The conference will be held on 19-20 November 2013 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities. On the eve of the event, a Satellite Conference directed at students and early stage researchers will take place. Its purpose?
“[To] foster a discussion around the current state of open access, the unique challenges and opportunities students and early stage Researchers face in the transition to Open Access, and how attendees can catalyze this transition.”
The Berlin Open Access Conference program promises to be very interesting. Among the panels and discussions planned for the event, topics such as “Open Access on the political agenda,” “The global perspective: OA at work” or “Future Challenges” will be presented. The impressive list of speakers can be found HERE.
The Berlin conference will be a great opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access and to reflect over the last decade in the context of the dissemination of Open Access.