The Future of Open Access and the move toward Open Data. Conference in London or nearby, Q1 2015.

“This conference is timed to follow the publication of RCUK’s review of the impact of Open Access so far — expected late 2014”

“Delegates will discuss ways universities, academics and publishers can maximise the potential of Open Access and raise awareness of its uses among the public and businesses”

Hopefully that aim won’t be swamped by the inevitable rehash of the funding debate…

“Further planned sessions address some of the remaining implementation issues for Open Access, including concerns relating embargo periods, the cost of implementation for universities and the impact on early career researchers.”

Ideally the ‘funding / implementation’ strands might even be on a different day than the ‘maximise the potential / raise awareness’ strands?