Mike will be speaking at the Berlin 11 conference next week

November 16, 2013

Just a quick post to let you know that I will be presenting two different talks at the Berlin 11 open access conference on Monday and Tuesday next week.

The first one is in the satellite conference for early-career-researchers, where I’ll be talking about “Towards universal Open Access: what we can do about it, and who should do it.” There’s an exciting line-up of much more interesting speakers than me, including schoolboy genius Jack Andraka, SPARC director Heather Joseph, and visionary OA advocate Cameron Neylon.

My second talk is in the main conference, and will argue that “Open Access is about sharing, unity and sanity, not about money.” If anything, the line-up for the main conference is even more intimidating, with ministers from three European governments including our own David Willetts. I don’t know whether they’ll be sticking around for the parts of the conference when they’re not speaking, but if they are then I hope I can plant a seed.

I heard just in the last half-hour that the Satellite Conference will be broadcast live on the conference website. Please share this link! For anyone tweeting, the conference hashtag is #berlin11. No word yet on broadcast of the main conference.

I’ll be posting the slides for both talks after the conference, and perhaps turning the main-session one into a paper.

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5 Responses to “Mike will be speaking at the Berlin 11 conference next week”


  1. if you have time for a beer…..

  2. Mike Taylor Says:

    That’d be good. I emailed you some details.

  3. Mike from Ottawa Says:

    I saw this xkcd comic and for some reason thought of SVPOW!: http://xkcd.com/1278/


  4. […] I was at the Berlin 11 satellite conference for students and early-career researchers. It was a privilege to be part of a stellar line-up of […]


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