The OpenAIRE consortium has the pleasure to announce its second conference:
OpenAIRE Conference "Enlightenment in the Knowledge Society"
Date: 21-22 November 2012
Location: Göttingen State and University Library, Göttingen, Germany
Registration is free, and open at:
The conference will present the results of the OpenAIRE project which supports the European Commission’s FP7 Open Access Pilot.It will feature a picture of the open access & supporting infrastructure landscape in Europe and offer views ranging from researcher’s views on scientific information, to the role of data infrastructures, research institutions and funders. This will offer a fitting context to Horizon 2020, where open access will be a general principle for all European researchprogrammes. The programme will also give insight into the OpenAIREplus project, which will link publications to research data, enabling seamless access to scientific knowledge.
The meeting is organized by OpenAIRE and OpenAIREplus, with the support of the Directorate Generals for Communications Networks, Content and Technology(CONNECT) and Research and Innovation (RTD). Invitees are decision makers and other stakeholders in research from all EU Member States and further Associated countries. The event is co-hosted by Göttingen University, founded in 1734 during the Enlightenment. Göttingen’s spirit of learning has been transferred to the 21st century by the promotion of open access successfully both in Europe and internationally. The Conference will send an appropriate signal to the European community at a time when the Commission’s Communication & Recommendation on Scientific Information are being discussed in European member states.
The conference will start on 21 November noon and ends on 22 November at the same time. The first day of the conference will be rounded off with a conference dinner. The programme will be available online soon.
The OpenAIRE community would be delighted to welcome you in Göttingen.
For any questions related to the conference, OpenAIRE or OpenAIREplus, please contact Birgit Schmidt, OpenAIRE Scientific Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, Najla Rettberg, OpenAIREplus Scientific Manager, email@example.com, or the Conference Office firstname.lastname@example.org