The Open Scholarship Initiative
Working together in partnership with UNESCO to create the global future of open

Events & Conferences

OSI Conferences

OSI2016

The inaugural meeting of OSI took place at George Mason University in April of 2016 and attracted nearly 200 top leaders in scholarly communication, who worked together to create some insightful and innovative paths forward.

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OSI2017

OSI2017 took place at George Washington University in April of 2017. Around 130 scholarly communication leaders attended to focus on how to turn OSI2016 recommendations into action.

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OSI2018

In March of 2018, the executive team of OSI met at American University to prioritize OSI’s to-do list and plan in detail how OSI was going to go about accomplishing its goals.

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PRESENTATIONS

SciELO 2017

OSI provided a video presentation on the future of journal publishing for the December 2016 meeting of SciELO. Both a video link and a transcript link are included below

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SciELO 20

Several OSI members spoke at the 20th anniversary meeting of SciELO in Sao Paulo in September of 2018. The video and slide show by OSI’s program director, on finding common ground in the scholarly communication community, are linked below.

VideoSlides

Bosch debate

OSI participated in the 14th Berlin Debate on Science and Science Policy in November 2019. Our opening address to the panel is below, along with a link to the event website and proceedings.

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UNESCO Regional Consultation

In July 2020, OSI was invited to contribute to a one hour panel discussion about what the future of open science should look like. OSI’s speech and the main consultation website are linked below.

WebsiteSpeech

Emerald interview

In August 2020, OSI took part in a podcast interview with Emerald Publishing to discuss OSI Policy Brief 2 on finding common ground, and also touch on themes such as alternative measures of impact, funding and the future of open research.

Podcast

BRISPE VI Conference

In August 2020, OSI presented at the 6th Brazilian Meeting on Research Integrity, Science and Publication Ethics (BRISPE). The focus of this meeting was to explore the impact of COVID on research and research publishing practices. OSI’s presentation, focused on peer review, is linked below.

Slides

UNESCO COVID webinar

In September 2020, UNESCO hosted a global webinar on the impact of COVID on research and research publishing patterns. OSI’s presentation is linked below.

Slides

CSE Conference

In November 2020, the Council of Science Editors (CSE) hosted a global webinar on the impact of COVID on research and research publishing patterns. OSI’s presentation is linked below.

Slides

CIL 2021

In March 2021, OSI hosted a session at the 2021 Computers in Libraries Conference (CIL). OSI’s presentation was a summary of Policy Brief 4, how we can approach the future of open solutions as a single policy construct.

Slides

WSIS 2021

In May 2021, OSI will keynote a panel for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The panel will discuss what better ways might exist to develop open solutions.

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CSE 2021

In May 2021, OSI delivered the opening remarks for a panel at the annual meeting of the Council of Science Editors. The panel’s task was to discuss the key challenges currently facing open solutions in science.

Slides

UNESCO open science consultation

In May 2021, OSI will be an invited observer to UNESCO’s policy deliberations on the future of open science. OSI’s official statement for this event is linked below.

Statement