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Towards Global Open Science: Core Enabler of the UN 2030 Agenda

United Nations Headquarters, New York, 19 November 2019

Provisional Programme

Venue: Conference Room 12 (Webcast here)

8:30 – 9:00 am            Registration: speakers, panelists, participants arrive

9:00 – 9:20 am            Opening and welcome remarks

9:20 – 10:00 am          Opening keynotes

  • Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin, Assistant Professor, Publishing Program; Associate Director of Research, Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University: Policies and Incentives for Open Scholarly Communication
  • Ms. Natalia Manola, Managing Director, OpenAIRE: Open Science Infrastructure in the European Union

10:00 – 10:20 am        Discussion

10:20 – 10:45 am        Morning break

10:45 – 11:45 am        Panel One: Policy Makers

  • Mr. Jean-Claude Burgelman, Open Access Envoy, European Commission
  • Dr. Takashi Hikihara, Professor, Kyoto University; Chairperson, Expert Panel on Promoting Open Science, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
  • Dr. Lisa Nichols, Assistant Director for Academic Engagement, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, United States of America
  • Dr. Masha Cemma, Policy Advisor at the Office of Canada's Chief Science Advisor, Government of Canada

Moderator: Ms. Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC

11:45  – 12:05 pm      Discussion

12:05 – 12:15 pm       Short break (panel preparation)

12:15 – 1:15 pm         Panel Two: Open Science and Library Infrastructures

Moderator:  Mr. Ramu Damodaran, Chief of Service, United Nations Academic Impact

1:15 – 1:30 pm            Discussion

1:30 – 2:15 pm            Lunch break

2:15 – 3:15 pm            Panel Three: Open Science Initiatives: Advancing Inclusive Globalization of Research and Scholarly Communications

  • Ms. Mariya Badeva-Bright, Co-founder and Coordinator, African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII)
  • Mr. Alberto Cabezas, Executive Secretary, LA Referencia
  • Dr. Ana María Cetto, Founder and President, Latindex
  • Mr. Abel Packer, Co-Founder, SciELO; Programme Director, SciELO / FAPESP
  • Dr. Thomas Mboa, Founder of Project SOHA and leader of MboaLab

Moderator:  Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin, Assistant Professor, Publishing Program; Associate Director of Research, Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University

3:15 – 3:35 pm            Discussion

3:35 – 4:00 pm            Afternoon break

4:00 – 5:00 pm            Panel Four: OpenCon Early Career Panel: Openness, Equity, and the Sustainable Development Goals: Developing Systems for Research and Education that Serve the World

  • Dr. Erin McKiernan, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Physics, Department of Physics, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Dr. Khadidiatou Sall, founder of Science Education Exchange for Sustainable Development (SeeSD), Senegal
  • Ms. Maryam Qonita, Founder of OA Indonesia; current graduate student at New York University
  • Ms. Stacy Allison-Cassin, Expert on the intersection of libraries, infrastructure, and indigenous communities, York University
  • Ms. Eunice Mercado-Lara, Former Deputy Director for Science and Technology Policy at the National Council for Science and Technology (Mexico) and current MPP candidate, McGill University

Moderator:  Mr. Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC; Director, Right to Research Coalition

5:00 – 5:15 pm          Discussion

5:15 – 5:45 pm          Open discussion on opportunities & the way forward

                                   Moderator: Mr. Thanos Giannakopoulos, Chief Librarian, UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library

                                   Including closing remarks by:

  • Ms. Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC
  • Mr. Thanos Giannakopoulos, Chief Librarian, UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library, and,

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