Open science—the movement to make scientific processes and outputs available and accessible to all—is here to stay and is profoundly changing the way we do research. The transition to the open-by-design and by-default model described in the Government of Canada’s Roadmap for Open Science is a call to action in areas as diverse as open access, open data, open notebooks, open evaluation, open educational resources, open innovation, open-source software, open governments, and citizen science.
As a next-generation university, Concordia is positioned to become an open science leader both nationally and internationally. The Open Science @Concordia conference will be a celebration of past efforts towards openness and the kickoff for Concordia’s transition to becoming a fully open institution. The day-long event will bring together advocates, enthusiasts, and other stakeholders in open science from across Concordia’s faculties and other regional institutions. Events include keynote talks featuring international speakers, interdisciplinary lightning-talk sessions, and lunch time roundtables.
With plenty of free food and drink, and ample time for exchange and discussion, Open Science @Concordia will be the perfect opportunity to meet with the open community and help open science gain momentum.
Attendees are welcome from any institution. Join us virtually or in-person at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre on a day for the democratization of knowledge without barriers. Registration is free.
Organized by Nicolas Jesus Alessandroni Betancor and Krista Byers-Heinlein.