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May 2020

Africa OSH Summit 2020

May 14 - May 16

Focusing on DIYBio & Sustainability in 2020 Africa OSH Summit 2020 will be held in Yaounde, Cameroon, from 14 to 16 May 2020, under the theme ‚ÄėGrowing the Do-It-Yourself & Do-It-Together (DIY/DIT) Culture for Community Transformation‚Äô. It will be hosted by Mboa Lab. The summit will host workshops, discussions, and conferences on making, hacking and DIYBio for a wide range of stakeholders to engage with the processes of design, co-creation, problem-solving. Additionally, participants will be engaged on how the open…

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Frontiers Forum 2020

May 15 - May 17
Fairmont Palace, Avenue Claude Nobs 2
Montreux, 1820 Switzerland
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The Frontiers Forum accelerates science-based solutions for the most critical challenge of our time: enabling every person, in every corner of the world, to live a healthy and prosperous life on a healthy, thriving planet. This invitation-only event brings together internationally renowned scientists, policy makers and entrepreneurs, who showcase and discuss groundbreaking new developments for extending healthspans, producing food in a sustainable way, providing clean energy, reversing climate change and preserving biodiversity. The aim is to spark powerful collaborations that…

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H5PCon – H5P Conference 2020

May 18 - May 20
University of Wisconsin‚ÄďMadison Madison, WI 53706 United States + Google Map
Free

The H5P Conference 2020, to be held from 18-20 May in Madison, Wisconsin USA is the first H5P Conference in North America and has the potential to become the largest and most vibrant gathering of H5P community members ever!
The H5P core team will be very much present in the program. In Melbourne, we made the largest release announcement ever for H5P, and we hope to eclipse it with what we will launch in Madison. We intend to introduce features that will change the world of interactive content forever making H5P Con 2020 a historic event in a major way.

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IASSIST 2020 – Data by Design: Building a Sustainable Data Culture

May 19 - May 22
Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Mässans Gata/Korsvägen
Göteborg, 412 94 Sweden
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There is a rapidly growing interest in working with open research data in Sweden, and international collaborations are becoming more and more important to make it happen. The Swedish National Data Service (SND) is therefore happy to welcome all participants to the annual IASSIST conference in Gothenburg in 2020.

As a national research data repository governed by a consortium consisting of seven Swedish universities and working in agreement with over 30 institutions, SND has the potential to reach a large number of researchers who could gain from the knowledge exchange and experiences of IASSIST.

The conference theme, ‚ÄúData by Design: Building a Sustainable Data Culture‚ÄĚ, emphasizes two core values embedded in the culture of Gothenburg and Sweden: design and sustainability. We invite you to explore these topics further, and discuss what they could mean to data communities.

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70th Annual ICA Conference on “Open Communication”

May 21 - May 25
Gold Coast Gold Coast, Queensland Australia + Google Map

We are delighted to invite you to the 70th Annual International Communication Association Conference in Gold Coast, Australia from 21-25 May 2020.

The theme of ICA 2020 is Open Communication.

The ICA 2020 conference theme aims to facilitate and deepen the conversation about Open Science in the field of communication. The international movement towards Open Science touches on many aspects of our research practices, and discussing the implications will enable and contribute to a conversation in the ICA and our field more broadly about Open Science. This is an inclusive conversation from which our entire field can benefit.

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ECSA Conference 2020, Trieste – Encounters in Citizen Science

May 24 - May 26
Congress Building of the Maritime Station,, Molo dei Bersaglieri, 3
Trieste, 34123 Italy
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EUR150

Third International ECSA Conference 2020
24 to 26 May 2020 in Trieste, Italy
#ECSA2020

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Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon

May 27 @ 8:00 am - June 5 @ 5:00 pm EEST
University of Helsinki, Minerva Plaza, Siltavuorenpenger 5 A
Helsinki, Finland
Free

The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon is a chance to experience an interdisciplinary research project from start to finish within the span of 10 days. For researchers and students from computer science and data science, the hackathon gives the opportunity to test their abstract knowledge against complex real-life problems. For people from the humanities and social sciences, it shows what is possible to achieve with such collaboration. 

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Open Science Barcamp NL

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm CEST
SURF Utrecht, Kantoren Hoog Overborch Hoog Catharijne Nederland, Moreelsepark 48
Utrecht, 3511 EP Netherlands
Free

On the 29th of May the Dutch Open Science Communities, together with the ACOS team, will organise an Open Science Barcamp at the SURF offices in Utrecht (at the central station).

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Intersections: Connecting Open/Technology, Education, Society, and Scholarship ‚Äď The inaugural OTESSA conference

May 31 - June 2
Western University, 151 Richmond St
London, Ontario N6A 3K7 Canada
CAD500

Who: Open/Technology, Education, Society, and Scholarship Association (OTESSA) What: Intersections: Connecting Open/Technology, Education, Society, and Scholarship ‚Äď The inaugural OTESSA conference Where: Western University in London, ON, Canada (at Congress) Book your accommodation ASAP as it is first come/first served. When: May 31-June 2, 2020 Why: Gather to build connections and community, and to explore our 2020 subthemes ‚Äď Ethics, Access, & Futures ‚Äď together Download or link to a PDF flyer of the Call for Proposals here in both…

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June 2020

Open Repositories 2020

June 1 - June 4
Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch University, Victoria St & Ryneveld Street
Stellenbosch, 7599 S√ľdafrika
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Free

The Open Repositories Steering Committee and Stellenbosch University is delighted to announce that the 15th Open Repositories Conference will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 1-4 June 2020. The conference will be organised by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service who looks forward to welcoming delegates to the first Open Repositories Conference (OR) on the African continent.

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Open Apereo 2020 – The Higher Education Open-Source Conference

June 15 - June 19
The University of Michigan, School of Information, 105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Free

Open Apereo is the open-source conference for education. It's an international, inclusive event offered by the Apereo Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and sustaining innovative open-source software solutions for education. Apereo sponsored software communities develop and sustain learning tools and environments, media capture and management, authoring learning materials, portals, authentication, learning analytics, and more.

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EAHIL 2020 Be Open, Act Together

June 22
Vienna House Andel‚Äôs ŇĀ√≥dŇļ, Ogrodowa 17
ŇĀ√≥dŇļ, 91-065 Poland
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The main theme of the conference is Open Science. There will be a focus on topics such as open access, professional collaboration, and innovation, and we invite your contribution to discuss their current state and ideas for the future. Be Open, Act Together creates space to share our own experience and expertise with fellow librarians from around the world. During June 22-26, 2020 we will acquire new skills and share novel information related to the most important issues in contemporary medical librarianship.   

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LIBER 2020 Belgrade – Building Trust With Research Libraries

June 24 - June 26
University of Belgrade, Studentski trg 1
Beograd, 11000 Serbia
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Held in late June or early July, the conference brings library directors and their staff together for three days of networking and collaboration. Delegates mainly come from Europe but people from around the world are welcome, and we regularly welcome guests from countries including Australia, Canada and the United States.
The goal of the conference is to identify the most pressing needs for research libraries, and to share information and ideas for addressing those needs.

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International Conference on ICT enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities 2020 (ICTeSSH2020)

June 29 - July 1
Impact Hub Amsterdam, Linnaeusstraat 2C
Amsterdam, 1092 Netherlands
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EUR300

The ICTeSSH 2020 conference aims to bring together leading SSH researchers, computer scientists, informaticians, publishers, librarians, vendors of research ICT tools, SSH decision makers and others, to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of ICT enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities. In addition, the conference aims to discuss promising new ideas and identify new potential collaborators.

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JOGL Live #1 with Quantified Flu

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm CEST

Whether COVID-19, the flu or the common cold: Can wearables warn us when we're getting sick? What is JOGL Live? This new event is one of the many ways that JOGL supports open research and innovation. During a one-hour live call, we choose a project on JOGL and bring it into the spotlight. We will talk with Bastian Greshake Tzovaras, Mad Price Ball and Gary Wolf about the¬†Quantified Flu project.¬†Can physiological parameters tracked by our wearables predict when we‚Äôre getting…

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July 2020

ESOF2020 – EuroScience Open Forum

July 5 - July 9
Porto Vecchio, Trieste, Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 4
Trieste, 34132 Italy
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The 9th edition of ESOF will attract thousands of delegates to Trieste, the host city of ESOF2020 and the European City of Science 2020, during the week of the conference.

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One year of Open Science with JOGL!

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CEST

JOGL (Just One Giant Lab) is turning one year old! JOGL (https://jogl.io/) is a platform where users can launch their projects and collaborate with others to solve problems using open science, responsible innovation, and continuous learning! We partner with academic labs, companies, startups, foundations, NGOs, and public services to create participatory research programs for understanding and solving health, environmental, social, and humanitarian issues. Celebrate 1 year of open science on JOGL with us¬†by tuning in on Wednesday July 8th at…

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Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference 2020

July 9 - July 10
Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland St
Limerick, V94 EV8A Ireland

The Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference aims to bring people together to share their experiences of working on sharing information in minority languages. We hope to help people learn how to encourage the flow of information across language barriers and support associated communities. As in previous years we will have a strong focus on Wikidata and its potential to support languages.

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41st IATUL Annual Conference: Bridging Universities and Society Libraries as Connectors

July 12 - July 16
FEUP, University of Porto, R. Dr. Roberto Frias
Porto, 4200-465 Portugal
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EUR150

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites you to attend the 41st IATUL Annual Conference at Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal from 12 to 16 July 2020. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the latest academic library initiatives and network with colleagues and friends from all over the world.
The emergence of movements such as Open Science, Open Innovation and Citizen Science highlights how society benefits when institutions of higher education expand access to research and teaching. Ongoing engagement and collaboration between universities and communities are important components of these open initiatives. Academic libraries worldwide are playing vital roles in facilitating these initiatives through the development of new and innovative services and infrastructure.

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WPCampus 2020

July 15 - July 17
Tulane University, 6823 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
USD50

WPCampus 2020 is a three-day conference event filled with sessions, networking, and social events. It will cover a variety of topics, all focused on the growth of Higher Education, Accessibility, WordPress, and its people. The fifth annual WPCampus conference will take place July 15-17, 2020 on the beautiful campus of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Explore previous conferences to learn more about our event. What to expect While the format of our event is similar to a WordCamp, our…

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August 2020

FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) 2020

August 3 - August 7
UCLA Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States + Google Map
Free

FSCI is intended for anybody who is interested in the developing new world of Scholarly Communication: researchers, librarians, publishers, university and research administration, funders, students, and postdocs.

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Data Science Summer School 2020

August 3 - August 4
Alte Mensa, Göttingen, Wilhelmsplatz 3
Göttingen, 37073 Germany
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Free

In 2020 the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen will host for the fourth time an (International) Summer School on Data Science. This program is aiming on students who have completed their bachelor degree already. Basic knowledge of one or more programming languages is expected.

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JupyterCon 2020

August 10 - August 14
Berlin Conference Center, Alexanderstr. 11
Berlin, Berlin 10178 Germany
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We are thrilled to announce a global Jupyter conference: JupyterCon 2020 will be held August 10‚Äď14 in the historic city of Berlin, Germany.

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4th FESN Scientific School: ‚ÄúA Toolbox for Neuropsychological Research and Practice‚ÄĚ

August 24 - August 27
Freie Universität Berlin, Seminarzentrum, Silberlaube (Erdgeschoss), Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26
Berlin-Dahlem, 14195 Germany
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EUR150

FESN will organise its fourth Neuropsychology School being held at the FU Berlin from August 24th to 27th, 2020 (Local Organizers: Professor Michael Niedeggen and Ina Nordwald). The school is addressed to graduate students in their final years of PhD, or early post-docs, as well as clinicians at a comparable level of career. About 50 participants are invited from all partaking National Societies.

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Netherlands National Open Science Festival

August 27
Campus Wageningen University & Research Wageningen, 6708 PB Netherlands + Google Map

The National Open Science Festival provides researchers the opportunity to learn about the benefits of different Open Science practices. It is a place to meet peers that are already working openly or that are interested to start doing so. Key to this day is sharing knowledge and best practices.

In organizing the National Open Science Festival, the program committee welcomes input from researchers in developing the programme for the day. The call for Sessions opens on Feb 1st.

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September 2020

OPERAS workshop “Knowledge Infrastructures and Digital Governance. History, Challenges, Practices”

September 7 - September 9
University of Luxembourg, Belval Campus, 2, avenue de l'Université
Esch-sur-Alzette, 4365 Luxembourg
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Free

This workshop aims at revisiting digital knowledge infrastructures from an organisational and governance perspective, through their history, their stakes and achievements, as well as their challenges and obstacles. It will to explore how these infrastructures frame themselves, evolve and adapt, how they stimulate participation and implement innovative models of governance (e.g. Wikipedia) as well as how they create a shared culture and common values, how they sustain knowledge commons and may contribute to a new epistemology and scientific environment. 

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The 8th World Sustainability Forum

September 14 - September 19
International Conference Center in Geneva (CICG), Rue de Varembé 17
Genève, 1211 Switzerland
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CHF160

WSF2020 is an international scientific conference coordinated by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, under the patronage of the University of Basel, the University of Geneva and‚ÄĮ the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN).

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Open Access Tage 2020

September 15 - September 17
Bielefeld Bielefeld, Germany + Google Map

Die Open-Access-Tage sind die zentrale jährliche Konferenz zum Thema Open Access und Open Science im deutschsprachigen Raum. Die Open-Access-Tage 2020 finden vom 15.09. bis 17.09. in Bielefeld statt. Nähere Informationen finden Sie auch auf Twitter (#oat20).

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PUBMET2020 – The 7th Conference on Scholarly Publishing in the Context of Open Science

September 16 @ 10:00 am - September 18 @ 6:00 pm CEST
University of Zadar, Ul. Mihovila Pavlinovińáa 1
Zadar, 23000 Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
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Free

PUBMET2020, Zadar, Croatia PUBMET2020 IS GOING ONLINE! Dear colleagues, editors, librarians, publishers, researchers and students, you are kindly invited to participate at PUBMET2020 ‚Äď The 7th Conference on Scholarly Communication and Publishing in the Context of Open Science. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the format of the conference has been changed to a virtual conference. Organizers: University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences Croatian Association for Scholarly Communication (CROASC), Zagreb University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology RuńĎer…

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COASP 2020: 12th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing

September 22 - September 24
Sofitel Victoria Warszawa, Królewska 11 00-065 Poland + Google Map
Free

OASPA is pleased to announce that the OASPA 2020 annual conference will take place from Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 September 2020 at the Sofitel Warsaw Victoria, Poland. Please save the date in your diary.

More details regarding registration and program development will be available in the coming months from oaspa.org/conference.

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