By researchers, for researchers - promoting scholarly communication & Open Science at academic conferences

To get more researchers involved in discussions around scholarly communication, Open Access, Open Science and publication culture, a Force2016 preconference workshop aimed to come up with actionable plans to get these discussion on the agenda at field-specific academic conferences. 

We identified three key approaches:
1) organize a session/talk in the main programme
2) activist / guerilla approach
3) work with conference organizers on open dissemination

During the workshop, we crowdsourced information on what’s currently already happening in these areas at bigger and smaller conferences, talked about best practices to facilitate these discussions, and gathered ideas that anyone is encouraged to take up.

This slidedeck gives a summary of key ideas, specific actions & people who can help you. 

Just do it!