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OpenCon 2014 London

17th November 2014
By Katy Alexander

OpenCon 2014 London  is a satellite event of the student and early career researcher conference on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, featuring a combination of live speakers and videos from the OpenCon 2014 Washington event. The event is brought to you by Overleaf, Sparrho and Imperial College London.

Format of the event

OpenCon 2014 London is a half-day event hosted by Imperial College London (at the Huxley building on 180 Queen’s Gate) with discussions continuing at a nearby pub/restaurant in the evening. The talks will be interspersed with interactive group discussions themed around the session topic.

13:00 – 13:15 : Arrival and registration

13:15 – 13:20 : Welcome and Introduction

13:20 – 14:00 : Session 1: Open Education & Open Data – talks and video session (Huxley Lecture Theatre 308)


  • Jon Tennant (Palaeontologist and science blogger) and Dr Ross Mounce (Evolutionary biologist, OKFN Panton Fellow): The current state of Open Data and its relevance to the biological sciences.
  • Dr Eva Amsen (Outreach Director at F1000 Research, co-founder of MySciCareer): Open Peer Review as an educational resource.

Plus video talks from OpenCon USA (to be announced)

14:00 – 14:15 : Coffee Break

14:15 – 14:45 : Session 1 group discussions (Huxley meeting rooms 217 & 218)

15:00 – 16:00 : Session 2: Open Access – talks and video session (Huxley Lecture Theatre 144)


  • Professor Stephen Curry (Professor of Structural Biology at Imperial, writer for The Guardian science blogs): The pressure to publish in ‘high impact’ journals, and the implications for Open Access.
  • Joe McArthur (Assistant Director of the Right to Research Coalition and co-founder of the Open Access Button): How to find out more about Open Access, and how to get involved in research sharing initiatives.

Plus video talks from OpenCon USA (to be announced)

16:00 – 16:15 : Coffee Break

16:15 – 16:45 : Session 2 group discussions (Huxley meeting rooms 217 & 218)

16:45 – 17:00 : Summary and end of day

Evening continuation:

18:00 – 21:30 : Discussions continue over food  & drinks at a nearby pub / restaurant

To secure your place please register for a free ticket – and we look forward to seeing you on the 26th!

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