What time is it? It’s 1:AM – The First Altmetrics Conference in London
Today, the Altmetric team are happy to announce that registration is open for the 1:AM Altmetrics conference, to be held this year in London on the Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of September.
Hosted in the Henry Wellcome Auditorium of the Wellcome Collection, Euston, this will be the first of its kind to be held in Europe. The invite is open to librarians, funders, publishers, researchers, and anyone else interested in new forms of research evaluation and impact assessment. Delegate fees are just £15 – so get your tickets fast!
Organised and supported by representatives from the Wellcome Trust, Altmetric, PLOS, Elsevier, Springer and eLife, it’s going to be a thought-provoking few days – check out the schedule here.
On Thursday evening there will also be an opportunity to get to know attendees and others from the wider community during a drinks reception – as well as a chance to take a guided tour of the Wellcome Collection exhibitions.
What are the conference’s aims?
The conference aims to provide an opportunity to share ideas and discuss how and why altmetrics are or should be applied in the scholarly arena. We will hear from publishers, funders and institutions to learn about their experiences (good and bad), and encourage delegate feedback and input in the group workshop sessions.
Who’ll be there?
Amongst the many varied contributors , there will be an update from James Wilsdon, Chair of the HEFCE steering group on Metrics, and a presentation from Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organisation in the US, who are currently undertaking a review of altmetrics with the aim of developing standards across the discipline.
Delegates are also invited to share their ideas and experiences in communicating research or the application of altmetrics to their workflow in an informal poster session. If you’d like to bring one along, you need to fill in this form. They’ll be displayed in the refreshment area and during the drinks reception.
Travel and travel grants?
The nearest Network Rail and London Underground Stations are:
- Euston Square
- King’s Cross St. Pancras
To find out more about travel and accommodation see here.
Grants for the conference are on offer to librarians and researchers wishing to attend – to apply please see here (the deadline for applications is the 29th of August).