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Call for Proposals: SJSU Open Access Conference 2017 (Deadline Extended to Friday, Sept. 1)

(via Emily Chan, San Jose State University)

In celebration of Open Access Week, San Jose State University will be hosting its biennial one-day conference on Monday, October 23. This conference theme invites reflections on where open access is now and how we got here. Topics can explore open access (including OE educational resources) as it relates to education, publishing, Specifically, please consider submitting a proposal answering the following questions.

  • How do we situate open access today?
  • In what ways has open access been replaced with APCs and corporate models in publishing?
  • How could we re-place or resituate open access to include the global South?

We will consider proposals for individual presentations and panels organized around a theme. Presentations are scheduled for either 60 minutes or 30 minutes. In the final program, 30-minute sessions will be paired. We are also offering a lightning round session consisting of 5-to-10-minute presentations.

To submit a proposal, please go here. The deadline is now Friday, September 1. Notification of expected proposals will take place around September 8. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Planning Committee leaders-Christa Bailey, Program Proposal Coordinator, at Christa.Bailey@sjsu.edu, and Adriana Poo, Program Planning Chair, at Adriana.Poo@sjsu.edu.

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