COAR-SPARC Conference 2015

COAR and SPARC are delighted to announce their upcoming joint conference, Connecting research results, bridging communities, opening scholarship on April 15th and 16th in Porto, Portugal. Registration is now open!

Click here to register for the 2015 COAR-SPARC Conference


Co-hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), the meeting will offer a thought-provoking program with dynamic speakers from around the world to discuss the opportunities and challenges for libraries in a world of open science and open content, provide a valuable opportunity for participants to make connections, and learn best practices from colleagues around the world.

The conference is deliberately structured to deliver both an overview of the most important policy and philosophical developments as well as pragmatic sessions to help participants become more effective in their roles on a day-to-day basis. Featured keynote speakers include:

• John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks
• Dominique Babini, Coordinator of Open Access Projects, CLACSO

The intended audience for the conference are library directors, librarians and repository managers, researchers, university administrators, funding agencies, and students.

Space is limited, so please register early! 100 places are reserved for COAR and SPARC members.

The early bird conference rates if you register before March 13, 2015:

• €55.50 EUR for COAR and SPARC members (approximately $65 US)
• €105.50 EUR for non-members (approximately $120 US)

After March 13, 2015

• €80.50 EUR for COAR and SPARC members (approximately $92 US)
• €105.50 EUR for non-members (approximately $120 US)

Please visit the SPARC and COAR websites for more details and to register for the conference.

The conference will offer a poster session. Posters can be submitted while registering for the conference or emailed to Maxie Putlitz at by March 13, 2015.