Science Commons Symposium Pacific Northwest

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Presentation in Seattle, WA, USA


Please join us on Saturday February 20th for an all-day symposium on accelerating scientific discoveries.

We have brought together an all-star list of experts and leading minds to shed some of their wisdom with us — all united by a common passion for knowledge sharing in its various applications and definitions. You don’t want to miss this!

  • John Wilbanks is the VP of Science at Creative Commons and heads the Science Commons project. John and the Science Commons team help people and organizations from every part of the scientific ecosystem lift legal and technical barriers to research and discovery.
  • Heather Joseph is the Executive Director at SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. She leads SPARC’s advocacy efforts to support widespread adoption of open access to scholarly research.
  • Antony Williams is a leader in the domain of free access chemistry. He is the VP of Strategic Development for the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the founder of ChemZoo Inc., the original host of ChemSpider prior to acquisition by RSC.
  • Jean-Claude Bradley is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and the E-Learning Coordinator at Drexel University.
  • Cameron Neylon is a biophysicist who has always worked in interdisciplinary areas and is a leading advocate of data availability and open science.
  • Stephen Friend is the founder and president of Sage, a not-for-profit medical research organization designed to revolutionize how researchers approach the complexity of human biological information and the treatment of disease.
  • Peter Binfield is the publisher of the online journal PLoS ONE, one of the journal offerings of the Public Library of Science, and is a respected innovator and analyst in the fields of online science, scholarly publishing (both Open Access and mainstream/commercial), and scientific communication.
  • Peter Murray-Rust is an accomplished chemist, a faculty member of Churchill College at the University of Cambridge, a leader in the Open Data movement, a founding member of the Blue Obelisk organization.

The symposium will be held on the Microsoft campus in Redmond Washington. Breakfast pastries, coffee breaks, lunch and an evening reception will be provided thanks to the generous support of Microsoft.

Science Commons Symposium – Pacific Northwest
9:30am to 5:30pm February 20th
Microsoft Campus, Redmond WA