Confirmed Speakers & revised Call for Participation

February 18th, 2015 by  | Comments Off on Confirmed Speakers & revised Call for Participation

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the upcoming PKP 2015 conference:

  • John Maxwell,  Director of the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing at SFU, and Associate Professor in the Masters of Publishing program at SFU.
  • Miriam Posner, Digital Humanities program coordinator and member of the core DH faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Ray Siemens, Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing and Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, in English with cross appointment in Computer Science.
  • John Willinsky, PKP Director, Khosla Family Professor of Education and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University, Professor in Publishing Studies at SFU, and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the SFU Library.

For more information, please visit the ‘Invited Speakers’ page on the conference website.

Call for Participation

The conference will address a wide range of issues such as open access publishing, global knowledge creation and sharing, open educational resources, the digital humanities, current and future scholars as publishers, and open source technologies. It will provide opportunities to explore a new array of connections among scholarship, technology, and community, all focussed around the broad theme of openness.

The program will consist of a mixture of invited plenary presentations, a “next generation scholars” panel discussion, brief “lightning talks,” a 2-day development sprint, and workshops.  A preliminary schedule, including the updated registration fees, can be found on the conference website.

This year, the conference organizing team has chosen a more dynamic, modern format for the PKP conference, with more opportunities to participate and learn from each other. This format will be more interactive and allow all participants to engage with each other on topics of mutual interest. Therefore, instead of more traditional full presentations, we invite proposals for lightning talks and development sprint participation only. Lightning Talks are limited to 5 minutes each (“5 slides in 5 minutes”). Lightning talks can be based on a full paper, in which case you will have the opportunity to have that paper made available on the conference website; so that other participants can read it before or after the conference.

Proposals that address one or more of the following topics are especially encouraged:

  • Roles for next generation scholars, researchers, and librarians;
  • Community connections and partnerships among scholarly journals, the digital humanities, and libraries;
  • Open education and open learning;
  • New reading and publishing technologies, e.g., innovative reader interfaces;
  • Sustainability for Open: finance and beyond;
  • From scholarly publishing to scholarly products, e.g. the next generation scholarly monograph;
  • New approaches to assessing research outcomes and impact;
  • The full research lifecycle and new linkages with scholarly publishing, e.g. research data.

To start your submission, please visit this page.

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