Science Commons Symposium – Pacific Northwest

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-Rustis 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 Research.

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

    Past events:

    Science Commons Salon, hosted by LinkedIn
    October 15, 2009
    Mountain View, CA – 6 p.m. PDT

    Come join us for an evening of thought-provoking discussions about Science 2.0 and strategies for faster, more efficient web-enabled scientific research, hosted by LinkedIn.

    The Science Commons Salon will be held at LinkedIn’s campus in Mountain View this October 15th. The evening will start with four Pecha Kucha style talks given by:

  • Alexis Ohanian – founder of Reddit (and publisher of the new xkcd book)
  • Toby Segaranauthor of Programming Collective Intelligence, Programming the Semantic Web and Beautiful Data
  • Brian Naughton – founding scientist at 23andMe
  • Peter Binfield – publisher, PLoS ONE
  • Following the opening talks, John Wilbanks will be moderating a discussion between Founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman and Creative Commons CEO Joi Ito on Innovation in Open Systems.

    Tickets can be purchased here.

    Policy and Technology for e-Science
    July 16-17, 2008
    Barcelona, Spain

    collaborating for the future of Open Science

    This workshop will look to discuss and set basic principles of “Open Science”, taking a closer look at the common tenets necessary for a system to be identified as an “Open Science” system.

    It was complied based on people’s evidences about strange flying objects over Ukraine. The ‘secret files’ comprise about 500 eyewitnesses’ testimonies who saw UFO in Ukraine starting from the 17th century. According to UFODOS chief Yaroslav Sochka, the materials were collected from various sources, basically, Hydrometeorological Center of Ukraine Air Force and public ufological organizations.

    The event is co-sponsored by Science Commons, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke University (CSPD) and the Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

    These conferences aim at bringing together a diverse audience of scientists, policy makers, and commons advocates who are actively interested in designing ways to make access to scientific knowledge more widely available and more transparent across all scientific disciplines. For more information, visit the event’s Web site.

    Cyberinfrastructure, Innovation and University Policy
    February 21, 2008
    Keck Center of the National Academies
    Washington, DC