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Thursday, November 24
 

09:30

Coffee and registration
Please arrive in lots of time to register and meet some of your fellow Open Cambridge advocates. Enjoy a cup of coffee and be ready to start promptly at 10am.

Thursday November 24, 2016 09:30 - 10:00
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD

10:00

Welcome remarks
Speakers

Thursday November 24, 2016 10:00 - 10:10
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD

10:10

Keynote: Erin McKiernan, How open science helps researchers succeed
Open access, open data, and other open scholarship practices are growing in popularity and necessity. However, widespread adoption of these practices has not yet been achieved. One reason is that researchers are uncertain about how sharing their work will affect their careers. I'll review the evidence demonstrating that open research is associated with increases in citations, media attention, potential collaborators, job opportunities and funding opportunities. I'll also talk about my personal experiences as a researcher practicing open science.

Speakers
avatar for Erin McKiernan

Erin McKiernan

Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Erin McKiernan, professor in the Department of Physics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, is a researcher in experimental and computational biophysics and neurophysiology, and an advocate for open access, open data, and open science. She is also the founder of Why Open Research? (whyopenresearch.org), an educational site for researchers. She blogs at emckiernan.wordpress.com. You can follow her on twitter at @emckiernan13.


Thursday November 24, 2016 10:10 - 11:00
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD

11:00

Coffee and focus group vote

During registration participants will be asked to suggest topics they’d like to discuss in depth.

These topics will be written onto large sheets of paper and posted on the walls. During the first coffee break participants will be asked to vote (by putting their 3 allocated stickers on the sheets of paper) for which topics they were most interested in. We hope to inspire a lot of discussion during this process as participants are drinking their coffee!

During the afternoon focus group session participants will collect into 4 or 5 groups for the highest voted topics. They will be given 45 minutes to discuss the topic and “speed blog” the key points and how impact can be created in this area. Each group will be assigned a facilitator from the core Open Con Cambridge team.

The focus group session will end with a 3 minute group report out to the other participants.

During registration participants will be asked to suggest topics they’d like to discuss in depth.

These topics will be written onto large sheets of paper and posted on the walls. During the first coffee break participants will be asked to vote (by putting their 3 allocated stickers on the sheets of paper) for which topics they were most interested in. We hope to inspire a lot of discussion during this process as participants are drinking their coffee!

During the afternoon focus group session participants will collect into 4 or 5 groups for the highest voted topics. They will be given 45 minutes to discuss the topic and “speed blog” the key points and how impact can be created in this area. Each group will be assigned a facilitator from the core Open Con Cambridge team.

The focus group session will end with a 3 minute group report out to the other participants.

Thursday November 24, 2016 11:00 - 11:30
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD

11:30

Talk: Simon Deakin, Open access and knowledge production: 'leximetric' data coding

My talk will examine the emerging field of leximetrics, which is concerned with the systematic collection of data on legal systems, and with analysis of their relationship to economic development and growth. Creating new datasets using these techniques has been a focus of research carried out in Cambridge over the past decade. I will describe how making the data available to the research community from an early stage helped us to improve data quality, facilitate its wider diffusion, and encourage its use in policy formation.



Thursday November 24, 2016 11:30 - 12:00
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD

12:00

Talk: Laura James, Mainstreaming Open
Thursday November 24, 2016 12:00 - 12:30
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD

12:30

Lunch
Thursday November 24, 2016 12:30 - 13:15
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD

13:00

Introduction to Focus groups & lightning presentations from sponsors

During registration participants will be asked to suggest topics they’d like to discuss in depth.

These topics will be written onto large sheets of paper and posted on the walls. During the first coffee break participants will be asked to vote (by putting their 3 allocated stickers on the sheets of paper) for which topics they were most interested in. We hope to inspire a lot of discussion during this process as participants are drinking their coffee!

During the afternoon focus group session participants will collect into 4 or 5 groups for the highest voted topics. They will be given 45 minutes to discuss the topic and “speed blog” the key points and how impact can be created in this area. Each group will be assigned a facilitator from the core Open Con Cambridge team.

The focus group session will end with a 3 minute group report out to the other participants.

Speakers
avatar for Laurent Gatto

Laurent Gatto

Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge


Thursday November 24, 2016 13:00 - 13:15
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD

13:15

Focus groups

During registration participants will be asked to suggest topics they’d like to discuss in depth.

These topics will be written onto large sheets of paper and posted on the walls. During the first coffee break participants will be asked to vote (by putting their 3 allocated stickers on the sheets of paper) for which topics they were most interested in. We hope to inspire a lot of discussion during this process as participants are drinking their coffee!

During the afternoon focus group session participants will collect into 4 or 5 groups for the highest voted topics. They will be given 45 minutes to discuss the topic and “speed blog” the key points and how impact can be created in this area. Each group will be assigned a facilitator from the core Open Con Cambridge team.

The focus group session will end with a 3 minute group report out to the other participants.

Thursday November 24, 2016 13:15 - 14:00
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD

14:00

Feedback from focus groups

During registration participants will be asked to suggest topics they’d like to discuss in depth.

These topics will be written onto large sheets of paper and posted on the walls. During the first coffee break participants will be asked to vote (by putting their 3 allocated stickers on the sheets of paper) for which topics they were most interested in. We hope to inspire a lot of discussion during this process as participants are drinking their coffee!

During the afternoon focus group session participants will collect into 4 or 5 groups for the highest voted topics. They will be given 45 minutes to discuss the topic and “speed blog” the key points and how impact can be created in this area. Each group will be assigned a facilitator from the core Open Con Cambridge team.

The focus group session will end with a 3 minute group report out to the other participants.

Thursday November 24, 2016 14:00 - 14:30
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD

14:30

Coffee and "silent" unconference
During this afternoon coffee break we encourage all participants to show off open initiatives or projects that they are involved in. We'll run a "silent unconference" which means we'll give you space and stationery (marker pens and A1 paper) to make posters explaining your work. Alternatively you can use these resources to gather support for an idea you have and want to take forwards.

Please note, the unconference is only "silent" because we won't be stopping the coffee chat to give brief presentations. In fact, we hope there will be an exciting buzz of sharing and learning between participants of Open Con Cambridge throughout this break.

Thursday November 24, 2016 14:30 - 15:00
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD

15:00

Talk: Duncan Green, How Change Happens: the importance of humility, openness and curiosity in driving change
Duncan Green presents some of the arguments and findings of his new book. Starting from the proposition that most change takes place in complex political, social and economic systems, he concludes that much of the nature of modern activism is ill suited to bringing about change in the modern world, and has some concrete suggestions for how to improve it.

Speakers
avatar for Duncan Green

Duncan Green

Dr Duncan Green is Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB, Professor in Practice in International Development at the London School of Economics, honorary Professor of International Development at Cardiff University and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies. | | He is author of How Change Happens (OUP, October 2016) and From Poverty to Power: How Active Citizens and Effective States can Change the World (Oxfam International... Read More →


Thursday November 24, 2016 15:00 - 15:30
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD

15:30

Talk: Hannah Hope, Open research: What Wellcome is up to

Hannah will talk about recent work undertaken at Wellcome to explore open research from the Trusts perspective and discussing several new avenues of work that the Open Research team is exploring on preprints, data and new publishing models.


Speakers
avatar for Hannah Hope

Hannah Hope

Hannah Hope is the Open Research Coordinator at Wellcome Trust, and is part of a new team at Wellcome exploring the world of open research and Wellcome’s role in it. Hannah previously worked at the British Society for Immunology and was involved in scientific meetings, public engagement, education and journal publishing during her time there. At some point in the past Hannah also spent enough time in a lab to get a PhD in molecular... Read More →



Thursday November 24, 2016 15:30 - 16:00
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD

16:00

Closing remarks
Thursday November 24, 2016 16:00 - 16:15
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD

16:15

Wine reception
Thursday November 24, 2016 16:15 - 17:00
Betty and Gordon Moore Library Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WD