[Noisebridge-announce] Invitation to Open Science Summit 2011

Rikke Rasmussen rikke.c.rasmussen at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 17:01:03 PDT 2011


Hey everyone! Heard of the Open Science Summit 2011? No? Then hurry up and
check it out! Early registration discounts until Sept. 1st, and scholarships
for students.

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This Fall, Scientists, Hackers, Students, Patients, and Activists,
Entrepreneurs, Funders, Citizens - in short, anyone who cares passionately
about unleashing the full potential of Open Science to solve the big
problems confronting humanity - will be gathering to consider the disruptive
changes required to improve the functioning of 21st science, including
institutional changes, new infrastructure for data driven science, and new
practices.

What could be more important than making Science and Technology work more
effectively for all humanity? The Open Science Summit is the first and only
event examining the full spectrum of the most crucial policy questions
affecting the future of science.

Topics include: Synthetic Biology, Open Data, Open Access, Microfinance for
Science, Citizen science, DIY Biology, Alternative Funding for Research,
Open Source Drug Discovery, The Future of Patents, Accelerating Innovation,
Open Genomics/Medicine, Open Hardware, Open Education, and More!

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*OPEN SCIENCE SUMMIT 2011: OPENING THE DOOR TO INNOVATION.*
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*Historic Open Science Alliance to Launch at Summit, Oct 22-23 at Computer
History Museum MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA August 23, 2011*

-- On October 22-23, an expected 450 people will gather at Mountain View’s
Computer History Museum, launching an initiative to make science
more efficient, collaborative and productive.

Whether by sharing research data, publishing work to be freely accessible,
providing community access to lab space or collaborating across industry,
academia & society, people across the world are improving science by opening
up. Given the magnitude of our world’s unmet challenges, founder Joseph
Jackson says “we must grasp this opportunity to embrace open science.”
The advent of social networking among scientists, increased public scrutiny
and a revolution in computing speed have all had a hand in creating this
historic moment.

“Open science represents a different kind of science.  With the advent of
massive computational power, there is a new way to do science and that often
goes hand and hand with openness - and if you go with the traditional model,
you’re ossified.”
- Tomas Goetz, Wired.

The Open Science Summit is the first event of its kind, uniting open science
advocates of all disciplines: everyone from citizen scientists to academic
researchers and multinational corporations. For all their differences, these
groups share one ambition: to make scientific research more public, sharable
and scalable. Last year’s inaugural event saw over 300 attendees
and nationwide media impact. This year, the Open Science Summit proves that
Open Science is global and here to stay through the launch of the Open
Science Alliance, an official coalition of these many complementary
movements. The Alliance will launch a developer’s challenge this
Spring, incentivizing students to develop solutions that benefit open
science, as well as a number of joint publications and advocacy campaigns.

This year, open science has shown promise in crowd-sourcing clinical trials,
determining interactions between genome-based and microbe-driven illnesses
and even finding lost family members. This year’s Open Science Summit
features a medical research track, exploring 2010-11 innovations and a pitch
session where startups will present their contributions to open
science collaboration. Confirmed speakers include recently-published Misha
Angrist from Duke, Rade Drmanac, founder of Complete Genomics and Victoria
Stodden, statistics professor at Columbia.

“Openness by far and away will win out if we actually measure people by
their true contribution,” says Professor Jonathan Eisen. With that in mind,
the Summit has a track dedicated toward new ideas on giving researchers due
credit - and due reward - in an open science system. Confirmed speakers for
this track include James Love of Knowledge Ecology International and
David Thomson of UCSF. The summit also provides two more tracks: one
dedicated to group problem-
solving to address barriers to open science, and the other dedicated to
youth education and advocacy around opening up. Visit
http://opensciencesummit.com for more details.
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