Hello, fellow members of the MLA. I just want to alert you an event I am helping to organize that is bringing together some of the leading figures and thought leaders in the fields of Open Access, Open Science, Science 2.0, Big Data, the Science Commons and Health Commons movements, and developers of new modes of scientific communication. It a wonderful opportunity for us in the field of health science librarianship to spend a day hearing about what is happening in the field of scientific research and dissemination of the results thereof. Below is a link to this event and some info on ticket prices. We on the organizing committee (and please note that this is not an MLA-sponsored event—it is sponsored by Science Commons and hosted by Microsoft Research) have tried to keep the price ($72.20 ) as low as possible and considerably less than that charged for comparable events. Thank you for your consideration. Hope Leman Research Information Technologist Center for Health Research and Quality Samaritan Health Services 815 NW 9th Street Suite 203A Corvallis OR 97330 Telephone (541) 768-5712 [log in to unmask] http://scs.eventbrite.com/?ref=estw Science Commons Symposium - Pacific Northwest Please join us on Saturday February 20th for an all-day symposium on accelerating scientific discoveries. We have an exciting lineup of speakers including: John Wilbanks is the VP of Science Commons. 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. Anthony Williams is a leader in the domain of free access chemistry. He is the VP of Strategic Development for the Royal Society of Chemistry, the president of ChemConnector and the founder of ChemZoo Inc. 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. 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. More speakers to be announced soon. 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 Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message.