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The programme might be subject to change and will be continously updated.

Tuesday 22nd of October 

12.00 - 13.00: Registration 

13.00 - 13.15: Opening of the conference 

13.15-14.30: Keynote: Policy and guidelines
This inaugural keynote will explore the development of policy and guidelines by inviting actors involved in the making of policy on a national and European level. 

Keynote speakers TBA. 

14.30 - 15.00: Coffee break

15.00-16.00: Implementing policy
The session will provide different perspectives on the policies and guidelines represented in the previous keynote, by bringing together a panel of actors from different organisations and institutions involved in implementing policy. 

Speakers TBA. 


Wednesday 23rd of October

9.00-10.00:  Keynote speaker TBA. 

10.00 - 10.30: Coffee break

10.30-12.00: University presses and publishing platforms

Information and speakers TBA. 

12.00 – 13.00: Lunch  

13.00-14.30: Copyright & licensing strategies in open publishing 
What strategies are there to strengthen and secure author rights in academic publishing? 
How can stakeholders in academic publishing - publishers as well as universities and libraries - work together to ensure re-useability and openness, from their own perspectives? Topics of interest for the session include rights retention and licensing issues. 

Speakers TBA. 

14.30 – 15.00: Coffee break

15.00-16.30: Policies and publishers - the transition to an open scholarly communication landscape
Policy guidelines and initiatives often focus on academic institutions, governing and funding bodies.  However, publishers constitute a substantial stakeholder in the future scholar communication landscape. With policy initiatives like the Council of European Union’s conclusion on High-quality, transparent, open, trustworthy and equitable scholarly publishing as its base, this panel gathers publisher representatives to discuss visions for the future, as well as the collaboration and dialogue between publishers and other scholarly communication stakeholders in the transition to an open scholarly communication landscape. Topics of interest include transparency in scholarly publishing, how to promote a diverse range of open publishing formats, and the harmonization of non-profit and commercial organisations goals within scholarly communication. 

16:30- Social event with bites and drinks

Thursday 24th of October

9.00-10.30: Responsible research assessment and Open Science
Calls for a reform in research assessment are growing evermore present among stakeholders within the scholarly communication landscape. In the Nordic countries several initiatives taken in the last years have emphasised the need for new incentive structures considering the transition to Open Science. 
This session will explore how scholarly communication actors can be part of an advancement and revaluation of research assessment and how they envision new ways of assessing and evaluating scholarly publishing. Topics of interest include how academic organisations can work strategically to create new incentive structures for researchers, and how publishers and library support systems best can promote responsible research assessment strategies. 

Speakers TBA

10.30-11.00: Coffee break

10.30-12.00: Session TBA