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Register now! Symposium 2020, Friday 4/24

We’re thrilled to announce that the upcoming 2020 Symposium, Towards an Open Future, will be held virtually. Registration is free: sign up here, and feel free to share widely!

Date/Time: Friday, April 24th – 1:00pm to 4:30pm (EST)

Location: Register now for event link!

In recent years, there has been increasingly widespread, international attention to “open” in its many forms across the scholarly landscape: open access publishing, open educational resources, open data, and more. Towards an Open Future | 2020 Symposium seeks to put the theoretical framework of “open” in direct conversation with its widespread praxis. We seek to interrogate the terminology and impact of open education, open scholarship, and open pedagogy through a lens that is expansive and inclusive, bringing in considerations of labor, representation, decolonial perspectives, and critical pedagogies.

Towards an Open Future | Symposium 2020 | Friday, 4/24 

1:00pm – Introduction by Emily Drabinski, Interim Chief Librarian
1:10pm – Keynote Speaker: Audrey Watters
1:50pm – Audience Q & A
– Lightning Talks –
2:00pm – Open Everywhere, Virtual Nowhere: Equity, Disruption, and Situated Pedagogy Now | Nora Almeida | CityTech
2:15pm – Another Brick in the Paywall | Megan Wacha  | Office of Library Services
2:30pm – The Tyranny of Structurelessness and the Politics of “Openly Editable” | Andrea Liu
2:45pm –  Changing Roles of Academic Librarians in the Era of Open Science | Stefka Tzanova  | York College
3:00pm –                           – Audience Q & A –
3:30pm – Introduction to Keynote, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz | NYU
3:40pm – Closing Keynote speaker | Walis Johnson | Red Line Archive Project
4:30pm –             – Audience Q & A and Closing Remarks –