Posted on July 20, 2017 Updated on July 22, 2017
Some of the highlights from ReConEvent* over the years.
A full list of speakers is here)
Based on popularity from views on our
YouTube Page, the most popular talk in 2017 was the one provided by Becky Douglas from University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy.
How to share science with hard to reach groups and why you should bother
Biomedical Physicist Lewis MacKenzie at University of Leeds gave an excellent talk which was also very popular.
What helps or hinders science communication by early career researchers?
In 2017, we also experimented for the first time with Unconference sessions. The first one was by
Nicola Osbourne: EDINA, University Of Edinburgh.
Best Footprint Forward
Over the years, we’ve had a number of speakers either from
Digital Science or from one of their portfolio companies. The most recent speaker we’ve had from Digital Science was Phill Jones, Director of Publishing Innovation.
Inputs, Outputs and emergent properties: The new Scientometrics
Jean Liu, Product Development Manager for Altmetric delivered a great talk for us.
The wonderful world of altmetrics: why researchers’ voices matter
Our own more detailed summary of 2017.
Some external coverage of our 2017 conference.
live blogged it (she is Scotland’s finest person at doing such a thing in our opinion).
Plant Epigenetics PhD student Emily May Armstrong wrote this guest post for the University of Glasgow’s Researcher Development Blog.
Seems like a lot to take in? If you want to explore further, you can check out all of ReCon’s video coverage from a broad range of speakers on their blog. Inspired by ReCon, the UofG Library Team will also be holding an event for researchers on 27 October with tours, talks and tools to help you with research communication!
Short report from Phill Jones at the Digital Science blog.
By far, our most popular talk from 2016 was delivered by
Geoffey Bilder from CrossRef.
The Citation Fetish
Jeroen Bosman & Bianca Kramer from Utrecht University Library tend to combine their resources when giving a talk as they did for us.
Of shapes and style: visualising innovations in scholarly communication
Our own more detailed summary of 2016.
In addition to the conference, we also held a hackday the day after it.
The hackday was sponsored by CrossRef & JISC.
External coverage of our 2016 conference by Frank Norman, a Librarian, Information Services at the Crick Institute..
ReCon 2016 – my favourite small conference
ReCon has become my favourite small conference about publishing and research. It’s held each June in Edinburgh. I attended it in 2015 and really enjoyed it. There were stimulating presentations on non-trivial topics, and plenty of interesting conversations over coffee and lunch. So I went again this year with high expectations that were not disappointed.
Some highlights from our event in 2015.
Stephen Curry, Professor of Structural Biology at Imperial College gave the following popular talk for us.
Re-thinking research with a view to impact: an academic perspective
Also that year,
Peter Burnhill who was the Director of EDINA (at that time) gave an excellent talk.
Where data and journal content collide: what does it mean to ‘publish your data’?
Euan Adie, CEO and Founder of Altmetric returned to his roots in Edinburgh to deliver the following talk.
Seven Lessons: what we’ve learned from trying to measure impact
Our own more detailed summary from 2015.
We also held our first hackday that year. Summary here.
The hackday was sponsored by GitHub & Mendeley.
Thus far, our most prolific speaker by far has been
Cory Doctorow. It was an honour to have Cory come and talk in 2014 (the conference was then called EdinPubConf).
Information doesn’t want to be free: three laws for creative success in the digital age
At the time,
Timo Hannay was Managing Director at Digital Science (prior to that, Timo was the publishing director of Web Publishing at . He spoke for us in 2014 and delivered an excellent Keynote talk. Nature Publishing Group)
Publishers: Saviours of science
Mark Hahnel, Founder of fig came to speak for us in 2014. share
Open Data: Viva La Revolution
Further details of the 2014 event here.
Our selected highlights from our first event in 2013. At that time,
Cameron Neylon was Director of Advocacy at PLOS.
Publish or Perish? The profound shift in scholarly publishing and how the future looks
We were extremely pleased that
Linda Gillard was available to give a talk for us at EdinPubConf in our first year (2013). This was our most popular talk that year.
Why I went indie (and why I’m staying indie)
Further details of the 2013 event here.
*In 2013 and 2014, the event was branded with the name EdinPubConf (EPC) and our excellent team consisted of Joanna Young, Graham Steel, Rachel Willmer & Jan Wessnitzer.