Provisionally confirmed speakers so far:-

Jan Velterop



Jan Velterop is a science publisher. He started his publishing career at Elsevier then spent a few years as the director of the Dutch regional newspaper De Twentsche Courant. After that, he joined Nature as director for a short while, but moved quickly on to help get BioMed Central off the ground. Jan was one of the small group of people who first defined OA in 2001 in a meeting resulting in the Budapest Open Access Initiative. At the end of March, 2008, he left Springer to join Knewco, a company that uses semantic technology to accelerate scientific discovery.

Danny Kingsley

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Danny Kingsley is Deputy Director – Scholarly Communication & Research Services, Cambridge University Library. Her role focuses on establishing new policies and strategies for scholarly communication in the digital age. As ePublishing opens up new avenues for research and data publication, new policies need to be developed for support and review. Danny’s work covers a broad range of people, including encouraging researchers and academics to publish in new ways to open up the research process and communicate to a broader audience. She is involved in projects to help editors and publishers set new standards and embrace alternative ways of publishing. Danny is responsible for the implementation of funder and government mandates to make research papers and the underlying data openly accessible.

Danny holds a PhD in Scholarly Communication from The Australian National University and a BSc in Science and Technology Studies from the University of New South Wales. She has many years experience in science communication, she spent several years as a scient journalist and editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation before joining Australian National University as the Scholarly Communication and ePublishing Manager. She has also worked as an Executive Officer for the Australian Open Access Support Group, set up by a consortium of six Australian universities to develop and support open access policies, and she is a Visiting Fellow and former Associate Lecturer for the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.

Penny Andrews

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Penny is an interdisciplinary social sciences researcher at the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds, with interests including social media, populism, quantification of work, scholarly communication and politics fandom. Penny is interested in Open from a social justice and inclusion perspective, where a wider range of people being read and heard and valued is as important as being granted access by the great and the good.

Christina Emery

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Christina is Open Access Books Marketing Manager at Springer Nature, following four years at Knowledge Unlatched, an Open Access initiative. She has 15 years’ experience working in a variety of roles over a range of sectors including publishing, education, events and hospitality, intergovernmental and financial services.

Chris Morrison & Jane Secker



Chris Morrison is the Copyright, Software Licensing and IS Policy Manager at the University of Kent, responsible for copyright policy, licences, training and advice. He was previously the Copyright Assurance Manager at the British Library and before that worked for music collecting society PRS for Music. Along with Dr Jane Secker he is co-author of the second edition of Copyright and E-learning a Guide for Practioners (Facet), and with Jane co-founded the award winning copyrightliteracy.org blog. Chris is a member of the Universities UK / Guild HE Copyright Working Group, has a postgraduate diploma in copyright law from King’s College London and is currently undertaking a masters research project into the interpretation and application of copyright exceptions in UK higher education.

Dr Jane Secker is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London. Prior to this she was the Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at LSE. Jane is Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the author of several books, including Copyright and E-learning a guide for Practitioners co-authored with Chris Morrison. She has been a member of the Universities UK Copyright Negotiation and Advisory Committee since 2006, which negotiates licenses for the higher education sector and advises Universities UK on national and EU copyright initiatives. Jane maintains the website copyrightliteracy.org with Chris, where their copyright educational resources such as Copyright the Card Game and The Publishing Trap can be downloaded. They tweet as @UKCopyrightLit