Day 1 of FORCE2021

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Start your first day of the conference with our first keynote, by Dr. Leslie Chan, Director of the Knowledge Production Lab at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. His keynote message is “Beyond diversity and inclusion: Challenging structural racism and systemic biases in academic knowledge production.” 

A community discussion will follow immediately after the keynote, with panelists Dr. Daniela Saderi; Joy Owango, Executive Director of the Training Centre in Communication; and Dr. Jo Havemann reporting on their work to advance equity in scholarly practice and communication.

The keynote and discussion are scheduled to take place during waking hours for much of Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Next up are Community Presentations, a series of lightning talks. This would make a great lunch and learn if you’re in the neighborhood of UTC!

At this point in the day we welcome the Americas: Boa tarde! Bonjour! Buenos dias! Good day!

Software citation is a theme that runs throughout FORCE2021, with pre- and post-conference hackathons tackling that challenge. The Day 1 agenda also includes a deep dive on the topic, featuring Melissa Harrison, Team Leader for Literature Services at EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute, and Dr. Daniel S. Katz.

The later part of the day features two panels: 

Governance Models of Open Infrastructure: Building Sustainability and Capacity with Dr. Brian O’Connor; Vanessa Proudman, Director, SPARC Europe; Dr. Arianna Becerril-García, and Joy Owango, Executive Director of the Training Centre in Communication.

Successes from Engaging Students and Early Career Professionals in Scholarly Communications and its Impact in the Future with Dr. Shohra Qaderi, Dr. Don Elisero Lucero-Prisno, pharmacist Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi, and medical student Adriana Viola Miranda.

By now we have probably bid goodnight to Asia! Hope to see the rest of the world well represented at the day’s final round of Community Presentations.

Thank you for joining us on this first full day of FORCE2021: Joining Forces to Advance the Future of Research Communications. Share your experience of the day with the hashtag #FORCE2021.

Day 1 of FORCE2021 by Jennifer Miller is licensed under CC BY 4.0


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