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Engage with open. Engage with the future. Engage with FORCE2018.

FORCE2018 is coming to Montreal. 

Are you a researcher or a librarian? You might be a publisher, or a funder of research.

Whatever your position, you have an important role to ensure research is easily found and shared so that everyone can benefit from the latest results.

The FORCE meeting is a place where communities come together.

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What is FORCE2018?

FORCE2018 is a different conference. It promotes open discussions on an open future for scholarly communications. It looks beyond the publication to the needs of all involved in the research enterprise, including the producers and the users of research. 

The wide variety of this year’s talks cover many themes, including

  • Open Data, Open Source and Open Scholarship
  • Research classification and interdisciplinary research
  • New ways to share research results
  • Reproducibility
  • Community outreach and impact

Sometimes controversial. Often different. Always inspiring.

Why Montreal?

There’s a reason why Montreal is a magnet for students and investors. With 11 universities and a vibrant tech sector, the academic-business connection is strong and thriving. Artificial intelligence, high tech, gaming, neuroscience, data-hosting and shared services are just some of the businesses that have made a home in the largest French-speaking city outside France. (French is one of Canada’s two official languages and Montreal is almost fully bilingual). Montreal is also making its mark on the open science scene. FORCE11 members will be familiar with the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute of the Montreal Neurological Institute, the pan-Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform, Erudit, MNI Open Research, and other leading-edge efforts for open science.

Montreal is a great city. Make sure and take time to explore it.

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Why else should you attend?

What makes the FORCE2018 conference special, and unmissable, is the opportunity to connect and collaborate with committed people from across sectors. We may approach things from different perspectives, but we all care about research. 

We all want to realise the benefits of enhanced access to the world’s knowledge. 

So, please join us for three days in fabulous Montreal, Canada and engage in great conversation. 

You can check out the full schedule here.

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