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FORCE11 is pleased to announce that its annual conference for 2021 will be held online under the theme “FORCE2021: Joining Forces to Advance the Future of Research Communications”. 

The FORCE11 annual conference is a different kind of meeting, where stakeholders come together – or scrummage – for an open discussion, on an even playing field, to talk about changing the ways scholarly and scientific information is communicated, shared and used. Researchers, publishers, librarians, computer scientists, informaticians, funders, educators, citizens, and others attend the FORCE11 meeting with a view to supporting the realization of promising new ideas and identifying new potential collaborators. 

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, FORCE2021 will be held online on December 7-9, 2021. Please register here

FORCE2021 is organized by FORCE11, an organizing community of volunteers and in collaboration with multiple community-led and advocacy groups and organizations working towards the future of scholarly communications. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. FORCE2021 abides by the FORCE11 Code of Conduct

JOIN US FOR FORCE2021 on December 7-9, 2021

FORCE2021 Conference will focus on a set of themes. We welcome proposals that address the FUTURE of scholarly communications in one or more of the following:

  • Research assessment 
  • Science communication through social media
  • The future of science work
  • Scholarly communications role in the sustainable development goals SDGs
  • Systemic change for equity and inclusion 
  • Successes from student organizations
  • Governance of open science
  • Science discoverability

Feel free to contact the organizers of FORCE2021 for any queries at

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