!!The Future of Research: Assessing the Impact of __Plan S__

__The bold ambition behind Plan S is to ensure that full open access to published research finally becomes a reality.  Yet, what does it mean for the future of research?  Join us for this international event at KU Leuven on 5th-6th November 2019, where our distinguished panels of experts will debate the prospects for researchers, universities, learned societies and academies.__
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The conference is free and open to all, and includes a welcome reception at the historic University Library on the evening before the conference.
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This event is a collaboration between the Academia Europaea [Cardiff Knowledge Hub|http://aecardiffknowledgehub.wales], the [Young Academy of Europe|http://yacadeuro.org], [KU Leuven Libraries|https://bib.kuleuven.be/english] and [Cardiff University|https://www.cardiff.ac.uk]. Further details and registration information may be found on [Eventbrite|https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-future-of-research-assessing-the-impact-of-plan-s-tickets-60744650886].
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The event is generously supported by the __Academia Europaea 2019 Hubert Curien Initiative Fund__. 
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!!About this Event

__The bold ambition behind Plan S is to ensure that full open access to published research finally becomes a reality. Yet, what does it mean for the future of research?__
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Join us for this international event at KU Leuven, where our distinguished panels of experts will debate the prospects for researchers, universities, learned societies and academies.
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The conference is free and open to all, and includes a welcome reception at the historic University Library on the evening before the conference.
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This event is generously supported by the __Academia Europaea 2019 Hubert Curien Initiative Fund__.
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__Details are as follows:__
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*Time and date: 08.30-16.45, Wednesday 6th November 2019
*Venue: The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 Leuven
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__Confirmed speakers include:__
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*President of Academia Europaea, [Professor Sierd Cloetingh|Member/Cloetingh_Sierd]
*Head of Open Research Policy & Partnerships at Cambridge University Press, Matt Day
*Pro-Vice Chancellor of Cardiff University, Professor Nora de Leeuw
*ALLEA Board member, Past President Royal Irish Academy and Emeritus Professor Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, [Professor Luke Drury|Member/Drury_Luke_O'Connor]
*Chair of Marie Curie Alumni Association, Dr Matthew DiFranco
*Interim cOAlition S Coordinator, Mr Robert Kiley
*New President of SPARC Europe, Dr Ignasi Labastida i Juan
*Vice-Rector Research Policy KU Leuven, Professor Reine Meylaerts
*Outgoing President of Eurodoc, Dr Gareth O’Neill
*Vice-President of Academia Europaea, [Professor Ole Petersen|Member/Petersen_Ole]
*President of Science Europe, Dr Marc Schiltz
*Rector KU Leuven, Professor Luc Sels
*Interim Chief Executive, The Association of Learned and Professional Society, Mr Wayne Sime
*President of the Young Academy of Europe, (YAE), Dr Mangala Srivinas
*Vice Chair of YAE, Dr Toma Susi
*Director KU Leuven Libraries, Ms Hilde van Kiel
*Associate Publisher, F1000, Hannah Wilson
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This event will be chaired by Professor Theo D’Haen of KU Leuven, Editor-in-Chief of the European Review.
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__Reception details are as follows:__
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*Time and date: 17.00-19.00 Tuesday 5th November 2019
*Venue: University Library, Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 21, 3000 Leuven
*Your ticket includes entry to this reception as well as the conference on 6th. 
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__Please note:__
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There will be canapes at the reception on Tuesday 5th November and a free lunch on Wednesday 6th November. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please contact Demmy Verbeke ([demmy.verbeke@kuleuven.be|mailto:demmy.verbeke@kuleuven.be]

!Location

KU Leuven\\
Justus Lipsiszaal\\
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21\\
3000 Leuven\\
Belgium
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