Open Science Summit 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 6:00 PM (PDT)
Mountain View, CA
Join Us Friday Oct 19th and Saturday Oct 20th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
At the 3rd Annual Open Science Summit we will examine some the most exciting recent developments in Open Science.
In 2012, we have seen the tipping point for the Open Access movement as both researchers and the public have pushed to accelerate the transition to a better model for scholarly publishing.
The rise of "Open Source" medical devices and hardware hacking has also been prominent in 2012, with great coverage in outlets like the Economist. See http://www.economist.com/node/21556098
We are particularly pleased to showcase several of these projects, including the fantastic adaptation of Reprap, a popular open source 3D printing initiatve, for use in tissue engineering. http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-researchers-improve-living-tissues-3d-printed-vascular-networks-made-sugar
This is one more example of how open innovation is transforming critical fields like regenerative medicine.
We'll also examine the changing face of the pharmaceutical industry and specifically, some great advances in the field of Rare Disease research, where Open Science is starting to make a huge difference. For example, Jimmy Lin's groundbreaking work with the Rare Genomics Institute, which has run a program analogous to a kickstarter for rare diseases! http://raregenomics.org/patients.php
Full speaker line up and session topics are available at http://opensciencesummit.com/speakers/
Expect to once again hear a broad range of topics of critical importance to creating better, more efficient, and OPEN scientific collaboration.