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From: Subirats, Imma (OPCC) <Imma.Subirats at fao.org>
Date: 16 March 2015 at 11:08
Subject: [WEB4LIB] OR2015 NEWS: Registration Opens, Speakers from Mozilla
and Google Announced
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- OR2015 NEWS: Registration Opens; Speakers from Mozilla and Google
Announced -

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 10th
International Conference on Open Repositories, to be held on June 8-11,
2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America. Full registration
details and a link to the registration form may be found at:

OR2015 is co-hosted by Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, and Virginia Tech Libraries.

-- OR2015 Registration and Fees --

An early registration fee of $450 USD will be available until May 8. After
May 8, the registration fee will increase to $500 USD. This registration
fee covers participation in general conference sessions, workshops, and
interest group sessions, as well as the conference dinner on Wednesday,
June 10 and poster reception on Tuesday, June 9. For a draft outline of the
conference schedule, please see:

Participants may register online at: http://www.or2015.net/registration. If
you have any questions about registering for OR2015, please contact the
Conference Registrar at iuconfs at indiana.edu. Any other questions about the
conference may be directed to the conference organizing committee by using
the form at: http://www.or2015.net/contact-us

-- Hotel Reservations --

The OR2015 conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
hotel, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Special
room rates at the Hyatt starting at $159 USD per night have been negotiated
for conference attendees and will be available for booking through May 16.
More information on hotel reservations and travel is available at:

-- Keynote and Featured Speakers --

Reflecting the significant milestone of the 10th Open Repositories
conference and this year's theme of "Looking Back, Moving Forward: Open
Repositories at the Crossroads," we are pleased to announce the
conference's two plenary speakers:

Kaitlin Thaney will be giving the opening keynote talk on the morning of
Tuesday, June 9. Kaitlin is director of the Mozilla Science Lab, an open
science initiative of the Mozilla Foundation focused on innovation, best
practice and skills training for research. Prior to Mozilla, she served as
the Manager of External Partnerships at Digital Science, a technology
company that works to make research more efficient through better use of
technology. Kaitlin also advises the UK government on infrastructure for
data intensive science and business, serves as a Director for DataKind UK,
and is the founding co-chair for the Strata Conference series in London on
big data. Prior to Mozilla and Digitial Science, Kaitlin managed the
science program at Creative Commons, worked with MIT and Microsoft, and
wrote for the Boston Globe. You can learn more about the Science Lab at
http://mozillascience.org  and follow Kaitlin online at @kaythaney.

Anurag Acharya will be the featured speaker at the plenary session on the
morning of Wednesday, June 10, presenting on "Indexing repositories:
pitfalls and best practices." Anurag is a Distinguished Engineer at Google
and creator of Google Scholar, and he previously led the indexing group at
Google. He has a Bachelors in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of
Technology, Kharagpur and a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon.
Prior to joining Google, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the
University of Maryland, College Park and an assistant professor at the
University of California, Santa Barbara.

We look forward to seeing you at OR2015!

Jon Dunn, Julie Speer, and Sarah Shreeves
OR2015 Conference Organizing Committee

Holly Mercer, William Nixon, and Imma Subirats
OR2015 Program Co-Chairs


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