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Open Science Summit 2010: Updating the Social Contract for Science
July 29-31, International House Berkeleywww.opensciencesummit.com
Synthetic Biology, Gene Patents, Open Data, Open Access, Microfinance
for Science, DIY science, DIY Biology, Alternative Funding for Science, Open
Source Drugs, Patent Pools, Open Health/Medicine, Patient Advocacy for
Check out the full schedule here: http://opensciencesummit.com/schedule/
Ready for a rapid, radical reboot of the global innovation system for a
truly free and open 21st century knowledge economy? Join us at the first
Open Science Summit, an attempt to gather all stakeholders who want to
liberate our scientific and technological commons to enable an new era of
decentralized, distributed innovation to solve humanity's greatest
In the last ten years, a collection of burgeoning movements has begun the
herculean task of overhauling the outmoded institutions and worldviews
that make up our global scientific governance system. Proponents of the
Access to Knowledge movement (A2K) have united around the principle that
data and knowledge are “anti-rivalrous,” the value of information
increases as it spreads.
Open Access Journals have demonstrated a new path for publishing that
utilizes the power of the internet to instantly distribute ideas instead
of imposing artificial scarcity to prop up old business models. “Health
2.0” entrepreneurs are seeking to apply the lessons of e-commerce to
However, these different efforts are each working on a piece of the
problem without a view of the whole. It is not sufficient or realistic to
tweak one component of the innovation system (eg, patent policy) and
assume the others stay static. Instead, dynamic, interactive, nonlinear
change is unfolding.
The Open Science Summit is the first and only event to consider what
happens throughout the entire innovation chain as reform in one area
influences the prospects in others. In the best case scenario, a virtuous
circle of mutually reinforcing shifts toward transparency and
collaboration could unleash hitherto untapped reserves of human ingenuity.
Register today at http://opensciencesummit.eventbrite.com/