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FORCE2018 is coming to Montreal.

Are you a researcher or a librarian? You might be a publisher, or a funder of research.

Whatever your position, you have an important role to ensure research is easily found and shared so that everyone can benefit from the latest results.

The FORCE meeting – this October – is a place where communities come together.

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Save $100US if you register by August 31

What is FORCE2018?

FORCE2018 is a different conference. It promotes open discussions on an open future for scholarly communications. It looks beyond the publication to the needs of all involved in the research enterprise, including the producers and the users of research.

The wide variety of this year’s talks cover many themes, including

Sometimes controversial. Often different. Always inspiring.

Why Montreal?

There’s a reason why Montreal is a magnet for students and investors. With 11 universities and a vibrant tech sector, the academic-business connection is strong and thriving. Artificial intelligence, high tech, gaming, neuroscience, data-hosting and shared services are just some of the businesses that have made a home in the largest French-speaking city outside France. (French is one of Canada’s two official languages and Montreal is almost fully bilingual). Montreal is also making its mark on the open science scene. Open science followers will be familiar with the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute of the Montreal Neurological Institute, the pan-Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform, Erudit, MNI Open Research, and other leading-edge efforts for open science.

Montreal is a great city. Make sure and take time to explore it.

Join us to learn more

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Why else should you attend?

What makes the FORCE2018 conference special, and unmissable, is the opportunity to connect and collaborate with committed people from across sectors. We may approach things from different perspectives, but we all care about research.

We all want to realise the benefits of enhanced access to the world’s knowledge.

So, please join us for three days in fabulous Montreal, Canada and engage in great conversation.

The FORCE2018 Conference will be held in Montreal, Canada on October 11 & 12, 2018 at the New Residence Conference Center at McGill University. Pre-conference workshops held on October 10 at Concordia University's Webster Library. You can check out the full schedule here.

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Thanks! We'll look forward to seeing you there.

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee

Joanne Clark, Ludmer Centre - McGill University

Jean-Claude Guédon, Université de Montréal

Lorie Kloda, Concordia University

Vincent Larivière, Université de Montréal

Naser Muja, Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform

Jean-Baptiste Poline, McGill University (Local Organizing Committee Lead)

Nikola Stikov, Polytechnique Montréal

Violeta Ilik 
Force11 Board Member