We are delighted to announce that the program for our next Outreach Meeting, November 3-4 in San Francisco, is now finalized. Our theme is Research Information Innovation: Entrepreneurs and ORCID and, thanks to the hard work of our Program Committee, we have a great roster of sessions and speakers lined up. The meeting is free and places are going fast, so make sure you register soon!
In keeping with the venue – GitHub’s headquarters in downtown San Francisco – our goal is to make the meeting as interactive and dynamic as possible. So you can expect to enjoy a mix of facilitated discussions (no slides!), videos, and lightning talks/demos, as well as plenty of opportunities to participate – in advance and during the meeting itself. For example, we’re inviting questions for the panel sessions on Using Persistent User IDs in Identity Management, Recognizing Contributors, and Collecting and Storing Research and Researcher Data. Whether or not you’re attending, you’re welcome to add your questions to the Google docs or tweet them to #ORCID15.
Full details can be found on the program page. Highlights include keynotes by Kaitlin Thaney of Mozilla Science Labs and Geoff Bilder of CrossRef; a sneak preview of ORCID’s 2016 roadmap; and updates on new and innovative ORCID integrations spanning the scholarly community.
We’re also delighted that most members of ORCID’s development and customer support teams will be on hand to answer your technical questions, provide on-the-spot support and, of course, participate in our regular CodeFest. Anyone can sign up to join in the coding fun so, if you’re interested – or know someone who is – simply indicate your interest on the registration form.
Last, but not least, if you’re attending from out of town, please support ORCID by staying at the Courtyard San Francisco Downtown, where we have reserved a room block.
We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!