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FORCE2017 – Call for Abstracts, Keydates, Travel Fellowships

25-27 October 2017

Venue: Kalkscheune (, Berlin
Hashtag: #FORCE2017
Conference Chair: Martin Fenner
Program Chair: Daniel Mietchen

This year’s Force11 Conference will focus on “Changing the Culture” as a theme to guide these discussions. It is intended to create new partnerships and collaborations and to support implementation of ideas generated at the conference and in the FORCE11 working groups. With a focus on dialogue rather than monologues, on diversity both on stage and in the audience, and with a program geared towards turning past experiences with and future visions for scholarly communication into concrete next steps, the FORCE2017 Conference aims to contribute its fair share to changing the scholarly communication landscape. Check out the line-up of Keynote Speakers and topics on the website.  

Key Dates

Earlybird Registration 31st July

Abstract Submission (Posters, Demos, Sessions): 15th August

Travel Fellowships

Limited travel support will be available to participate in the FORCE2017 conference.  Applications for support will be available beginning of August.  Anyone may submit an application for travel support, however, preference will be given to students and postdocs based on the information provided on the application form.  Historically, the application requests received exceed the funding available and we therefore are only able to provide “partial” funding.  

Maximum awards:  Funds will be awarded based on actual expenses up to a maximum amount as outlined below.

  • Travel from European Countries to Berlin will be given reimbursement of travel expenses up to a maximum of €750
  • Travel from outside European Countries to Berlin will be given reimbursement of travel expenses up to a maximum of €1,500
  • In addition, conference registration fees will be waived for travel fellowship recipients.





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