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Speak your mind on “Thinking/Acting: The Global and the Local”

The FORCE11 annual conference held online from April 18-20 will discuss open science in global and local contexts. We’re inviting proposals for lightning talks that explore the theme of tensions between local ways of knowing and globally-imposed standards, and share insights on local academic citizenship and global systems of knowledge production, evaluation, and dissemination. Whether you see global and local contexts in research communications and infrastructure coming into conflict or creating synergies – take an opportunity to share your perspective. 

To enable a truly global dialogue on this important topic, we especially encourage proposals from colleagues based in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as Africa and Latin America.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Translating international efforts into local efforts 
  • Learning form collaboration in local setting
  • (In)equity in the research ecosystem
  • Local needs vs. global interests
  • Local and global systems and infrastructure
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarly communication
  • Local systems of knowing and knowledge-making as levers of global change
  • Lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic that helped amplify the global effects of local actions
  • Post-pandemic shift of scholarly communications events to in-person events and their implications on the local scales (threats, opportunities, and solutions)
  • “Glocalization” – research communication as both increasingly particular and universal
  • Inherent bias in artificial (and human) intelligence systems and their effects on local, minority and marginal populations
  • Roadblocks to bridging the gap between local and global communication in research and scholarship
  • Global actions that affect local thinking and local actions that affect global thinking

Please note the lightning talks of up to 10 minutes in length will be grouped in sessions taking place from 6pm Hong Kong | 12PM Cape Town | 10am London onwards. 

Please submit your proposal using this form by February 27, 2023

Please include the speaker information and the brief outline of the talk and your location/time zone preferences. 

All speakers will need to register for the conference. We will offer discounts and waivers whenever fees would impose a barrier to a speaker’s participation.
Please note that this conference abides by the FORCE11 Code of Conduct.

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