Open Access: Thinktank - Technical University of Denmark - AM

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Join Michael Forster, Managing Director of Publications from IEEE and the Content Online team for a chance to discuss and influence IEEE's Open Access policies. Have your say on how the IEEE's Open offerings should look in the future.

You might be a “Plan S” advocate, you might have a foot in the “Read and Publish” camp or you might be more “Publish and Read”, you might even think Open Access is a temporary “blip” in the publishing landscape. Whatever your thoughts on Open Access please consider attending.

The meeting will be informal in style but attendees should come prepared to contribute vigorously to the OA debate. Lunch and refreshments are included for all who attend.

Whilst we make no guarantees about the future direction of Open Access policies at IEEE now would be a great time to ensure your views are heard and recorded at these special events.

Thinktank agenda

  • Welcome and Introduction (10 minutes)
  • About IEEE – a brief history of this Not-For Profit Membership Society & Publisher (10 minutes)
  • Quick recap of IEEE’s current Open Access policies and pricing (10 minutes)
  • Round table discussion and idea generation (75 minutes)
  • Summary of conversations (15 minutes)
  • Lunch (60 minutes)
  • Close

If you need any more information prior to registering please contact your local Content Online Account Manager or our Director, Par Rock. Alternatively, grab your place now before it’s too late.




Michael Forster BIO

Michael Forster is Managing Director, Publications at IEEE - a position he has held since late 2015 - and has more than two decades of experience in educational, professional, and research publishing. Working for both Elsevier and Wiley prior to IEEE, he has served in senior management positions in the UK, the US, and in Germany. His past roles have spanned all aspects of the publishing industry and include expertise in strategic planning, M&A and portfolio analysis, product management, and content development. Michael has managed businesses in journal, book, magazine, database, and scientific workflow product fields, led development of new online content formats and semantic enrichment products, and run innovative projects to develop online learning and eBook products, and to transform business models for the textbook market.

At IEEE Michael’s role includes responsibility for publishing operations, content technology, and platform development, as well as liaison and management of volunteer governance bodies driving organizational strategy.
As an actively engaged member of the international publishing community, Michael has served in various leadership and governance roles including with the AAP, Crossref, CHORUS, InChI Trust, and STM Association.

Michael received his B.A. (Hons) and M.Eng. in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford.

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