Berlin 10 Open Access Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa



We take pleasure in announcing that Early Bird Registration (ZAR 3 300,00) for the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference - to be held at the Wallenberg Research Centre, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) - has been extended until 30 September 2012.

To register for the Conference (7-8 November) and Pre-conference Workshops (6 November), please visit:

Information on the registration process is available at:


The draft programme is available at:



The Berlin 10 Open Access Conference is hosted by Stellenbosch University, and  organised in collaboration with the Max Planck Society. Other partners include the Association of African Universities (AAU), the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and UNESCO.


The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, issued in 2003 by international research, scientific, and cultural institutions, promotes the Internet as a medium for disseminating global knowledge. It has been signed by the leaders of over 300 research institutions, libraries, archives, museums, funding agencies, and governments from around the world. Signatories include the Max Planck Society (co-initiator and custodian of the declaration), CERN, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academia Europea, Harvard University, and the International Federation of Library Associations.

The Berlin Open Access Conference Series supports the continued adoption and realisation of the principles of the declaration and has been hosted in Germany, Switzerland, England, Italy, France, China, and more recently in the USA (North America). Berlin 10 will mark the first such meeting to take place on the African continent. The program will feature concrete steps taken by a variety of stakeholders to support Open Access and invite participants to consider added actions that might be taken – including encouraging signatures to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. Call to action - Please visit for more information.



For registration enquiries, please contact:

Ellen Claasen

All other enquiries can be directed to:

Ina Smith


More information on the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference: 


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