Past SPARC Events
Below you can find an archive of previous SPARC events. Click here to view upcoming SPARC events.
May 01: Expanding the Scope: Illustrating the Impact of OER
Our upcoming webcast "Expanding the Scope: Illustrating the Impact of OER" will provide participants with frameworks for illustrating the many benefits of open educational resources, focusing on expanding impact beyond cost savings.
April 11: SPARC Member Meetup at ACRL5pm · Society Lounge Open Access · Open Data · Open Education
We invite you to join Nick Shockey, SPARC’s Director of Programs & Engagement, and Shawn Daugherty, SPARC’s Director of Operations, at a cocktail reception to further discuss SPARC’s programs and hear from SPARC members about what is important to them. This event to take place from 5-6:30pm at Society Lounge — 2063 E 4th St, Lower Level, Cleveland, OH.
April 07: SPARC Member Meetup at CNI Spring Meeting5:00 - 7:30 pm · Consulate Room, Ritz Carlton, St. Louis Open Access · Open Data · Open Education
Prior to the start of the CNI Conference, you will have the opportunity to hear from Heather Joseph, SPARC’s Executive Director, about next steps for two priorities on our program plan — a proposed solution set for to accompany our infrastructure analysis and additional work to support ‘big deal’ cancellations. This convening will take place from 5-6pm in the Consulate Room at the Ritz Carlton, St. Louis. A reception will immediately following.
This event is reserved for SPARC Members.
March 26: Members-Only: Strategies for Leveraging OA at the Negotiating Table12pm ET / 9am PT · Open Access
Learn from Claudio Aspesi, the leading market analyst who authored the landscape analysis.
March 14: Members-Only: Update on SPARC’s Policy Priorities in 20191pm ET / 10am PT · Open Access · Open Data · Open Education
Update for SPARC members on the current policy landscape, and an assessment of where our best opportunities lie for making continued progress in the 116th Congress.
March 05: Congressional Briefing – Open Textbooks: Student Success and Savings12pm - 1pm · SVC 215 Open Education
In celebration of international Open Education Week, this briefing will bring together a panel of experts and practitioners to discuss how open textbooks are making higher education more affordable and effective for students.
February 13: Members-only: Overview of the Economic Drivers of the Research Communication & Education Materials Markets12pm ET / 9am PT · Open Access · Open Data · Open Education
Learn more from Claudio Aspesi.
February 08: Members-only: Briefing with Jean-Claude Guédon1pm (et) / 10am (pt) · Open Access · Open Data
Members-only briefing with Prof. Jean-Claude Guédon, lead author of the European Commission report on “The Future of Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Communication."