The 3rd UN Open Science Conference will bring together policy makers, representatives of intergovernmental organizations, researchers, scholars, librarians, publishers and civil society. Under the theme Accelerating the Sustainable Development Goals, Democratizing the Record of Science they will engage in a dialogue about the opportunities and challenges of practicing open science and explore initiatives, themes and perspectives into the open scientific method and the digital scholarly communications cycle.

Under the three main themes: 1) Equity in open scholarship, 2) Reforming scientific publishing, and 3) Strengthening the science-policy-society interface, participants will engage in discussions about the present and future of open science practices for the SDGs and reaffirm that scientific progress and its applications are for the benefit of all.

IFLA will be represented by Lisa Hinchliffe, member of our Open Access Working Group.