Advocacy Event

Many busy months in preparation and reflective of 2 years project, the first of the end of Pathfinder project events was a huge success.  Some 30 of us came together on Thursday 9th June to discuss some of the best outputs from the pathfinder projects related to Advocacy in.

As we move towards the end of the Pathfinder projects it’s time to celebrate the successes and achievements that have come from 2 years hard work.  The events are an opportunity to showcase outcomes and outputs that have proven successful and can be used benefit the wider OA community.

We had 6 excellent TeachMeets from the Making Sense of OA and O2OA projects.  TeachMeet sessions are an informal presentation style where ‘presenters’ sit or stand with small groups of delegates and speak for a short time, usually around 7 minutes, about their idea, poster, etc before the group engages in an informal discussion.  Each session should last only around 15 minutes before the delegate group moves onto the next table.  The idea being that the informality breaks down barriers and allows for a more dynamic conversation to flow.

It certainly looked like the conversations were flowing at each TeachMeet stand and it was interesting to see that each groups discussion went in its own direction.  The feedback on these sessions has been positive so it’s a format we will repeat where possible.

Many thanks to Alison McNab who not only tweeted throughout the day but also pulled together this great Storify from the day:
https://storify.com/AlisonMcNab/oa-good-practice-advocacy-event

Our next event is Monday 20th June and will be hosted at the Jisc offices in central London, we have another packed agenda for the day:
https://openaccess.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2016/06/14/still-time-to-register-for-oagp-policy-and-baselining-event-20th-june-2016

 

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