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« John is the founder and Director of the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). He is also Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford University, Professor (Part-Time) of Publishing Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and Distinguished Scholar in Residence for SFU Library. John started PKP in 1998 at the University of British Columbia in an effort to create greater public and global access to research and scholarship through the use of new publishing technologies. He is the author of, among other books, Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED (Princeton, 1994); Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End (Minnesota, 1998); Technologies of Knowing (Beacon 2000); and The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (MIT Press, 2006). »

« Tara, an intersectional feminist who uses data and research to advocate for equality and inclusion, is the Diversity and Inclusion Lead at Mozilla. She has more than 10 years experience making open source and tech communities more diverse and welcoming. Her core values are social justice, collaboration and all things open–open source, open access and open education. As a librarian with five years leading accessibility work in higher education, she brings practical expertise of how of universal design can be used to include people with disabilities and enhance access for everyone. »

« Abel co-founded the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) in 1998, a Program of the São Paulo State Foundation (FAPESP) committed to the advancement Brazilian scientific research and communication through the open access indexing and publication of a selected collection of quality peer-reviewed journals. Currently he is Director of SciELO. He is also Project Coordinator at the Foundation of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) and former Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences (BIREME). Abel has a bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Master of Library Science with extensive experience in information science, librarianship, information technology, and information management. »

« Remedios (Reme) has been participating in national projects related to open access in Spain since 2005. She is currently a member of the scientific committees of Redalyc and SciELO Spain. She has also participated in several European initiatives including FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) and FOSTER+, a project directly related to all aspects of open science and how to contribute to its implementation through training and advocacy. Reme holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Valencia and completed her doctoral thesis at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Technology, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).  »

« Katherine is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that empowers collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. She is the founding program director for the MetaArchive Cooperative and played a founding role in the Library Publishing Coalition, the BitCurator Consortium, and Software Preservation Network. Katherine received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Emory University and regularly teaches graduate courses and workshops in digital librarianship and preservation topics. She also provides consultation services on community cultivation, sustainability, scholarly communications, and digital preservation topics. »

« Ignasi is Head of the Research Unit at the University of Barcelona's Learning and Research Resources Centre (CRAI) where he also directs the Office for the Dissemination of Knowledge. He is currently chairing the Board of SPARC Europe. He is member of the Steering Committee of the Info and Open Access Policy Group at the LERU (League of European Research Universities). He is the co-author of the LERU Roadmap for Research Data and the LERU Roadmap on Open Science. He is currently a member of the Working Group on Open Sicence at the CRUE (Spanish National Rectors Conference). He led the introduction of the Creative Commons project in Spain where he has been a leader since 2003. He was a member of the Board of the Open Courseware Consortium and a member of the Administrative Council of Communia, an International Association on the Pubic Domain. Ignasi holds a PhD in Physics. »

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