Berlin 11, Berlin 2013
"After ten years, it is time to consider how the energy and dedication of our institutions should be renewed and directed toward the challenges of the next decade. It is my pleasure to invite you to participate in this year’s “Berlin Open Access Conference” which will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Berlin Declaration."
Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss
President of the Max Planck Society
During the conference, the Max Planck Society presented a draft mission statement and asked the participants for their comments. The mission statement will be used as a guideline for future activities of the Max Planck Society towards the goals mentioned in the "Berlin Declaration" a decade ago.
In conjunction with the Berlin 11 Open Access meeting, the Max Planck Society and Right to Research Coalition hosted the first-ever satellite conference to the Berlin conference series specifically for students and early stage researchers.
The meeting convened approximately 85 students and early stage researchers for intimate discussions with leading figures in the Open Access movement, including researchers, publishers, policymakers, advocates, and — most importantly — students themselves.