Many of us are still recovering from the tragic loss of Jean-Claude Bradley from the world. There have been a number of additional blog posts regarding JC… and I might have missed some (1,2,3,4)….and these express our shock and appreciation for who JC was as a man, a collaborator, an innovator and agent of change.
There will be a memorial symposium for JC at Drexel University on September 8th but Andy and I, selfishly I admit, wanted to take advantage of the the fact that we will both be in the UK during the week of July 14th, to try and pull together a symposium in Europe to celebrate JC’s contributions to Open Science.
Thanks to the kindness of Bobby Glen, outstanding advocate of Open Science, we have a venue for the symposium at Cambridge University. When Peter Murray-Rust heard that we were intending to host a symposium at Cambridge University he willingly jumped into the fray at short notice to help us co-host the gathering.
We admit that things are moving very quickly at present because of the short time until the meeting but we believe that the Open Science field, in particular, is fast-moving, flexible and more than willing to assemble to honor JC and discuss Open Science. The day-long meeting is on Monday July 14th and registration has just opened up so please do sign up to attend. A symposium page has been set up here by Andy on the InMemoriamJCB wiki and this will be updated regularly as we get the list of speakers squared away.
If you are interested in contributing a talk please contact me offline at tony27587ATgmailDOTcom. We are presently assembling titles and abstracts and will start listing them shortly. We are working on this in our off hours (early mornings and evenings) so please bear with us through the crunch of bringing this gathering together.
What is most critical at present is for us to get an estimate of numbers of attendees. There are two rooms available to us at the university and we need to firm up quite quickly an estimate of the numbers of attendees so we can choose which room to lock down for the meeting. With this in mind registration (and with a firm commitment to attend please) is encouraged early. Once again…sign up here.