BioMed Central the open access publisher will be holding the 3rd annual Open Access Africa conference at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. To be held 4-5 November 2012, I am writing to Invite you as a delegate to attend this free event. To confirm your place please email:

Open Access Africa aims to bring together researchers, librarians, journal editors, funders and other decision-makers to share ideas on how open access publishing can support science and medicine in Africa.

Building on outcomes from previous successful and lively events, the conference will feature open access expertise from the University of Cape Town, the rest of Africa and beyond. The themes reflect the need for a clear message about what open access is, the importance of sustainable funding for African journals, and the complementary role of capacity building in research and in journal publishing.

The preliminary program outlines key-focuses such as an ‘open access overview’, ‘capacity building’ and ‘open access advocacy’. Confirmed speakers include representatives from The Wellcome Trust, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, AJOL and Malaria Journal.

Further information to help you to arrange your travel and accommodation can be found on our website. Please note that BioMed Central will not cover travel or accommodation costs.

Once we have received your email we will be in touch to confirm your place.

BioMed Central


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