As part of its mission to educate stakeholders about opportunities for change in scholarly communication, SPARC hosts both regular and periodic meetings, webcasts and other community events. SPARC hosts a biennial meeting on Open Access, held in every other March. In addition the popular the SPARC-ACRL forum on emerging issues in scholarly communication is held at every annual and midwinter meeting of the American Library Association. SPARC hosts frequent webcasts on hot topics in the scholarly communication arena, and frequently collaborates with partner organizations on joint events.

SPARC staff and representatives present frequently on open access, public access, SPARC, and other topics central to the coalition's work. To invite SPARC to your event, please explore our Staff page or contact sparc [at] arl [dot] org.



April 14, 2015
Porto, Portugal
SPARC is pleased to officially announce a joint SPARC-COAR conference to take place...
November 18, 2014
Washington, DC
Join SPARC for the first ever OpenEd Advocacy Day before the 11th Annual Open...
November 15, 2014
Washington, DC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  ...
November 05, 2014
Charleston Conference
Please join SPARC and COAPI for a Charleston Preconference Campus Open Access...
October 20, 2014
701 18th St NW in the World Bank J Building
October 20, 2014
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the...
June 28, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
SPARC and ACRL Annual ForumSaturday, June 28, 2014; 3:00pm - 4:30pmBally's Las Vegas -...
March 10, 2014
DC and Everywhere
Open Education Week will take place on March 10-15, 2014. In a similar fashion to Open...
March 02, 2014
Kansas City, MO
      The 2014 SPARC Open Access Meeting has now concluded....
January 25, 2014
Philadelphia, PA
Please join SPARC and ACRL for a joint forum on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 3:30-5:00...


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