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.



October 20, 2014
701 18th St NW in the World Bank J Building
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...
January 14, 2014
Open Access Developments in Latin America with Nicholas Cop from Andrea Higginbotham on...
October 21, 2013
World Bank
Celebrate Open Access Week in Washington, DC and Online Washington, DC – SPARC (The...
August 06, 2013
Tools for Open Access Advocacy: Demystifying HackathonsAnother free SPARC online...
June 29, 2013
Chicago, Illinois
Please join SPARC and ACRL for our 11th Annual Forum during the ALA Annual Meeting, which...
January 26, 2013
Washington, DC
  For decades, scholars - and those who evaluate them - have had a limited set...