THANK YOU to everyone who has helped develop the speakers list. The more you contribute, the more useful the list becomes. Every single entry is appreciated! (We are also grateful for edits and enhancements, though those are harder to quantify.)


Our goal is that wherever in the world someone wants to host an Open event, there will be someone within that country listed in our database – ideally, multiple people! Help bring the Open movement to every corner of the world.


The Open movement has many facets, and we want
to cover them all. Combined with geographic spread, a wide range of topics
will make this list powerful. Please add any you feel are missing when you
submit a speaker.

Support the Database

To succeed, the Open Research and Education Speakers Database needs help from the community. You can contribute in many ways.

  1. Share the resource on social media, and especially with conference hosts.
  2. Update the speakers database with people you know, and people you see speaking at conferences on the topics.
  3. Tell us you used it! You can do this @R2RC or Joe at Right to Research dot ORG. 

Speakers Database home staging area

100+ Open Access, Open Research Data and Open Education speakers in 20+ countries for your event


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How to support us: If you find the information in this database useful, please let us know via email at joe@righttoresearch.org or Twitter @R2RC. If you want to help support it you can add submissions or share the list.

Take down requests: If you would like your information to be removed, or partially removed from the database please use this form. If an entry is inaccurate, but you do not want it removed, please update the entry

Disclaimer: The information found in the database is provided by the pubic and is not endorsed by SPARC or the Right to Research Coalition. You are advised to check information found before use.

The Open Speakers Database is maintained by SPARC and the Right to Research Coalition, but relies on contributions from the community. The data is licensed CC-0, and can be downloaded from here. Our code for the database visualisation can be found on GitHub, under an MIT licence. All other content is licensed CC-BY unless otherwise stated, and we encourage reposting. We do ask that if you do this, you let us know here so we can keep you up to date on changes.

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Open Research and Education Speakers Database by Right to Research Coalition is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Speakers Database

This area of the site is still in-development, please check back for more soon!