R2R Registration Now Open

Save the dates or register (risk-free) today, for the next Researcher to Reader Conference, which will take place on 22-23 February 2022 as a hybrid event, both at our London venue and online everywhere.

Visit the registration page here.

Earlier this year, R2R 2021 delivered on a promise to provide a real, fully-interactive online conference.  100% of our survey respondents said it was ’relevant to me professionally’, 98% said it was ’valuable use of my time’ and 80% said it was ’good value for money’.

For 2022, we plan to offer yet another real conference experience, but in a hybrid format. We will have our usual interactive sessions and live networking, and all delegates will be able to fully participate in the event, either online or physically.

Our programme will include our usual mix of presentations, panel discussions, workshops and debating, plus networking and optional lightning talks during the breaks in the main programme. Our programme is likely to include:

  • Lisa Hinchliffe on Transformative Agreements
  • Michael Levine-Clark on Research Data Discoverability
  • Kamran Naim on APC-free Open Access
  • Brian Bishop on Intermediation in the Real World
  • Bodo Stern on Preprint Peer Review
  • Alison Mudditt on the Hybrid Workplace
  • Roger Schonfeld on Digital Strategy & Corporate Consolidation

…plus workshops exploring:

  • Implementation of OA standards for libraries and publishers
  • Using the insights from research into ECR behaviours and needs
  • Improving open data transparency and quality
  • Exploring new models for offering OA monographs
  • Enabling greater access for disabled people within scholarly publishing
  • Reducing publishing barriers for researchers in LMICs.

…plus much more.

The core programme will run from 10am to about 5:30pm (UK time) each day, but will be extended earlier and later with networking sessions and recorded material, to support online participants in other time zones. The detailed programme and timetable is currently being finalised, and announcements will be made throughout October and November.

Registration already is open, and participants can register now, taking advantage of our early-bird prices completely risk-free, as we offer a 100% cancellation option until the end of January. Don’t wait – register today!

While it is possible to run an online webinar at minimal cost, offering the full hybrid R2R conference experience requires significant investment in the venue (both as a physical location and an online studio) and in the technology and people required to bring the physical and online components together.  Despite the additional hybrid costs, we are holding our ticket prices to the same level as in 2020 and 2021, with our usual discounts for ‘early birds’, librarians, academics and returning delegates.  There is no need to choose in advance between attending physically or online as the tickets are the same either way.

We expect to be able to welcome physical participants to our usual venue, BMA House in central London; it is possible that some Covid-related restrictions will still be in place in February, and the venue has a range of appropriate measures that they are able to implement. We will provide full details of the precautions that we will be taking nearer the date.

Mark Carden
25 October 2021