Previous Keynote Speakers by Year

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2021
Thursday, April 29th
1:00 PM

Closing Keynote: Academy-Owned Non-Profit Open Access Publishing: an Approach to Achieve Participatory and Sustainable Scholarly Communications

Arianna Becerril García, Redalyc

1:00 PM - 1:45 AM

Tuesday, April 27th
9:10 AM

Opening Keynote: What is Open about Closed: an Ubuntu Perspective of Open Access

Reggie Raju, University of Cape Town

9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

2019
Tuesday, April 30th
3:15 PM

Closing Keynote: Platform Capitalism and the Governance of Knowledge Infrastructure

Leslie Chan, University of Toronto Scarborough

KIPJ Theatre

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

9:15 AM

Opening Keynote: Open, Equitable, Affordable, and Transparent: Progress on the Road to True Open Access

Virginia Steel, UCLA

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

2018
Tuesday, April 24th
3:40 PM

Closing Keynote: Collaborative and Collective: Setting an Agenda for the Intersections

Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University
Merinda Kaye Hensley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

KIPJ Theatre

3:40 PM - 4:25 PM

9:15 AM

Opening Keynote: Working Together to Build and Sustain a Global Knowledge Commons

Kathleen Shearer, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

KIPJ Theatre

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

2017
Tuesday, May 2nd
4:15 PM

Closing Keynote: Digital Infrastructures that Embody Library Principles

Trevor Owens, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

KIPJ Theatre

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

9:15 AM

Opening Keynote: Fulfilling Our Mission in the Digital Age

Joan K. Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

KIPJ Theatre

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

2016
Thursday, April 28th
4:15 PM

Closing Keynote: The Past, Present and Future of Digitization in Academic and Research Libraries

James G. Neal, Columbia University

KIPJ Theatre

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

9:15 AM

Opening Keynote: The Persistent Embodiment of Knowledge

Charles J. Henry, Council on Library and Information Resources

KIPJ Theatre

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

2015
Wednesday, April 29th
4:15 PM

Closing Keynote

Kenneth Crews

KIPJ Theatre

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

9:15 AM

Opening Keynote

Heather Joseph

KIPJ Theatre

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

2014
Wednesday, April 9th
3:45 PM

Closing Keynote

Lee Van Orsdel, Grand Valley State University

KIPJ AB

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

9:00 AM

Opening Keynote

Lorraine Haricombe

KIPJ AB

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM