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NN010_flyerNerd Nite #10: Open science in Japan

The open research movement promises to help scientists share data, accelerate discoveries, and make scholarship free and accessible for everyone. Experts in the field will tell us about the challenges and successes as Japan adapts to #openscience.

If you think this sounds dry, think again! This Nerd Nite is for anyone interested in open practices (culture, data, access, source…), research, innovation, metrics & impact, and publishing. Plus drinks will be for sale or you can bring your own.

Speakers:

  • Nobuko Miyairi — ORCID: get the only flower in the world for you
  • Kazutsuna Yamaji — Does open science require a national-level infrastructure?
  • Kazuhiro Hayashi — Opening scholarly communication: a vision and current challenges for open science

Registration recommended, SIGN UP HERE

When: April 21 (Friday), doors open 19:30, start 20:00

Where: Accenture Digital Hub (12F), Akasaka. Directly accessible from Tameike-sanno & Kokkai-gijidomae stations.

Price: ¥1000 on the door

Be there and be square!


About Nerd Nite

Nerd Nite is “the Discovery Channel with beer”, a worldwide monthly event series that mixes presentations, performances, trivia, demos, music, and of course drinking. Nerd Nite Tokyo events are held in English.

Get involved (we want you!)

If you are interested in presenting or volunteering, send us an email (tokyo@nerdnite.com), message us on Facebook (fb.com/nerdnitetokyo) or send a DM on Twitter (@nntokyo). You do not have to be a (science) presentation pro! Anyone — scientists, engineers, artists, makers, hackers, historians, science fans or storytellers — can give a talk at Nerd Nite about their own projects or just anything they find cool. Our past speakers include a medieval sword expert, artificial intelligence researchers, a hackerspace guru, a videogame artist and a nuclear physicist.

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More about Nerd Nite: videos

The Japan Times made a nice clip (and story) of Nerd Nite Tokyo #7

 

Here’s a smattering of (non-Tokyo) Nerd Nite talks to give you an idea of what it’s all about.

And here’s what Japanese TV had to say about Nerd Nite: