--- 2000 ---

Invited Seminar. Plymouth University. 18 Feb 2000.

Invited Seminar. Goldsmiths College, London. 1 March 2000.

Keynote. Repenser la communication scientifique. INRA/INSERM Paris 29 March 2000

Invited Speaker. "From Sensorimotor Praxis and Pantomime to Symbolic Propositions." 3rd International Conference on The Evolution of Language. Paris. April 2000

Keynote Speech. ASLIB conference on "Death of the journal: will PubMed Central kill the journal in Health and Life Sciences?" Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. London, England. May 11 2000.

Plenary Lecture. "Freeing the Refereed Literature Online Through Self-Archiving." 197th Meeting of Electrochemical Society. Toronto 15 May 2000.

Extending Interoperability of Digital Libraries: Building on the Open Archives Initiative. Digital Libraries Conference. San Antonio Texas June 3 2000.

External Examiner. Doctoral Thesis (Jonathan Loose). Exeter. 9 June 2000.

The Open Archives Initiative: Mechanisms for Federating Eprint Archives. JISC/CNI Meeting: Bringing Coherence to Networked Information for the New Century. Stratford UK. June 14, 2000.

External Examiner. Doctoral Thesis (Yaw Busia). Keele. 20 June 2000.

Invited Speaker. Le Destin Optimal et Inevitable des Revues Scientifiques dans l'Ere PostGutenbergienne. World Psychiatric Association Jubilee. Paris, 29 June 2000.

Perceptual and Electrocortical Changes During the Course of Category Learning. Emernet Meeting. Durham 8-9 August 2000

Keynote Address. International Conference "Electronic Publishing in the Third Millennium" Kaliningrad/Sveltogorsk, Russia, 17-19 August 2000.

"Peer Review in the Online Era" (1) and "Open Archiving for an Open Society" (2) Tenth International Conference of Science Editors, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 27-30, 2000

Debate on Evolution of Consciousness. (Jeffrey Gray, Euan Macphail vs. Max Velmans, Stevan Harnad; Alex Kacelnik, moderator) London 5 September 2000

Annual Guest Lecture, Institute of Information Scientists/IIS Brunei Gallery, London 6 September 2000

Current Science Festschrift for Eugene Garfield. Madras 16-17 September Madras India

External Examiner. Thesis Defense. "Lexicon Grounding on Mobile Robots" Paul Vogt. Free University Brussels. 12 October.

Advancing Scientific Research through Open Archiving. Chemical Information Conference: Annecy, France 22-25 October 2000.

"Restoring the Socratic Dialogue in the Post-Gutenberg Age of Scholarly Skywriting" Conference on: Information Society, Interdisciplinarity, and the Future of the Humanities. Institute for Philosophical Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Budapest, Hungary. 4 November 2000.

Distingushed Speaker lecture. Society for Computers in Psychology. November 16 2000 New Orleans XIV

"Freeing the Scholarly and Scientific Research Literature Online Through Author Auto-Archiving". Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting. November 17 2000 New Orleans.

"Freeing the Scholarly and Scientific Research Literature Online Through Author Auto-Archiving". McGill University. November 20 2000 Montreal.

"Changements perceptuels et electrocorticals durant l'apprentissage des categories" Laboratoire LEIBNIZ - Institut IMAG, Grenoble, France 27 novembre 2000

External Examiner. Doctorat d'etat/Habilitation. Bayesian Learning in Robots. Dr Pierre BESSIERE. Grenoble. 28 novembre 2000

Thesis Viva. Enric Claverol: "An event-driven approach to biologically realistic simulation of neural aggregates." Southampton University 4 Dec 2000.

Invited Speaker, Perception and Production Workshop on Interaction of Human and Artificial Communicating Systems, Bielefeld, Germany 13-17 December 2000. 

--- 2001 ---

Roundtable on Subversive Proposal. American Historical Society. January 4-8 2001 Boston 2001.

Keynote Speaker. 10th Australasian Information Online Conference. Sydney Australia, 13th to 22th January, 2001

Special Guest Lecture, Humanities Programme and the Department of Physics: Opening Up the Refereed Research Literature Through Open Archiving. Imperial College, London 24 January 2001.

Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Information Group: Subversive Proposal. London 15 March 2001

BCS/RSI Invited Lecture. IBM Hursley. 15 March 2001.

Invited Speaker. Conference on Scholarly Communication and Academic Press. Florence, Italy, 22 March 2001.

Invited Speaker.  Workshop on the Open Archives Initiative and Peer Review journals in Europe.
Geneva, March 22-24 2001.

Keynote Speaker. For Whom the Gate Tolls? Internet Librarian International Conference. London. 26 March 2001.

Invited Library Science Talk, Association of International Librarians and Information Specialists, CERN Scientific Information Service, and Swiss National Library, Bern, 2 April 2001, Geneva 3 April 2001.

Invited Speaker. Interdisciplinary Conference on Brain and Cognition (Agy es Tudat). Hungarian Neurological  Society and the Hungarian Academy of Science's Philosophy Research Insititute.
Budapest 18 April 2001.

Minicourse on Consciousness. Psychology Department. University of Szeged.  16-20 April 2001.

V Latin American and Caribbean Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information (CRICS 5) "Scientific knowledge production and communication" Havana, Cuba 25-27 April 2001.

Invited speaker. Human Behavior and Evolution Society. London 13-15 June 2001

Invited Speaker. Change and Continuity in Scholarly Communications. Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Amsterdam, Netherlands. 25 June 2001.

Invited Speaker. NSF Digital Libraries Initiative All Projects Meeting. "Author/Institution Self-Archiving of the Refereed Research Literature: How Eprint Archives Will Affect Access, Productivity, Impact and Assessment." Roanoke VA, 27-28 June 2001.

Invited Speaker. UKOLN/DNER Open Archives Meeting. Developing an agenda for institutional e-print archives. Institute of Mechanical Engineers. London. Wednesday 11th July

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Invited Speaker. NIMH workshop on "Data Archiving for Animal Cognition Research" Washington DC, July 19-20 2001

Virtual Symposium: "Screens and Networks: Towards a new relationship with the written word."  Skyreading/writing in the PostGutenberg Galaxy. Wednesday, November 14 - Friday, November 30 2001

Open Society Institute: Developing a strategy to support free/low cost online journal initiatives. Budapest, 2 December 2001

--- 2002 ---

Invited Speaker: International seminar: "Scholarly communication reconsidered" Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Firenze Italy, 21 January 2002

Seminaire. L'apprentissage des categories. Departement d'informatique. Universite du Quebec a Montreal. mardi 5 fevrier 2002.

Forum des études supérieures de la recherche: Auto-archivage des publications pour augmenter leur impact scientifique. Universite du Quebec a Montreal. lundi 11 fevrier 2002.

Invited Seminar. L'auto-archivage at la cybermétrie. Association pour la mesure des sciences et des techniques (ADEST) Paris 14 February 2002.

L'apprentissage implicite et explicite des catégories. Centre de neurosciences de la cognition. Université du Québec à Montréal. lundi 22 février 2002.

Seminaire. Auto-archivage et accès libre: le contrôle des pairs et le contrôle des prix. École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information. Université de Montréal. 12 mars 2002.

Invited speaker. The New Information Order and the Future of the Archive. University of Edinburgh. 20-23 March 2002.

Overview of Current Scholarly Communication Environment. Queens University, Kingston, Ontario 10 April, 2002.

Keynote Address: Open Research Access for an Open Society. Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing DIAC-02.
University of Washington Seattle, 16-19 May 2002.

Inaugural Lecture. "Darwin, Skinner, Turing and the Mind." Foreign Member. Hungarian Academy of Sciences.  Budapest, Hungary 27 May 2002.

Plenary Address, Hungarian Psychological Association. "At What Point Does Evolutionary Psychology Become a Reductio Ad Absurdum?" University of Szeged, Hungary 31 May 2002.

Minicourse on Cognitive Science. University of Szeged. June 2002.

TENNET XIII,  13th Annual conference on Theoretical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 21-23 June 2002.

Seminar. "Can a Machine be Conscious?" Philsoophy Department, McGill University. 4 pm 20 September 2002

Rights Metadata for OAi Working Group Meeting. Loughborough University, 2 October 2002.

Invited Lecturer. "Evolution of Behavior, Cognition and Consciousness." Workshop on Evolution of Structure and Function in Biology. Trieste 21-25 October 2002.

Intervenant invite. "Ranimer la tradition orale par ciélographie". Les defis de l'editon numerique. Quinzièmes entretiensl du Centre Jacques Cartier. Lyon 8-11 decembre 2002. 

--- 2003 ---

Invited Speaker. Open Access to Scientific & Technical Information. Paris 23-24 January 2003.

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Séminaire: L'ancrage du symbolique dans le sensorimoteur". Université de Montréal. 21 février 2003

Seminar From implicit knowledge by acquaintance to explicit knowledge by description: The adaptive road to language. Concordia University. 9 March 2003.

Synergies Network Symposium,  Simon Fraser University, Vanvouver BC 20-21 March 2003.

Keynote Address. Symposium on Scholarly Publishing and Archiving on the Web. University of Albany. 7 April  2003.

"Making One's Mark in the PostGutenberg World: How to Enhance Research Impact Through Self-Archiving" Princeton University. 1:00pm 1 May 2003.

Can a Machine Be Conscious?  Rutgers University Department of Philosophy. Davison Hall, Douglass. 4:30 pm 1 May 2003.

"Making One's Mark in the PostGutenberg World: How to Enhance Research Impact Through Self-Archiving" Rutgers University. 10:30am 2 May 2003.

Keynote Address,  Author/institution self-archiving and the future of peer-reviewed journals" Council of Science Editors (CSE) Annual Meeting, 9:30 am, Pittsburgh PA 4 May 2003.

Panelist, State of the art in electronic journals and electronic publishing, Council of Science Editors (CSE) Annual Meeting, 10:30 am, Pittsburgh PA 5 May 2003

Invited presentation: "Open Access by Peaceful Evolution" At: International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers "Universal Access: By Evolution or Revolution?" Amsterdam, 15-16 May 2003.

(Rights Metadata for Open Archiving [RoMEO] Advisory Board. 10am London 10 May 2003)

(Peer Review Working Party 2pm London 20 May)

Workshop on Peer Review. Trieste, Italy, 23-24 May 2003

Invited Lecturer. "There Is No Concrete." Conference on: "Access to the Abstract." University of Southern Denmark Odense, 30-31 May 2003.

UQaM Summer Institute in Cognitive Sciences on Categorization. 30 June - 11 July 2003

Keynote Speaker, "Maximizing and Measuring Institutional Research Impact" Oldenburg Germany 17-19 September 2003

Conférencier invité: L'auto-archivage et l'initiative de Budapest pour l'accès libre à la recherche scientifique. Congrès de la Société Française de Psychologie. Poitiers, France 25-26 septembre 2003

Invited Lecture, School of Analytic Studies & Information Technology and Committee on Research & Teaching "Brownbag Research Seminars." (1) (noon - 2 pm) Maximizing and Measuring Scholarly Impact by Maximizing Scholarly Access: Toward a University and National Policy of Self-Archiving Research Output. (2) (4pm) To Cognize is to Categorize: Cognition Is Categorization York University Tuesday September 30 2003

Seminar, Ebbinghaus Empire, University of Toronto, 12:15-1:30 Wednesday 1 October 2003
Can Machines Feel? How?

Invited speaker. Max Planck Society Symposium on Open Access to the Data and Results of the Sciences and Humanities. Berlin, 18-22 October 2003.
Ad hoc Symposium: "Two Roads to Open Access," Freie Universität Berlin, 22. Oktober 2003.

Colloque. Association pour l'avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation. 15:45-16:45, Ottawa, vendredi 7 novembre 2003.

Keynote speaker, Open Access Seminar, National Committee of University and Research Libraries, Norwegian Council of Higher Education. Discussions with stake-holders in national research policy making and budgeting. 11-12 November 2003, Oslo, Norway.

Session sur l'accès libre, cours de scientométrie, CIRST W-3235, UQàM, 11h00 à 12h30 18 novembre 2003

Workshop on consciousness and neuroscience. University of Pittsburgh. 6 December 2003.

11 Dec. Bilan de l'École d'été 2003 en sciences cognitives. jeudi 11 décembre 2003 au DS-1950 à midi.

--- 2004 ---


Keynote Speaker. Cognitive Science Symposium. University College and Cognitive Science Students Association. University of Toronto. 30-31 January 2004.

15-19 Feb Southampton
National Policies on Open Access (OA) Provision for University Research Output: an International meeting, Southampton, 19 February 2004.

Human Language: cognitive, neuroscientific and dynamical systems perspectives. University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 19-22 February, 2004.

Budapest meetings. 23-27 February 2004.

Invited plenary paper. Interdisciplinary Conference on "Compositionality, Concepts, and Cognition" Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany 28 February - 3 March 2004

S. Chartier soutenance matin 10 DS-1950

10 May. D. Mareschal McGill

Colloque ACFAS 2004 Propriété intellectuelle. Droit d'auteur et diffusion de la recherche. Université du Québec à Montréal, 13 mai 2004

Invited Speaker, Szetfolyoirat ("Disperserial"): Serial Culture in the Electronic Age. Eotvos Lorand Scientific University, Budapest, Hungary 21-22 May 2004.

Wizards of OS 3 panel on "Free Access Science" Berlin. 10-12 June 2004.

Libre Accès aux résultats de la recherche : une politique pour un renouveau de la publication scientifique. Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique du CNRS. La Rochelle, France, 24-25 juin 2004. 

World Forum of Cultures: From Conflict to Cooperation. Proposals from the Cognitive Sciences. Barcelona. 17-20 July 2004.

Scholarly Publishing: Challenges for Peer Review in the Digital World: "Peer review in the Open Access era" 1:55 PM-5:00 PM, Sunday, August 22 Perspectives on Open Access: "The gold and the green roads to Open Access" 1:30 PM-5:00 PM, Monday, August 23 American Chemical Society. Pennsylvania Convention Center -- 110A&B,

EuroCris, CRIS + Open Access = The Route to Research Knowledge,The Green and Gold Roads to Open Access, Palace of the Academies, Brussels September 20-21 2004.

INASP (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications) and WAME (World Association of Medical Editors) and JPGM (Journal of Postgraduate Medicine) Mumbai, India, 23-26 September, 2004.

Featured Speaker. Internet Librarian International 2004. London. 11 October, 2004.
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Invited Speaker. Whitehead Lectures on Computational Creativity and Cognition. Goldsmiths College. 13 October 1004.

Invited Speaker. Self-archiving, peer-review and quality assessment aspects of open access. Symposium on Open Access to Knowledge and Scholarly Communication. University of Zurich and Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences. Zurich, Switzerland 15 October 2004.

Invited Speaker. Chemical Sciences Roundtable Workshop. National Academy of Sciences. Washington DC 25-26 October 2004.

NIH Meeting, Bldg. 1. 2-30 pm. 26 October 2004.

Speaking of Open Access. Internet Librarian 2004 Monterey Calfornia 17 November 2004.
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Invited Speaker, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan, November 25, 2004.

Invited Speaker, Cologne Summit on Open Access Publishing, Cologne, 6-8 December, 2004.

--- 2005 ---

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Open Access Meeting. Southampton University. 25-26 January, 2005.

Berlin Declaration 3: Southampton University. 26 February - 2 March, 2005.

fri mar 11 tnc me: creativity

(1) Symposium on Creativity, Mind, and Brain in Hungarian Scholarship: Past and Present. Indiana University, Saturday-Sunday, 2-3 April, 2005.


(2a) Panel Monday, Symposium on Language and Perception 12:00-2:00 pm Monday, 4 April, 2005

(2b) "Open Access Scientometrics" Networks and Complex Systems 6-7 pm Monday, 4 April


(3a) Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics Speaker Series.  "Maximizing Research Impact Through Institutional Self-Archiving". Indiana University, Tuesday 5 April 2005.

Zenon Pylyshyn Festschrift, Guelph, 29 April 2005.

Dini Workshop on Open Access. "Designing and Implementing University and Research Institution Self-Archiving Policy" Goettingen, Germany. 23-24 May 2005. 

Invited keynote speaker. "The green and gold roads to maximizing research access, usage and impact" 26th Annual Conference of the International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL), Quebec, Canada, June 2 2005.

International Development Research Centre, "'Self-Archive Unto Others As Ye Would Have Them Self-Archive Unto You': The Golden Rule of Knowledge Transfer" Open Access and its impact on research in the developing world.
Ottawa June 7 2005

Invited keynote speaker. "Open Access to Scientific and Scholarly Research: Why and How?" Freedom of Information and Open Access. Chaos Control 2005. University of Vienna/School of Law, the Austrian Academy of Science and the Danube University, Krems. Vienna, 15-16  June 2005.

Conceptual grounding in cognitive processes, Cognitive Science 2005 Stresa, Italy, 19-24 July 2005.

Invited Speaker, Open Access, Open Archives and Open Source. National Scholarly Communications Forum #19, State Library of New South Wales,  Sydney, Australia, September 27, 2005.

Invited keynote Speaker. 8th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Sydney Australia. 28-30 September, 2005

La perception catégorielle. Séminaire de phénomenologie. Ècole normale supérieure. Paris 22 octobre 2005.

DASER-2 Summit: Digital Archives for Science & Engineering Resources. "Institutional repository models: what works and what doesn't." December 2-4 2005

--- 2006 ---

Invited Plenary lecture, 1st European Conference on Scientific Publishing in Biomedicine and Medicine (ECSP) "Researchers and Open Access - the new scientific publishing environment" and also Workshop  on "Self-archiving, Institutional Repositories, and its impact on research" Lund, Sweden 21- 22 April 2006

The Access to Knowledge Conference (A2K) Yale Law School,New Haven, 21-23 April 2006 

Invited Keynote. Open Access and Information Management: An International Workshop Organized by the Information Management Committee of Research & Technology Organisation of NATO, Oslo, Norway, May 10, 2006

Invited Keynote.  CRIS2006. Open Access Institutional Repositories.  Current Research Information Systems. Bergen, Norway, 11-13 May 2006

Congrès de l'ACFAS 2006: Colloque sur l'autoarchivage des articles de recherche, leurs libres accès et  leurs impacts scientifiques McGill, Montréal, 15 mai 2006

Invited Speaker, "Wittgenstein's Error: All Language is Public, But Not Necessarily Social," External Symbol Grounding 2006 workshop, Plymouth, UK, 3-4 July 2006

2nd Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) Munich, Germany, July 15th-19th 2006 

Pourquoi parlons-nous? Le langage humain à la lumière de l’évolution. Institut des sciences cognitives de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) 13 novembre 2006

Invited speaker. "Maximizing and Measuring Research Impact Through Open Access Mandates and Metrics" Conference on Open Access to Knowledge.  University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, 27-28 November 2006.

Invited Talk 1. Maximising the Return on Resource Investment in Research. Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University, 11 am 4 December 2006

Invited Talk 2.  "The Open Research Web: A Preview of the Optimal and the Inevitable" Networks and Complex Systems. Indiana University. 6 pm 4 December 2006

Invited Talk 3. "Category Acquisition and the Origin of Language" 121 Psychology 11 am 5 December 2006

--- 2007 ---

Seminaire A la recherche des catégories: adaptativité, créativité, science, Journées scientifiques du Laboratoire de psychologie et neurosciences cognitives, Paris 17-20 January 2007

Poster  at Open Repositories 2007 "Repositories for Institutional Open Access: Mandated Deposit Policies"
Leslie Carr, Alma Swan, Arthur Sale, Charles Oppenheim, Tim Brody, Steve Hitchcock, Chawki Hajjem and Harnad Stevan. San Antonio TX,  23 January 2007.

Invited Speaker: Institutional Open Access Repositories: Mandated Deposit Policies. European Commission Conference on "Scientific Publishing in the European Research Area - Access, Dissemination, and Preservation in the Digital Age" Brussels, 15-16 February 2007.

"Maximising Concordia University's Research Impact Through Open Access Self-Archiving" Departent of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University. Rm 1120, 11th fl, Hall Bg, de Maisonneuve West. Wednesday 25 April 2007

La Journee a la « Relais en Recherche » Financer, faire connaitre et reconnaitre ses recherches : les defis du metier de chercheur. 75e Congrès de l'Acfas de 14h30 à 17h45 Jeudi, le 10 mai 2007 

Invited Keynote Address to 11th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics. Open Access Scientometrics and the UK Research Assessment Exercise. Madrid, Spain, 25-27 June 2007

Publicar ou Perecer: Acesso Livre para Sobreviver. Societe Brasilienne pour le Progres de la Science (SBPC). Belem, Brazil, 8-10 july 2007 

"Research Communication, Navigation, Evaluation and Impact in the Open Access Era" Microsoft Research Faculty Summit Redmond, 15-17 July 2007 

Key Speaker, Kazimierz Naturalised Epistemology Workshop, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, 1-5 September 2007

Liège Euro-Rectors' OA Mandate Conference Conference (EurOpenScholar)  Oct 18, 2007

Invited Paper, Symposium on AI and Consciousness: Theoretical Foundations and Current Approaches AAAI 2007 Washington 9-11 November 2007

Universities UK VCs' OA Mandate Conference, Resarch Information and Management Workshop,  London, Dec 6 2007

--- 2008 ---

Invited Keynote Speaker,  European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Social Cognition, Venice, Italy, 11 January 2008

Invited Keynote Speaker,  First DRIVER Summit, Goettingen, Germany, 16-17 January 2008

Invited Speaker: Open Access Repositories, Mandates and Metrics, Concordia University, 28 January 2008

Invited Speaker,  International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis (ICFCA'08)  Montréal (Qc), Canada, 25-28 February, 2008

Invited Speaker,  EurOpenScholar Meeting: The University's Mission, Management and Mandate in the Open Access Era Open Repositories 08 University of Southampton, UK 31 march - 4 April 2008

Invited Speaker, Roundtable on Open Access, "Open Access; let’s do it: top down, bottom up or both?", International Science Fair, FESTRIESTE Consortium, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), University of Trieste, Science Park Area, Trieste Chamber of Commerce, Trieste Trade Fair and MGS Press. 18 April 2008

Invited Speaker, Congress on University and Society: Open Access. Gaceta Universitaria, University of Cordoba, 25 April 2008.

Invited Keynote, Fifteenth Jubilee International Conference “Libraries and Information Resources in the Modern World of Science,  Culture, Education, and Business ” “Crimea 2008” Crimea, Ukraine June 7-15, 2008

Invited Keynote Speaker, ELPUB 2008 Open Scholarship, Toronto Canada, 25-27 June 2008


Invited Speaker, Open Access: From the Budapest Open to Harvard's Addendum, Assciation of American University Presses Annual Meeting. Montreal Canada, 27 June 2008

International Summer School on Social Cognition, Institute of Cognitive Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal, 28 June - 6 July 2008

Invited Keynote Speaker, Biennial Julian Jaynes Conference on Consciousness, University of Prince Edward Island, 7-9 August 2008

Coimbra-Group workshop on Metrics, Research Evaluation and Open Access in the Humanities, Trinity College Dublin 18- 20 September 2008

UK Workshop 22-23 September 2008 "Symbol Grounding, Turing Testing and Robot Talking", ITalk Roadmap Workshop, Rome, 22-24 September 2008

Invited Keynote Speaker, Open Access and Research Conference 2008, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 24-25 September 2008

Conférencier Invité. Colloque 10 and de TIC à l'université. L'importance des politiques obligatoires pour les universités. Université de Montréal, Montréal, 16 octobre 2001

Invited Speaker: "Copyright Reform Should Not Be Made A Precondition For Mandating Open Access" ENCES Conference on Copyright Regulation in Europe – An Enabling or Disabling Factor for Science Communication? Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Berlin, Germany, 14-15 November 2008

Modérateur. Le défi du libre accès à la documentation savante : le rôle et la place des dépôts institutionnels des universités.   CREPUQ Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec. Montréal, 28 novembre 2008

Invited Speaker, "Open Access, Free/Open Software, Open Data, and Creative Commons: Commonalities and Distinctions," Free Software Free Society Conference on Freedom in Computing, Development and Culture, Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala, India 9-12 December 2008

Invited Speaker, The Importance of Mandating Open Access Self-Archiving in Institutional Repositories, 3rd Conference on Open Access, University of Minho, Portugal, 15-16 Dec 2008

--- 2009 ---

"Scholarly Skywriting at the Speed of Thought" and "Offloading Cognition onto the Web": WebSci'09: Society On-Line Athens, Greece 18–20 March, 2009

Invited Speaker: "On the affinities and disaffinities among free software, peer-to-peer access, and open access to peer-reviewed research." Free Software and Beyond The World of Peer Production, 4th Oekonux and P2P Foundation Conference. Manchester, UK, 27-29 March 2009.

Invited Commentary on Machery on Concepts: Concepts: the Very Idea  Ottawa 25-28 May 2009

Invited Keynote on ETDs and Open Access at 12th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2009), University of Pittsburgh.  June 10 - 13, 2009

Invited Talk. "Making AgriScience Open Access" ICRISTAT, Hyderabad, India, 7 Sept 2009

Invited Speaker:" Grasping What is Already Within Immediate Reach: Universal Open Access Mandates" Access 2009, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. 1 Oct 2009.

Présentation invitée: « Chronique lu libre accès » Association des administratrices et des administrateurs de recherche universitaire du Québec (ADARUQ), Québec 19 novembre 2009.

--- 2010 ---

Invited Participant: "PostGutenberg Journal Publishing" ("Competing with Free Content: Copyright, Publishing and Open Access") New Publishing Models in the Internet Age.International Publishers Association (IPA) International Copyright Symposium. Abu Dhabi
28 Feb - 1 Mar 2010

Age of Acquisition and the Structure of Dictionary Definition Space Cognitive/Behavioural Neuroscience Seminar, Stewart Biology Building Room S3/4,
1205 Dr. Penfield Avenue 12 March 2010

Le vrai problème de la conscience: le status causal du ressenti (he Real Problem of Consciousness: The Causal Status of Feeeling) Philopolis. McGill University. Leacock 132. 18h15 Samedi 21 mars 2010

Invited Speaker FORO DE INVESTIGACIÓN Estrategias para la mejora de la visibilidad internacional de la producción científica en las Instituciones de Educación Superior. Ministerio de Educación Nacional de la Republica de Colombia 23 de Marzo 2010

Conérencier invité. Le test de Turing: Le grand défi des sciences cognitives. 17e Journée des Sciences et Savoirs ACFAS Sudbury, 1 avril 2010

Invited Keynote, EDem 2010, 4th International Conference on eDemocracy 2010, Danube University Krems, Austria 6-7 May 2010

Invited Speaker, "Designing a University Open Access Mandate," Open Access Symposium, University of North Texas, Denton TX, 18 May 2010.

Invited Speaker, 3rd European Conference on Scientific Publishing: Communication in Biomedicine and Medicine. "Open Access and Beyond" Leiden University Medical Center.
28 May 2010

Invited Presentation: UQAM CSI Summer Institute In Cognitive Sciences: The Origins of Language UQAM 21-30 June 2010

Invited Participant: Days of E-Learning "Beyond Platforms: E-Pedagogy" Lyon, 24-25 June 2010

Mandating (Green) Open Access to Maximize the Usage and Impact of Danish Research Output. Grundforskningsfonden, Lundbeck Foundations, Danish national. research councils, university research deans and local politcians, Copenhagen, Denmark  3 September 2010.

Invited Keynote: Open Access Metrics. 11th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators. University of Leiden 8-11 September 2010

Invited Presentation: Research Evaluation. EuroCris Seminars 2010, Palais des Académies, Bruxelle, 13-14 September 2010

Groupe d'étude RoboCog, Introduction à la simulation et à la robotique en sciences cognitives. Jeudi 14 octobre à 17h30 Pavillon Hubert-Aquin, 2e étage, A-2405

OA Week Oct 18 - 23 2010

Invited Presentation Open Access Advantage for PEER-REVIEW articles / Intérêts du Libre Accès pour les articles publiés dans des revues à comité de lecture.
Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer. Université de Brest 20 octobre 2010

Invited Keynote 19th Hellenic Conference of Academic Libraries. Athens, Greece, 3-6 November 2010

Invited Presentation: "Scholarly/Scientific Impact Metrics in the Open Access Era" Workshop on Open Archives and their significance in the Communication of Science. 16 November 2010

Invited Presentation: "Scholarly/Scientific Impact Metrics in the Open Access Era," Conferência Luso-Brasileira sobre Acesso Aberto, Universidade do Minho
25-6 November 2010

"Open Access to Refereed Research Publications and Open Access to Research Data: A Crucial Strategic Distinction." The Value of Shared Access and Reuse of Publicly Funded Scientific Data: A Public Symposium. National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, 1 December 2010.

Invited Keynote: The Open Access Paradigm – Why, What, How? UNESCO Conference on Open Access - Global and Danish Challenges. Ministry of Education. Copenhagen, Denmark, 6 December 2010

Invited Speaker: "OA, OA self-archiving, OA publishing, and Data-Archiving" Expert Conference on Open Access and Open Data  Cologne 13-14 December 2010

--- 2011 ---

Invited Speaker, Surrey Research Insight, University of Surrey, 18 February 2011

Invited Contributor: Online Consciousness Conference. 18 February - March 4 2011

Invited Contributer: On the Human Online Forum. "Doing, Feeling, Meaning and Explaining" 18-21 April 2011.

Invited Keynote: 32 IATUL  Warsaw Institute of Technology, Warsaw 29 May - June 2 2011

Le développement de nouveaux indicateurs scientométriques pour l'ère de l'accès libre en ligne. Agence Universitaire de la francophonie. U. de Montréal 22 septembre 2011

La conscience entre la neuroscience et la philosophie. Colloque étudiant, U. de Montréal, 25 septembre 2011

Invited Speaker: FNRS Open Access Workshop  Brussels 28 September 2011

Plenary Speaker: Library and Information Association of South Africa Plenary Session on Opening Access. East Cape Province, South Africa. 6 October 2011.

Invited Talk. Benefits of Open Access. University of Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales, 26 October 2011.

Keynote address on Designing Green OA Self-Archiving Mandates. Open Access Seminar. Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 27 October 2011.

Invited Speaker: "Open Access First, Copyright Reform After" Workshop – IPRs & The Global Civil Society Reform Project: What Next? LSE, Friday 18 November 2011

UNESCO Expert Meeting on OA, Paris 22 November 2011.

Extended Mind? Web Science Seminar, University of Southampton, 6 December 2011

--- 2012 ---

Budapest Open Access Initiative 10th Anniversary. Budapest, Hungary, 14 February 2012

Invited Keynote PhiloWeb 2012 "Web Science/Web Philosophy" Lyon France 17 April 2012

Conférencier invité: ACFAS Association Francophone pour le Savoir « La transition à l'accès libre par la voie verte » Montréal 8 Mai 2012

Invited Speaker, Fifth Belgrade International Open Access Conference 2012 National Library of Serbia  18 May 19 2012

"How/Why Explaining the Causal Role of Consciousness is Hard" UQaM Summer School on Evolution and Function of Consciousness + Workshop on Measurement of Consciousness.  Montreal, 1 July 2012

Invited Speaker, To Cognize is to Categorize: From the ‘Blooming, Buzzing Confusion’ to the ‘Cognitive Commons’ -- presented at Seminar/Workshop "I think, therefore I classify", International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) UK and IRSG British Computer Society, London 16 July 2012

Invited Keynote: "Digital Research: How and Why the RCUK Open Access Policy Needs to Be Revised" Digital Research 2012. Oxford, 11 September 2012

Conférence invitée « La science ouverte : pourquoi, qui et comment ? » Mini-colloque sur la science ouverte et l'accès libre. Nuit de la liberté. U. Laval. Musée de la civilisation (Québec)  8 novembre 2012

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Opening Speaker. "l’Open Access : retour sur 10 ans d’initiatives"   Généraliser l'accès ouvert aux résultats de la recherche. Consortium Couperin, Paris 24 janvier 2013

Closing Speaker. Grand témoin des deux journées – les lignes du débat. 
Consortium Couperin, Paris 25 janvier  2013

Invited Speaker. "The Common OA Policy Needs of SSH and STEM
". ERC Workshop on Open Access infrastructures in the Social Sciences and Humanities. European Research Council, Brussels, 6 February 2013.

Invited Testimony. Business, Innovation and Skills Committee and Regulatory Reform Committee. UK Hourse of Comments. Westminster 16 April 2013

Conférencier invité. "L'accès libre : comment s'y rendre?" Colloque La Révolution de la science ouverte,  Congrès de l'ACFAS. Québec, 6 mai 2013

Conférencier invité.  "Luxe, nécessité, souffrance : pourquoi je ne suis pas carnivore" Colloque 320 - Philosophie et transformations du monde : Congrès 2013 de la Société de philosophie du Québec Congrès de l'ACFAS. Québec, 9 mai 2013«-j’ai-honte-d’avoir-ete-vegetarien-pendant-50-ans-»/

"Web Science and the Mind" Knowledge Stream 19 September 2013

Débat « Les lendemains de l’Open Access » Amphithéâtres de l’Europe (Bd du rectorat 13 - campus du Sart Tilman - Liège) mercredi 25 septembre, de 10h à 12h00

Invited Speaker. Panel on "Open-Access Journals: Who owns the science?" 4th Annual Science and Policy Exchange, McGill University, Montreal 27 September 2013

Pourquoi je ne suis pas carnassier. CRISCo-Mtl Cercle des sciences cognitives de Montrèal UQAM, W-5215 30 septembre 2013  

"Hidden Structure and Function in the Lexicon"  Séminaire RALI-OLST Recherche appliquée en linguistique informatique. Université de Montreal, 2 octobre 2013

Panel: Motivation et obstacles à la contribution dans les pratiques de science ouverte. Forum mondial des sciences sociales. WSSF Montréal, 14 octobre 2013é/motivation-et-obstacles-la-contribution-dans-les-pratiques-de-science-ouverte
"Hidden Structure and Function in the Lexicon"   10th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science  Marseille 15-16 October 2013

Invited Speaker. "Open Access, Science and Society"  Science and Society symposium Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa, Ottawa 23 October 2013

Invited Speaker. "Advocacy and Advantage" Research Impact and Innovation: The Effect of Open Access. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia, 31 October 2013

Invited Speaker. Implementing open access policy. Westminster Higher Education Forum.  London, 5 November 2013.

"Politics vs Technology: the Twists and Turns of Open Access" Web Science Institute Seminar, U. Southampton 7 November 2013

Invited Speaker. L’Università di Torino fra le prime in Italia ad adottare un Regolamento per l’accesso aperto. 28 Novemver 2013

Conférencier invité, le libre accès, Journées de Réflexion, Bibliothèque, Université de Montréal, 5 décembre 2013


Invited Speaker: "Why and How Gratis Green OA Self-Archiving Mandates Can and Must Precede Gold OA Publishing and Copyright Reform" CREATe workshop. University of Nottingham, 3 February 2014

"Cognitive Science Research Without Hurting or Killing Animals" Neuroscience Undergraduates of McGill (NUM) Panel Discussion on Animal Experimentation. McGill University 24 February 2014

Invited Keynote: Opening Science to Meet Future Challenges. Centre for Open Science, part of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the University of Warsaw, 11 March 2014

Introductory Talk: "Animal Agony: The Biggest Moral Problem and Shame of Our Age" 2nd Annual Conference of Students for Critical Animal Studies (SCAS), McGill University 28-30 March 2014.

Conférencier invité. "Moral Evolution: Legal Protection for Animals from Confinement, Hurt and Slaughter" Colloque annuel du GEINH – Groupe d’Étude Interdisciplinaire sur la Nature Humaine 1 avril 2014

"Open Memetrics: Monitoring, Measuring and Mapping Memes" Web Science and the Mind, Institut des sciences cognitives, UQàM, Montrèal 7-18 July 2014

Keynote Speaker.  From Grounded Symbols to Open Science. CogSci 2014 Cognitive Science meets Artificial Intelligence: Human and Artificial Agents in Interactive Contexts. Quebec city, 23 July 2014.

Invited Speaker. Conversations on Consciousness. “The Other-Minds Problem, or Orgasms (Mine) Versus Agony (Others')” McGill University, Montreal 20 October 2014

Invited Speaker. “From Universal Green Open Access to Open Science” Library and Information Studies Centre University of Cape Town LISC75 Conferences, 28 November 2014


"Learned Whorfian Effects and Dimensional Reduction," McGill University Cognitive Area Seminar, 15:30 Stewart W7/21, Mcgill University, Montreal 16 January 2015

« Apprentissage de catégories, réduction dimensionnelle, perception catégorielle » Séminaires du DIC, 10h30 UQÀM, Montréal 12 février 2015

Conférencier invité. « Conscience, corrélation et explication causale » Colloque international « Comment les données subjectives peuvent-elles contribuer à une science de la conscience ? » Pascal Ludwig (Paris IV) et Max Kistler (Paris I) 26-27 octobre 2015

Conférencier invité. ACFAS Forum international Science et société: 16e Forum : Connaissances pour un monde en accéléré Atelier Cerveau et libre arbitre. Collège Dawson, Montréal 7 novenmbre 2015

Invited keynote: "Acceso libre: ¿qué? ¿por qué? cuando? ¿dónde? ¿cómo?" Conferencia Internacional BIREDIAL-ISTEC La Universidad del Norte Barranquilla, Colombia 17 nov 2015


25th International World Wide Web Conference WWW2016, Montreal: 11-15 April 2016

Invited Speaker: “Academic Activism: Sensitizing to Sentience and Suffering” Sentience Conference: Effective Strategies to Reduce the Suffering of all Sentient Beings. Technical University of Berlin, Berlin 21-22 May 2016

Invited Speaker: “Why Global Green OA is the only way to Fair Gold OA Instead of Fool’s Gold OA" 9th Seminar on Open Repositories 2016 Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic 7 June 2016

Summer School on Reasoning, Institut des sciences cognitives, UQÀM, Montreal 20 June - 1 July 2016

“Category Learning and the Origins of Language” Symposium Categorization: Causes and Consequences Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, University of Ottawa 25 June 2016

Invited Speaker, “Descartes’ Error and Animal Identity” Humanities and Public Life Conference Thinking About Identity, Dawson College 22 September 2016

“Where does meaning come from?” McGill Student’s Association of Cognitive Science (SACS) Research Day 24 October 2016

Horizon 2021: les avenirs possibles du libre accès  Bibliothèque des sciences de l'éducation UQÀM 25 octobre 2016

Advantages in Open Access: An Online Panel Discussion, Edinburgh Napier University, 27 October 2016

Invited Keynote "How to Make Institutional and Funder Open Access Policies Succeed" Iranian Library and Information Science Association (ILISA), Tehran, 6 November, 2016

“Where does meaning come from?” Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology (CSBN) Concordia University 25 November 2015


Invited presentation: “What is meaning, and where does it come from?” Posthuman Futures - Symposium on Artificial Futures Montreal, June 2017