Open Access, Open Data, Open Minds  featured  visionary ideas and  inspirational speakers. It combined the 9th Prelec Lecture on excellence in healthcare informatics with dynamic leaders from influential open access initiatives, and includes panel discussions of  the value and meaning of open access  and open data for academics, researchers and librarians.

Neil Rambo, Keynote Speaker and Prelec Lecturer

Neil Rambo, MLibr, is Department Chair and Director of the Health Sciences Library at the New York University School of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center.

Gary Ward, Speaker

Gary Ward has a longstanding association with PLoS as a charter member of the PLoS Biology Editorial Board, has a deep understanding of Open Access and a strong devotion to its widespread adoption.

Janos Hajagos, Panelist

Dr. Janos G. Hajagos is currently the Chief of Data Analytics and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook University.

Jennifer Lyon, Panelist

Jennifer A. Lyon joined the Stony Brook University Libraries in November 2014 as the new Biomedical and Translational Research Librarian.