ReConEvent (Research Conference) is designed to raise and discuss current issues to do with research communication in academia and beyond. These issues range from the use of metrics for evaluating research, access to publications, how to share and store data, government policy to how this affects careers and incentives for researchers. ReConEvent includes speakers from government agencies, academics, publishers, people working in outreach and founders of startups working in the research space.


jo Joanna Young

Jo is the founder and director of The Scientific Editing Company, a publishing services    and researcher training consultancy. Prior to this, she completed her Ph.D. and  postdoctoral research at the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of several research publications, various blog posts and many tweets. She also runs the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club and an annual careers conference for PhD students and postdocs, NEON21.

graham Graham Steel

Graham  has been actively involved in Patient Advocacy work in his spare time since  2001.  More recently, his activities have been focused mainly on Neurodegenerative conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease. He is also involved in advocating for Open Access/Science/Data and acts in advisory capacities to the Open Knowledge International,  and the Public Library of Science (PLOS). As of January 2015, he acted as Community Manager (then Social Media Manager) for ContentMine. He currently acts as a Publishing Consultant and is the founder and director of GKS Consulting.

jan Jan Wessnitzer

In addition to being a co-founder at technology company Machines with Vision, Jan manages the data analysis projects at The Scientific Editing Company. Prior to this, he  completed his Ph.D. and postdoctoral research in robotics and machine learning at the  School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, where he was involved in several open source projects and authored many research papers.


If you have any questions about the event then please get in touch with us by emailing joyoung21 [at] gmail.com or tweet one of us:

@joysci (Joanna Young)

@McDawg (Graham Steel)

@jwessnit (Jan Wessnitzer)

@ReConEvent (event)