About the conference

20 years ago, the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities was published. Since then, Open Access has increasingly become an integral part of scientific practice and research-supporting work.

Under the motto 'Shaping Visions', participants were invited to the Open Access Days 2023 from September 27-29, 2023 at the Freie Universität, Berlin. The event was fully booked with a total of 452 participants.


Programme details (in German) can be found here:


The presentation slides and posters can be found in the Zenodo Community of #OAT23.

Recordings of 32 presentations and the panel discussion are available via TIB AV-Portal.

An overview of the speakers can be found here.

A short review can be found on the Open Access Blog Berlin.


Poster Competition

This year, three prizes were awarded for three poster categories: best poster design, best presentation during the poster session and the most informative poster.

The following posters have won:

  • Best design: Tobias Steiner with "Thoth Open Metadata Management and Distribution Service for OA Books" (poster on Zenodo)
  • Best presentation during the poster session: Diana Slawig with "Warum hat mir das keiner gesagt"? (poster on Zenodo)
  • Most informative poster: Colin Sippl with "openCost: Transparenz von Publikationskosten durch neue Funktionen in der Elektronischen Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB)" (poster on Zenodo)


Organizing Committee

  • Alice-Salomon-Hochschule (ASH)
  • Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT)
  • Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Evangelische Hochschule Berlin (EHB)
  • Freie Universität Berlin (FU)
  • Hochschule für Musik (HfM)
  • Hochschule für Schauspielkunst (HfS)
  • Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW)
  • Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR)
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU)
  • Katholische Hochschule für Sozialwesen Berlin (KHSB)
  • Open-Access-Büro Berlin (OABB)
  • Technische Universität Berlin (TU)
  • Universität der Künste (UdK)
  • Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin (KHB)

Programme and Organizing Committee

An overview of the members of the Program and Organizing Committee can be found here.


Free conference ticket campaign for students and interns

Free conference tickets were raffled among students and interns. An overview of the campaign and sponsors can be found here (in German).

Social Media

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