George Mason University in Virginia, USA, is hosting an OA panel on October 20, 2010. The keynote speaker for the event will be Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information, who will talk about OA policies in higher education, faculty publishing choices, open courseware, and access to digitized library collections, among other things. Subsequently, four distinguished Mason faculty will share their experiences with OA publishing. Donald Seto (bioinformatics), Edward Maibach (communication), Monique van Hoek (molecular & microbiology), and Tom Scheinfeldt (history) will discuss why they chose to publish in OA journals and the advantages and
challenges of open access publishing.