1 November 2023
MDPI Is Sponsoring the 2023 Charleston Conference, 6–10 November 2023, Charleston SC, USA

MDPI is delighted to once again be a sponsor of the Charleston Conference!

We are also part of the OASPA Fully OA group of open access publishers, which participates with a booth at the Vendor Showcase on 6 November 2023 (Table 97 right on the opposite side of the room when entering the Grand Ballroom at the Gaillard Center).

About the event

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, and publishing specialists in Charleston, SC, to discuss issues of importance to them all. Collegial gatherings are combined with talks and panel discussions on current topics of interest to individuals from different areas.

Publishers get the chance to discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many others. Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to thousands in 2021.


6–10 November 2023


The Gaillard Convention Center in Charleston SC, USA; and the Francis Marion, the Embassy Suites Historic, and the Courtyard Marriott Historic hotels in Charleston.

What to expect?

"The transition to open-access publishing, accelerated even more by the onset of COVID, Plan S and the Nelson Memo from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), has impacted how librarians allocate their declining budgets. These and other funding mandates have created challenges for both libraries and publishers. Both entities have much in common, yet how do they sort out how to effectively collaborate to serve common consumers – authors, readers, and the general public?"

There will be discussions on the following subjects:

  • OA as a catalyst
  • Global perspectives on Open Access in practice
  • Adapting your library's OA strategy for the future
  • What have you done for me lately? Changing library-publisher relationships in an evolving OA world

The program of the conference can be accessed here.


For corporate conference sponsorship inquiries please contact Elena Gonzalez or Arianna Bruno.

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