Open Access Africa 2011, now in its second year, will once again bring together researchers, librarians and funding bodies to discuss the benefits of open access publishing in an African context.

Hosted by BioMed Central, in partnership with Computer Aid International, Open Access Africa 2011 will take place at Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana, from 25-26 October 2011.

Speakers at this free event include representatives from Google, BMJ and Pan African Medical Journal. A full list of speakers can be accessed from the Open Access Africa 2011 website.

English language editing company, Edanz, will run a free pre-conference workshop on 24 October providing an introduction to their training program and online materials designed to address publishing challenges faced by non-native English speakers.

The conference is free to attend but registration will be necessary. For more information visit the Open Access Africa 2011 website or email