Recent years have seen greater adoption of practices aiming to improve the reproducibility and transparency of research. These practices, however, are still not universally endorsed. Moreover, issues surrounding the research culture, its openness and diversity, persist. This free half-day conference intends to highlight the importance of open research in improving the academic ecosystem. We will hear from a diverse set of speakers, ranging from early career researchers to senior academics, from around the world discussing the future of open research practices. This event is interdisciplinary and open to all.