2019 Sage Assembly

Thank You

Dear Assembly Participants,

Thank you for joining us at our anniversary Assembly! For me, this was a highly rich experience because of each of you. The success of an Assembly is dependent on the active engagement of all those who assemble. We set the bowling pins up and you knock them down. Thank you.

Check out the event photos! We will share the recordings of the talks and panels with you once the videos have been processed. 

We are hoping you might consider participating in a short survey to help extend the conversation (you may also send along your comments to any of us independently). We’d love to hear what you thought. We may include a few quotes from willing contributors into a blog post about the Assembly that we are developing as a means to amplify the conversations started at the event. (Check out this Assembly reflection from Inspire2Live.)

As I noted at the end of the meeting, we will not be hosting an Assembly in 2020. Instead, we will take the year to evaluate how best to formulate this event to support our collective work. Though the event may change drastically, we will be back with something in 2021. Stay tuned!

Gratefully yours,


Open Science and the Role of Common Evidence

July 25, 2019
Bell Harbor Conference Center
on the Seattle waterfront

Sage Bionetworks is hosting the 2019 Assembly in Seattle to mark our 10th anniversary. The day-long scientific symposium will feature speakers who will help us honor our history by guiding a conversation about the next generation of open science. We also invite our friends and colleagues to join us for an evening celebration to toast our anniversary.

Sage was founded on the idea that scientific “teams of teams” working together on a growing commons of open data could unleash substantial increases in scientific throughput and capacity. We have learned a lot about the successful application of open science in this context. We have also watched many other brilliant people use their own open initiatives and innovations to advance research across the life sciences.

Join us in Seattle, where we will bring these perspectives together and discuss what the future holds for this dynamic ecosystem. Your perspective is essential to helping us map the future beyond open science.

Background on the Sage Assembly:

A Sage Assembly is not a normal conference. You can expect anything from rapid-fire presentations to in-depth keynotes; informal networking opportunities to engaging participant activities. We are committed to having our participants leave with personal connections in areas they did not expect, and with new insights and strategies to employ in their own important work. Our attendees come from a variety of sectors – science, education, social impact, the arts, and more. The commonality is the desire to generate change in their respective areas.