2016 SSP 38th Annual Meeting
Join Us for the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing!
Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC
June 1-3, 2016
Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 22, 2016
Crossing Boundaries: New Horizons in Scholarly Communication
As publishers, librarians, authors, and researchers, we find ourselves at a time of unprecedented change and unexpected collaborations. At last year’s meeting of SSP, we saw how innovation and change are taking place on the edges of traditional fields and processes. In Vancouver, we will meet again to examine new ways of bridging concepts and challenging assumptions about the marketplace, business models, and our individual roles.
Organizations and individuals willing to step out of their “comfort zone” are re-defining the world of scholarly publishing by breaking down silos, forming new partnerships, and expanding their focus to reach a global audience. Sessions at this year’s meeting will focus on ways we can learn from these experiences and explore what lies over the horizon for scholarly publishing.
Keynote Speaker: Thursday, June 2, 2016
The Startup Playbook
David S. Kidder
David S. Kidder is the co-founder and CEO of Bionic, an enterprise innovation accelerator and platform. Prior to Bionic, Kidder served as the co-founder and CEO of Clickable, a digital advertising software service (acquired by Syncapse). Prior to Clickable, Kidder co-founded SmartRay Network, a mobile advertising pioneer (acquired by LifeMinders). In The Startup Playbook, his insightful interviews with successful startup entrepreneurs reveal the secrets to launching and commercializing successful startups and enterprise innovations.
A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Kidder received ID Magazine’s International Design Award and Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008. He is an active angel investor through his fund, Alt Option Return, is a founding member of the Acumen One Percent Fund, and serves on the National Board of the Smithsonian. He is the creator and co-author of the two-time New York Times bestselling five-book series, The Intellectual Devotional, published by Rodale.
Keynote Speaker: Friday, June 3, 2016
Crossing Boundaries: Encouraging Diversity in Scientific Communication
Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour
Born in Scotland and educated at Edinburgh University (BSc, MSc), and the University of Alberta (PhD), Margaret-Ann Armour joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Alberta in 1979 and since 2005 has been Associate Dean of Science, Diversity. Her research is into methods for the disposal of small quantities of hazardous chemical waste. For more than 30 years, she has been active in encouraging women to consider careers in the sciences and engineering, and currently is Chair of the Board of the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology, the WinSETT Centre. Her awards include a 3M Fellowship, a Governor Generals Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, the Montreal Medal of the Chemical Institute of Canada, twice named one of the top 100 most powerful women in Canada by the Womens Executive Network and membership in the Order of Canada. She has five honorary degrees.
Unfortunately Dr. David Suzuki will be unable to speak at the Annual Meeting as planned. A replacement speaker will be announced in the coming weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The program committee has selected 27 concurrent sessions in the following tracks:
- Market Insight
- Global Challenges, Collaborative Solutions
- Product Strategy and Business Development
- Standards and Best Practices
- Pre-meeting Seminars: A variety of half-day seminars on June 1st will offer in-depth discussions and practical advice to prep you for the concurrent sessions.
- Speakers from Across the Industry: Concurrent sessions will feature an international group of presenters from all areas of scholarly communications: publishers, vendors, librarians, and researchers.
- Career Development Focus: The program will feature new content on career development, including a plenary panel on mentorship.
- “Meet the…” Roundtable: Hear from the front lines of academia and attend a roundtable with librarians, researchers and administrators.
- Networking: Attendees will enjoy ample opportunities for meeting colleagues and sharing ideas at evening receptions, interactive lunches and—back by popular demand—a speed networking session.
- Exhibitors’ Marketplace: Our popular exhibit hall provides a central area to learn about new products, programs, services and solutions.
Visualizing New Horizons: See the major themes and takeaways unfold in real-time as a graphic recorder illustrates ideas and insights about scholarly communication from speakers and attendees.
- Sprint Beyond the Book: Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination is bringing together a team of novelists, scholars, digital publishers, journalists, and technologists to write a book on-the-fly in 72 hours at the 2016 SSP Annual Meeting.
- Stanley Park Scavenger Hunt: Get out and see the sights of Vancouver while visiting with fellow SSP friends and colleagues during our Stanley Park Scavenger Hunt on Friday afternoon. This entertaining photo scavenger hunt will take you to various highlights at nearby Stanley Park and is sure to give rise to some friendly competition.
- Fun Run/Walk: Rise and shine for a community outing through Vancouver’s beautiful Stanley Park on Thursday morning. Join either a 1+ mile or a 5K route, to take at your own pace. Start the day with some fresh air and camaraderie; and come back energized, ready for the day’s sessions. To register for this event please click here.