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Annual Meeting Registration is Open—Download the Preliminary Program now!

Set the course for the future of scholarly communication and network with colleagues May 29–31 in the vibrant city of Boston, Massachusetts. Secure your spot now and benefit from our early bird rates available until April 19!

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The  is the premier multidisciplinary education event in scholarly publishing. Engage with experts and thought leaders at this three-day education and networking event!

  • Thirty educational sessions over two days led by top industry experts complementing four plenary sessions
  • The SSP Previews session with lightning-round presentations of new technologies and products
  • Industry breakout sessions with more opportunities to meet and learn
  • Poster sessions highlighting case studies and best practices in publishing

Important Dates

  • April 19 Early Registration Discount Ends
  • May 6 Discount Hotel Room Rate Expires
  • May 15 Registration Cancellation Deadline

The landscape of scholarly publishing is evolving rapidly in an era marked by unprecedented growth in scholarly outputs and a transformative shift towards recognizing researchers’ dual roles. The surge in open access and the pressing call for equity and inclusion, alongside the advent of artificial intelligence, present a mix of challenges and opportunities. Now, more than ever, our collective decisions will shape the future value and values of our industry and community.

Our Annual Meeting offers attendees a strong program full of informational and thought-provoking presentations covering the biggest issues and questions in our industry today. Join colleagues from society and commercial publishers, research institutions, university presses, libraries, and service providers to ask the tough questions and strive together to find the right balance within an industry in the throes of change.


Keynote Speaker

Deborah Blum
Director of the Knight Science Journalism program at MIT, Pulitzer-Prize winning science journalist, columnist, and author

Deborah Blum, director of the Knight Science Journalism program at MIT, is a Pulitzer-Prize winning science journalist, columnist, and author of six books, most recently, The Poison Squad, a 2018 New York Times Notable Book, and the subject of a 2020 PBS documentary. She is co-editor of the 2022 book A Tactical Guide to Science Journalism, published by Oxford University Press. 

Featured Plenaries

Moderated Discussion
The Rise of the Machines

Will automation inexorably take over every aspect of publishing, and what roles will humans continue to play in this tech-driven future? Join our panel of experts to discuss how AI may profoundly change what we do and how we do it as we look up from current experimentation to debate where we’re heading.

Oxford-style Debate
Has the Open Access Movement Failed?

Two teams will argue the resolution “The OA Movement has Failed,” with the winner based on audience votes before and after the debate. Don’t miss this exciting final session for the conference, where your participation will decide the outcome!

Meeting Highlights

Industry Breakout Sessions
Your registration includes opportunities to learn about industry challenges and solutions on Wednesday afternoon in these 30-minute sessions. Plan to arrive by noon to take advantage of this content provided and sponsored by industry knowledge experts.

Attendees will enjoy ample opportunities to meet colleagues and share ideas at evening receptions, facilitated discussions, and other events.

Exhibitors Marketplace
The SSP Annual Meeting allows attendees to explore new ideas, products, services, and technology. Our exhibitors are committed to supporting SSP’s membership and invite you to visit their booths, ask questions, and take advantage of their expertise.

Poster Sessions
Posters provide an avenue to share additional content with attendees and lead to more in-depth and interactive information exchanges than is possible in educational sessions. Check out the posters throughout the Annual Meeting in the Exhibitors Marketplace and the dedicated poster presentation sessions.

Registration Information

Full Meeting Registration (In-Person)
 includes all educational sessions, industry breakout sessions, entry to the Exhibitors Marketplace, breakfasts and lunches on Thursday and Friday, and receptions on Wednesday and Thursday.

Discounted Registration
 for librarians, students, retired professionals, funders, researchers, low/middle-income country residents, and groups.

Virtual Registration
Can’t join us in Boston? Then the  is for you! Virtual attendance provides the perfect opportunity for industry professionals to attend the SSP 46th Annual Meeting on their terms.

EARLY BIRD RATES AVAILABLE THROUGH APRIL 19, 2024! Members save even more! Join SSP now and save over $200 on registration.

Thank You to Our 2024 Annual Meeting Sponsors!


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