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Celebrating Our 46th Annual Meeting Sponsors

Our 46th Annual Meeting, May 29–30 in Boston, MA, is more than just a conference; it’s a chance to swap ideas, drive innovation, and inspire each other. Engaging sessions, enlightening presentations, and countless networking opportunities will prepare us to set the course for the future of scholarly communication.

Many, many thanks to the following sponsors, whose dedication and support are instrumental in making this year’s Annual Meeting a remarkable success. These generous sponsors play a critical role in helping us bring together professionals, industry experts, and thought leaders from the world of scholarly publishing.

Diamond Level Sponsorship

Morressier Morressier provides publishers and societies with workflows for transforming scholarly communications. Their platform supports the entire pre-publishing journey, from hybrid and virtual conferences where research is shared in its earliest stages to journal submissions, peer-review workflows, and AI-powered integrity checks. Technology transforms scientific processes to become efficient, trusted, and fair.

  • Morressier will sponsor Pulitzer-Prize-winning science journalist, columnist, and author Deborah Blum’s opening keynote address, “Publishers in the Age of Mistrust.”

Silverchair Silverchair is the leading independent platform partner for scholarly and professional publishers, serving their growing community through flexible technology and unparalleled services. They build and host online products and digital libraries for clients’ content, enabling researchers and professionals to maximize their contributions. Silverchair’s vision is to help publishers thrive, evolve, and fulfill their missions.

  • Silverchair is sponsoring our meeting app, the go-to for everything about the meeting, including the program schedule, exhibitors, sponsors, daily news and event alerts, and more.

Platinum Level Sponsorship

Atypon Atypon’s Literatum does more than host scholarly content; it empowers partners to further research, amplify their impact, and connect with their communities. Atypon provides tools for accessibility, engagement, and revenue growth, all backed by technical expertise, ongoing investments, and a secure, scalable platform.

  • Atypon will be sponsoring Hydration Stations where attendees can grab a quick drink between sessions with a refillable water bottle.

KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd/Sheridan KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd./Sheridan Sister companies KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. (KGL) and Sheridan together provide the only one-stop content solution for scholarly publishers, from editorial and production services to business consulting, online hosting, and print. As longtime industry providers, KGL and Sheridan deliver publishing and technology expertise via trusted solutions like Smart Suite®, KGL Consulting, PubFactory, M3™ Mobile, ePrints, and Select™.

  • KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. and it’s sister company Sheridan will be sponsoring meeting lanyards to display attendee badges, and Sheridan will also be printing the very helpful pocket program that attendees will find behind their badge.

Gold Level Sponsorship

Access Innovations Everyone is looking at AI engines and scholarly publishers aren’t getting great results. It’s the old adage of “garbage in, garbage out.” Enhancing content before sending it to any engine helps tremendously. Access Innovations knows information science and with their existing Knowledge Domains, they are uniquely positioned to help you.

Cadmore Media Inc. Cadmore offers a media management and streaming service that enables scholarly and professional organizations to expertly publish video and audio content. The streaming media platform offers the world’s leading publishers and societies new ways to use their media assets to increase engagement, accessibility, and discovery.

HighWire Press HighWire is a global provider of digital publishing tools and platform solutions across all aspects of the publishing life cycle, including content management and hosting, e-commerce, analytics, access and identity management, manuscript submission and tracking.

  • HighWire Press will be providing our ever-collectible and eternally useful conference tote bags to every attendee at registration. 

MDPI MDPI is a publisher of fully peer-reviewed, Open Access journals with a focus on robust and rapid editorial processes. Their aim is to ensure that high-quality research is verified and made available to the research community as quickly as possible. MDPI publishes more than 420 journals across all research disciplines.

  • MDPI will help attendees kick-start their day with a healthy breakfast option by sponsoring our first ever Smoothie Bar.

Silver Level Sponsorship

Delta Think Delta Think is a strategic consulting and advisory firm that enables innovation and growth in organizations focused on the scholarly, professional, and education communications and knowledge ecosystem. Delta Think supports the full life cycle of customer and market research, evidence-based strategy and competitive assessment, and product and business development. To further support organizations in making strategic decisions around Open Access, Delta Think offers the Open Access Data & Analytics Tool. Through the OA DAT and client engagements, Delta Think has become one of the premier organizations to engage when considering journal strategy and the impact of Open Access.

  • Delta Think is helping us bridge the gap for industry professionals unable to attend in person by sponsoring the Live Stream for our virtual attendees.

American Geophysical Union AGU is a global community supporting more than half a million advocates and professionals in the Earth and space sciences. Through broad and inclusive partnerships, AGU aims to advance discovery and solution science that accelerate knowledge and create solutions that are ethical, unbiased and respectful of communities and their values.

Aries Systems Aries Systems transforms and revolutionizes the delivery of high-value content to the world. They are committed to providing highly customizable, flexible, and innovative workflow solutions designed to help enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems.

OpenAthens OpenAthens makes accessing knowledge through a single sign-on easy. We help more than 3,000 organizations with 8 million users in over 80 countries have access to the knowledge they want when they want it. We also ensure access to resources and authentication are managed simply, securely, and effectively while providing insight and data that supports librarians.

  • AGU, Aries Systems, and OpenAthens are sponsoring the participation of 15 SSP Fellows to attend the Annual Meeting in person or virtually. The Fellows have become an integral part of the Annual Meeting and our community at large. The program provides annual membership to fellows, educational seminars, mentoring, and travel.

Industry Partners

Charleston Conference The Charleston Conference is an annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and informal environment.

Frankfurt Book Fair Frankfurter Buchmesse is the publishing industry’s biggest trade fair and the most important international marketplace for content. Publishing professionals from around the world meet here with partners from the creative, cultural and technology sectors, sparking new partnerships and business models. Since 1976, the fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour to showcase different book markets, literature and cultures.

We are grateful to our Annual Meeting sponsors, many of whom continue to support SSP throughout the year. “Sponsors are a critical component to the success and the overall experience of the Annual Meeting,” notes SSP Executive Director Melanie Dolechek. “Their contributions not only create unique opportunities but also enhance our event with exceptional amenities, making it truly memorable. Together, we’re making this a standout experience for everyone involved.”

If your company is interested in other SSP sponsorship opportunities, please email Kirsten Totaro at partnerships@sspnet.org.

About the Society for Scholarly Publishing The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), founded in 1978, is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing—including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. SSP members come from a wide range of large and small commercial and nonprofit organizations. They meet at SSP’s annual meetings, educational seminars, and regional events to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

Contact Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director | info@sspnet.org | 303-422-3914

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