Scholarly publishing has witnessed major change over the past several years, which has placed increasing pressure on society-based and non-profit publishers to adapt to a dynamic information landscape. These organizations are faced not only with staying relevant to their member, reader, author, and library constituencies, but also navigating through an increasingly competitive and technology-driven industry.
The SSP Fall Seminar will tackle these issues head on. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) in Washington, D.C. Registration for the all-day event is now open and includes both individual and group options. Also, new this year, a virtual attendance option is available for those who cannot attend in person. Special early bird pricing ends on September 20, and a discount is available for SSP members.
Attendees will hear from a diverse group of industry thought leaders who will share insight into the trends and advances currently shaping scholarly publishing. The program will include panel sessions, featured speakers, a networking lunch, and roundtable discussions.
The morning portion of the program will include a featured presentation from Greg Tananbaum, Meta/Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, as well as two panel discussions. Ashley Farley, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will speak on “New Directions in Access to Research” while Michael Clarke, Clarke & Company, and Wendy Queen, Project MUSE/Johns Hopkins University Press, will explore “New Directions in Editorial Technology.”
The afternoon will kick off with a networking lunch followed by a featured talk from Jerry Sheehan, National Library of Medicine. Lori Carlin, Delta Think, Inc., will then look at “New Directions in Marketing and Customer Insight” before the program concludes with an opportunity for roundtable discussions.
Stay tuned for previews on individual seminar sessions over the next couple weeks.