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Five Compelling Questions Addressed at SSP’s Annual Meeting

With nearly 50 fascinating and informative sessions & events on the Program, SSP’s 45th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, is sure to have something of interest for everyone. From the explosive growth of AI to the latest issues surrounding transformation, trust, and transparency in scholarly publishing, here are just a few of the compelling questions this year’s sessions can help you answer: 

1. When will Chat GP take my job?  

TNQ Books | ChatGPT and other LLMs: Should We Celebrate or Be Afraid of These Technologies? 
May 31 | 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM PDT 

This Industry Breakout Session from TNQ Technologies delves into the implications of recent AI advancements and how they may impact the scholarly publishing ecosystem. Through an interactive format, they’ll encourage active participation from the audience, fostering a collective discussion where attendees can share their perspectives and experiences. 

2. What has SSP done for the scholarly publishing community this year? 

Awards Luncheon/Annual Business Meeting  
June 1 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM PDT

Join attendees as SSP President Miranda Walker recognizes the many dedicated volunteers that contribute to the success of SSP and reports on the activities and progress of the society. Winners of the Appreciation Award, Emerging Leader Award, and Distinguished Service Award will be announced and celebrated for their service and leadership. Fellowship winners will be recognized and Generations Fund donors will be acknowledged for their support. 

3. Do I have what it takes to make it in scholarly publishing?   

Early Career Professionals Panel Discussion 
June 1 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

Join the SSP Early Career Subcommittee members for a lively conversation with early career professionals. The panel will discuss expectations for an organization’s approach to professional development, career progression, and mentoring. The panel will also share organizational culture recommendations to fully engage early career professionals. Hear the viewpoints of individuals who have successfully grown their careers: one who has developed their career within an organization and another who moved organizations to support their career growth. We’ll also hear the perspective of someone just starting their career. And there will be plenty of time for questions from the audience to explore how our different organizations can attract, support, and retain early career professionals!

4. How can I make the most of networking at this year’s Annual Meeting?   

No doubt about it – networking is one of the primary benefits of attending the SSP Annual Meeting. See old friends and make new ones during ample opportunities to meet colleagues and share ideas at evening receptions, interactive lunches, facilitated networking sessions, and other events. A few highlights include:

May 31
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Welcome Reception

June 1
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM | New Member/First Time Attendee Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM | Speed Networking for Virtual Attendees
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM | Networking Reception

June 2
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM | Roundtable Discussion Groups for Virtual Attendees
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Networking Lunch 

5. Who can I trust these days?  

Moderated Debate on Trust in Scholarly Publishing: Artificial Intelligence Will Fatally Undermine the Integrity of Scholarly Publishing
June 2 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT 

Moderated by Rick Anderson, this Oxford-style debate will see two teams debating a resolution related to trust in scholarly publishing, 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! 

Bonus Item: Industry thought leaders share advice, case studies, expertise, and the latest market solutions in the Industry Breakout sessions starting at noon on Wednesday!

News contribution by SSP member John Linton, who used no discernable methodology to form this list. John is Senior Account Manager with Clarivate Analytics. 

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