The Society for Scholarly Publishing’s (SSP) regional programming returns to Boston next week with an evening of speed networking at Central Bistro, 101 Arch Street, on Tuesday, October 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration for this space-limited event remains open.
The evening will feature two, 20-minute speed networking sessions, followed by time to network with others in attendance in a more casual atmosphere. Light appetizers will be provided with a cash bar available. Those attending can expect a great opportunity to speak with a wide range of contacts working within the scholarly publishing including publishers, librarians and vendors.
Next Tuesday’s speed-networking night is the third event held in a series of regional programming events presented by SSP this year. Next week’s Boston event is the second to be held in Boston this year and follows a sold-out event this past April.
The event is open to SSP members for a discounted $10 fee, and $15 for non-members. Register now!
We spoke with Mike Mozina, chair of the Regional Programming Committee, to find out more about the planning of the upcoming Boston event as well as future regional events.
The previous event in Boston was a lecture, so a speed-networking event is a change in format for the regional events in Boston. Why a change in format?
We always planned to have a variety of events in order to give the community more programming options. This way, if one event doesn’t really match up with somebody’s specific interest, another might. Speed networking was such a large success at the Annual Meeting that we wanted to try it at the local level here in Boston.
What do you hope attendees will take away from this event?
We hope that the attendees will walk away with a plethora of new contacts! For those who are seeking new opportunities or trying to start a career in scholarly publishing, we hope that this will really help to make connections that may not have happened.
This is the second regional event in the Boston area this year, has the response thus far met expectations? Will events continue at this frequency going forward?
YES! We are very pleased with the response so far, not only in Boston but also in Durham. Currently, we are planning to have two events a year, one in the spring and one in the fall for each location.
Other than Boston, SSP regional events have been held in Durham, NC. Are expansions to other cities in the works?
Yes. We are currently looking to start regional programming in some other area such as Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco, and even London.
Please visit the event’s registration page for more information about next week’s speed-networking session and to register. This is an evening not to be missed.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Central Bistro, 101 Arch Street, Boston MA (Downtown Crossing)
$10 for members; $15 for non-members
Sponsored by Allen Press, Copyright Clearance Center, Digital Science, and Dragonfly
By Michael Di Natale, Communications Committee