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Set the Course for the Future of Scholarly Communication: Registration is Now Open for Our 46th Annual Meeting!

We are excited to announce registration for our 46th Annual Meeting, “Inflection Point: Setting the Course for the Future of Scholarly Communication,” is open! Catch up on industry trends and network with scholarly communications colleagues May 29–31 in the vibrant city of Boston, Massachusetts. Seize the opportunity to stay at the forefront of industry trends and forge meaningful connections with peers in the scholarly communications field. Secure your spot now and benefit from our early bird rates available until April 19!

In an era marked by unprecedented growth in scholarly outputs and a transformative shift towards recognizing researchers’ dual roles, the landscape of scholarly publishing is evolving rapidly. The surge in open access and the pressing call for equity and inclusion, alongside the advent of artificial intelligence, presents 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.

Thirty educational sessions over two days led by top industry experts complementing three plenary sessions are the heart of the SSP Annual Meeting:

  • Keynote Address (May 29) Join us for an inspiring talk by Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist and Director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, as she explores the intersection of science and communication.
  • Opening Plenary (May 30) Dive into “The Rise of the Machines” during a thought-provoking moderated discussion.
  • Closing Plenary (May 31) Engage in an Oxford-style debate on a crucial question: “Has the Open Access Movement Failed?”

Kickstart the Annual Meeting on May 29 by engaging with industry thought leaders who share advice, case studies, expertise, and the latest market solutions in our Industry Breakout sessions starting at noon on Wednesday!

Don’t forget to add these meeting highlights to your schedule:

  • Poster Sessions Discover cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in a bite-size format. During the Poster Sessions, you can chat with presenters as you browse the various posters.
  • Exhibitors Marketplace Meet with exhibitors and sponsors and glimpse new services and products industry service providers offer. The Marketplace is accessible throughout the meeting, but exhibitors will be available during breaks and nightly receptions.
  • Previews Session Get rapid insights into the newest industry products, platforms, and content in exciting 5-minute presentations.

Take advantage of special rates for Librarians, Students, Retirees, Funders, Researchers, and groups. SSP members enjoy additional discounts. For rate details and program information, visit our Annual Meeting website.

Can’t join in person? Our virtual attendance option ensures you won’t miss out. Keynotes, plenary sessions, and selected educational sessions will be streamed live, with recordings and real-time chat available for a comprehensive virtual experience.

As a community dedicated to advancing scholarly communication, SSP’s 46th Annual Meeting is more than an event—it’s a chance to contribute to shaping the future of our field. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the scene, we welcome you to join us on this exciting journey. Let’s explore the opportunities at this inflection point together and set the course for a bright future in scholarly publishing.

We look forward to welcoming you in Boston!

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