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04.29.2021 | SSP News & Releases

Special Events at #SSP2021

The SSP Annual Meeting program is packed with great educational sessions – but that’s not all the meeting has to offer! Check out these offerings that add to the meeting experience:

Industry Breakouts
Industry thought leaders share advice, case studies, expertise, and the latest market solutions in these 20-minute presentations. Live chat with presenters during the sessions. All sessions will be available for both live and on-demand viewing.

May 24, 2021     12:30 PM – 1:50 PM ET
May 25, 2021     9:30 AM – 10:50 AM ET
May 26, 2021     12:30 PM – 1:50 PM ET

Plenary: Previews Session
This “lightning round” plenary offers the chance to learn more about the industry’s newest and most innovative products, platforms, and/or content in 5-minute, back-to-back presentations. Attendees will leave with exposure to a wide breadth of content on new and updated products of interest to the scholarly publishing community.

May 25, 2021     2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Closing Plenary: The Scholarly Kitchen Live!
The Scholarly Kitchen “Chefs” will lead a wide-ranging discussion picking up on the themes presented throughout this year’s Annual Meeting and looking into the future and the changing roles of publishers, libraries, and research societies. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the insightful Chefs, “What’s next?”

May 27, 2021     3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

Career Coaching by Appointment
As an attendee of the SSP Annual Meeting, you will have the opportunity to participate in a FREE one-on-one 20-minute Career Coaching Session with an experienced scholarly communications professional. Sessions can focus on developing professional growth, feedback on your CV/resume, as well as setting attainable goals that are sustainable through the conference and beyond.

Prior to participating in your Career Coaching Session during the meeting, lay out any objectives you would like to gain from your session – from determining career goals, to discussing obstacles you are currently facing to developing a plan of action to overcome them. Also, don’t forget to share some background information with your Coach, including your current role, how you began your career in scholarly publishing, and any other important information you would like your Coach to have in advance!

To help prepare yourself and your Coach for your session ahead of time, you’ll complete the Career Coaching Pre-Session Information Form. This form will be sent to the Coach in advance of your scheduled session. Registered attendees will receive information about how to schedule a session.

May 24, 2021     9:30 AM – 10:30 AM ET, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
May 26, 2021     9:30 AM – 10:30 AM ET, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

Membership Information Session
Join the SSP Membership Committee to learn how to make the most of your membership benefits. If you’re not a member, we invite you to learn more about how SSP can help you find a community and advance your career.

May 24, 2021     1:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

Marketplace Gallery
Meet with exhibitors and sponsors to see what new innovations are being offered by industry service providers. The Marketplace Gallery is accessible throughout the duration of the meeting, but exhibitors will be available for live chat during the designated times.

May 24, 2021     5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET
May 25, 2021     12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET
May 26, 2021     5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET
May 27, 2021     4:30 PM – 6:00 PM ET

Mentorship Information Session
Learn about the various programs for mentorship at SSP. Hear from past program participants and the Career Development Committee about how you can take advantage of these programs that are free for SSP members.

May 25, 2021     1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Awards Presentation/Annual Business Meeting
Join us as SSP President Lauren Kane 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.

May 27, 2021     1:00 PM – 1:45 PM ET

Poster Sessions
Virtual posters will be available for viewing throughout the meeting. Accompanying each poster is a 5-minute video presentation. During the Poster Sessions, you can live chat in real time with presenters as you browse the various posters.

May 26, 2021     2:00–3:00 PM ET
May 27, 2021     2:00–3:00 PM ET

See you there!


News contribution by SSP member, Heather Kotula. Heather is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Access Innovations, Inc.

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