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08.07.2023 | SSP News & Releases

SSP Announces 2023 New Directions in Scholarly Publishing Seminar

We are excited to announce our seventh annual New Directions in Scholarly Publishing Seminar, happening October 4 and 5 at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference Center in Washington, DC, and online.

This year’s seminar, “Navigating the Shifting Sands: Managing Disruptions in Scholarly Communications,” will help attendees identify and address commercial and cultural disruptions. This hybrid meeting will allow attendees to connect in person and online.

Join us as we review industry shifts and discuss how to manage change best and embrace new paradigms in our field. The New Directions Seminar working group, led by Lettie Conrad (independent consultant), developed the program, which identifies current challenges and new developments in every step of the scholarly process–from research preparation to discovery to promotion. Speakers will represent a diverse and passionate group of experts from academia, publishing, libraries, and industry service providers.


The Keynote speaker, Dr. Rebecca Weintraub Brendel (Director of the Center for Bioethics and the Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics Program at Harvard Medical School), will close the day on October 4. Dr. Brendel will reflect on challenges and opportunities for navigating new directions in research integrity, addressing what drives fraud and what publishers can do to safeguard quality and trust in scholarly communications.

Session topics include:

  • Rethinking Funding, Research Projects, and the Global Body of Knowledge
  • Tech Topics that ChatGPT Thinks You Should Know About
  • Sharing and Publishing Research Data: Challenges & Opportunities
  • Authorship in the Age of AI
  • New Models and New Voices
  • Developing a Growth Mindset

View the complete program and registration details!

Whether you are an early-career professional or a seasoned veteran interested in learning more about the solutions to current challenges in our field, there is a seat for you at our seminar in person or online.

Early registration discounts are available through September 8, 2023. Bulk registration discounts are available for virtual attendees.

Thank you to New Directions sponsors Access Innovations, Data Conversion Laboratory, Morressier, and Silverchair. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Kristin Totoro at partnerships@sspnet.org.

About the Society for Scholarly Publishing The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), founded in 1978, is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing—including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. SSP members come from a wide range of large and small commercial and nonprofit organizations. They meet at SSP’s annual meetings, educational seminars, and regional events to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

Contact Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director | info@sspnet.org | 303-422-3914

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