New This Year
Stanley Park Scavenger Hunt: Get out and see the sights of Vancouver while visiting with fellow SSP friends and colleagues—new and old— during our Stanley Park Scavenger Hunt. This entertaining photo scavenger hunt will take you to various highlights at nearby Stanley Park and is sure to give rise to some friendly competition as teams vie to be the first to return with the necessary photos in tow and win a prize!
Between 4:45 and 5:00 pm on Friday, participants should check in at the registration table to sign up their team and pick up the rules and list of objects to locate and photograph. At least one person on each team must have a Twitter account and camera. There is no limit to the number of people on a team, however, each team should have at least 2 people. (The prize is designed to be shared between 4-5 people.) No team?—no problem, we can help match you up with others interested in participating, just stop by the registration table.
Fun Run/Walk: Rise and shine for a community outing through Vancouver’s beautiful Stanley Park on Thursday morning. Join either a 1+ mile or a 5K route, to take at your own pace. Start the day with some fresh air and camaraderie; and come back energized, ready for the day’s sessions. To register for this event please click here.
Photo Booth: You’ve seen the pictures from Hollywood premieres and awards shows. Looks like soo much fun! Lock in your special memories at the SSP 2016 Annual Meeting with a red carpet photo booth picture, sponsored by Redlink. The photo booth will be instantly capturing you and your colleagues or new friends during the receptions, Wednesday and Thursday night. Don’t just walk by, step on the red carpet!
Sprint Beyond the Book: Attendees are invited to join Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination and its team of science fiction authors, scholars, digital publishers, journalists, and technologists to write, edit, assemble and publish a book about the future of scholarly publishing and communication on-the-fly in 72 hours at the 2016 SSP Annual Meeting. Using a suite of collaborative technologies, participants will quickly write, edit, assemble and publish a multimedia anthology exploring publishing topics through a series of “sprints” that take place in real time at the meeting. In order to pull off this ambitious plan, we need your help! Attendees will have a first-hand view of the “performance”as the book materializes and can even get involved by reacting to content or contributing their own thoughts and ideas. Please stop by to help brainstorm, write, or edit contributions. Sprint Beyond the Book location is TBD.
Sprint Beyond the Book sessions will run throughout the SSP 2016 meeting. Each concurrent session will confront participants with different provocation about the future of scholarly publishing. Each session is limited to the first 15 attendees that sign up to participate on-site at the Sprint Beyond the Book workspace. Attendees can track the progress of the book and review the final product at sprintbeyondthebook.com. Sprint Beyond the Book is sponsored by Overleaf, Research Square, Cenveo Publisher Services and JSTOR.
The Future of Scholarly Publishing and Communication
Scholarly writing and research competes for the time and attention of readers and thinkers within a constantly intensifying deluge of information, in a digital media landscape where expertise, rigor, and authority are hotly contested concepts. Emerging technologies will continue to transform the ways we collect, synthesize, disseminate, and consume information. This is a landscape of both hazard and opportunity. So what is the future of scholarly publication and communication? This book sprint will consider a number of provocative questions, including:
- How can we make research matter?
- What will authorship mean in an age of human-machine collaboration?
- How will we expose hidden knowledge?
- What is the future of the scholarly book?
- How will we expand access?
- How will scholars shape the public square?