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Keynote: Publishing Innovations and Milling the Next Big Thing


Everywhere is talk of the Next Big Thing. Is it blockchain, a coming tsunami of Big Deal cancellations, workflow management, new Big Deals that include APC subventions – or something else entirely? Are there putative trends to which we’re paying too much attention and dark-horse developments to which we’re paying too little? Our keynote, Lettie Conrad, Independent Publishing and Product Development Consultant, will draw on her experiences as the North American Editor of Learned Publishing, an active Scholarly Kitchenchef, and a doctoral candidate at Queensland University of Technology (via San Jose State’s iSchool) to help us sort the nutritious wheat from the overhyped chaff.

Lettie Conrad, Maverick Publishing Specialists