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2018 Seminar: New Directions in Strategy, Technology, and Community

  • 1.  2018 Seminar: New Directions in Strategy, Technology, and Community

    Posted 08-17-2018 15:20

    Register today for SSP's New Directions Seminar
    September 25-26, Attend in-person in Washington, DC, or virtually from your workstation!




    The Seminar has been expanded for 2018. Through speaker presentations, panel sessions, roundtables, and a lively debate session, we will explore new ways in which publishers are combining new strategies, new technology, and new approaches to their communities to meet today's challenges.

    Topics will include organizations using collaboration as a competitive strategy, the new pressures of "publish or perish" in light of the changing definition of what counts towards scholarly productivity, and the new requirement for scientists and scholars to tell their stories beyond academia–to policy-makers and the public–to ensure the greatest societal impact.

    Don't Miss the Opening Keynote Session
    Lettie Conrad, Affiliate Associate, Product Research and Development, Maverick Publishing SpecialistsEverywhere 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 Kitchen chef, 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.

    Seminar Highlights:
    • Opening Keynote Session featuring Speaker Lettie Conrad, Independent Publishing and Product Development Consultant
    • Three panel discussions
      • Collaborating to Compete
      • New Ways of Counting Researcher Contribution
      • Science and (Social Science) Communication as Storytelling
    • Oxford Debate
    • Networking with your colleagues in scholarly publishing
    Confirmed Speakers include:
    • Peg Fowler, Hypothesis
    • Tony Alves, Aries
    • Anna Jester, eJournalPress
    • Yael Fitzpatrick, Gazelle Design Consultancy
    • Casey Greene, Integrative Genomics Lab, University of Pennsylvania
    • Dina Paltoo, National Institutes of Health
    • Casey Greene, Integrative Genomics Lab, University of Pennsylvania
    • Lauren Wolf, American Chemical Society
    • Lauren Lipuma, AGU
    • Neil Blair Christensen, UNSILO
    • Angela Cochran, American Society of Civil Engineers


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    Melanie Dolechek
    Executive Director | Society for Scholarly Publishing
    www.sspnet.org | mdolechek@sspnet.org
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