Day 2 US Annual Conference:
Innovations Day

Save the date and please note our change of location to Philadelphia!

Hotel information

The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown is holding a block of rooms at a reduced group rate of $229.00 per night (April 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th 2018) Group rate available until March 22nd 2018.

Please make your reservation online at STM US Annual Conference 2018

Digital ethics: Building trust, ensuring integrity

Chaired by IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, chair of STM Future Lab and STEC


Registration and networking continental breakfast


Wake-up session: Launching STM’s Tech Trends 2022

The new Edition of STM’s Tech Trends 2022 is exclusively launched at this STM US Innovations Seminar. Eefke Smit, Director Standards and Technology of STM will present the new infographic of the next edition of Tech Trends, a product from the brainstorm of STM’s Future Lab thinktank. Come and learn what technology defines our play in the next few years.

Eefke Smit, Director, Standards and Technology, STM Association


Round Table: How will STM Tech Trends 2022 affect YOUR business?

Moderated by: Chris Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center

In a round table discussion moderated by Chris Kenneally (CCC), 4 members of STM’s Future Lab Forum will express their views on how the Tech Trends of 2022 will start impacting our publishing business now. Come and listen to be prepared for the future.


Refreshment break & networking


Interactive forum discussion  – Digital ethics and data literacy

Moderated by: Kent Anderson, Redlink

Are algorithms and social media outsmarting us, surveilling us, feeding us fake facts and alternative news, defining our views and opinions? Kent Anderson (Redlink) will engage in an interactive discussion on stage with thought leaders in digital integrity on topics such as ethics of algorithms, data literacy, user interface design, technology deployments, and current practice and policies. A very interactive session  – so we expect you and the rest of the audience to chip in.  


Flash Session: 5 Flash presentations

Service providers and start ups show their new offerings and product launches in ultra short presentations of 5 minutes each.




Afternoon Keynote: Innovating the Book

Moderated by: Niels Peter Thomas, VP Book Strategy Springer Nature

The book is not dead and long live the book. In digital and multimedia environments, the book is ready to completely re-invent itself. Niels Peter Thomas leads the book strategy of SpringerNature and heads several programs to reinvigorate books as the medium of the future. Come and hear his vision on books in modern times.


Start-ups: Smarting up The Book

Moderated by: Niels Peter Thomas

Three start-up companies will present their solutions and applications for smarting up books by adding social media apps and metrics and analytics and by improving user experience on mobile devices.


Refreshment break & networking


Industry Update: RA21: Resource Access in the 21st Century

Moderated by: Julia Wallace (RA21) and Heather Flanagan (RA21)

RA21 is a joint project by STM and NISO to drastically improve access to content, especially for mobile and off campus use. Access to scholarly and academic content should be as easy as logging in on Facebook and Google. In its first year, the RA21 project, in which over 50 organisations collaborate, gained enormous traction among libraries, vendors, federation operators, ID management organisations and of course publishers. The three co-chairs of the project, Chris Shillum (Elsevier), Ralph Youngen (ACS) and Meltem Dincer (Wiley) will update you on the first results of the pilots in academic and corporate environments. And will show you how RA21 findings can be implemented by publishers and their platforms. Includes an interactive panel on frequently asked questions.


Close of conference by IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, chair of Future Lab and STEC


Events Terms and Conditions

Cancellations made in writing up to 30 days before an event are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds can be made for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the event date, however, substitutions may be made free of charge at any time.

Registration fees do not include insurance. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.