STM Annual US Conference 2017

The Future Decade of The Researcher

 

(Prior to the start of this event we also are holding our US Annual Conference Society Day. To see programme please click here. Registration options are available for the Conference, Society Day and combined, with a saving on your registration fee)

The Researcher is faced with the colliding worlds of competing for tenure, grants, and positions.  Together with a tsunami of articles, data, platforms and collaboration networks, the researcher is faced with many demands on their time and career.  How will the scholarly publishing industry keep up with the needs of the researcher both now and the future?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

16:00

Registration and refreshments

16:30

 

16:40

Opening: Darrell W. Gunter, Director North America & Membership, STM Association

Welcome: Glen Campbell, Managing Director US, BMJ & Chair of the Board, STM Association

Opening Keynote:  The future of Scholarly Publishing in an AI world

Shashi Mudunuri, CEO, Research Square 

AI is already beginning to change the way every industry in the world works, including scholarly publishing. We will cover the basics of what AI is, how researcher behavior will change because of it, and what opportunities and risks are just around the corner for publishers, societies, and institutions. 

 17:10

The Reproducibility Crisis:  Are STM publishers responding to it with the right solution?

Moshe Pritsker, Ph.D, CEO, JOVE

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 

8:00

Light continental breakfast & networking

9:00

Opening: Darrell W. Gunter, Director North America & Membership, STM Association

Welcome: Ann Gabriel, Vice President, Global Academic and Research Platforms, Elsevier

9:05

Mobile Devices: Bringing Content to the Dominant Digital Medium

 

Content and the people who engage it have evolved.

From static print, through the connected desktop browser onto today's interconnected smartphones and apps. Each medium impacts content and results in the reader developing a reading strategy.

At three billion users growing to 6 billion, smartphones are rapidly becoming the dominant digital medium for content. The readers operate under different conditions when reading on the smartphone than the desktop or print copy.

There is a disconnect between the traditional content structure and the smartphone. This presentation will discuss how to transform content to match the reading strategy used on smartphones.

Maxwell Riggsbee, Chief Product Officer, Gadget Software

 9:20

The Researcher’s Critical Path - How should the publishing community address the current gaps and future needs of the researcher?

Moderated by: Jabin White, Vice President, Content Management, Ithaka

Insights Into What’s On the Researcher’s Mind with Respect to the Academic Publishing Process
Donald Samulack, PhD, President, US Operations, Cactus Communications, Inc.

Anna Getselman, Executive Director at Health Sciences Library, Columbia University Medical Center

James Geller, Chair of the Department of Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Richard Delahunty, Editorial Director, Taylor and Francis

10:35

Refreshment break & networking

11:15

Fostering Global Scientific Collaboration in a Time of Uncertainty

Jay Flynn, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Research Publishing, Wiley

12:15

Lunch & networking

13:30

 

Trends in Peer Review

As the world of scholarly research is evolving there any many new entrants and players who are seeking to improve the peer review process.  Join us as our panel looks at the current and future trends of Peer Review

Moderated by: Heather Ruland Staines, Director of Partnerships, Hypothes.is

Angela Cochran, Associate Publisher, ASCE
Annette Flanagin, Executive Managing Editor and Vice President, Editorial Operations, JAMA and The JAMA Network
John Inglis, Founder, bioRxiv
Bernard Rous, Director of Publications Emeritus, ACM

14:45

Recruiting, managing and growing the Early Career Researcher.  What every publisher needs to know about these new knowledge workers!

Pat Phelps, Director, Professional Development and Career Office, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

15:30

Refreshment break & networking

16:15

Future Think! 

What research institutions think publishers should be thinking about?  What do the research institutions want the scholarly publishers to consider now and in the future?

Moderated by: Bryan Alexander, Futurist and Founder, Bryan Alexander Consulting

Laurence Bianchini, COO, MyScienceWork Inc.
Elizabeth Caley, CTO, Meta
Jean Shipman, Executive Director, Knowledge Management and Eccles Health Sciences Library University of Utah
Lydia Snover, Director, Institutional Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

17:30

Close of day Ann Gabriel, Vice President, Global Academic and Research Platforms, Elsevier

17:45 - 19:00

Conference drinks reception

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

8:00

Light continental breakfast & networking

9:00

Opening Address: The New Swiss Army Knife for the Researcher of the Future

Sam Bruinsma, Brill, Chair of STM STEC and Future Lab 

9:10

RA21 – Resource Access in the 21st Century

The RA21 pilots will help align and simplify pathways to subscribed content across participating scientific platforms of STM publishers. RA21 will address the common problems users face when interacting with multiple and varied information protocols.

Moderated by: Sam Bruinsma

Chris Shillum, Vice President of Platform and Data Integration, Elsevier
Meltem Dincer, VP, Platform Capabilities, John Wiley & Sons
Ralph Youngen, Director, Information Technology Architecture, Security, and Planning, American Chemical Society 

10:30

Refreshment break & networking

10:50

Block chain – the new tool for Trust

How Block chain technology can help the STM industry to establish trusted interactions and transactions; 2 industry innovators will provide insight with real life business cases

Moderated by: Gerry Grenier, Director of Publishing Technologies, IEEE

11:35

STM Tech Trends 2021: The launch of STM’s newest TechTrends update

Eefke Smit, Director Standards and Technology, STM Association

12:00

Round Table Discussion: STM Tech Trends - Let’s play the silver ball

Moderated by: Chris Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center

With 5 members of STM’s Future Lab committee

12:50

Close of Conference

Glen Campbell, Managing Director US, BMJ & Chair of the Board, STM Association

13:00 – 13:45

Members Only Forum

Update on issues critical to academic & professional publishers

 

Conference Planning Committee:
Chairwomen: Ann Gabriel, Vice President, Global Academic & Research Relations, Elsevier

Heather Ruland Staines, Director of Partnerships, Hypothes.is
Jeri Wachter, William Andrew Publishing (Former Founder and Operator)
Jabin White, Vice President, Content Management at JSTOR / ITHAKA
Lindsay Allen, Publisher, Taylor and Francis


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