STM Frankfurt Conference 2017

Collaborating and communicating for scholarly publishing excellence


Book your place now to avoid disappointment - This conference was sold out in 2016, and registration will close when the venue capacity is reached


STM’s Annual Frankfurt Conference has established itself as the ‘sell out’ event prior to the Book Fair. Attracting the leading figures from across scholarly and professional publishing, STM’s event provides a program focused on strategic thinking, public policy, business models and key drivers shaping the future of the STM industry.

A not-to-be-missed event for publishing managers, executives and industry leaders, the Frankfurt conference is an unrivalled networking opportunity, which attracts international attendees from all sizes of publishing organizations.



Registration, networking breakfast



Darrell W. Gunter, Director STM North America, Director Membership

Welcome & opening
STM Board Chair


Keynote Speaker

Collective collaboration for scholarly publishing growth

James G. Neal, University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia University, President-Elect of the American Library Association 


Refreshment break & networking


Panel #1:  What’s happening!! Catch the latest updates and developments that are occurring in the scholarly publishing industry!

Moderated by: Lisa Mahan, Global Marketing Director, Taylor & Francis

The OADAT (Open Access Data Analytics Tool) update!
Daniel Pollock, Senior Analyst, Delta Think

The findings of our feasibility study for a “Friends of Research4Life” entity.
Andrea Powell, Executive Director, CABI

Digital Piracy – New ways to protect your content
Sari Frances, Manager of Digital License Compliance, IEEE




STM lecture series #1:

Accessibility and scholarly publishing, Why it makes good business sense!

Jamie Axelrod, Director, Disability Resources, ADA Coordinator/504 Compliance Officer, Northern Arizona University, President, Association on Higher Education and Disability


STM lecture series #2

JPPS: New publishing practices and standards for boosting the quality and reputation of developing-country journals

Susan Murray, Executive Director, African Journals Online


Refreshment break & networking


Panel #2 Diversity and inclusion panel – “Diversity to improve scholarly research!”  

Our experts will share their views and insights on how diversity and inclusion will help your publishing house to be more productive and profitable.

Moderated by: Tracey Armstrong, CEO, Copyright Clearance Center

Gemma Hersh, VP, Policy and Communications, Elsevier

Mandy Hill, Managing Director, Academic Publishing, Cambridge University Press

Leon Heward-Mills, Global Publishing Director, Taylor & Francis Group

Sonya T. Smith, PhD., Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Howard University




Close for non-Members 

Members only Forum:

Update on issues critical to academic & professional publishers

17:15 - 18:45

Reception drinks & networking


Visit STM in hall 4.2, stand D21 at the Frankfurt Book Fair 11th – 14th October 2017


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.