Day 1 US Annual Conference 2019

Scholarly publishing:

New tech, new challenges a new frontier

Since much of our lives turned digital, the scholarly publishing industry is on the forefront to provide the research community with the best digital media and workflow tools to advance research and discovery.  With these advances in new technology, the industry is also faced with new business challenges.

Join us as our two-day conference addresses the newest technology trends and the new challenges impacting our industry.

STM’s new version of Tech Trends will be launched; join us to discuss the opportunities provided by the ever new and evolving digital frontier.

Thursday April 11th, 2019


Registration and networking continental breakfast









Opening: Chair - Roger Schonfeld, Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums, Ithaka S+R
STM Board Chair Welcome – Jason Wilde, Chief Publishing Officer, AIP Publishing

Data as a transformative lever in a well-established industry

Opening Keynote: Olivier Dumon, Chief Product Officer, Elsevier

Why do all stakeholders (funders, institutions, labs, researchers, governments…and publishers) need to collaborate to enhance the info eco system supporting Research?

Olivier will share his experience and thoughts about leading digital transformation in complex organisations and some key challenges that many “traditional” businesses will have to handle in the near future.


The future of upstream, “Where the puck is going!”

Charlie Rapple, Co-founder of Kudos


Refreshment break & networking


Alternative futures!  The current state, current developments & future developments

Beyond the well-loved journal and book formats, what are the future forms of research reporting and academic publishing? What new types of content are traditional publishers offering? What can we learn from start ups responding to scientists' cutting-edge informational needs? Panelists will share what alternative publishing formats are proving effective, what new models are in experimentation mode, and what may still lie ahead for scholarly communications.

Moderated by: Roger Schonfeld, Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums, Ithaka S+R

Violaine Iglesias, CEO & Co-founder, Cadmore Media

Jeff Saffer, CEO, Quertle

Adrian Stanley, Managing Director, Publishers, Digital Science

Phil Meyler, Publishing Development Director, Science, Technology and Medicine, Cambridge University Press


Members only forum: Update on issues critical to academic & professional publishers




Improving inclusivity for researchers in emerging markets

Andrea Powell, Director of Outreach and Publisher Coordinator, STM

The Global South has benefited from toll-free access to research publications for many years, thanks to initiatives like Research4Life, but the research output from most of the beneficiary countries has barely grown.  What are the obstacles faced by researchers in these areas, and what can the publishing industry do to level the playing field, while also expanding the pool of talent within these emerging economies?


“Forcing the Flip?”  The open access and open science movements are moving along at a faster pace and the demands of the funders and industry leaders are influencing publishers and others to look at new models and creative solutions.  Our panel will discuss the latest developments and the trends that are on the horizon. 

Moderated by: Simon Beale, SVP, Global Sales and Partnership Development, John Wiley & Sons

Rachel Burley, Vice President Open Publishing Innovations, Springer Nature

Keith Webster, Dean of Libraries and Director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives, Carnegie Mellon

Ashley Farley, Associate Officer of Knowledge & Research Services, Gates Foundation 


Refreshment break & networking


What we learned from Plan S

Keynote Speaker Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer, Brill

Over the last year, Plan S has gripped the attention of researchers, librarians and publishers alike. Applause, astonishment and critique took turns, and the discussion even reached the general media. Jasmin will share her view on how Plan S has already impacted academic publishing and outline Brill’s response to the changes in the market. Will humanities publishers survive the storm?


Meeting wrap up & close

Chair - Roger Schonfeld - Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums, Ithaka S+R

17:10 - 18:30

Cocktail reception




Roger Schonfeld, Director Libraries, Scholarly Communication and Museums



Lettie Conrad, Affiliate Senior Associate, Product Research and Development

Maverick Publishing Specialists


Rachel Burley, Vice President Open Publishing Innovations

Springer Nature


Simon Beale, SVP, Global Sales and Partnership Development

John Wiley & Sons


Events Terms and Conditions

Where an event has registration fees, 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.