STM Conference & Dinner 2022 | Frankfurt

STM would like to warmly welcome you to join us once again for our STM Annual Dinner & Conference in Frankfurt on October 17 & 18th, 2022.

What's this? STM’s annual Frankfurt conference has established itself as the ‘sell-out’ event prior to the Frankfurt Book Fair (this year, scheduled for October 19 - 23). Attracting the leading figures from 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 STM Frankfurt Conference is an unrivaled networking opportunity, which attracts international attendees from all sizes of publishing organisations. Here, together, we find bold, new ways to champion change and improvement that advances research.  

What to expect? First, a welcoming dinner on the evening of Monday, October 17th affords us a chance to connect in person (at last!) and network. Tuesday, October 18th offers a potent line-up of speakers, sessions, and ample opportunities for collaboration and connections. 

What to do now?  Register now and prepare for a memorable two days together. Consider sponsoring this event to garner visibility for your organisation among highly engaged STM attendees. 

Monday 17th October 2022 | Evening Dinner

Individual spaces are available for purchase with your conference registration or separately if you are unable to attend the conference.

The dinner will take place in the Liberty Ballroom at the Hilton Frankfurt City Centre and includes a welcome drinks reception, superb 3-course meal, wine, and coffee.
19.30 drinks reception – Liberty Foyer / 20.00 Dinner – Liberty Ballroom

For details of corporate sponsorship tables (full tables of 8) please contact or see below for sponsorship opportunities.

Tuesday 18th October 2022 | STM Conference



Registration, coffee & networking


Opening & Welcome – Nick Fowler, Chief Academic Officer, Elsevier & STM Board Chair

Introduction of Keynote Speaker


Keynote Speaker: Sir Peter Gluckman – President, International Science Council


Refreshment break & networking


Making Global Local
Moderated by: Roheena Anand, Executive Director, Global Publishing Development, Public Library of Science (PLOS)

For publishing to be a truly inclusive and global endeavor, publishers -- irrespective of location and language -- need to be aware of and engaged with regional priorities. With a shift to open access, the author is in many ways more the customer of a journal than the reader. How can publishers better serve the needs of diverse authors throughout the world?

This session brings together regional experts from Latin America, China, India, and the African continent to highlight trends, policies, and priorities vital to STM researchers in local geographies.

Ana Heredia, Scholarly Communication Senior Consultant, Brazil
Harini Calamur, Head, Impact Science, India
Shuai Yan, Independent Consultant, STM, China
Joy Owango, Executive Director, Training Centre in Communication, Kenya


The New Collaborations
Moderated by Heather Staines, Senior Strategy Consultant, Delta Think

The complexities of the scholarly communications infrastructure grow more challenging every day. Small and even medium-sized publishers may struggle to replicate services and offer new models around their content. As a result, many players are banding together to share the load. While we are used to industry associations and member organizations, often in conjunction with vendors, libraries, and other stakeholders, the new collaborations find like-minded organizations working together to build infrastructure, create and disseminate content, and share best practices. These initiatives share the cost and the risk enabling the participants to accomplish more together than they could have on their own.

STM Integrity Hub, SeamlessAccess, GetFTR, Hylke Koers, Chief Information Officer, STM Solutions
Scholarly Publishing Collective, Kim Steinle,  Library Relations and Sales Manager, Duke University Press 
Subscribe2Open, Andrea Lopez, Director of Sales, Partnerships & Initiatives, Annual Reviews
Research4Life Country Connectors, Blessing Mawire,
Senior Consultant and Director,


Lunch and networking


Innovation in Scientific Communication
Moderated by Ann Michael, Chief Transformation Officer, AIP Publishing

Innovation comes in many shapes and forms. In this session, we explore experiments with, and implementations of, new models to progress scholarly communications. Some of our speakers have innovated around business models, while others have pursued new models that impact the scholarly communications process itself. Join us to hear the latest and to let us know what models your organization is exploring!

Niamh O'Connor, Chief Publishing Officer, Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Nick Lindsay, Director of Journals and Open Access, The MIT Press
Laurie Goodman, Director, GigaScience Press
Mathieu Denis, Acting CEO and Science Director, International Science Council


Embracing Open Research
Moderated by: Phill Jones, Co-Founder, Digital and Technology at MoreBrains Consulting Cooperative

The open research movement has been growing in strength over the past two decades; in recent years, the pace of change has increased.

Funders, institutions, and publishers are increasingly mandating or encouraging various open practices from data management and availability, to open methods and even transparent peer review.

This session will showcase some of the initiatives that publishers are involved with and will explore how to prepare for the next frontier of open research.

Open Methods, Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Director, Open Research Solutions at Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Transparent Peer Review, Miriam Maus, Publishing Director, IOP Publishing
Open Code, Erika Pastrana, Editorial Director, Springer Nature
Open Data Policies, Michael Cairns, Head of Partner and Channel Development, American Psychological Association (APA)


Refreshment break & networking


Executive Panel – Change at Scale

Moderated by Caroline Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, STM

Throughout our community, organizations are adapting to a rapidly changing scholarly communications environment. Our executive panel will look at larger organizations, those with broad portfolios of publications and diversified businesses. Where do these leaders see the market heading, and what new ideas and activities are they bringing to bear on behalf of themselves, their publishing partners, and the community as a whole?

Jay Flynn, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Research, Wiley 
Mandy Hill, Managing Director of Academic Publishing, Cambridge University Press
Steven Inchcoombe, Chief Publishing Officer, Springer Nature
Judy Verses, President, Academic and Government Markets, Elsevier


Reception drinks & networking


Conference Program Committee:
David Crotty, Senior Consultant, Clarke & Esposito
Ann Michael, Chief Transformation Officer, AIP Publishing

Phill Jones, Co-Founder, Digital and Technology at MoreBrains Consulting Cooperative
Sara Rouhi, Director, Strategic Partnerships at PLOS

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