STM Spring Conference: State of Change 2022

Day 1: State of Change
Time Zones: 9am – 2pm US EST, 2pm – 7pm BST, 3pm -8pm CET

08:00 EST 13:00 BST
Registration, breakfast, coffee & networking Washington
Registration, lunch on arrival for London

09:00 EST, 14:00 BST, 15:00 CET
Welcome & Introduction to Conference for all

09:15 EST, 14:15 BST, 15:15 CET

Opening Keynote from new STM CEO Caroline Sutton

09:45 EST, 14:45 BST, 15:45 CET

Change at scale:

Moderated by David Crotty, Senior Consultant, Clarke & Esposito

Throughout this meeting, we will be looking at how different types of organizations are adapting to a rapidly changing scholarly communications environment. In this session, we 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.

Mandy Hill, Managing Director, Cambridge University Press (CUP) 
Stuart Whayman, Chief Commercial Officer, Elsevier
Jay Flynn, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Research, Wiley

10:45 EST, 15:45 BST, 16:45 CET

Refreshment break Washington
Refreshment break London

11:15 EST, 16:15 BST, 17:15 CET

Making Global Local - understanding regional publishing needs in STM

Moderated by - Sara Rouhi,  Director of Strategic Partnerships, PLOS

Making Global Local - understanding regional publishing needs in STM

For publishing to be a truly inclusive and global endeavour, publishers -- irrespective of location and language -- need to be aware and engaged with regional priorities. 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. 


China - TBC
African continent (East Africa focus) - TBC
India - Harini Calamur, Head ImpactScience, Cactus
Latin America - Ana Heredia, Independent Consultant

12:00 EST, 17:00 BST, 18:00 CET

The New Collaborations

Moderated by Heather Staines, Senior Consultant, Delta Think and Director of Community Engagement for the OA Data Analytics Tool.

The complexities of the scholarly communications infrastructure grow more challenging every day. Small and even medium-size 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, to create and disseminate content, and to 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.

Hylke Koers, Chief Information Officer, STM Solutions, GetFTR/Seamless Access

12:45 EST, 17:45 BST, 18:45 CET

Lunch Washington
Refreshment break London

13:15 EST, 18:15 BST, 19:15 CET

The New Models

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!

Sara Rouhi, Director of Strategic Partnerships, PLOS, PLOS models one year in – progress report?

Nick Lindsay, MIT Press, MIT and D2O

Damian Pattinson, Executive Director, eLife Sciences Publications Ltd, E-Life Preprint review 

14:15 EST, 19:15 BST, 20:15 CET

Close of day

Drinks reception Washington
Drinks reception London

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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