STM US Society Day 2019

Society Scholarly Publishing, The Next Generation

The business and advancement of Society Scholarly Publishing has been and will continue to be built on the recruitment, development and advancement of the early career researcher into the ranks of the society publishing houses.

It is essential that the Society Scholarly Publishing industry maintains a consistent objective of building our membership with the early career researcher.  Our conference will focus on the best practices currently being employed by the industry. 

The conference will also address the tech side of the business with our STM Lecture Series on Cyber Security with industry expert Raj Goel and our CIO panel, titled, Societies and technology strategy – who owns the vision?

The 5th Annual STM Society Day conference dedicated to helping the Scholarly Society Publisher community to come together to discuss their opportunities, challenges and common issues.  

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019



Registration and networking continental breakfast




Welcome & Opening – Chair – Philip V. DiVietro, Managing Director, Publishing, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
The Importance of the next generation

Keynote Speaker: Tom Costabile, Executive Director, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)



Engaging your student and professional membership

Member engagement is vital to the health and growth of a society.  What tools are needed to engage your young audience?  This session will provide a  real live case study that addresses this challenge.

Karen McCord, CEO, Breezio



Refreshment break & networking



Building tomorrow’s leaders

The future of society publishers will be determined by the young researcher and professional. What will it take to ensure that we are utilizing the best practices to ensure the future of our society publishing business?  

Join our panel for a frank and informative discussion.

Moderated by: John Warren, Director and Associate Professor in the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program, George Washington University

Karin C. Lilja, Scientific Program Manager, Breast Cancer Research Foundation

William B. Tolman, Chemist, Washington University

David Sampson, Vice President, Journals & Publishing, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Jasmine Wallace, Peer Review Manager, American Society for Microbiology



Lunch & networking



Cyber security, who is guarding your network?

Raj Goel, CEO, BrainLink International



Societies and technology strategy – who owns the vision?

Societies rely on technical vendors for a host of services to deliver their content to their members and institutional subscribers.  The procurement process for these services involves a committee of colleagues and the vendor’s team members.  This process can be very challenging for the society to manage effectively.

What are the best practices to manage this process?  Who should be on the project team?  Who should be the chair/lead of the project team? What are the best project management tools that should be considered? 

Join us as our executive panel address these questions and many related topics.

Moderated by: Jasper Simons, Chief Publishing Officer, American Psychological Association (APA)

Elizabeth Nolan, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Publishing Officer, The Optical Society (OSA)

Sameer Shariff, CEO, Impelsys

Kevin Fitzpatrick, President and CEO, Enforme Interactive



Refreshment break & networking



The open access crystal ball

Moderated by: Michael Clarke, Managing Partner, Clarke & Esposito 

Open Access is approaching its 20th anniversary and now the industry is addressing alternative proposals to be considered by the industry stakeholders.  Our panel will have a frank discussion about these new alternatives and what the future might hold for society publishers.

Philippa J. Benson, Ph.D, Managing Editor, Sciences Advances, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Paula Gantz, Paula Gantz Publishing Consultancy

Christopher Jannuzzi, Executive Director and CEO, Electrochemical Society (ECS)



Technology, the young researcher and the future
Closing keynote speaker:
Catherine Roberts, Executive Director, American Mathematical Society



Meeting wrap-up & close
Chair – Philip V. DiVietro, Managing Director, Publishing, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

17:20 - 18:30


Cocktail reception


Executive Planning Committee (EPC):

Philip V. DiVietro, Managing Director Publications, ASME

Simone Taylor, Publisher, Books, AIP Publishing

Andrea Macaluso, Director, Outreach and Partnerships, Open Research,  Springer Nature

Sarah Whalen, Director of Business Strategy & Portfolio Management, AAAS/Science

Steven Sayre, Director of Marketing and Publishing at Ecological Society of America


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.