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Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Diversity and Inclusion: Closing the Gap Between Rhetoric and Action in the Scholarly Communications Industry

Joseph M. Williams
Ph.D., NCC, Associate Professor in the Counselor Education Program, University of Virginia

Dr. Joseph Williams is an Associate Professor in the Counselor Education Program at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the UVA faculty, he coordinated the school counseling program at George Mason University for six years. Dr. Williams’ professional interests include multicultural and social justice training practices for (K–12) counselors, educators, and other helping professionals and he has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in those areas. Dr. Williams has conducted diversity and inclusion (D&I) consulting and training for school districts, programs, associations, and corporations such as Kellogg’s, Dell, and Microsoft on various topics including: culturally responsive practices, racial micro-aggressions, implicit bias and stereotypes, multiculturalism, and privilege. Prior to becoming a counselor educator, Joseph earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education with a cognate in Social Work from the University of Iowa and his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Minnesota State University.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Title Forthcoming

Laura Helmuth
Ph.D., Health and Science Editor for The Washington Post

Dr. Laura Helmuth is the Health and Science Editor for The Washington Post and the immediate past president of the National Association of Science Writers. She has been an editor for National Geographic, Slate, Smithsonian, and Science magazines, and a freelance writer or editor for the New York Times, Nautilus, National Wildlife, Stanford Medicine and other publications. She is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s standing committee on science communication, and she serves on the advisory boards of SciLine (a AAAS program that connects reporters with scientific experts on deadline), High Country News, Knowable Magazine, Society for Science and the Public (which publishes Science News magazine), and Spectrum magazine. She has a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from the University of California at Berkeley and attended the U.C. Santa Cruz science writing program. Follow her on Twitter at @LauraHelmuth



Pre-Meeting Training Sessions

SSP Annual Meeting attendees can also participate in one of two Pre-Meeting Training Sessions, for an additional fee. New for 2020, these day-length (8:30 am – 3:30 pm) seminars will be held on Wednesday, May 27 and are designed for earlier- to mid-career attendees wishing to further develop their understanding of scholarly communications.

View agendas and speaker information for each option:

Poster Sessions

SSP is pleased to offer scholarly posters as a new category of Annual Meeting presentations for 2020. Posters provide an avenue to share additional content with attendees, and leads to more in-depth and interactive exchanges of information than is possible in concurrent sessions. Check out the posters throughout the Annual Meeting across from the Exhibitors Marketplace. Dedicated poster presentation sessions by the poster authors will be held at the following times: 

Wednesday, May 27: 3:15 - 4:00 pm
Thursday, May 28: 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Sponsored Sessions

The Society for Scholarly Publishing is again offering Sponsored Sessions on Wednesday, May 27. These sessions are included in your full meeting registration. Plan to participate! See the Annual Meeting schedule for descriptions of sponsored sessions.

12:30 – 1:15 pm

  • Sponsored Session: Nova Techset-Katalyst and Cambridge University Press | Improving Journal Publishing Speed and Quality Using Intelligent Editorial Workflows
  • Sponsored Session: HighWire | How to Survive the Next 25 Years in Publishing
  • Sponsored Session: Taylor & Francis | Rethinking Equity, Inclusion, and Ethics in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to Future-Proof Standards in Research Communication
  • Sponsored Session: DeVore & DeMarco LLP | We've All Been Hacked! Now What?

1:30 – 2:15 pm

  • Sponsored Session: Inera and Cabells | Flagging Predatory Journals to Fight "Citation Contamination"
  • Sponsored Session: Copyright Clearance Center | Data Makes the Difference:  Observations on Data-Driven Publishing (By Invitation Only)
  • Sponsored Session: LibLynx | Innovative Hybrid Publishing:  How Emerald Publishing Reimagined a Modern, Flexible Publishing Platform with a Modular Component Strategy
  • Sponsored Session: Molecular Connections | How Discoverable is Your Content Digitally?  Have You Ever Assessed the Gaps?  How do you Rank?

2:30 – 3:15 pm

  • Sponsored Session: Cadmore Media | How to Generate Income from Video Conference Proceedings
  • Sponsored Session: Digital Science | How to Use Publications and Grants Data in Evaluating Transformative Agreements
  • Sponsored Session: Pensoft Publishing | Publishing Platforms and Transparency of Open Access Costs
  • Sponsored Session: Cactus Communications | Preprints, AI, and Editorial Workflows:  A Combination to Revolutionize Journal Publishing -- But Then What?

2020 Annual Meeting Sponsors