Building a More Connected Scholarly Community

June 1–3, 2022 | Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk | Chicago, IL, USA


The last 19+ months have been a fascinating contradiction, making us feel both painfully disconnected and also perhaps more bonded than ever before. There have been challenges we may never have imagined, and we are a community that rises to challenges. How can we take the strengths we already possessed as a community, fold in lessons learned during the pandemic, and aim for being an even stronger, broader, and more connected community? We hope to look back, reflect, learn, adapt, evolve, and move forward even stronger and more connected. 

Our aim is to present an in-person meeting in Chicago, and we are excited at the prospect of gathering together in this way once again. That said, the health and safety of our attendees is a prime concern, and we will of course monitor and be ready to modify plans as needed. A virtual attendance option is also available with a mix of live and on-demand content. 

The SSP community brings together academics, funders, librarians, publishers, service providers, technologists, and countless others with a communal interest and stake in the dissemination of scholarly information. We look forward to the 44th Annual Meeting as an opportunity to reconnect and to connect anew. 


Attendance Policy

In-person attendees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and are strongly encouraged to wear a mask indoors during the meeting. For more information about the attendance policy and health and safety measures in place, please see the Health & Safety Information page. Given the evolving nature of the pandemic, SSP will continue to monitor any changes in restrictions, mandates, guidelines, and protocols, and we reserve the right to implement additional measures to ensure compliance and optimal health and safety conditions in all environments where in-person interactions take place during the Annual Meeting. 



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Attendees will be required to show a valid photo ID and  proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.



Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask at all times while indoors unless actively eating, drinking, or presenting.



Attendees must digitally sign a waiver acknowledging they understand that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases exists at the meeting.

Meeting Highlights

Keynote Address | Wednesday, June 1

Sherman Dilla ThomasShermann "Dilla" Thomas 

Chicago Urban Historian and CEO, Chicago Mahogany Tours



Keynote Address | Thursday, June 2

Jenny HeimbergJennifer Heimberg

Director, Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Educational Sessions
Thirty educational sessions over 2 days led by top industry experts complementing two insightful keynote speakers are the heart of the SSP Annual Meeting. 

Pre-Meeting Seminars
Three introductory pre-meeting sessions take a deeper dive into digital publishing, copyright, and society and association publishing.

Attendees will enjoy ample opportunities for meeting colleagues and sharing ideas at evening receptions, interactive lunches, facilitated networking sessions, and other events.

Poster Sessions

Posters will be available for viewing throughout the meeting in the Exhibitors Marketplace. During the Poster Sessions, you can chat with presenters as you browse the various posters.  

Industry Breakout Sessions

Industry thought-leaders share advice, case studies, expertise and the latest market solutions in these 30-minute sessions on Wednesday.  

Exhibitors Marketplace 
Meet with exhibitors and sponsors and see what new innovations are being offered by industry service providers. The Marketplace is accessible throughout the duration of the meeting, but exhibitors will be available during breaks and nightly receptions. 

Previews Session
This "lightning round" plenary offers the chance to learn more about the industry's newest and most innovative products, platforms, and/or content in 5-minute, back to back presentations. Attendees will leave with exposure to a wide breadth of content on new and updated products of interest to the scholarly publishing community.

Virtual Attendance Option
All keynotes, plenary sessions, and selected educational sessions will be streamed live. Participants can chat in real time with other virtual attendees via the virtual meeting platform and several additional online networking opportunities will also be available for virtual attendees.