Virtual Attendance Information

Can’t join us in Portland? Then the Virtual Registration Option is for you! While there is nothing quite like attending the Annual Meeting in person, we recognize that not everyone has the opportunity or ability to travel. As a result, we are excited to offer virtual attendees this opportunity to stay current on the latest industry topics alongside in-person attendees. Virtual attendance provides the perfect opportunity for industry professionals to attend the SSP 45th Annual Meeting in Portland on their terms.

The keynote, plenary sessions, and selected educational sessions will be streamed live May 31—June 2, 2023. Streams will include speakers and any presentation materials. Virtual attendees can submit questions to speakers during these sessions via a chat facilitator, so you’ll feel like you're right in the room! Participants can also chat in real time with other virtual attendees via the virtual meeting platform for online networking. Several additional online networking opportunities will also be available for virtual attendees. 

Recordings of all other sessions in the Program will be available on demand in the meeting platform/app within 48 hours after the session occurs. The meeting platform/app will also contain posters and a complete attendee list. Below is the schedule and description of the sessions that will be livestreamed.

Watch Live

1 keynote speaker, 2 plenary sessions, and 6 educational sessions over 3 days

On Demand Content

All 24 recorded educational sessions available within 48 hours + poster displays


Exclusive in-platform networking events for virtual attendees + chat with attendees via the app

Live Sessions 

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All sessions listed in Pacific Daylight Time.

Wednesday, May 31

4:00 pm | Opening Remarks by Miranda Walker, SSP President

4:15 pm | Opening Keynote by Elisabeth Bik, PhD: Double Trouble: Inappropriate Image Duplications in Biomedical Publications
Science builds upon science. Even after peer-review and publication, science papers could still contain images or other data of concern. If not addressed, papers containing incorrect or even falsified data could lead to wasted time and money spent by other researchers trying to reproduce those results. Several high-profile science misconduct cases have been described, but many more cases remain undetected. Elisabeth Bik is an image forensics detective who left her paid job in industry to search for and report biomedical articles that contain errors or data of concern. She has done a systematic scan of 20,000 papers in 40 journals and found that about 4% of these contained inappropriately duplicated images. In her talk, she will present her work and show several types of inappropriately duplicated images and other examples of research misconduct. In addition, she will show how to report scientific papers of concern, and how journals and institutions handle such allegations.

5:30 pm | Welcome Reception LIVE from #SSP2023
See what’s happening live in Portland during the Welcome Reception as your host, SSP President, Miranda Walker takes you on a live video tour of the Exhibitors Marketplace.

Thursday, June 1

8:00 am | Speed Networking for Virtual Attendees
Network with other virtual attendees of the SSP 45th Annual Meeting! Please join your speed networking session promptly as tables will have scheduled shuffle times. After joining the session, you will be assigned to a table with other participants. If you leave a table before it shuffles, you will have to wait until the next shuffle time to join another table.

9:00 am | Plenary Session: The Evolving Knowledge Ecosystem
In this plenary panel session, hear from industry leaders as they talk about the societal and economic pressures driving our industry today and what they tell us about the future. Roger Schoenfeld (ITHAKA S+R) will moderate a candid discussion that addresses some of the most exciting opportunities and the greatest challenges shaping the present and future of scholarly communication. The session will engage with the ways leading companies are addressing these issues and changes, and what your organization might want to consider as you plan for the future of your programs.

10:00 am | Exhibit Hall LIVE from #SSP2023
See what’s happening live in Portland during the break as your host, Ashley Mabbitt takes you on a live video tour of the Exhibitors Marketplace during the break.

10:30 am | Session 1B: Metadata the Musical!: The Tale of the Ant and the Grasshopper (A performance for the ages)
Music and lyrics help us to teach and learn. What better way to highlight the significance of metadata than to transform songs from classics to pop to Broadway musicals into witty highlights on the value of metadata, PIDs, and standards. Borrowing a rough plot from the fable of the ant and the grasshopper, our creative cast will not only entertain you, but will raise awareness of key issues that metadata can or should solve, like author name disambiguation, consistent taxonomies for language, and persistent identifiers. Our determined ant researcher will restore order to the chaos of research output through her re-discovery of ancient “hoo-man” information science. This mini-musical, brought to you by a cast including researchers, vendors, publishers, and librarians, will be followed by an expert roundtable that will connect our drama back to metadata challenges that when solved will make the world a better place for humanity (and insects)!

12:00 pm | Poster Session LIVE from #SSP2023
See what’s happening live in Portland during the Poster Session as a member of the Early Career Subcommittee takes you on a live video tour of the Poster Session during the break.

12:30 pm | Awards Luncheon/Annual Business Meeting
Join us as SSP President Miranda Walker recognizes the many dedicated volunteers that contribute to the success of SSP and reports on the activities and progress of the society. Winners of the Appreciation Award, Emerging Leader Award, and Distinguished Service Award will be announced and celebrated for their service and leadership. Fellowship winners will be recognized and Generations Fund donors will be acknowledged for their support.

2:00 pm | Session 2A: Unpacking OA Usage Reporting - What do Stakeholders Want?
Open Access usage reporting is becoming ever more complex. Growing content syndication means that usage is occurring at scale across multiple platforms. While it’s clear how this usage can be reported via COUNTER to libraries, it’s less clear what other stakeholders are looking for, such as funders, editors, and authors. How granular should reporting be? Is there a role for geo-locating usage to help in organizational affiliation? What’s the importance of human vs machine interfaces? And is all usage created equal, and does that matter?
This session brings together four different perspectives: an OA publisher, an institutional funder, an open repository, and a vendor. We’ll walk through what’s known, and then start to unpack the questions for which we don’t yet have answers. Our goal is to inform our community understanding of the challenges ahead of us and, hopefully, start to lay the groundwork for future standards in this area.

3:30 pm | Session 3C: STM goes to Washington: How Scholarly Publishers Can (or Can't) Influence Policy
COVID-19, the OSTP Nelson Memo, the Cancer Moonshot, and more—in the past three years, STM publishing and government decision-making have significantly overlapped. But how these decisions are reached—and how scholarly publishers try to influence these decisions, both before and after implementation—is an opaque process. This session brings together representatives from scholarly publishing's government relations and public affairs teams. We'll review the possibilities, realities, and limits of advocacy work; the key individuals, agencies, and committees of the US federal government that oversee the sciences, arts, and humanities; and the policy positions and legislation affecting publishers, authors, and researchers in these spaces. We'll also touch on foreign policies (such as international relations with China) that affect our industry and non-US advocacy efforts, such as the influence of Coalition S. But the discussion will focus primarily on the STM-related workings of the US federal government.
4:45 pm | Session 4B: Research Integrity #TRANSPARENCY - Stories of Learning from Overcoming Mass Retractions, Systematic Manipulation and Research Misconduct
With research output rapidly growing and the increased pressure to publish more and do it faster, no publisher or society has been spared when it comes to research integrity and publishing ethics problems. While it is tempting to hide these challenges in the shadows, we propose an open discussion of what’s gone wrong, what we did to overcome and learn and how we can do better going forward. By sharing our stories and collective experiences, we can better support industry-wide efforts with a broader community of practice across publishers, societies, authors and editors.

Friday, June 2

8:00 am | Roundtable Discussion Groups for Virtual Attendees
Grab a seat and join the discussion topics that are important to you! These discussions are an informal opportunity to meet others with like interests. You may change topics as often as you wish within the session time.

9:00 am | Previews Session

10:45 am | Session 5D: Working Together to Preserve the Integrity of the Scholarly Record in a Transparent and Trustworthy Way
With the proliferation of scholarly content, how do researchers know what to trust? There isn’t a single source of truth, and many in the community are looking for support and answers. But there’s no single solution, and it’s down to us as a community to work together to solve this problem. This session brings together different parts of the community to discuss how their organizations are working together to tackle this challenge, and asks the audience to highlight any remaining problems that we need to solve together. We’ll hear about Crossref’s role in collecting and openly disseminating metadata that can be used as “trust signals”, STM’s support for publishers to preserve scholarly integrity, Web of Science using rigorous selection as a foundation for trustworthy datasets & metrics, COPE’s work bringing together publishers and institutions, and the Korean Council of Science Editors (KCSE)’ work with journal editorial boards.
1:30 pm | Session 6A: Licensing Privacy: What Librarians Want
Librarians are increasingly concerned about the ways in which users of library licensed resources are being tracked by the third-party providers of these resources. Librarians question if they can, in any meaningful way, offer users assurance of privacy when using library licensed resources given the current state of user tracking. For librarians, this is deeply troubling given our long-standing commitment to user privacy and confidentiality: “We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted” (ALA Code of Ethics). The Licensing Privacy project, funded by the Mellon Foundation, has developed a set of resources to help librarians understand these issues and to support librarians and providers working together to better align platform and publisher practices with library values of privacy, confidentiality, and respect for user control over their own data.
3:00 pm | Closing Plenary: Moderated Debate on Trust in Scholarly Publishing
Moderated by Rick Anderson, this Oxford-style debate will see two teams debating a resolution related to trust in scholarly publishing, with the winner based on audience votes before and after the debate.  Don’t miss this exciting final session for the conference where your participation will decide the outcome!

Registration Information

Registration entitles one individual at a single location to participate in the Annual Meeting virtually. Registered particpants can access the meeting content on a variety of devices up to 90 days after the meeting. Each registrant has a unique username and password and only one username session can be active at the same time.

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Technology Requirements

The online meeting platform/app is designed to work with both PC and Macintosh computers as well as mobile devices with an Internet connection. Headphones or speakers are needed to hear the live session audio.

End‐user login technical support is available for Virtual Meeting attendees who experience problems logging into the site, Monday through Friday between 8:00am ‐ 8:00pm U.S. Eastern.