Inflection Point: Setting the Course for the Future of Scholarly Communication

May 29–31, 2024 | Westin Boston Seaport District | Boston, MA USA

Huge growth in proposals and publications, a greater focus on researchers as both author and reader, evolving open access publishing models, and the urgent need for equity and inclusion are disrupting traditional publishing infrastructure and processes.  In addition, the explosive capabilities of artificial intelligence will likely disrupt every facet of scholarly communication, but represent both opportunities and threats.  We are at an inflection point—our decisions will determine both the value we deliver as an industry, as well as the values we reflect as a community. 

As always, the SSP community continues to focus on bringing together academics, funders, librarians, publishers, service providers, technologists, researchers and countless others with a communal interest and stake in disseminating scholarly information. We look to the 46th Annual Meeting as an opportunity to continue this tradition and welcome all colleagues and community stakeholders. 

Our aim is to present an in-person meeting in Boston with a virtual attendance option that includes a mix of live and on-demand content.  That said, the health and safety of our attendees is a prime concern, and we will monitor and be ready to modify plans as needed. Registration will open in February. 

All individual members and staff of organizational members will receive the member discount to attend the Annual Meeting.


Meeting Highlights

Educational Sessions
Thirty educational sessions over 2 days led by top industry experts complementing four plenary sessions that are the heart of the SSP Annual Meeting. 

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. During the Poster Session, you can chat with presenters as you browse the various posters in the Exhibitors Marketplace.  

Industry Breakout Sessions

Industry thought-leaders share advice, case studies, expertise and the latest market solutions in these 30-minute sessions starting at noon 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 latest innovations from across our community, including products, platforms, and 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 (one per timeslot) will be streamed live. All sessions will be recorded and available on-demand. 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. 

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

Partner with SSP and put your organization on display at the SSP Annual Meeting. This dynamic event will provide exhibitors and sponsors with opportunities to present sessions, network with attendees, build brand awareness and more! All opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Exhibitors and sponsors can make valuable contacts though our targeted audience.