2024 SSP Webinar | 2024 Hot and Happening


SSP Webinar: 2024 Hot and Happening – The latest and greatest you need to know about NOW!

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
11:00 am–12:00 pm EDT

This webinar was recorded and can be viewed in the SSP OnDemand Video Content library. To purchase, either log in or create an account, then register at the appropriate rate. Learn more about what’s available in the OnDemand library.

Everyone would like to be able to predict the future and guarantee success. While we can’t do that, we can gain insights by assessing the current state and use that information to make calculated assumptions about future behaviors and growth. In this webinar we will help you do just that. We will delve into the most significant scholarly communication trends that have shaped 2023, and look ahead to some of what anticipate will most impact our industry in 2024. The webinar will lead attendees through an exploration of the latest innovations, disruptors, and transformative advances shaping the way we work and interact with our community.

Whether you are an innovator, seeking to stay ahead of the curve, or simply curious about what new challenges and opportunities 2024 have in store, this webinar will provide valuable insights to help you stay current and plan for the year ahead. Join us if you’re ready to be inspired, informed, and equipped with the knowledge you need to successfully navigate our changing scholarly landscape. 



Dave Myers, CEO, Data Licensing Alliance
David Myers is a serial entrepreneur and a recurring-revenue, licensing, and B2B information expert.  With over 30 years experience specializing in Strategy, Sales, Legal, Licensing and Business Development, he has drafted, negotiated, and closed over 500 domestic and international licensing agreements with partners, customers, and distributors.  He has also negotiated and closed countless business alliances, strategic partnering, and revenue generation deals.  Prior to starting his consulting practice, he was Executive Director, Global Licensing and Business Development with Wolters Kluwer Health for 7 years. 




Vida Damijonaitis, Director, Worldwide Sales, JAMA Network/American Medical Association
Vida Damijonaitis is the Director of Worldwide Sales at the American Medical Association where she is responsible for all content sales and sales development efforts for the JAMA Network journals, including licensing, aggregation, circulation, permissions and new products. Prior to her current position, she was the Marketing Manager for the JAMA and Archives journals and Marketing Manager at Consumers Digest Magazine.  She holds a BS degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a MS degree from Roosevelt University, and a MBA from Northwestern University.






Darrell Gunter, Managing Director, Gunter Media Group
Darrell is an accomplished digital publishing executive and has been at the forefront of new technology initiatives at Dow Jones Financial News Services, Elsevier, Collexis, and the American Institute of Physics. Since 2010, his consultancy firm, Gunter Media Group, Inc., has advised CEOs from startups to large companies, and he is an operating partner with TriArtisan Capital in New York.
He is an adjunct professor at the Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business, where he teaches Professional Sales to both undergraduate and graduate students. He is a published author of the edited volume "Transforming Scholarly Research with Blockchain Technologies and AI." His other publications can be accessed on his ORCID profile.
He graduated from Seton Hall University's W. Paul Stillman School of Business (BS Business Administration- Marketing) and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (MBA). Darrell serves on several non-profit boards: Humane Society of the United States, USA Boxing Foundation, Wissahickon Trails, Global DARE, and Montgomery County Community College Foundation.
In his spare time, he and his wife Deb enjoy their fur babies, three cats, Shadeux, Milo, and Boots, and their active Border Collie, Rylee.  


Tim Lloyd, CEO, LibLynx
Tim Lloyd is founder and CEO of LibLynx, a company providing Identity, Access & Analytics solutions for online resources. His career spans several decades in a variety of product development and operational roles in online publishing, with a particular focus on developing innovative products and services to support online learning and research. Tim is a member of the governance committee of SeamlessAccess.org and co-chair of the outreach committee, and serves on the Project COUNTER working group on OA/unpaywalled reporting and the OA Switchboard's Message Structure working group. He volunteers regularly to support a variety of industry initiatives, including mentoring, and is co-chair of the Society for Scholarly Publishing's Annual Meeting Program Committee.


Avi Staiman, Founder and CEO, Academic Language Experts
Avi Staiman is the founder and CEO of Academic Language Experts, an author services company dedicated to leveling the research playing field for ESL scholars. He is also the co-founder of SciWriter.ai, the first co-pilot that helps researchers supercharge their writing with responsible AI. Avi is involved in the scholarly publication community as a chef at Scholarly Kitchen, co-host of the New Books Network ‘Scholarly Communication’ Podcast, and as a reviewer for Wiley’s Learned Publishing journal. Avi is a thought leader on AI tools for research, bridging the gap between publishers and authors and how to support and empower ESL researchers. He is a core member of CANGARU, where he represents EASE in creating legislation and policy for the responsible use of AI in research. He has been a guest lecturer at NYU’s Master’s Program in Translation & Interpreting and the University of Tokyo. His essays have appeared in the Cambridge University Press Blog, The Scholarly Kitchen, Multilingual, and Times Higher Education.




Hannah Heckner Swain, VP Product, Silverchair
As Vice President of Product, Hannah Heckner works to inform, prioritize, and execute on the Silverchair Platform Development Plan, as well as oversee the development of new Silverchair products. This includes serving as a representative of Silverchair’s product function at client, sales, and industry meetings; evaluating requests for platform enhancement and new features; facilitating Publisher Working Groups that discuss industry trends, publisher needs, and developing Silverchair solutions; and managing vendor relationships and internal implementation for 3rd party integrations. She has worked within academic publishing for over 10 years and has experience with both commercial and non-profit publishing and is a proud Member-at-Large of the Society for Scholarly Publishing Board of Directors.


Webinar Registration Pricing:

SSP Member Registration - $55 
Non-member Registration - $80 
AUPresses, NISO, LPC, ACSE, NASIG Registration - $65
Low/Middle Income Country Member Registration (as classified by World Bank) - $10
Low/Middle Income Country Non-Member Registration (as classified by World Bank) - $15

Residents of countries classified as low, lower middle, or upper middle on the World Bank List of Economies quality for a discounted registration rate.  Select the Main Registration type and the discount is applied to registrations for attendees residing in any country that is not classified “high income.” Discounts cannot be combined with organization group discounts. 

NEW! Bulk Registration Packages

Why watch alone when you can watch with your colleagues? Bulk Registration Packages are available. Each registrant receives separate access credentials. Must provide email addresses of registrants during registration. 

Package of 5 Registrations - 20% discount
SSP Member - $220
Non-Member - $320

Package of 10 Registrations - 30% discount
SSP Member - $385
Non-Member - $560

Package of 25 Registrations - 50% discount
SSP Member - $687.50
Non-Member - $1,000

Individual discounts are also available:

Purchase 3 webinars at the same time (on the same transaction) and receive 10% off your order.  Use promotional code: WEB10
Purchase 6 webinars at the same time and 
receive a 15% discount off your order. Use promotional code: WEB15
Discount cannot be applied retroactively if webinars are purchased separately. Bulk pricing and package discounts cannot be combined. 




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No refunds will be processed for webinars. SSP encourages you to send a substitute in your place if you cannot attend and the webinar is recorded and available to registered attendees for 60 days after the broadcast. SSP reserves the right to cancel any program. In the unlikely event of cancellations, we will refund your registration fee, however, SSP is not responsible for any costs, damages, or other expenses of any kind incurred by registrant. Speakers are subject to change without notice. 

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1/31/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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