Society for Scholarly Publishing: 2013 Annual Meeting and Travel Grants (MLIS, Dual)

SSP Conference Travel Grant Program

If you are a student in a publishing or library/information science program, or have been working in this field for three years or less, please consider applying for a grant to attend the SSP Annual Meeting (see details below).  If you¹re not a potential candidate, but know someone who is, please share this announcement with your fellow-student, colleague, or protégé.

SSP’s 2013 travel grant program has grants for up to 14 successful applicants. The awards will support travel to and attendance at SSP¹s 35th Annual Meeting, to be held June 5-7 in San Francisco, CA, as well as SSP membership for 2013.   The travel grant program is designed to introduce students of publishing and information science and early career publishing professionals to the many educational and networking opportunities available at the popular and informative SSP annual meeting.

Successful applicants will be granted free registration at the Annual Meeting and will be eligible for reimbursement of up to $1,000 for travel and lodging expenses incurred to attend the meeting.  Higher rates of reimbursement are available for applicants located overseas, and the Society offers special encouragement to applicants from outside North America.

Applications must be completed online; see the link to the online form at

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 27, 2013.  Grant awardees will be selected and notified by the first week in April.

The SSP Board has developed several supporting programs that will help grant awardees optimize their experience. Awardees will be paired with mentors who hold senior management positions within SSP member organizations. Mentors will help grantees plug into the educational and networking opportunities available at the Annual Meeting.  Additionally, the meeting program will offer several opportunities designed to engage those who are relatively new to the industry.

SSP Annual Meeting 2013: “Surviving (and Thriving!) in Our Multi-Access World: Navigating the New Publishing Paradigm”

June 5 – 7, 2013    San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, California

Meeting Highlights

  • Opening Keynote Speaker: Tim O’Reilly on June 5th
  • Two Plenary Sessions:
    • A group of experts on the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) who will review how these are transforming scholarly communication on June 6th
    • An international panel who will discuss policy shifts in their regions and emerging opportunities for publishers on June 7th

25 concurrent sessions divided over 5 tracks, which will include:

  • Business models — panels on article-level metrics, Open Access, Academic Social Networking Platforms, digital textbooks, and remixing content
  • Sales and marketing — including panels on metrics 2.0, altmetrics, discovery services
  • Technology — panels on mobile, responsive design, enhancing discoverability of book content
  • Workflow/production — panels on HTML, future of peer review, metadata management, automating rights and permissions, accessibility challenges
  • Global outreach — panels on reaching a global audience, digital publishing in China, and models for non-profit publishing from around the world

For more details of session abstracts, speakers, and hotel details, see

SSP is a dynamic membership organization, working to advance the development of members through education and networking.

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