Why societies must fight to stay relevant

As expectations, incentives, and behaviors change, Executive Director of the Royal Statistical Society Hetan Shah argues that societies assume their own sustainability at great risk. How can member organizations avoid the trap of complacency and work to remain relevant?     Speaker Bio: Hetan Shah is responsible for the overall strategy and management of the…

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What researchers want: A wishlist to support openness of research dissemination

Researchers want dissemination of their findings to be simple and increasingly open. They want to use dissemination tools as they choose. They do not want to be bogged down with overly-complex publication guidelines. Sally suggests how libraries, publishers and funders can provide tools and services that assist researchers to adopt open access to their outputs…

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Future Ready: Finding Opportunities in Disruption

Keynote from Terence Mauri, Author of The Leader’s Mindset: How to Win in the Age of Disruption.     Speaker Bio: Terence Mauri is a global expert helping leaders innovate, adapt and succeed in the age of disruption in which massive yet hard-to-predict upheavals are expected. He is a keynote speaker, Inc. Magazine Columnist and…

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Twitter and communities

Member expectations for engagement with societies are changing, and social media can be a powerful way to meet members where they already are: online. Learn from Twitter’s UK Head of Planning how you can use social media to build your community.     Speaker Bio: As Director of Planning at Twitter UK David Wilding’s role…

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Pirates or Pioneers? Addressing unmet needs in the research community

The emergence of Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCNs) and SciHub signal unmet needs in the research community, but they’re not the only answer. Guido Hermann shares how developing technology provides alternatives for improving access.     Speaker Bio: Dr. Guido F. Herrmann has been Managing Director of Germany and Vice President of Germany at John Wiley…

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Trends impacting scholarly publishing

Increasing globalization, innovation in technology, shifting funding models, heightened government legislation and evolving community expectations are changing the publishing landscape. What do these trends mean for societies?     Speaker Bio: Bill Deluise is Wiley’s Vice President for Society Marketing. Bill has been with Wiley since 2000, during which time he’s held roles in books…

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