• 2018 Wiley Society Executive Seminar

    Survive or Thrive? Sustainable Publishing Strategies in an Age of Disruption

    Friday 2 March, 2018 at the Law Society, London

  • 2018 Wiley Society Executive Seminar

    Survive or Thrive? Sustainable Publishing Strategies in an Age of Disruption

    Friday 2 March, 2018 at the Law Society, London

  • 2018 Wiley Society Executive Seminar

    Survive or Thrive? Sustainable Publishing Strategies in an Age of Disruption

    Friday 2 March, 2018 at the Law Society, London

2018 Seminar

The Wiley Society Executive Seminar is an annual event held in London for learned societies and association staff.

Many society executives are asking themselves questions about the future of learned societies, the continuing relevancy of scholarly journals, and how to engage with members in ways that strengthen the community. At the 2018 London Wiley Society Executive Seminar, we’re going to explore the answers to those questions together under the theme: “Survive or Thrive? Sustainable Publishing Strategies in an Age of Disruption.”

We’ll discuss the threats and the opportunities in scholarly publishing today, how to succeed in the midst of disruption, and explore key trends and the actions you can take now to ensure that you are sustainable for the long-term. See our speakers >>

The networking with other societies was very useful, as was meeting more of the Wiley team. For me, the data sharing session was really insightful, and I had a lot of very useful conversations in the breaks. 

Society delegate, London 2017


  • 9:00am - 9:30am Registration

    Join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet other delegates.

  • 9:30 - 9:40am Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Sarah Phibbs, VP Society Management, welcomes you to our 2018 Seminar.

  • 9:40am - 10:40am Keynote: How to Survive in the Age of Disruption

    Terence Mauri, author and global expert on helping leaders innovate,
    adapt and succeed in the age of disruption shares case studies, lessons and insights to “future-proof” your mindset and your strategy.

  • 10:40 - 11:00am Networking Break

    Enjoy tea, coffee, and snacks while you chat.

  • 11:00am - 11:45am 5 Key Trends in Scholarly Publishing

    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?

  • 11:45am - 12:30pm Pirates or Pioneers?

    Guido Herrmann, Wiley’s VP & Managing Director of Research shares why Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCNs) and SciHub aren’t important only because of the disruption they represent, but also because they signal
    unmet needs. And publishers have some solutions.

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch

    Enjoy a catered lunch and chance to continue networking with other society leaders.


  • 1:30pm - 2:15pm Living Digital First

    Digital publishing today represents a giant leap forward from print and
    even from the PDF. From improving the author experience to making your
    content more discoverable, we’ll examine the opportunities of living digital.

  • 2:15pm - 2:40pm Evolving Member Expectations: Twitter Best Practice

    In the first of 2 lightning round sessions on evolving community expectations, learn from Twitter’s UK Head of Planning, David Wilding, how you can use social media for your membership goals.

  • 2:40pm - 3:00pm Evolving Member Expectations: Conference Strategy Case Study

    The annual meeting is just as important as ever, but with increasingly
    global memberships and limited member travel budgets, conference strategy is evolving to better meet member needs. Learn how other
    societies are making the most out of their meetings.

  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Break

    Continue the conversation about trends in publishing and new strategies
    for member engagement with Wiley colleagues and other society
    leaders during an afternoon poster session.

  • 3:30 - 4:15pm Bringing it All Together: What Should You Do on Monday?

    In a panel discussion moderated by Liz Ferguson, Wiley’s VP of Editorial Development, we review the key trends and actions you can take back to inform today’s decisions and planning for the future.

  • 4:15 - 4:30pm Closing Remarks

    Liz Ferguson, Wiley’s VP of Editorial Development, shares her reflections on the day and looks into the future.

  • 4:30 - 5:30pm Drinks Reception

    Join us over drinks for a final chance to connect and discuss.


This year the Society Executive Seminar will be held at the Law Society, less than 10 minutes walk from Chancery Lane tube station.

The Law Society’s Hall
113 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1PL

Nearest underground stations:

  • Chancery Lane (Central Line)
  • Temple and Blackfriars (Circle and District Lines)

    Nearest rail stations:

  • Waterloo Station
  • Charing Cross
  • City Thameslink
  • Liverpool Street is a short taxi ride away

    For more information, go to Visiting the The Law Society Hall.

  • Accommodations


    If you will be traveling to London, a block of rooms is reserved at the Club Quarters Hotel at St. Paul’s, an easy 10-minute walk from the Law Society.

    Make your reservation online or call 0207 451 5800 by 1 February 2018
    and use code “WILEY1” to receive a discounted rate.


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