We’re pleased to share the agenda for this year’s Seminar “Survive or Thrive? Sustainable Publishing Strategies in an Age of Disruption.” Our speakers will explore the threats and the opportunities in scholarly publishing today, how to succeed in the midst of disruption, as well as the key trends and the actions you can take now to ensure sustainability for the long-term.


  • 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.