- 8:30am - 9:00am Registration
Join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet other attendees.
- 9:00 - 9:15am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sarah Phibbs, VP Society Publishing and Bill Deluise, VP Society Marketing welcome you to our 2018 Seminar.
- 9:15am - 10:00am Keynote: Using the Power of Uncertainty to Shape the Future
Prof. Amy Zalman, Founder, Strategic Narrative Institute; Professor of Strategic Foresight, Georgetown University
The future of research is intertwined with the other major forces shaping our world. Where will the power centers of society be in the future? What will work look like, and who will do it? How will our experience of reality itself be shaped by the technology we rely on to navigate it? Prof. Zalman will explore these and other questions, and encourage us all to embrace the opportunity that lies in not fully knowing the future, and to “think like a futurist” to be prepared for tomorrow.
- 10:00 - 10:30am Networking Break
Enjoy tea, coffee, and snacks while you chat.
- 10:30am - 11:10am The Future of Science and Technology Policy
Andrew Tein, VP Government Affairs, Wiley
Government policy around research regulation and funding continues to evolve. What are the major trends?
- 11:10am - 11:50am The Growing Role of Private Funders
Katja Brose, Science Program Officer, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
What if government grants continue to be scarce, and private foundations play
a bigger and bigger role in funding research? Hear directly from CZI about how
they choose what to fund, how their model compares to others, and how they’re developing their long-term strategy.
- 11:50am - 12:30am The Changing Centers of Research Investment: From West to East
Lisa Brodey, Director, U.S. Office of Science and Technology Cooperation
China and India’s growing investment in research has implications for which disciplines receive funding and on international collaborations. What will the impacts be for researchers?
- 12:30am - 1:15pm Lunch
Enjoy a catered lunch and chance to continue networking with other society leaders.
- 1:15pm - 1:50pm Exploring the Implications of AI, Blockchain, VR, and Other Emerging Technologies on Scholarly Publishing
Shashi Mudunuri, CEO, Research Square
Research is truly a global effort, one that now takes place almost entirely in the digital world. With the ever-increasing amount of content, both papers and underlying data, it is no longer tenable to use systems and processes that are holdovers from the print era. We will consider the future of scholarly publishing, especially in light of openness and automation as two long-term trends that will shape how research will be done in the near future.
- 1:50pm - 2:30pm Confronting Bias in Scholarly Publishing
Prof. Debbie Chachra, Professor of Engineering at Olin College
While double-blind peer review is (rightly) held up as a gold standard in science and other fields, it’s part of a larger ecosystem of scholarly research, one that is shaped by a history of exclusion. What new practices might we embrace to not only combat bias in our publishing decisions, but also in how we create our communities?
- 2:30 - 2:45pm Afternoon Break
Coffee, tea, light refreshments
- 2:45 - 3:15pm Citizen Science: Crowd Sourcing the Future of Research
Dr. Caren Cooper, Biodiversity Research Lab, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
In the same way that the Open Science movement opened up access to research outputs, citizen science increases access to the research process, with the potential to change not only how knowledge is produced but also who participates in research.
- 3:15pm - 3:45pm Building the World We Want to Live in: A Publisher’s Perspective
Bill Deluise, VP Society Marketing, Wiley
As change in scientific and scholarly publishing continues to speed up, many parallels are emerging between our industry and changes in other sectors. How can we as an industry not only adapt, but help to build a world where research is stronger than ever?
- 3:45pm - 4:45pm Drinks Reception
Join us over drinks for a final chance to connect and discuss.
Expand your network and meet new people in learned publishing.
Learn more about the trends affecting the learned society landscape.
Discuss and share your own experiences and tips.