Society for Scholarly Publishing – 2012 Annual Meeting and Travel Grants

Deadline: March 18, 2012

Society for Scholarly Publishing ‹ 2012 Annual Meeting and Travel Grants

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 travel grant program has grants for up to ten successful applicants. The awards will support travel to and attendance at SSP¹s 34rd Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA, and membership for 2012.   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.  Applications must be completed online (see the link to the online form:

The application deadline is March 18, 2012.  Grant awardees will be selected and notified by March 31, 2012.

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 ­ May 30-June 1, 2012

The 34rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing will be held at the Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington VA. This year’s program theme is “Social, Mobile, Agile, Global: Are You Ready?”.  Join colleagues from around the world and get a step ahead of what’s happening in scholarly publishing!

Meeting Highlights Include:

  • Opening Keynote Presentations:
    How Social Media Might Transform Scholarly Publishing, by Dan Cohen, Associate Professor, Department of History and Art History and Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University;  The Business of Social and Mobile, by Larry Schwartz, co-founder and President of Newstex
  • Plenary Address:
    The Rise of Networked Information, by Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center¹s Internet & American Life Project
  • Pre-meeting seminars, offering in-depth discussions and practical advice on areas of interest.
  • Concurrent sessions, presenting new ideas and cutting-edge information on a range of important topics in scholarly publishing.
  • Exhibitor¹s Marketplace, providing a central area to learn more about new products, programs, services and solutions for your scholarly publishing needs.
  • Evening receptions, interactive lunches and many other networking opportunities.


For more details of session abstracts, speakers, and hotel details, see the SSP website at

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