The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has announced that the 42nd Annual Meeting originally scheduled for May 27-29, 2020, in Boston, MA, has been canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of all SSP meeting participants are of the utmost importance, and the decision was based upon advice from local and national health officials, as well as whether or not SSP could provide the high-quality content members and attendees expect, even during this unprecedented time.
The success of the Annual Meeting is deeply rooted in personal connections and networking opportunities that simply cannot be recreated online. While many organizations have opted to present their Annual Meetings virtually, SSP has decided not to offer the meeting in a virtual format. As many scholarly communication professionals make the transition to working from home while dealing with the added responsibilities of full-time care and education of their children, as well as other loved-ones, SSP feels it is unrealistic to ask the community to sit in front of their computer screen for hours at a time when more pressing matters prevail.
SSP’s committees, staff, and leadership will be collaborating over the next few weeks to develop a plan for ensuring that members still have access to the professional development and educational resources they need to excel. Look for more information on new SSP educational opportunities throughout the remainder of 2020.
Information about refunds has been sent directly to registered attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors. Interested parties may contact SSP Member Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, for further questions.
More information will also be posted on the SSP website and on social media in the days and weeks ahead.
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