ALPSP Virtual Conference and Awards 2020

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Logo used for ALPSP ConferenceTheme: The legacy of COVID-19 on scholarly communication.
The conference will run over three sessions from 16‑18 September, with the ALPSP AGM and Awards Finalists session on 8 September.

Download the Conference Planner here (A4 pdf)

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Registration has now closed.  Any queries, please email Lesley Ogg or Susie Brown.


Tuesday 8 September 
ALPSP AGM (free to register - Members only)   
Awards Finalists Lightning Session (free to register)    
Wednesday 16 September 
Keynote and Announcement of the winners of the 2020 Award (free to register)   
Thursday 17 September & Friday 18 September 
Main Conference
ALPSP Member - £100*
Group Booking 
- First ticket £100 - Additional tickets £30 each*
Non-member - £200*
Group Booking
- First ticket £200 - Additional tickets £100*
*All prices are excluding VAT

Not an ALPSP member? Want to take advantage of the reduced member rates? Click here to find out how your organization can join ALPSP.

Programme  Overview

Download the Conference Planner here (A4 pdf)

Tuesday 8 September
AGM and Awards Finalists
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14:00‑15:00  Annual General Meeting
15:15‑17:15  ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing - the Finalists
Wednesday 16 September
Keynote and Awards
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18:30‑18:45 Introduction
18:45-19:00 ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing - the Winners
19:00‑20:00  Sherri Aldis sqKeynote Speaker

Sherri Aldis,
Chief of United Nations Publications, Department of Global Communications, United Nations. 
The Sustainable Development Goals: What do they mean for Scholarly Publishing and Research in the COVID-19 world?

During this keynote we will explore what the SDGs are, how they are even more relevant today, what they mean for scholarly publishing and research, how the UN integrates them into its own research and publishing programmes, and how we can work together to achieve them. Throughout we will discuss how COVID-19 has impacted our work globally, and what solutions we put into place to adapt publishing workflows.
Thursday 17 September
Transparency and trust in scholarly communication: changing access, business models and funding
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13:00‑13:15 Introduction
13:15‑14:00 Session 1 - What's the long-term legacy of COVID-19 on trust and transparency
14:00‑14:15 Break
14:15‑15:00 Session 2 - Discussing a global direction on Open Access and Open Research
15:00‑15:15 Break
15:15‑16:00 Session 3 - Business models for Open Access in a post COVID world
16:00‑16:15 Break
16:15‑16:45 Round table discussion
16:45‑17:00 Wrap up by Chair
18:00-19:00 ALPSP Quiz
Friday 18 September
Delivering a more inclusive and diverse scholarly communication ecosystem
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13:00‑13:15 Introduction
13:15‑14:00 Session 4 - Diversity and Inclusion in our sector: what do we know, and where do we need to do more?
14:00‑14:15 Break
14:15‑15:00 Session 5 - Creating Diverse and Inclusive products, tools and services
15:00‑15:15 Break
15:15‑16:00 Session 6 - How has COVID-19 affected our ability to create a diverse and inclusive publishing industry?
16:00‑16:15 Break
16:15‑16:45 Round table discussion
16:45‑17:00 Wrap up by Chairs

Sponsor the Conference

  • Raise the profile of your organisation within the industry in the lead up to and during the conference
  • Reach out to those who use your products and services 
  • Develop new collaborative partnerships and business leads
  • Strengthen and support the culture of discussion and cooperation within scholarly communication

Our sponsors receive exposure not only during the conference, but also in the preceding months with visibility on our website and all associated marketing. To find out more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Lesley Ogg

If you have any questions about the 2020 Conference, please email Susie Brown or Lesley Ogg.