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.
This year we're delighted to offer excellent discounts for group bookings.

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Tuesday 8 September 
ALPSP AGM ALPSP Members only (More details coming soon)   
Awards Finalist Lightning Session (free registration)    Book  
Wednesday 16 September 
Keynote and Announcement of the winners of the 2020 Award (free registration)    Book  
Thursday 17 September & Friday 18 September 
Member Single Ticket - £100*

Group Booking
- First ticket £100 - Additional tickets £30 each*
Single Ticket

Group booking
Non-member Single Ticket - £200*

Group Booking
 - First ticket £200 - Additional tickets £100*
Single Ticket

Group Booking
*all prices are excluding vat



Tuesday 8 September
AGM and Awards Finalists
14:00‑15:00  Annual General Meeting
15:15‑17:15  ALPSP Awards for Innovation - the Finalists
Wednesday 16 September
Keynote and Awards
18:00‑18:15 Introduction
18:15‑19:00  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.
19:00‑20:00 Awards winner
Thursday 17 September
Transparency and trust in scholarly communication: changing access, business models and funding
13:00‑13:10 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
14:15‑14:55 Session 2 - Discussing a global direction on Open Access and Open Research
14:55‑15:15 Break
15:15‑15:55 Session 3 - Business models for OA and OS in a post COVID world
15:55‑16:15 Break
16:15‑16:45 Round table discussion
16:45‑17:00 Wrap up by Chair
Friday 18 September
Career development, accessibility of publishing and wellbeing
13:00‑13:10 Introduction
13:15‑14:00 Session 4 - COVID-19 Fallout: A discussion
14:00‑14:15 Break
14:15‑14:55 Session 5 - Creating a supportive and inclusive industry following the pandemic
14:55‑15:15 Break
15:15‑15:55 Session 6 - Post COVID-19 how do we diversify the publishing industry both at publishers and through greater support of researchers around the globe?
15:55‑16:15 Break
16:15‑16:45 Round table discussion
16:45‑17:00 Wrap up by Chair

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.