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Scholarly publishing in the era of digital transformation: How publishers are leveraging the wave of social and digital for greater impact 
Gain practical understanding of the nature of the digital transformation that is taking place with respect to “social” interaction and scholarly collaborative networks

SESSION 1

21 May 2020  |  90 min
 0900 hrs EDT / 1400 hrs BST / 2200 hrs JST  
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SESSION 2

How academic societies are strategizing their outreach programs to communicate member research to greater society 
Society science communication: Connecting published research and public outreach
21 May 2020  60 min

 1045 hrs EDT / 1545 hrs BST / 2345 hrs JST 

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Scholarly communications: Where advocacy and social community intersect 

SESSION 3

Building a “social community” in a world of “physical distancing” 
21 May 2020  |  60 min

 1200 hrs EDT / 1700 hrs BST / 0100 hrs JST 

MEET THE SESSION ORGANIZERS

Clarinda Cerejo
 VP, Content & Community,
 Cactus Communications
Christopher Leonard
Director, PubSURE,
 Cactus Communications
Donald Samulack
Head, Global Stakeholder Engagement,
Cactus Communications

These are troubled times but your scholarly publishing tribe is with you.
 Stay home, stay connected, keep growing! 

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A virtual series for academic societies and publishers

Stay Home, Stay Connected, Keep Growing

Harini Calamur 
Head, Impact Science,
Cactus Communications
Tayllor Stumpe 
Manager, Society and Institutional Partnerships, Cactus Communications

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HOW YOU CAN ATTEND

ABOUT CACTUS

Cactus Communications (CACTUS) was established 18+ years ago with an aim to be the voice of science, spread research through innovation in technology, help the scientific community reach a global audience, and create a meaningful impact on everyday life. We believe that scientific knowledge and ideas should be accessible to anyone and not be bound by language and technical knowledge, and certainly not by distance. Great ideas should be unstoppable! 

To continue discussions, knowledge sharing, and networking, even in times when the scholarly community is struggling with challenges related to social distancing, conference cancellations, and membership decline, we have organized a virtual event, Stay Home, Stay Connected, Keep Growing, which will serve as a bridge between multiple stakeholders across disciplines and industries. This is our small way of reassuring the scholarly community that we will always continue ideating and sharing! 

It's simple, and you've already done Step 1: staying at home!

  • The sessions will be conducted through an interactive, easy-to-use online platform that requires no additional downloads or plugins. 
  • Register for the sessions of your choice or for the entire event by clicking the Register Now button to receive more information via email.  
  • Tweet using the hashtag #SSKvirtual2020 throughout the event to share your experience. 
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In these unprecedented timesamidst social distancing and canceled conferences, Cactus Communications (CACTUS) presents Stay Home, Stay Connected, Keep Growing! Over two power-packed days, this FREE online event will bring together KOLs and thought leaders from the scholarly communications industry to discuss and share ideas to answer questions such as: 

  • What are publishers currently doing to tap into the digital transformation?  

  • What social strategies should academic societies adopt to build and support member engagement? 

  • How can AI be applied in today’s editorial office, and how can we ensure the human touch remains in all interactions with authors?  

  • How can publishers and academic societies support their researchers better in these times to build a social community that fosters collaboration and fulfils a sense of mission and membership? 

As we move together into new eras of collaboration and sharing, it is important to continue to shrink the distance among stakeholders in scholarly communication, enabling coordinated discussion and problem solving. This event will ensure that discussions, knowledge sharing, and networking continue to be just as effortless and effective online. 

  • Social and digital impact 

  • Science communication strategies 

  • Advocacy and community 

  • The research culture and mental health in academia 

  • AI and editorial workflows 

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This virtual event will touch upon the following themes:

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Joy and stress triggers in academia: Amplifying the voice of researchers to create a more positive research culture 
The mental health crisis in academia and the role academic societies should play in supporting researchers better 

SESSION 4

22 May 2020  |  90 min

0900 hrs EDT / 1400 hrs BST / 2200 hrs JST

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22 May 2020  |  60 min

1045  hrs EDT / 1545 hrs BST / 2345 hrs JST  

Preprints, AI, and editorial workflows: A combination to revolutionize journal 
publishingbut then what?  

A practical overview of the general AI landscape and as it pertains to academic publishingremoving all the hype!  

SESSION 5

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21-22 May 2020

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Angela Cochran

American Society of Civil Engineers, Managing Director and Publisher

Karen Stroobants

Board Member, Marie Curie Alumni Association;
Co-founder, MetisTalk

Meagan Phelan  
Executive Director of the Science Press Package, AAAS 
Olivia Ambrogio  

Manager of Sharing Science, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 

Alberto Pepe  

Wiley 
Co-founder, Authorea
 

Neil Blair Christensen  

Director of Sales 
UNSILO, CACTUS
 

Alice Meadows  

Director of Community Engagement, National Information Standards Organization
 

John Pescatore 

Managing Director, Publications & Content, Academy of Management

Fanuel Muindi  

Assistant Director, Graduate Studies, Harvard University 
Co-Founder, STEM Advocacy Institute 

Mary McMillan

Lecturer, University of 
New England
Mental Health Advocate
Women in STEM Advocate 

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University Library
Affiliate Professor, School of Information Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Iratxe Puebla

Associate Director, ASAPbio  

Sonia Kolasinska  

Digital Marketing Manager, Elsevier  

Richard Sever  

Assistant Director, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, NY
Co-Founder, bioRxiv

Elizabeth Landau  

Director, Public Affairs, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Dominque de Roo

Global Marketing Director, Brill  

Thomas Wang  

Marketing Director, 
Wiley China  

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