Saturday, March 5, 2011

Travel grant - Society for Scholarly Publishing

Society for Scholarly Publishing — 2011 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 you’re 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 SSP’s 33rd Annual Meeting in Boston, and membership for 2011. 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, 2011. Grant awardees will be selected and notified by March 31, 2011.

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 managementpositions 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 – June 1-3, 2011

The 33rd Annual Meeting for the Society for Scholarly Publishing will be held at the Westin Copley Plaza, Boston MA. This year's program theme is "A Golden Opportunity: a Shared Vision for Publishers, Librarians, and Users.” Join colleagues from around the world and get a step ahead of what's happening in scholarly publishing!

Meeting Highlights Include:

* Opening Keynote Address by Jon Orwant, Director of Engineering, Google Books, and co-author of Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books
* Plenary Address by John Palfrey, Co-Author of Born Digital, Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives; Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; Vice Dean, Library and Information Resources; and Co-Director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society
* Twenty concurrent sessions presenting new ideas and cutting-edge information on a range of important topics in scholarly publishing
* Pre-meeting seminars, offering in-depth discussions and practical advice on areas of interest
* Exhibitor’s Marketplace: learn more about new products, programs, services and solutions for your scholarly publishing needs
* Evening reception, networking 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.

Will Wakeling

Chair, SSP Travel Grants

Dean, University Libraries

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Northeastern University, Boston MA 02115

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