Because of the ongoing uncertainty around the viability of in-person meetings, the CISPC 2021 event will comprise a series of three free-to-view webcasts reflecting current ‘hot topics’ in scholarly publishing.

The webcast series, featuring high-level speakers from the world of scholarly communications, will also be available to watch on ‘catch-up’ for the following 12 months.

They are:


29 November: Academic publishing and a quest for diversity

Why a push towards greater diversity, equity and inclusion is essential for all parts of the scholarly communications industry
Chair: Tim Gillett, Research Information
Panel: Nick Newcomer, IGI Global; Carmelita Pickett, University of Virginia; + more TBC

2 December: Sustainable development goals and scholarly communications

Why (and how) libraries and publishers alike should embrace SDGs to benefit the global community
Chair: Tim Gillett, Research Information
Panel: Liz Martin, IOP Publishing; Thea Sherer, Springer Nature; Gaëlle Bequet, ISSN International Centre; + more TBC

6 December: Are hybrid events here to stay?

Blended conferences were forced on the industry with the advent of Covid-19; now many commentators are arguing that hybrid events are the future – and should never go back to the way they were.
Chair: Clive Snell, ConTech
Panel: Leah Hinds, Charleston Conference; Simon Inger, Cadmore Media; Ben Kaube, Cassyni, + more TBC