The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has released the names of the keynote speakers for their 40th annual meeting to be held May 30-June 1, in Chicago. This came to us from KnowledgeSpeak in their article, “Society for Scholarly Publishing announces keynote speakers for SSP 40th Annual Meeting.”

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble and Steve Mirsky will be the headliners. Noble is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication. She will present her address, Toward an Ethic of Social Justice in Information.

Mirsky will present his address, How Cialdini’s Six Principles of Persuasion Can Help Us Transform Scholarly Communication. Mirsky has been an editor and columnist for Scientific American since 1995.

In addition to these keynote addresses, the SSP Annual Meeting also includes 34 concurrent sessions featuring an international group of presenters from all areas of scholarly communications: publishers, service providers, librarians, and researchers. If you haven’t already registered, you can do so here.

Melody K. Smith

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