Ex Ordo to Manage SSP Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

1 October 2021

Ex Ordo to Manage SSP Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) will be using Ex Ordo to manage the call for proposals for its Annual Meeting for the next three years. The theme for the 43rd Annual Meeting (held in 2021) was: Charting a New Course from Chaos to Innovation. It was the Society’s first annual meeting to be designed as a virtual-first event.

The annual meeting typically receives over 100 submissions. Given that submissions were not limited to those who could travel in 2021, there were over 150 submissions at their most recent meeting. In recent years, the number of possible submission types has also expanded, growing to include 5-minute preview sessions as well as poster sessions. In 2020, SSP leadership, as well as the Annual Meeting Program Committee co-chairs, Lori Carlin, Yael Fitzgerald, and Cason Lynley, agreed to consider a new system designed especially with conferences in mind. This new system needed to be focused not only on the submission and review process, but also on program development, schedule creation, and speaker management:

“We were drawn to Ex Ordo’s abstract management system because its interface is very user friendly, not just for the submitter, but also for the administrator,” said Mary Beth Barilla, SSP Program Director. “It has been easy to customize the submission site for our needs, and we appreciate its versatility in accommodating different submission types.”

About the Society for Scholarly Publishing...

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), founded in 1978, is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing—including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. SSP members come from a wide range of large and small commercial and nonprofit organizations. They meet at SSP’s annual meetings, educational seminars, and regional events to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

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