SSP Announces Keynote Speaker for its IN Conference

Kathy Hurley

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has announced that Kathy Hurley, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships Pearson Education & Pearson Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at its 2010 IN Conference (September 21-23 in Philadelphia).  At Pearson, Hurley works on sales and marketing projects as well as education-related initiatives.  In her keynote speech, “Adapting the Business of Publishing to the Future of Learning”, she will discuss strategies for leveraging e-learning to enrich the educational experience and assist attendees in discerning where business opportunities exist.

The theme of the 2010 IN Conference is ” Imagining the Dream E-tool for Education and Learning”.   The conferences focuses on the impact of scholarly content in the classroom.  As well as a keynote address and other plenary sessions, the conference will feature breakout groups which will address the following issues:

  • What does it take to transform an electronic device into a classroom?
  • How can scholarly publishers and content producers optimize their products in the world of electronic deliverables?
  • What can content creators learn from librarians, students, and faculty about the successful integration of e-learning tools?
  • In this new world of education, how will the roles of librarians, faculty, content producers, and even students change?

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and Conference Circuit Blog Editor

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