Society Street 2019

Riding the Storms: Adapting and Growing in a Challenging Climate

Society Street 2019 will allow you to hear from society CEOs and senior officers, as well as experts in adjacent fields.

The programme allows for plenty of discussion so that you can share your own experiences, challenges and innovations.

Please note that the preliminary programme below is subject to change

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and refreshments

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Context Setting

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Session 1: Changing People

09.15 - 09.35 Changing People Keynote
   
09.35 - 10.05 Changing People Challenges - speed case studies
 
  • Trustees and Governance
  • Society CEOs: critical skills
  • Recruiting and retaining staff
  • Volunteers
10.05 - 10.25 Table-top workshops
 
  • Facilitator-led table discussions using case studies of challenges faced by societies
10.25 - 10.45 Discussion
 
  • Sharing insights from each table

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Refreshments, exhibition and networking

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 2: Tomorrow's Members

11.15 - 12.00 Panel Discussion
 
  • What do younger members want from their society?
  • Findings from society member surveys

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Session 3: Keeping Meetings Key

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch, exhibition, networking and hosted discussion tables

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Session 4: Practical Future-Proofing

  TRACK 1: Technology: what's coming? TRACK 2: The Future of Publishing TRACK 3: Finance Masterclass
13.45 - 14.30
  • Building communities with an online forum
  • AI for societies
  • Blockchain
  • When to invest
  • Subscriptions and OA landscape review
  • A publisher's view of Plan S
  • A society's view of Plan s
  • Short briefing
  • Q&A
  • Come with your toughest questions!
14.30 - 15.00 Technology Discussion Publishing Discussion Finance Discussion

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Refreshments, exhibition and networking

3:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Other Societies in a Global Context

15.30 - 16.00 Panel discussion: Compete, collaborate or merge?
 
  • 'Compete' case studies
  • 'Collaborate' case studies
  • Is merging an option?
  • Discussion
16.00 - 16.50 Debate: This house believes we should seek to merge

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Drinks Reception