Berlin, Germany and Washington, DC, USA - December 15, 2020
Morressier, the leading virtual conference platform for professional and scientific meetings, today announced it will host the Academic Publishing in Europe 2021 Conference (APE). Taking place on January 12-13 under the theme of ‘The New Face of Trust’, APE is a distinguished forum for lively discussion among all stakeholders in scholarly communication and scientific publishing.
The 2021 APE Annual Conference will take place in a fully-virtual format for the first time since the meeting’s inception in 2006. Throughout the two-day conference, thought leaders from all areas of scholarly communications will discuss a carefully curated spectrum of topics, including reputation, reproducibility, the role of peer review, sustainability, funding, information infrastructure, and open science. The program can be found in full online: https://www.ape2021.eu/full-program/program.
Morressier will support the APE conference from beginning to end, providing speaker and presentation management, live-streaming, interactive Q&A, sponsor branding, and ongoing service and support. All presentations and sessions will be hosted on APE’s custom repository on the Morressier platform and will be accessible to attendees long after the event itself concludes. This opens up the conference to a broader community of participants across different time zones and increases the longevity and impact of the conference.
Arnoud de Kemp, the founder of the APE Conference and Chair of its Program Committee, said: “The new normal in times of Covid-19 has changed the way we interact. We are delighted to have found a competent, creative partner in Morressier to run the first virtual APE Conference, and are looking forward to a successful discussion in January.”
Sami Benchekroun, Morressier’s Co-Founder and Managing Director, said: “APE plays an integral role in setting the compass for scholarly communications at the beginning of every year. After what has been a challenging year, we are honored to partner with APE to encourage important conversations around scientific publishing at a time when innovation is needed most.”
Morressier is the leading platform for conferences designed for enduring value. Since 2014, more than 200 of the world’s leading professional and scientific organizations trust Morressier to support their virtual and hybrid meetings, engage their users, and amplify their content. Morressier offers its clients a powerful platform, granular data and analytics, and extensive possibilities for revenue generation. At the same time, by increasing access to previously ephemeral content, Morressier helps accelerate breakthroughs and innovation.
About the APE Conference and BISP
The Berlin Institute for Scholarly Publishing (BISP) is the organizer of the Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) Conference, which has been held in Berlin since 2006. The founder of the APE Conference, Arnoud de Kemp, remains the Chair of the APE’s Program Committee and therefore responsible for curating the annual exchange of information between publishers, researcher institutions, libraries, universities and decision-makers at local, national and EU level. The conference, which takes place in January, is the first major publishing conference of the year and is known for its lively debates and friendly, cooperative atmosphere.
BISP is a not-for-profit organization under German law dedicated to bringing publishers, researchers, funders and decision-makers together. BISP was founded in 2020 by the Walter de Gruyter Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit family foundation dedicated to the promotion of science and research, especially in the humanities and social sciences.