2021 CSE Virtual Annual Meeting
May 3-5, 2021
Welcome from the 2021 Program Co-Chairs
As the 2021 CSE Annual Meeting co-chairs, we are excited and honored to give you the first details about this year’s virtual event and encourage you to save the date for May 3 to 5. Although we cannot meet in person in Minneapolis as originally planned, we have fully embraced the positive aspects of a virtual event that will allow more colleagues to access and engage with the educational content and programming that is the hallmark of a CSE Annual Meeting.
The theme for this year’s meeting is “Shaping Our Future by Embracing Adaptability.” In the past year, each of us have had to increase our capacity to be flexible by adapting to changing environments in the workplace, the scholarly publishing industry, and our personal lives. The biological concept of adaptation showcases the importance of embracing change to better face the realities of the world in which we now find ourselves. The pace of change in our industry has accelerated rapidly in the last twelve months, and the numerous innovative responses to those changes are more important than ever. With the future before us looking evermore unpredictable, we can take an active role in crafting the futures we want for ourselves by choosing to adapt.
The chameleon, nature’s quintessential example of an organism using the power of adaptation to survive and thrive, is this year’s annual meeting image. The ethos symbolized by the chameleon will be underscored and celebrated throughout the meeting’s content and programming. The 2021 Program Committee has been hard at work using their creativity, time, and networks to create informative and engaging sessions that exemplify this year’s theme.
We invite you to join us in May as we come together as a community to learn from each other, engage in productive discourse, and enjoy good (virtual) company. The future will be shaped by our present actions, so let’s work together to ensure we are set up for success for whatever the future holds.
See you online May 3-5!
Emma Shumeyko & Brittany Swett
On behalf of the Program Committee