Why Come to a Wiley Society Executive Seminar?

March 26, 2019 Anna Ehler

If you’re like most people, when you go to a professional conference you want to come away with some new ideas and fresh perspective on the issues in your industry. Hopefully you’ll also have some fun, meet interesting people, and go away feeling inspired!

Did the annual Wiley Society Executive Seminar in London deliver? We asked delegates for their main takeaways from the day:


This was my first time at the Seminar and I really enjoyed it – since I work on the journal I was particularly interested in the first three presentations on Open Access. I really liked Professor Meijer’s presentation on Projekt DEAL because he talked about the process they went through to arrive at the agreement, and I feel like I learned a lot about what’s happening in Open Access right now.”

– Molly Jarvis, Editorial Manager, Society for the Study of Addiction


Platforms. I think the idea of platforms vs journals, and the movement towards platforms in the future, has put a seed in my mind!”

– Lucy Harper, Chief Executive, Society for Applied Microbiology


I really liked the opening speaker a lot, Deborah Rowland. When she was talking about leadership I felt really inspired and thought ‘Yes, I can DO this!’ The networking was fabulous and, it was great to meet so many like-minded people.“

– Shehnaz Ahmed, Managing Editor, British Journal of Dermatology, British Association of Dermatologists


About the Seminar

The Wiley Society Executive Seminar in London is our annual event for learned society leadership (including editors and staff) based in the UK and Europe. In 2019, over 130 society delegates joined 30 senior Wiley colleagues for a full day of discussion on developments in Open Access and publishing technology, the ingredients for a strong brand, and how to lead organizations and teams through complex change.

You can check out the full 2019 program and request your invitation for the Seminar in 2020 at www.wileyexecutiveseminar.com

Photo: Liz Ferguson, VP Publishing Development, Wiley

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Anna Ehler

Society Marketing Manager, Wiley //

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