(30 Sep 2021) The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of the Science family of journals, and Morressier, the virtual conference provider and platform for early-stage research, today announced the launch of the Science Partner Conference (SPC) program. The new program accompanies AAAS’ Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program and provides carefully selected societies with a suite of services to host impactful academic conferences in physical, virtual, and hybrid formats.
Conferences play an essential role in the scientific ecosystem as the place where research findings are first shared, long before article publication. However, conference content is traditionally kept offline and hidden from the wider scholarly world, slowing down scientific progress. Through this new partnership, Science/AAAS and Morressier will provide select societies with the tools to uncover and elevate critical research and give delegates a superior meeting experience.
Guided by a common set of quality standards, streamlined processes, and shared look and feel, the SPC program brings together an ecosystem of reliable services to support all aspects of physical, virtual, and hybrid meetings – from strategy and planning to research dissemination. Participating societies benefit from Morressier’s conference tool suite and publishing platform. By increasing the accessibility of conference content, the newly launched SPC program perfectly aligns with the goal of the SPJ program to communicate science broadly and for the benefit of all people.
Bill Moran, Publisher of the Science family of journals at AAAS, said: “Science/AAAS values the opportunity to partner with organizations that share our mission and vision. Our collaboration with Morressier will allow Science to develop meetings and conferences that take advantage of the most innovative tools available in our market. Science will be able to deliver a better experience than ever before with Morressier as our partner.”
“We are honored to collaborate with Science/AAAS on the Science Partner Conference program,” said Sami Benchekroun, Morressier Co-founder and CEO. “By working together, we can foster the growth of high-quality early-stage research and provide societies with the tools they need to host impactful conferences, irrespective of society geography or conference format.”
Learn more at https://spc.sciencemag.org/