The Next Wave 2016

The Bigger Picture: How Macro Changes in Higher Education Should Shape Your Strategy

November 30, 2016 | New York City


Once again, ITHAKA is convening scholarly communications industry professionals and senior leaders from our partner libraries, publishers, and learned societies for The Next Wave Conference.  This invitation-only event offers a focused, collegial space to come together and explore current trends, often in technology and the commercial web, and to look to the future of higher education. Through this event, our partner organizations understand the landscape, develop strategies, and find ways to collaborate and to thrive.


This year, we look at the bigger picture. Often scholarly communications looks inward to its own ecosystem, but libraries, publishers, societies and our own ITHAKA services operate in a broader context. At ITHAKA, we see on the horizon emerging changes in American Higher Education that will have new and lasting implications for our work and our community of partner organizations. Shifts in funding, demographics, technology, and partnership opportunities will alter the strategies and priorities of our universities and colleges in ways that will require that we shift along with it.  We look forward to welcoming industry and senior leaders at our partner organizations to this years invitation-only Next Wave event where we will explore the macro trends in American Higher Education and discuss how it should influence what we do and how we do it.


Event Details and Registration


This year, we are inviting 1-2 senior leaders from our partner organizations and a small number of others in our industry. Invitations will be sent via email from ITHAKA President, Kevin Guthrie, the week of August 21st. Please only register if you have received an invitation to the event. 


Details about the event schedule, location, and an opportunity for invited guests to register are available on The Next Wave Conference site.


Should you have questions about this event or if you have a speaker recommendation, please contact ITHAKA's Vice President of Communications, Heidi McGregor.