Putting COVID-19 resource sections prominently on your site and in front of any paywall you might have seems to be a win-win-win proposition at this point. On Saturday Stephanie Williford, CEO of SIPA member EB Medicine, posted this on the Discussion Forum in response to an article about a subscription jump at Wired.
"We put our COVID content in front of the paywall on March 3rd and have seen an explosion in website traffic (153% increase) and a modest increase in subscriptions (9%) since the same time period last year," wrote Williford. "We're pretty happy with that all things considered—particularly since our customers (emergency physicians) are the ones on the frontlines managing this crisis. (They certainly have much bigger things to worry about right now than subscribing!) We also think the goodwill and brand awareness we're generating now will pay off in the long run. Plus, like the article below says, it was the right thing to do."
Recently, the state and future of the exhibition industry was put on display in St. Petersburg, Russia, at UFI's Global Congress. Trade Show Executive put together some takeaways that I'd like to build on.
IEEE GlobalSpec, an information and technology services source for engineers, is partnering with Nerd Girls Inc., a global movement dedicated to encouraging and inspiring girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM.
On November 7, 2017 I made a short presentation to the AI Caucus event on AI and ethics, which is summarized in this blog.