Upcoming Publishing Events: Paris, Singapore, Philadelphia, London

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As the post-Frankfurt publishing conference season rolls on, here are notes on several publishing events in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson

Cengage Presents Sessions at EduCause, Philadelphia

Boston-based Cengage has announced its program for the EduCause 2017 program in Philadelphia at the beginning of November.

Sessions include:

  • “Beyond ‘Alternative Credentials’: The Coming Disruption in Career-Aligned, Post-Secondary Education” with EdPlus’ Lou Publiese of Arizona State and Learning Objects’ Jonathan Mott
  • “Connecting Credentials with Extended Transcripts: The Power of Collective Impact” with IMS Global Learning Consortium’s Mark Leuba; University of Maryland’s Joellen Evernham Shendy; and Learning Objects’ Deborah Everhart

The program of sessions that Cengage is producing during the conference is here. Full programming for the EduCause conference is here. Registration information is here.

StoryDrive Asia, Singapore

Produced by Frankfurter Buchmesse in association with the Singapore Book Publishers Association, StoryDrive Asia returns to Singapore on Novemeber 13 and 14 as part of the StoryDrive series seen since 2012 in Frankfurt, Argentina, Singapore and China. This is the third iteration of the Singapore edition of the program in as many years and includes “business matching” sessions as well as a full two days of programming.

Copyright Clearance Center’s international affairs director Michael Healy is among the speakers focusing on issues in copyright today for the most prudent and profitable exploitation of content rights.

Additional focal points of the programming include rights and licensing; influencers in a community-driven market; the pace and depth of change in the world publishing markets; media crossover capability and the place and potential of artificial intelligence-related applications; and ASEAN region sales issues and marketing.

Preliminary program outlining is here. Registration information, including discount details for Singapore Book Publishers Association members, ASEAN Book Publishers Association members, literary writers and translators, and staffers of various Singapore literary companies and organizations, is here.

Focus on the Digital Book, Paris

The digital committee of the Syndicat national de l’édition in France holds its 18th Focus on the Digital Book program on November 23 at the Novotel Tour Eiffel Amphitheater on Quai de Grenelle in Paris.

This year’s programming takes issues around artificial intelligence and explores what applications might be pertinent to book publishers’ work and content development.

Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn is giving the event’s keynote, while Hachette Livre’s Arnaud Robert moderates a discussion of AI with Jean-Gabriel Ganascia of Pierre and Marie Curie University and Inria research director Gilles Dowek.

In another panel session, Editis’ innovation director Virginie Clayssen moderates a discussion on various factors around the EPUB discussion with Albin Michel’s Louis Marle, EDRLab’s Laurent Le Meur and Jiminy Panoz, and Bookeen’s Michael Dahan.

A program for the event can be had in PDF here. And a registration form is here.

FutureBook Conference, London

The Bookseller’s FutureBook digital publishing conference now has its programming announced for December 1 at 155 Bishopsgate in London, carrying forward last year’s implementation of specific strands for audiobook and edutech attendees.

Keynote speakers include Vikki Chowney of H+K, Sara Lloyd of Pan Macmillan with Asi Sharabi of Wonderbly (formerly Lost My Name), and HarperCollins’ Chantal Restivo-Alessi.

Of particular interest may be a panel on reaching more readers “in a distracted world” with the Society of Authors’ Nicola Solomon and Curtis Brown’s Gordon Wise, as well as Canelo’s Nick Barreto, Sharmaine Lovegrove of Dialogue Books, and moderator Arifa Akbar of Unbound.

The now-annual FutureBook BookTech Award pitch-off is to be judged by Sharabi, joined by Ebury’s Rebecca Smart and TouchCast’s EMEA lead Paul Field.

A final keynote follows “tea/coffee and surgery sessions” with Eliza Filby on “The View From Gen Z, and social entrepreneur Susan Elizabeth Black is to preside over the announcements of the 2017 FutureBook Awards at day’s end.

Full programming information is here. Registration information is here.

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Porter Anderson is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. Prior to that he was Associate Editor for The FutureBook, a channel at The Bookseller focused on digital publishing. Anderson has also worked with CNN International, CNN.com, CNN USA, the Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and other media.

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