Register for AAUP 2014: Open to Debate

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AAUP 2014: Open to Debate
June 22-24, 2014
New Orleans Marriott

Registration is now open for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). Join us in New Orleans this June 22-24 for “Open to Debate,” a full program of professional education and networking events.

Four pre-meeting (June 22) workshops are geared to anyone engaged in publishing and scholarly communications work.

  • “Publishing Open and Affordable Textbooks” is designed as a project-based learning exercise for university presses and libraries interested in new strategies for publishing course materials;
  • “Let’s Get Analytical: Measuring Your Marketing” features strategy and metrics expert Daniel Lemin to help attendees understand and apply the lessons of their marketing analytics;
  • “Advice for Ebook Complexities and Quality Control” takes on some of the most frustrating complications of EPUB files—bring a laptop to try out new techniques;
  • “Journals Now: Challenges and Opportunities” will offer an overview of the state of journals publishing and expectations for the future.

The general meeting officially starts on the evening of June 22 with receptions and an opening banquet featuring local author and playwright John Biguenet.

The 2014 Program Committee, chaired by Alisa Plant (LSU Press), developed the meeting sessions on June 23 and 24 around the theme of “Open to Debate” to explore the possibilities brought on by a renewed sense of inclusivity and collaboration. AAUP 2014 will continue the ongoing, evolving dialogue about scholarly publishing by engaging in a vigorous discussion about our future, not only with other university presses but also with libraries, booksellers, campus administrators, and media outlets.

Concurrent sessions and plenaries and will cover general themes and publishing essentials on the following topics in scholarly publishing, such as:

Open Access: What are new OA models? What’s the global state of OA? How do you measure OA success?

Libraries: What do they need from publishers? What publishing projects are they spearheading? What are issues of common concern?

Reaching Your Audience: How do you track your marketing efforts? How do you effectively reach students and scholars? How do you work with distributors and independent booksellers?

Workflow and Management: What are the latest technological efficiencies?  How to manage staff, interns, and departmental transitions?  How do you develop your publishing program?

And much more! Check out the full program at

Networking breakfasts and roundtables provide journals staff, editorial staff, smaller presses, and other interest groups the opportunity to share advice and experiences.  And attendees can also visit with companies in the exhibit hall offering the latest publishing technologies and services.

AAUP registration fees are among the lowest in the publishing industry, with flexible commuter options and nonprofit and library rates available.

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