2020 has been a year defined by resilience and reinvention. Our professional and personal lives changed dramatically, in an instant. Our universities are reimagining (and re-reimagining) how to meet their educational mission. And, even as we’ve struggled to keep the lights on, our work as publishers has taken on urgent new meaning in the face of injustice and the pandemic. As we all figure out what it means for our presses—and our careers—to persevere and even thrive in these extraordinary times, we invite you to submit session ideas for our virtual 2021 meeting that address the theme of disruption and reassembly. What new forms of collaboration have arisen? What has changed about your work this year that will never be the same? What opportunities and challenges might a distributed work environment present? What possible futures lie ahead for university press publishing?
Click through the proposal submission button to see more details about the kinds of sessions, topics, and speakers we are hoping to see next June.