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2024 Meeting Program

Association of University Presses AUPresses 2024 June 11-13, 2024 Montréal, Quebec #aupresses24

AUPresses 2024 Preliminary Program

AUPresses 2024 will take place on June 11-13 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montréal, Quebec.

The full program is now available and registration is open!

Plenary Speakers

Kimberley Stephenson, Trade Buyer Bookstore Services, McGill University Bookstore, will address the status of independent bookselling in Canada as well as observations of US/Canadian academic publishing.

Guillaume Lajoie, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Montréal; and Peter Schoppert, Director, National University of Singapore Press, will discuss the topic of AI and Publishing.

Charles Forsdick, James Barrow Professor of French at the University of Liverpool and Adjunct Professor in Translation Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University; Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board and a non-Executive Director at Liverpool University Press, will speak on Diversity of Voices through Translation—Update on International Research Project, “Bibliodiversity in Translation and Publishing.”

Monday, June 10

Evening Business Operations Meeting Opening Reception

Tuesday, June 11

Pre-Meeting Events and Workshops 

Directors Luncheon and Meeting 
Business Operations Meeting
Journals Networking Assembly
Opening Reception and Banquet 

Wednesday, June 12

Concurrent Sessions 

Morning Sessions

Building New Lists…Successfully: Perspectives for Books and Journals
Career Progression in Academic Publishing: A Skills-Based Approach
Prioritizing Ethics and Community-based Practices: Publishing Models for Native and Indigenous Studies
Integrating Accessibility into Publishing Workflows
AI and Publishing: What’s Keeping Us (and Our Authors) Up at Night…?
OA Book Models and Programs: How to Choose?
Press Finances for Non-Financial Staff (Part One)

Midday Sessions

Benefiting from Global Multilingual Strategic Partnerships
The Same But Different: Book Sales and Marketing in the United States and Canada
Diversifying the List/Decolonizing the Catalog: How Presses and Libraries Can Work Together
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Book Design
Am I the Only One?: DEI, Retention, and Representation for Mid- to Late-Career Staff
Tracking Open Access Metrics: What, How, and To What End
Evolving Approaches to Alt-text

Afternoon Sessions

Streamlining Acquisitions and Developmental Editing with AI
Expanding Horizons: Opportunities and Challenges in Multi-Language Scholarly Publishing
Subscribe to Open: An Introduction to an Innovative Open Access Model
Supporting Diversity Initiatives: Operationalizing, Funding, and Creating Change
Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! An Interactive Trivia Event to Share EDP Knowledge
Navigating Social Media Marketing in a Post-Twitter World, followed by a Marketing Mix/Mingle
Understanding E-Book Distribution, Sales, and Usage

Thursday, June 13

Concurrent Sessions 

Morning Sessions

Swedish Death Cleaning Your Marketing Toolbox
Publishing Fiction Without a Net: Building Regional Fiction from Manuscript to Media
Practicing What You Publish: Presses, Authors, and Controversial Topics
Conferences 101: How to Survive (and Thrive) at Your Next Academic Conference
Good (Is) Enough: Strategies for Making Books in the Real World

Midday Sessions

Data-Driven Content Marketing on a Tight Budget
Literary Publishing Strategies: How Poetry and Fiction Fit into the UP Ecosystem
Book, Jacket, and Journal Show Presentation
Building UP Leadership Skills: Advancing Careers at a University Press
New Formats, New Topics, New Authors, New Audiences: Diversifying Journals Content
Press Finances for Non-Financial Staff (Part Two)

Afternoon Sessions

Scholarly Publishing in a War Zone
Fostering and Improving Relationships with Independent Bookstores
The Journal Ecosystem: Small Society Publishers
Content Marketing in the Age of AI
Being There: Productivity, Equity, and Workplace Culture in Remote, Hybrid, and In-Person Work
AI and EDP: Pros and Cons

Nous faisons avancer le rôle essentiel de la communauté internationale d’éditeurs dont la mission est de veiller à l’excellence académique et de cultiver le savoir.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in French