AUPresses 2020

Virtual Annual Meeting

June 15-26

In April, the Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person AUPresses 2020 Annual Meeting scheduled to be held in Seattle, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AUPresses 2020 was instead held virtually, June 15-26.

Program Details >

Our 2020 Annual Meeting Program Committee, chaired by Laurie Matheson (Illinois), took up the challenge to adapt their hard work to a new virtual program that was presented over two weeks in June.

Nearly 800 people registered (download a registration list) to watch sessions (download a program PDF) and participate in networking events. If you missed it, you can register to watch the educational sessions on our virtual provider’s site through December 31, 2020. Several sessions were covered by Feeding the Elephant on the H-Net Book Channel.

The 2021 Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair is Jocelyn Dawson (Duke). A call for session ideas will be circulated in late summer 2020. For questions about the meeting, contact

The meeting mentorship program, organized by the Professional Development Committee, also continues virtually.

AUPresses 2020 in Seattle would have coincided with the 100th anniversary of the University of Washington Press. We are delighted to announce that we will be in Seattle to celebrate just a little bit later, for AUPresses 2023 at the Seattle Westin.

Wij ondersteunen en stimuleren de essentiële rol van een wereldwijde gemeenschap van uitgevers wiens missie het is om academische excellentie te waarborgen en kennis te cultiveren.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Dutch