DISRUPTION IN THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY: DIGITAL, ANALYTICS & THE FUTURE

CONFERENCE: 20TH JUNE 2014, EDINBURGH

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Disruption in the Publishing Industry: Digital, Analytics & the Future

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Date: 20th June, 9am - 5:30pm

Venue: Business School, University of Edinburgh

Programme

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Overview

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the second annual Disruption in the Publishing Industry conference! The publishing industry is now changing faster than ever before due to internet services, digital publishing, data analytics, free blogging platforms and print on demand business models. How will this continue to evolve in the future? Will the erosion of traditional publishing methods continue and how will publishing develop? What are the growing entrepreneurial opportunities in this dynamic industry?

Last year the conference attracted over 200 delegates, in addition to more than 100 online viewers. The conference was so popular that we are running the sequel on 20th June this year! You can read what last year's delegates thought here and watch videos of the talks here.

Join us for a day of talks exploring the disruptive forces in the publishing industry. You can register here.

Speakers

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a Canadian-British blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is an activist in favour of liberalising copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, using some of their licenses for his books. Some common themes of his work include digital rights management, file sharing, and post-scarcity economics. Full bio.

Twitter: @doctorow

Jan Velterop

Jan Velterop is a science publisher. Born in the Netherlands, he was originally a marine geologist and became a science publisher in the mid-1970s. He started his publishing career at Elsevier. After a few years out of the scientific field as the director of the Dutch regional newspaper De Twentsche Courant, he returned to international science publishing at Academic Press in London. After that, he joined Nature as director for a short while, but moved quickly on to help get BioMed Central, the first commercial Open Access (OA) science publisher, off the ground. Jan was one of the small group of people who first defined OA in 2001 in a meeting resulting in the Budapest Open Access Initiative. In 2005 he joined Springer Science+Business Media in the UK as Director of OA. Springer was the first mainstream STM (Science, Technology, Medicine) publisher to offer OA as an option for virtually all its scientific and scholarly journals. At the end of March, 2008, he left Springer to join Knewco, a company that uses semantic technology to accelerate scientific discovery. Since January 2009 he is involved in the Concept Web Alliance as one of the initiators. He is currently CEO of the recent start-up AQnowledge. As such he is a partner in the Innovative Medicines Initiative project known as OpenPHACTS.

Twitter: @Villavelius