Past Conferences

Oxfordshire Publishing Group Summer Conference 2016

14 June 2016

Publishing Without Boundaries

Taking place:

St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Registration 9am, Conference commences 9.20am

After the enormous success of our inaugural conference last June, we are delighted to announce another stellar line-up of speakers, panels, and breakout sessions for the 2016 OPG Summer Conference.  With talks by leading figures from the publishing world focusing on some of the most exciting and innovative work that is being done, the conference will once again challenge conventional ways of working and stimulate delegates to embrace the changing face of publishing.

In addition to the talks, there will be breakout sessions for delegates to choose from led by senior publishing professionals, a panel discussion on one of the key issues in our industry, and the opportunity to meet a wide range of publishing colleagues from companies across the UK and from a variety of backgrounds.

The conference fee includes refreshments, a sit-down lunch, and a drinks reception at the end of the day.

Keynote speakers:

  • Gail Rebuck, Chair of Penguin Random House UK
  • Mariella Frostrup, journalist and television presenter
  • Joanne Harris, author, including the best-selling Chocolat
  • Nigel Newton, founder and Chief Executive of Bloomsbury Publishing plc
  • Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian in the University of Oxford and Director of the Bodleian Library’s Centre for the Study of the Book

‘The OPG summer conference is one of the best in the world. Surprising, different, with genuinely fresh ideas and fascinating talks, I enjoyed it immensely and got a huge amount of the day. I can't wait for the next one’.  Michael Bhaskar, ‎Co-Founder and Publishing Director at Canelo Digital Publishing and author of ‘The Content Machine’

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Type of Conference: Publishing

Oxfordshire Publishing Group Summer Conference 2015

June 23rd 2015 | Coffee and registration 9am, for a 9.30am start until 5pm, with a drinks reception

Creating Value in an Age of Disruption

Taking place:

St Catherine’s College, Oxford

We are delighted to announce the first annual conference of the Oxfordshire Publishing Group.  This inaugural event includes talks by Philip Pullman Charlie Redmayne, James Daunt and Eric Huang, leading figures in the publishing world who are at the forefront of some of the most exciting and innovative work that is being done, challenging conventional ways of working and changing the face of publishing as we know it.
 
In addition to the talks, there will be four breakout sessions for delegates to choose from, and a panel discussion on the theme of the conference with a team of distinguished publishers.
 
The conference fee includes refreshments and lunch. and a drinks reception at the end of the day.
 
Tickets are £95, or £75 for bookings received by 31st May 2015*

Keynote speakers: 

  • Philip Pullman, author
  • Charlie Redmayne, CEO HarperCollins
  • James Daunt, MD Waterstones
  • Eric Huang, Development Director, Made in Me

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Type of Conference: Publishing

By the Book2

Thursday 18th to Friday 19th June 2015

Books and reading in an age of media overload

Programme now posted!

 

Taking place:

Villa Finaly, Florence, Italy

This two-day conference brings together scholars from the field of publishing studies to examine key issues around the digital transformation of the book, as well as to discuss the developing field of publishing studies.

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Type of Conference: Publishing

By the Book: the book and the study of its digital transformation

Friday 23 May to Saturday 24 May 2014

Publishing Studies Conference

Taking place:

Villa Finaly, Florence, Italy

This two-day conference brought together scholars from the field of publishing studies to examine key issues around the digital transformation of the book, as well as to discuss the developing field of publishing studies.

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Type of Conference: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Press Forward: Updating an Outdated Industry

19 November 2011

The SYP Conference for 2011

Taking place:

Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University

Seminars on design, digital, rights, publicity, social media and career progression will face forward with a keen eye on each of their future developments. Our opening debate will enlist publishing experts who will use a combination of experience and crystal balls to prophesise the industry’s future. Our closing debate will then face up to the controversial challenges of Digital Rights Management and ask publishers to decide which side they support in the digital war against piracy.

Further information about this conference is available here.

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Type of Conference: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Shifting Ground II: A Symposium on Music and Publishing

11th April 2011 from 9am to 6:30 pm

Keynote speaker: Stephen Navin, Chief Executive of the Music Publishers Association

Journalism plenary session: Barney Hoskyns, Fiona Maddocks and Alyn Shipton

Taking place:

The Richard Hamilton Building, Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University

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Type of Conference: Publishing

Publishing for Social Change

Thursday 12th March 2009

Fighting with words against inequality, injustice, poverty and war.

Taking place:

The Buckley Building, Oxford Brookes University, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP.

Publishing is not just an industry. It's very largely how a democracy works (when it works!), so it's far too important to be left entirely to markets, press-barons and governments. Humanity's greatest battles - against slavery, for the vote, against poverty, oppression, exploitation and war - are fought increasingly, and often won or lost, in the publishing media.

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Type of Conference: Publishing

SHARP 2008

24-28 June 2008

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

Taking place:

Oxford Brookes University, UK

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Type of Conference: Publishing

Women in Publishing

Thursday 10 May 2007

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is holding a one-day conference on the theme of 'Women in Publishing' at Oxford Brookes University.

Taking place:

The Buckley Building

The Glass Ceiling - is it still in evidence to women in the publishing industry? 

This conference focuses on the role and position of women within the contemporary publishing industry.  The UK publishing industry is populated by a predominantly female workforce.  But, several decades after the foundation of feminist publishers such as Virago, have women achieved equality both as employees and as writers?  Is there still a glass-ceiling effect operating at board-room level, or has the appointment in the 1990s and 2000s of women to managerial positions changed publishing culture for good?  How do women construct their publishing career paths, and what are the opportunities and strengths of women in publishing?

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Type of Conference: Publishing

The Third International Conference on the Book

11-13 September 2005

Hosted by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

Taking place:

Oxford Brookes University

The conference addressed a range of critically important themes relating to the book - including the past, present and future of publishing, libraries, literacy and learning in the information society.

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to announce that it will host the International Conference on the Book in 2005. The third conference follows on from the success of the two earlier conferences, held in Cairns, Australia (2003) and Beijing, China (2004).

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Type of Conference: Publishing

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