THE DEBATE & DRINKS SOCIAL - Friday 2nd December (The Boadicea)
There will be two teams, debating 3 possible topics. The teams will only find out what the topics are on the night itself.
- Innovation feeds the instant gratification generation
- Discrimination in innovation
- The importance of cover design
- The innovative limitations within academic publishing
- Is print being devalued?
- The dangers of self-publishing
- Innovation = loss of sentimentality
- Hardbacks are a collector’s item
- Are paperbacks becoming redundant?
- We don’t need innovation
- Apps discourage (innovative) reading
- Interactive reading = passive reading
- E-reading encourages anti-social reading AND/OR privacy
THE CONFERENCE – Saturday 3rd December, City University
Registration (9:15 AM – 9:55 AM)
Welcome address and introductions (10 – 10:15am)
Digital Innovation: Text (10:15 – 1pm)
This session will explore how traditional texts have been revolutionised into digitally interactive platforms, such as applications for tablets and smartphones, e-books and e-readers, and accessibility and innovation via the web. Has publishing EVER seen such a globally accessed market?
- Joanna Rahim & Dr. Richard Barnett
- Sophie Sampson
Morning break (11:05AM – 11:20AM)
- Gavin Summers
- Anna Lewis
- Q&A Session/Panel
Lunch break (1:00PM – 2:00PM)
Digital Innovation: Design (2:00PM – 3:00PM)
Design has always been evolving, with or without text, to accompany and guide the cultural changes of an era. Find out how design has been transformed through the digital decades to further advance the innovation of publishing.
- Dean Johnson
- Oliver Brooks
- Q&A session
Print Publishing (3:00PM – 4:00PM)
Though print publishing, and indeed, the process of printing, has changed over umpteen centuries, true innovation in the publishing domain is occurring NOW. Learn about the changes in the recent past and how innovation to print publishing proves print is more than just relevant!
- Bobby Nayyar
- Speaker TBC
- Q&A session
Afternoon break (4:00PM – 4:15PM)
Future Publishing (4:15PM – 5:30PM)
Explore the possibilities of publishing, and how innovation has occurred, is occurring, and why it continues. How does recent innovation affect the future of publishing?
- Alastair Horne
- Q&A Panel
Closing (5:30PM – 6:00PM)