About the EPC
The publishing industry is now changing faster than ever before due to internet services, digital publishing, free blogging platforms and open access journals. How will this continue to evolve in the future? Will the erosion of traditional publishing methods continue and how will publishing companies adapt? What are the growing entrepreneurial opportunities in this dynamic industry?
We ran our first highly successful event, "Publishing: Evolution, Disruption and the Future" in June 2013 at the University of Edinburgh Business School. The idea was conceived in the pub back in December 2012 and snowballed! The conference attracted over 200 delegates including entrepreneurs, students, investors, freelancers, writers and publishers and was broadcast live on the web. The talks are available to view online and preparations for next year's conference are already underway.
In addition to our main conference in June, we organise satellite events on open access, entrepreneurial approaches to publishing and innovations in the industry. Check our events page for regular updates and join our mailing list to be the first to hear about our events.
In addition to running the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club, Jo is the founder and director of a scientific publishing and communication consultancy, The Scientific Editing Company. Prior to this, she completed her Ph.D. and postdoctoral research at the School of Informatics and Centre for Integrative Physiology at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of several research publications and various blog posts.
Graham Steel has been actively involved in Patient Advocacy work in his spare time since 2001. Graham acted as Vice-Chairman for a UK Charity, the Human BSE Foundation 2001 - 2005 and then as Information Resource Manager for the CJD International Support Alliance (CJDISA) 2005 - 2007. More recently, his activities have been focused mainly on Neurodegenerative conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease. He is also involved in advocating for Open Access/Science/Data and acts in advisory capacities to the Open Knowledge Foundation, the Public Library of Science (PLoS) and most recently, Digital Science.
Rachel is the Founder and 'Chief Everything Officer' for Luzme, the ebook search site. Rachel has been working at the bleeding edge of technology for nearly 3 decades. She's been on the Internet since 1986, and has watched with fascination how this most disruptive of technologies changes everything when introduced into established industries.
Twitter: @rwillmer @askluzme
In addition to being an independent statistics and machine learning consultant, Jan manages the data analysis projects at The Scientific Editing Company. Prior to this, he completed his Ph.D. and postdoctoral research in robotics and machine learning at the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, where he was involved in several open source projects and authored many research papers.