The June 2013 conference
The Publishing: Evolution, Disruption & the Future conference was held in the University of Edinburgh Business School on 12th June 2013 and it was a huge success. The conference attracted over 200 delegates, in addition to several more people who watched live online! We are already preparing for the June 2014 conference which is set to be just as amazing! Below are some comments about the June 2013 conference:
Comments from the EPC 2013 delegates
- "An engaging, informative and inspiring event. The quality of contributors was outstanding."
- "That's the best conference I've been to, bar none. All interesting, all relevant, and with an audience from a much wider range of interested parties than is usually the case (congratulations!). I was there partly as a digital library specialist, but also as an author looking for an appropriate publication strategy in the new environment."
- "Brilliant speakers, good range of topics, high level of discussion, well organised and paced event."
- "I found it very inspiring - very glad I attended."
- "Thank you for organising such an interesting and stimulating event."
- "Congratulations to the team for a superb event!"
- "An excellent roster of speakers, an experienced knowledgeable audience, many very effective presentations."
- "Very relevant and gave good insights into disruptive markets in publishing."
Talks from the EPC 2013 conference
You can see the programme from the June 2013 Edinburgh Publishing Conference here. You can view all of the sessions from this year's conference on YouTube:
- Session 1: Open Information, Innovation & Communication: Making Publicly Funded Information Free
- Cameron Neylon (PLOS): Publish or Perish? The profound shift in scholarly publishing and how the future looks.
- Tom Pollard (Ubiquity Press): Are you being served?
- Matt Mckay (STM): To infinity and beyond.
- Mark Lester (Open University): MOOCs and Textbooks: Future Competitors or Complementors?
- Panel discussion.
- Session 2: From Gutenberg to Amazon and Beyond: The Evolving Modes of Publishing
- Rachel Willmer (Luzme): Lean & Agile: what publishing can learn from startups.
- Linda Gillard: Why I went indie (and why I'm staying indie).
- Mark Coker (Smashwords): 10 Trends Driving the Future of Publishing.
- Session 3: Can Blogs, Apps and Newspapers Co-exist in Harmony?
- Bill Jamieson (Scot-Buzz): Media: Digital or Death?
- Alex Porter (Scottish Times): Digital News: Trust and Profit. Opportunities & challenges for digital news outlets in a time of collapsing trust & revenues in traditional media.
- Brendan Miles (The List): Digital Evolution - A List Survival Guide: One traditional publishers journey from print to digital and beyond.
- Andrew Price (GOOD magazine): Disruption and Its Discontents: Here's what disruption in the publishing industry looks like from the "content creator's" perspective
- Session 3 panel.