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


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.


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. He started his publishing career at Elsevier then spent a few years as the director of the Dutch regional newspaper De Twentsche Courant. After that, he joined Nature as director for a short while, but moved quickly on to help get BioMed Central 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. At the end of March, 2008, he left Springer to join Knewco, a company that uses semantic technology to accelerate scientific discovery. 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

Brennan Dunn

Brennan Dunn is an author, teacher, startup founder, podcast host, and newsletter junkie. He's written two books, "Double Your Freelancing Rate" and "Sell Yourself Online: The Blueprint", which have helped thousands make more money and get more clients. Brennan also teaches the Consultancy Masterclass workshop and hosts a weekly newsletter read by over 10,000 freelance consultants. He's also the founder of Planscope, a project management tool for freelancers and agencies. In a past life, Brennan quit his full-time job as the CTO of a large agency and went out on his own. Within in a few years, he had scaled up his consulting company to 11 full-time employees with an international portfolio of clients. He has since stopped running the company to focus on Planscope and his other products. Brennan lives in Chesapeake, VA with his wife and two daughters. You can follow him on Twitter, or see what he's working on at http://brennandunn.com

Twitter: @brennandunn

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