Digital Book 2015 Program

Wednesday, May 27

  Plenary
7:458:45

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Location: SE Hall

8:459:00

Welcoming Remarks: Putting Readers First

Location: SE Hall

Bill McCoy (International Digital Publishing Forum), Len Vlahos (Book Industry Study Group)
9:009:20

Setting the Stage: The Customer as Curator

Location: SE Hall

Michael Bhaskar (Canelo Publishing)
9:209:40

International Imperatives & Options: Can We Put Readers First on a Global Scale?

Location: SE Hall

Richard Charkin (Bloomsbury Publishing, International Publishers Association)
Presentation File:
9:4010:00

Reading is an Epic Win: How to Engage the Gamer Generation with the Future of Books

Location: SE Hall

10:0010:45

Executive Panel: Taking It To The Reader

Location: SE Hall

Ken Michaels (Macmillan Science and Education), Liz Perl (Simon & Schuster), Chantal Restivo-Alessi (HarperCollins Publishers)
Moderator: Jim Milliot (Publishers Weekly, PWxyz)
10:4511:15

Networking Break and Booth Stroll

Location: SE Hall

11:1511:35

Giving Your Readership a Voice

Location: SE Hall

David Arabov (Elite Daily), Jim Hanas (HarperCollins)
11:3512:05

The Fracturing Book Discovery Landscape: How to Find Your Readers

Location: SE Hall

Otis Y. Chandler (Goodreads), Amanda Close (Penguin Random House), Peter McCarthy (The Logical Marketing Agency), Angela Tribelli (HarperCollins Publishers)
Moderator: Porter Anderson (The FutureBook)
12:0512:25

What Can Publishers Do Better To Put Readers First?

Location: SE Hall

Richard Nash, Hugh McGuire (Pressbooks and LibriVox.org), Molly Barton
Moderator: Joe Wikert (Olive Software)
12:2512:30

Announcements for the Afternoon

Location: SE Hall

12:301:30

Lunch and Booth Stroll

Location: SE Hall

  Business Education Technology
1:302:20

Unexpected Data Benefits of Digital Lending, Bundling, Retailing, and Interaction

Location: SE Hall

Peter Hudson (BitLit Media), Kevin Franco (Enthrill Media), Andrew Weinstein (Scribd)

Youth Reading -- Or Not Part 1 of 2: What Do We Know About Trends In Youth and Teen Reading Today?

Location: 1E09

Kristen McLean (Bookigee), Paolo Albert (PubCoder)

Permissions: Navigating the Content Maze in the Electronic Space

Location: 1E10

Laura Stevens (Deputy General Counsel for Cengage Learning), Terry Byford (Getty), Michael Healy (Copyright Clearance Center)
Moderator: Catherine Schnurr (Lumina Datamatics, Inc.)
2:253:05

Born Digital: New Forms of Publishing and Outreach to Readers/Participants

Location: SE Hall

Sherisse Hawkins (Beneath the Ink), Andrew Lipstein (0s and 1s), Frank Beddor (Author)
Moderator: David Wilk (Frederator Books)

Youth Reading -- Or Not Part 2 of 2: Closing the Youth Reading Gap with Interactivity and Gaming

Location: 1E09

Rick Johnson (Vital Source Technologies Inc.), Nick Brown (VitalSource Technologies), Patrick Keating (Bluefire Productions), Garth Conboy (IDPF)
Moderator: Paolo Albert (PubCoder)

How Mobile Phones Present Publishers With New Opportunities and New Readers

Location: 1E10

Nathan Maharaj (Kobo), Pamela Krauss (Pam Krauss Books at Penguin Random House), Ralph Lazaro (Findaway)
Moderator: Randy Petway (Publishing Technology)
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  Plenary
3:053:35

Networking Break

Location: SE Hall

3:354:20

Amazon: Is It Good For Readers?

Location: SE Hall

Edward Nawotka (Publishing Perspectives), Andrew Albanese (Publishers Weekly), Boris Kachka (Author), Kristin Nelson (Nelson Literary Agency)
Moderator: Joe Wikert (Olive Software)
4:204:50

How to Reach Your Next (500) Million Readers: Global Marketing in China

Location: SE Hall

Seth J. Russo (Simon & Schuster), Mr. Hongtao Zhu (CPIEC), Lisa Zhang (Asia-Pacific OverDrive)
Moderator: Erica Lazzaro (OverDrive)
4:505:00

Closing Remarks

Location: SE Hall

Bill McCoy (International Digital Publishing Forum)

Thursday, May 28

  Plenary
8:309:00

Continental Breakfast

  Business Education Technology
9:009:45

Leveraging Open Web Standards: Enhanced User Experiences and New Business Opportunities

Location: 1E07

Markus Gylling (IDPF and DAISY Consortium), Rick Johnson (Vital Source Technologies Inc.), Jim Reekes (Barnes & Noble)
Moderator: Paul Belfanti (Pearson )

Digital Books as Open Educational Resources: Bringing Open Source Educational Content to the Classroom

Location: 1E09

Mark Cummings (Choice Magazine, American Library Association), Joe Wikert (Olive Software), Steven Ovadia (LaGuardia Community College, CUNY), Erin Scully (Pearson)
Moderator: Nicolas Zimmer (Technologiestiftung Berlin)

People, Process, and Technology: Refining Your Publishing Value Chain

Location: 1E08

Ken Brooks (McGraw-Hill Education), Craig Bauer (Macmillan Science & Education)
Moderator: John Prabhu (SPi Global)
9:5010:35

The Shifting Supply Chain: Integrating the Digital and the Physical Supply Chains

Location: 1E07

Barbara Freethy (Author), Krystyna Ross (ACP/eBOUND), Margaret Harrison (Oxford University Press), Larry Bennett (Nord Compo)
Moderator: Kelly Gallagher (Ingram Content Group)

Readers Left Behind: The Gap Between Boys' and Girls' Reading

Location: 1E09

Peg Tyre (Author), Francie Alexander (Scholastic)

The Convergence of EPUB and the Web

Location: 1E08

Markus Gylling (IDPF and DAISY Consortium), Ivan Herman, PhD (W3C)
Moderator: Tzviya Siegman (Wiley)
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  Plenary
10:3511:05

Networking Break

  Business Education Technology
11:0511:50

Is Online Social Community Likelier to Develop a New Generation of Readers? Or Writers?

Location: 1E07

Beni Rachmanov (iShook), Ashleigh Gardner (Wattpad), Murray Izenwasser (Biztegra)
Moderator: Jane Friedman (University of Virginia)

How Can You Tell It's Working? Crucial Analytics for the Educational Publisher in Content for Mobile

Location: 1E09

George Moore (Cengage Learning), Francois-Xavier Hussher (Gutenberg Technology)
Moderator: Rob Abel, Ed. D (IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc.)

What is the Baseline for Accessibility? Examining Content and Reading System Requirements

Location: 1E08

George Kerscher (IDPF/DAISY), Robin Seaman (Benetech)
11:5512:30

Navigating the Rights and Risks Landcsape: Maps and Minefields

Location: 1E07

Bill Kasdorf (Apex Content Solutions), Brian Wassom (Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP)

Beyond the Tradigital: New Paradigms for Content Development, Presentation, and Instruction in Higher Ed

Location: 1E09

Stephen Laster (McGraw-Hill Education), Paul Sheppard (Pearson), Nadine Vassallo (BISG)
Moderator: Paul Belfanti (Pearson )

Data Science, Discoverability, and International Expansion for Publishers

Location: 1E08

James Bryant (Trajectory Inc.), Scott Beatty (Trajectory Inc.), Justo Hidalgo (24symbols), Andrew Rhomberg (Jellybooks)
 

Making Information Pay 2015: How Standards Empower Innovators
Thursday, May 28

   
1:151:25

Welcome and Introduction

Location: 1E08

Len Vlahos (Book Industry Study Group)
1:252:05

The Current State of Book Industry Standards

Location: 1E08

Rob Abel, Ed. D (IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc.), Graham Bell (EDItEUR), Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe (W3C), Bill McCoy (International Digital Publishing Forum), Len Vlahos (Book Industry Study Group)
2:052:25

5 Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Metadata

Location: 1E08

2:252:45

5 Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with EPUB 3

Location: 1E08

Liisa McCloy-Kelley (Random House, Inc.)
2:453:15

Keynote Address: Reading Data Analytics: What Reader Behavior Tells Us About Reading

Location: 1E08

Maureen McMahon (Kaplan), John Harnisher (Kaplan Test Prep)
3:153:55

How Innovation Happens: BISG's 2014 Innovators of the Year discuss the factors and standards necessary for innovation to flourish

Location: 1E08

Mary Alice Elcock (BitLit), Jason Illian (BookShout), Rebecca McDonald (Library for All), Joshua Tallent (Firebrand Technologies), Alex White (Next Big Sound)

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