Digital device

The global trade and standards association for electronic publishing.

IDPf's mission is to foster global adoption of an open, accessible, interoperable digital publishing ecosystem that enables innovation. IDPF's strategy to effectively advance its mssion is to develop (collaboratively) and promote EPUB as the universal accessible interchange and delivery ecosystem for eBooks and other digital publications advancing the Open Web platformRead more ›

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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