The Next Chapter in Protecting IP:
Policy, Disruption, Innovation and Sustainability

AAP 2014 General Annual Meeting

Wednesday, March 19

McGraw-Hill Conference Center
1221 Avenue of the Americas at 49th Street, Mezzanine


9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 AM AAP Annual Business Meeting

And Member Budget Approval

Carolyn Reidy — President and CEO, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Chair, AAP Board of Directors

Tom Allen — President and CEO, AAP

Drake McFeely — Chairman and President, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Treasurer, AAP Board of Directors

9:50 AM Copyright Review in Congress:

A Conversation with Rep. Jerrold "Jerry" Nadler

Moderator — Tom Allen

Congress has begun its first comprehensive review of US Copyright law since 1976; its outcomes will significantly impact all aspects of the US publishing industry. Rep. Nadler (D-NY), recently selected as the new ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, discusses the copyright review process.

10:30 AM Digital Disruption and Publishing

James McQuivey, Ph.D. — Vice President and Principal Media Analyst, Forrester Research
Author, Digital Disruption

Introduction: Brian Murray — President and CEO, HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Inc.
Vice Chair Elect, AAP Board of Directors

All content industries are rapidly being reshaped as disruptors take advantage of new digital channels and platforms to drive radical change. One of the foremost thought leaders in digital disruption offers insight into how innovators are successfully maximizing evolving technologies and meeting the future needs of their customers.

11:15 AM Break

11:45 AM Does Technology Own Our Future?

Photo credit Lena Lanier

Jaron Lanier — Author, Who Owns the Future?

Introduction: Brian Crawford — President, Publications Division, American Chemical Society
Incoming Chair, AAP Board of Directors

One of the most provocative, influential voices exploring the juncture of technology, economics and culture shares his premise that the rise of digital networks and the concept of “free” threaten to destroy the sustainability of creative content, information, jobs, middle class stability and future innovation. He offers an alternative path that includes rewarding creators for what they do and strengthening the economy.

12:30 PM Closing Keynote:

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton

67th Secretary of State of the United States

United States Senator from New York

First Lady of the United States

Introduction: Carolyn Reidy

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