AAP Annual Meeting 2013

Thursday, 28 February 2013

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR HISTORIC CHALLENGES


Complex times call for smart ideas. This year, AAP brings together organizations and people tackling some of publishing’s biggest challenges with strategies that are creative, novel, sometimes provocative and always thoughtful. Whether it is a fresh take on public policy or a new approach to growing digital business, these are the headline-makers and thought leaders.

Thursday, February 28
McGraw-Hill Conference Center
1221 Avenue of the Americas at 49th Street, Second Floor
9:00am — 1:00pm


REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ON SITE.

9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30am AAP ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

Opening Remarks
Ron Dunn, Executive Chairman, Cengage Learning Chair, AAP Board of Directors
Tom Allen, President and CEO, AAP

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

9:50am THE DEATH AND LIFE OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEM: HOW TESTING AND CHOICE ARE UNDERMINING EDUCATION

Speaker: Diane Ravitch
Research Professor of Education, New York University

Introduction: David Steinberger
President and CEO, The Perseus Books Group Member, AAP Board of Directors

One of the foremost experts on American education challenges the current reform movement promoted by the federal government and the nation’s major foundations, demonstrating that their remedies have no evidence and will not improve American education. She offers a roadmap for getting US schools and students back on track. Her book “The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education” is published by Basic Books/The Perseus Books Group.

10:30am GOING GLOBAL: OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS TO BOOK COMMERCE AND COPYRIGHT

Speaker: Michele Woods
Director, Copyright Law Division for the Culture and Creative Industry Sector
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Introduction:Youngsuk (YS) Chi
Chairman, Elsevier and Director, Corporate Affairs, Reed Elsevier
Member, AAP Board of Directors; President, International Publishers Association

As US publishers are more active in the international marketplace than ever before, piracy and other threats continue, often aided by lax foreign copyright protections. What WIPO, the United Nations agency dedicated to IP, is doing to protect the priorities of content creators.

11:15am Break

11:45 am THE COPYRIGHT HUB: DEVELOPING A GLOBAL DIGITAL COPYRIGHT EXCHANGE

Speaker: Richard Mollet
Chief Executive, The Publishers Association (UK)

Introduction:Tom Allen
President and CEO, AAP

With the goal of streamlining digital copyright licensing on behalf of all stakeholders, the British content industries are developing the Copyright Hub, a groundbreaking rights marketplace. One of its chief architects explains how the concept will improve access while protecting creators, and its potential for global participation. The Copyright Hub

12:30pm CLOSING KEYNOTE: OVERCOMING PARTISANSHIP IN CONGRESS

Speaker: The Honorable Olympia Snowe
Senator from Maine, 1995-2013

Introduction:David Steinberger
President and CEO, The Perseus Books Group
Member, AAP Board of Directors

The Honorable Olympia Snowe retired from the US Senate in January 2013 rather than seek reelection, criticizing the excessive partisanship that prevents Congress from effectively addressing the nation’s most urgent challenges. Senator Snowe will explain why Congress is so often gridlocked and what can be done to recover a more pragmatic politics. Her upcoming memoir will be published by Weinstein Books, a partnership with The Perseus Books Group.


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