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
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.
11:45 am THE COPYRIGHT HUB: DEVELOPING A GLOBAL DIGITAL COPYRIGHT EXCHANGE
Speaker: Richard Mollet
Chief Executive, The Publishers Association (UK)
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
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.