Emerging Leaders in Publishing Summit

Emerging Leaders in Publishing Summit

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Emerging Leaders in Publishing Summit

About this event

The year 2020 will long be remembered for the global Covid 19 pandemic. The whole world suddenly seemed to be online and publishers and retailers had to quickly up their game in the virtual space. Ironically, demand for books skyrocketed. Everyone was stuck at home and desperate for ways to pass the time.

The 2021 Emerging Leaders in Publishing Summit reflects this changed world by going virtual and through discussing the many ways book publishing led innovation and embraced entrepreneurship, as well as the many challenges still left to meet.

This year the summit is more of a salon and will run on three mornings: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - Feb 10-12.

Change is the theme. Wednesday we will talk about Covid-driven changes. Thursday we will talk about changes in distribution and sales. And Friday we will talk about longer-lasting changes in publishing post covid. Also on Friday, we will have a focused look at needed changes in the structure of publishing in Canada during a panel on BIPOC and inclusive publishing.

From 8:30 to 12:30 pm (1:30 pm on Thursday), Master of Publishing students, industry faculty, and other guests will engage in keynotes, panels, and conversations.