Tech Forum
March 12, 2015  ·  Toronto



Tech Forum is our annual conference on digital developments in the book publishing industry. As the largest tech-focused professional development event in the Canadian publishing industry, it provides hundreds of book industry professionals with the opportunity to learn, debate, network, and glimpse the future of our industry.

Our upcoming Tech Forum conference will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015. The day before, March 11, will be our new ebookcraft conference (read more about ebookcraft here).

Call for proposals now open!

We’re now accepting proposals to speak at Tech Forum. As always, we’re looking for speakers who are passionate about the intersection of books and technology. Topics we’re looking for include data-driven marketing for books and online content, improved workflows for e-production (or simultaneous print/ebook publishing), innovations in children’s publishing, and increasing online discoverability. We especially love case studies with actionable take-aways.

Tips for proposals:

  • Avoid sales pitches: your presentation should have practical applications for all attendees, regardless of whether they use your product or service.
  • Presentations are generally 30-45 minutes, so it’s best to narrow your scope.
  • Tell us about yourself: why would you be the best person to present on this topic? What’s the main insight you want attendees to gain from your presentation?
  • Proposals can be short, but make sure they include how your presentation relates to the book supply chain.
  • Take a look at our archives (links below) to get a sense of what Tech Forum is like.

Email your proposal to by Tuesday, September 30. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Our weekly eNews newsletter will have lots of Tech Forum updates (you can sign up here), but you can also sign up for our special Tech Forum mailing list to make sure you don’t miss a thing:

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Past Tech Forum and ebookcraft events

Thank you to everyone who took part in Tech Forum + BookNet 101, ebookcraft, the ONIX training course, and #CMPTO. 


Video from Tech Forum 2014 
• Video from ebookcraft 2014 (coming soon)
Video from BookNet 101 

• Photos of the Tech Forum, ebookcraft, and BookNet 101 speakers
• Photos from the in-app scavenger hunt 

• Slideshows for Tech Forum, ebookcraft, and BookNet 101 presentations



Schedules from the 2014 events


This project has been supported by the Canada Book Fund Program, Department of Canadian Heritage. BookNet Canada would like to thank the the Department of Canadian Heritage for their generous support.