This time next week we’ll be smack in the middle of BNC’s 2010 Tech Forum. It’s going to be a jam-packed day, so here’s a few tips to get the most out of your experience.
1. Know your speakers.
The schedule’s chock-a-block with industry innovators, and we’ve left room for Q&A in every timeslot. Here’s the full list of speakers, their companies, and their Twitter profiles (where available). Know them. Love them. Convo them.
- Ian Barker (Symtext) @IRBarker
- Peter Brantley (Internet Archive/BookServer) @naypinya
- Mark Coker (Smashwords) @markcoker
- Liza Daly (Threepress Consulting) @liza
- Marshall Kay (RFID Sherpas)
- Mark Lefebvre (Titles Bookstore) @markleslie
- Deanna McFadden (HarperCollins Canada) @HarperCollinsCA
- Hugh McQuire (BookOven) @hughmcguire
- Bob Miller (Workman Publishing)
- Richard Nash (Cursor Books) @R_Nash
- Dominique Raccah (Sourcebooks) @draccah
- Mark Scott (BookRiff) @bookriff
- Michael Tamblyn (Kobo) @mtamblyn
- Len Vlahos (ABA/IndieBound) @lenhouse
2. Choose Your Track.
The afternoon sessions are split into two tracks. Track One has sessions on ePub formatting, RFID’s implications for the book industry, and online book distribution. Track Two’s sessions focus on new models for book creation, supply chain innovations, and online bookselling. Check out the full schedule online to plan your day.
3. Get connected.
We’re using the Twitter tag #bnc10—use it for pre-event chatter, liveblogging, or meetups.
And if you haven’t had enough by 7 PM, head over to the Pour House (182 Dupont), where an Advent Book Blog/Open Book Toronto Sociable will be in full effect. It’s not a BNC event, but those of us with legs left to stand on will be there.