Summer is just drawing to a close, so it feels a little strange to be talking about next spring already. But when spring means Tech Forum, how can I resist? (Spoiler: I can’t.)
We’re busy putting together the program for our eighth annual Technology Forum, which will take place in Toronto on March 5 and 6, 2014. We’ve got lots of great speakers in mind, but we’d also like to hear your proposals and suggestions! Do you have a great presentation about the intersection of books and technology? Or is there someone you’d love to see presenting? Click here for more details on what we’re looking for and how to get in touch.
Past Tech Forums provide a look back at how the book industry has adjusted to new technology. At our 2009 conference, attendees discussed epub and learned about Shortcovers (which is now Kobo). The 2010 conference focused on practical advice for transitioning to digital. By 2011, the conversation was turning to how best to take advantage of the opportunities of digital: social reading, transmedia, and so on. Ebooks really started to take off, and the 2012 and 2013 conferences covered all sorts of practical topics, from discoverability and accessibility to e-lending and experimenting with e-singles. You can check out notes and videos from the past five years of Tech Forum on our Tech Forum Video Archive page.