The countdown clock for Tech Forum and ebookcraft is, as of the writing of this post, down to only 18 days and 20 hours! And we're getting so excited to present the 11th year of this fantastic conference to you!
We've finalized the schedule, announced all the speakers, described all the sessions, planned the parties, and ordered all the food — don't forget the legendary food! All you have to do is show up (and register, if you haven't already)!
Take a peek at the schedules and now let us tell you about our final round of new speakers:
Hillary Frey is an editorial consultant and strategist in New York City. In 2016, she ran Matter Studios, an experimental talent incubator and events production company spun off from the award-winning longform digital magazine, Matter. She has worked in books and news, running digital newsrooms at NBC News, Yahoo News and Fusion, and books sections at Salon.com and The Nation, America's oldest political newsweekly. She lives in Brooklyn with her daughter, Lucien.
Molly Barton is the cofounder of Serial Box, called “the HBO of reading” by National Public Radio. Previously she was the Global Digital Director at Penguin Random House where she led the global eBook business, digital product innovation, and content strategy. Before that she founded Book Country, the writer collaboration and self-publishing platform. She earned her B.A. from Wesleyan University, where she has also served as a faculty member in the Writing Programs. Molly has spoken on the future of media and publishing in over a dozen countries and at Harvard, Yale, NYU & Columbia. Follow her on Twitter @MolBarton.
Bryn Collier is the Project Manager and Digital Specialist at Harlequin Teen, a boutique Young Adult publishing program. As a self-confessed book nerd she gets a thrill in using her ten years of entertainment industry marketing experience to make books spark to life online and off.
Colleen Cunningham is a Senior Book Designer at Adams Media, a Simon and Schuster imprint. From newspaper production layout artist wielding an X-ACTO knife, to book designer navigating Adobe Creative Cloud, to ebook developer building a CMS workflow, her career has spanned an exciting time in book publishing. Impressing form onto content in service to the reader, publisher, and author has been the uniting passion in each job, but she is happiest when she is in print design and rolling around in fonts all day.
Evan Munday is the author and illustrator of the a series of novels for young adults, The Dead Kid Detective Agency (ECW Press). The first two books in the series were both nominated for the Silver Birch Award. The third, Loyalist to a Fault, was not. He just ended his tenure as interim director for The Word on The Street Toronto, began working as community manager at Type Books, co-hosts an Archie Comics podcast, and once tied for second place in a Gilmore Girls trivia night. Follow him on Twitter @idontlikemunday.
Carol Gordon manages BookNet Canada's CataList project. An alumnus of both book publishing and bookselling, she is excited to be exploring new ways to share information about forthcoming books using online catalogues. Her reading list continues to grow at an alarming rate.
Tim Middleton is a Project Manager & Retailer Liaison at BookNet Canada. With a passion for startup culture, entrepreneurial enterprises, and disruptive technology ignited by a varied career in retail and consumer research, all things bookish remains his first and true love.
Monique Mongeon has always been fascinated with the intersection of books and technology — from her start making fansites for her favourite books, to her current role as Project Manager at BookNet Canada. Monique also teaches ebook production at Ryerson University’s Chang School. Prior to joining BookNet, Monique worked in ebook production for Penguin Random House Canada.
Tom Richardson is BookNet Canada's Bibliographic Manager and friend to all ONIX producers and users.