21 June - 1 July, 2021
Online

Conferences

Our world-renowned conferences are moving online for 2021. This series of events are known to deliver quality content, exciting keynote speakers, future-gazing presentations, heated debate and unrivalled networking opportunities. Occurring 7th – 10th June 2021, you can discover more information below. 

Introduction to Rights

7th June

At a time when book sales have been hit by the pandemic, international sales trips have had to be cancelled and book fairs have had to reinvent themselves as online marketplaces, it is more important than ever to maximise the rights potential of your titles.

This conference is aimed at all those who want to sell rights but are unsure where to start. It is perfect for those who have recently joined the industry and all who want to know more about making the most of their creative content.

The individual sessions introduce the basics of copyright which underpin all rights selling, stress the role and importance of rights, investigate the range of rights that can be sold, share practical advice on selling and offer guidelines on negotiation of a deal and creating a watertight contract.

 

Benefits of attending:

Attendance gives an opportunity to hear from legal and rights professionals, and the conference concludes with an opportunity to continue the discussion and put your individual queries to the experts.

 

The Writers' Summit

8th June

Get the inside track from the world of publishing. Curated by the team behind The London Book Fair, The Writers’ Summit shares expert tips, industry advice and author inspiration to get your writing noticed. Whether you are just starting to write, are self-published, or have your eye on a book deal, this one-day online conference is for you.

Benefits of attending include:

  • Nail your book pitch with a masterclass
  • Position your author brand and market your writing
  • Identify your best route to publication and reaching a wider audience
  • Find the support, advice and community to keep you writing
  • Opportunity to have a 121 meeting with a literary agent

What Works? Education Conference

9th June

The What Works? Education Conference is designed for educational publishers, edtech organisations and educationalists seeking insights into international developments impacting their industries and markets.

Distinguished speakers from around the world will discuss how they, and schools they work with, have responded to the challenges of lockdown and remote and hybrid learning as a result of COVID-19. Each will present the different strategies and technologies used related to the contexts they work in, the insights gained into what worked, and what will be retained going forward to address the challenges and optimise the opportunities that have emerged.

 

Benefits of attending include:

  • Compare global issues, insights and strategies
  • Better understanding of the effective use of digital learning technologies in the classroom and remotely
  • Compare and take away practical approaches that can inform and be applied in your own situations and contexts

Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum

10th June

The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum tackles Open Access by looking at the issues shaping the future of academic publishing. Participants gain an overview of the new infrastructure and service developments that underpin research information. Join us in 2021 and take this opportunity to network with the best in the scholarly publishing industry.

Benefits of attending include:

  • Gain an overview of the latest OA developments
  • Gain an understanding of different stakeholder perspectives
  • Consider what opportunities, threats and roles there are for different types of publishers

The Online Book Fair 2021