International Convention of University Presses

A new netwoking initiative

- 9.00 h Registration

- 9.30 h Welcome: Juergen Boos, CEO Frankfurt Book Fair

- 9.40 h Key note: Robert Darnton, Culture historian
"Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature"

- 10.40 h Break

- 10.50 h Round table: "Emerging Global Trends in University Press Publishing"

On the first part each panelist will present his market in a 10 minutes slot.

On the second part, there will be a discussion among them.
These are the panelists who will be participating at the round table:

Peter Schoppert, National University of Singapore Press, Singapore
Carlos Gazzera, Red de Editoriales de las Universidades Nacionales de la Argentina (REUN), Argentina
Philip Cercone, McGill-Queens University Press, USA
Isabella Meinecke, Association of European University Presses, Germany
Juan Felipe Córdoba Restrepo, Asociación de Editoriales Universitarias de América Latina y el Caribe (EULAC), Colombia
Moderated by Darío Stukalsky, Vicecoordinador Red de Editoriales de las Universidades Nacionales de la Argentina (REUN), Argentina

- 12.30 h Break
Networking, coffee, lunch

- 13.30 Fish Bowl Discussion "Academy or the general reading public"

- 15.00 h Conclusions
Carlos Gazzera, REUN, Argentina
Peter Berkery, AAUP, USA


After two successfull editions, the International Convention of University Presses has already consolidated as one of the highlights of the Frankfurt Book Fair. In the previous years, the Convention has reunited more than 250 professionals in academic publishing worldwide from more than 22 countries. The International Convention of University Presses brings a new opportunity to exchange ideas and discover new trends in international academic publishing.

Born as an initiative of Latin American networks including university presses and the Frankfurt Book Fair, the International Convention is a worldwide opportunity to present and create interaction among national and regional networks of University Presses, and to provide a platform for discussions on common issues in academic publishing at international level.

The Convention will establish a meeting point for the exchange of ideas and reflection, where relevant topics of academic publishing are engaged, such as: common practices of the exchange of experience, commercialization, co-edition, license trade, information dissemination in the academic world, etc.

Any question?

Frankfurter Buchmesse
Pablo Alejandro Arias
t: +49 (0) 69 2102 183

International Convention of University Presses
Saturday, October 17, 2015
9:00 - 15:30
Hall 4.2, room Dimension


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