IPG Publisher Summit 2017


Pub Summit 2017 Program

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Connect with fellow publishers, vendor partners, and industry insiders at the IPG Publisher Summit 2017 on May 3rd & 4th at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Conference Center in Chicago, IL. 

There’ll be two days of programs, panels, and sessions on topics central to the book business as well as unparalleled access to review publications, printers, ebook vendors, and other service providers. 

View and download the IPG Publisher Summit 2017 Program here. Please note: Printed programs will be distributed at registration. 

 

9 a.m. Registration Desk opens
OUTSIDE PRAIRIE ROOM A & B

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Exhibit Hall opens 
PRAIRIE ROOM A & B

12 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch is served
PRAIRIE ROOM A

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Keynote Address with Joe Matthews, CEO, Independent Publishers Group & Brian O'Leary, Executive Director, Book Industry Study Group
CLARK

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Marketing Matters: Cut Through the Noise
Lauren Klouda, Marketing Manager, IPG
Niki Stuckmann, Marketing Coordinator, IPG
Mimi Le, Project Manager, Member Benefits Specialist, IBPA
CLARK
  Are You Listening? Audiobooks Are Talking
Michele Cobb, Executive Director, Audio Publishers Association
BURNHAM

3:30 - 4 p.m. Coffee Break: Visit with the Exhibitors
PRAIRIE ROOM A & B
 

4 - 5 p.m. Panel: The Future of the Book Show
Panelists:
Brien McDonald, Director, Publisher, & Studio Director, BookExpo & BookCon
Robert Martin, Trade Show Coordinator, Heartland Fall Forum
Cevin Bryerman, EVP/Publisher, PW
CLARK
  Deep Dive: National Sales
Jeff Palicki, VP of Marketing, IPG
BURNHAM


5 - 6 p.m. How to Build Awareness with Consumers and Independent Booksellers
Matthew Baldacci, Director of Business Development, Shelf Awareness
CLARK
  Know Your Rights: Subsidiary Rights with PubMatch and IPG
Cevin Bryerman, EVP/Publisher, PW
BURNHAM
7 - 10 p.m. Publisher Summit After Party
@ BOTTOM LOUNGE
1375 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607
 

 

8:30 a.m. Registration Desk opens
OUTSIDE PRAIRIE ROOM A & B

9 - 10 a.m. Understanding Amazon
CLARK

10 - 11 a.m. Passport Game in the Exhibit Hall
PRAIRIE ROOM A & B

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Panel: The Method to the Madness: Collection Development, Public Libraries & You
Panelists:
Veronda Pitchford, Director of Membership and Resource Sharing for Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)
Andrew Medlar, Assistant Chief of Technology, Content & Innovation at Chicago Public Library
Paula McKinnon, Assistant Director, Califa Group
Karen Keefe, Director, Hinsdale Public Libary
CLARK
  A Bookseller's Perspective on Successful Author Events
Alex Houston, Marketing Director, Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Colin McDonald, Marketing Manager, Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Aaron Howe, Trade Sales Manager, IPG
Janet Potter, Marketing Associate, TSP
BURNHAM

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch is served
PRAIRIE ROOM A & B

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Bionic Bookselling
Nathan Maharaj, Senior Director of Merchandising, Rakuten Kobo
CLARK
  Deep Dive: Trade Sales
Aaron Howe, Trade Sales Manager, IPG
BURNHAM

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Transform Publishing with Crowdfunding
Kelly Peterson,
Director of Client Services, INscribe Digital
CLARK
  Backlist CPR
Richard T. Williams, Director, Publisher Development, IPG
BURNHAM

3:30 - 4 p.m. Coffee Break: Visit with the Exhibitors
PRAIRIE ROOM A & B

4 - 5 p.m. Panel: Print on Demand: Exploring Your Options
Panelists:
Clark Matthews, Chief Technology Officer, IPG
Anna Toman, Digital Print Coordinator, IPG
Bob Durgy, Sales Director, Edwards Brothers Malloy
Rob Clements, Senior Key Accounts Sales Manager, Ingram Content Group
CLARK
  Deep Dive: Special Sales
Michael Riley, Vice President of Sales, IPG
BURNHAM

5 - 6 p.m. The Indie Necessity: Why Smaller Presses Are Essential
Betsy Bird, Author, Reviewer, and Collection Development Manager, Evanston Public Library
CLARK

 


 

 

Our staff has compiled a list of nearby favorite spots to eat and see while you are with us here in the Windy City to ensure you see and taste the very best our town has to offer!

View our list of restaurants and activities here!

There are so many wonderful places to try in Chicago, you really can’t go wrong!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact marketing@ipgbook.com for more information! 

See you in Chicago!

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IPG Publisher Summit 2017