Editor's Note: Call for Speakers for the 2012 Publishing Business Conference and Expo
Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines have announced a call for speakers for their 2012 Publishing Business Conference and Expo, to be held March 19-21, at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. They also are inviting input from readers and conference attendees on topics that are most important to address at the 2012 event.
The deadline for speaker submissions is Oct. 11.
The vast majority of speakers at the conference are executives from publishing companies, to help ensure that conference attendees hear success stories and practical solutions to shared problems directly from their colleagues. This approach has made the Publishing Business Conference and Expo one of the most successful events in the publishing industry, with attendees submitting feedback such as: "It's so nice to hear other publishing professionals riff on 'out-of-the-box' ideas!"; "Well worth the flight from Austria!"; and "Riveting, real and relevant content!"
Suppliers to the book and magazine publishing industries are also welcome to submit topic suggestions, but may be asked to provide publishing clients who would be willing to speak as well, depending on the session proposal. Sales pitches for products or services are not permitted.
To submit a topic or speaker proposal, e-mail Publishing Business Conference Program Director Noelle Skodzinski at: firstname.lastname@example.org. *NOTE: Please put "PBC session proposal" in the subject line of the e-mail.
Want to Speak at the Conference?
If you're interested in speaking at the 2012 conference, please send an e-mail to email@example.com (subject line: speaking at PBC), including topics on which you'd like to speak and a brief explanation of your expertise on those topics or what you would like to address specifically. Speakers get a VIP pass to the conference and expo.
Want to Join the Advisory Board?
If you're interested in joining the 2012 conference program advisory board (publishing executives only), send a brief explanation of your background/expertise for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org.