Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Future of e-Publishing & e-Reading Discussion at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, April 7

Poster: SIP Panel Discussion The Future of e-Publishing & e-Reading, April 7, 2010, 5:00 - 8:00 pm; Room 717A, South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre at the it360Poster: SIP Panel Discussion The Future of e-Publishing & e-Reading
April 7, 2010, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Room 717A, South Building, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto

If you are in any type of business/profession then you must have published a newsletter, website/blog, an article, email or even a book, so you are a publisher and a writer. Join us to explore the power of e-publishing and e-Books (from Codex books to smart books).

As part of our 13th Anniversary Celebrations, The Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) is hosting a panel discussion:

The Future of e-Publishing & e-Reading

Moderator: Joel Alleyne
Panel: Bob Logan, Blaise Alleyne, Nate Hendley, Anita Windisman

Here are three more compelling reasons for you to attend this event (and let your friends know about it too):

1. All attendees will receive a Publishing Manual, a 120 page guide.
2. Win a Sony eBook Reader as door prize.
3. Receive Associate Membership of SIP at no charge.

April 7, 2010 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room 717A, South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON M5V 3L9

$15 (early bird registration).
For more information, send an email to Max Haroon: rsvp@sipgroup.org or phone 416-891-4937

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April 7 from 10 am to 4:00 pm.
Register for free Trade Show Pass: http://www.it360.ca/ use SIP promo code TS1.
Receive 25% discount on Conference pass, use promo code ASC25. Join with 1000+ IT professionals, trend setting vendors, authors, analysts, media and visionaries that are setting a new bar in information technology.

Speakers Profiles and Their Talks

Joel Alleyne, a researcher, a management consultant and an entrepreneur. He is Practitioner in Residence with the Knowledge Media Design Institute at the University of Toronto. He is currently teaching in the graduate programme and working towards a PhD in knowledge management / information studies at the University of Toronto iSchool. He was appointed to the Entovation 100 Global Knowledge Leadership Map.

He is the moderator of the panel

Robert K. Logan, Chief Scientist - sLab at OCAD, Prof. Emeritus - Physics - U. of Toronto. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Origins Institute, McMaster University and also at the Institute of Biocomplexity and Informatics, University of Calgary. He collaborated and published with Marshall McLuhan. He is also an author or editor of 12 books and many articles in refereed journals.

He has been active in politics since 1974. Among his many activities he served as an advisor to PM Pierre Eliot Trudeau, policy chair of the Ontario wing of the federal Liberal Party and an advisor to various federal cabinet ministers.

His Talk: focus on living e-books project at OCAD. The sBook or SmartBook: The Convergence of the Codex Book and the e-Book. Use electronic gadgets and computer to tag, collaborate and making notes while reading "ink on paper "books.

Blaise Alleyne
, a graduate from the University of Toronto in computer science, English and philosophy-lives at the intersection of culture and technology. As a contributor to the Techdirt blog, he has written about the challenges traditional media companies face in adapting to a digital environment, and about the effects of copyright on culture. Blaise works as a web developer, a songwriter and musician.

His Talk: Digital technology has a disruptive effect on traditional content industries in many ways, but this is especially true when it comes to copyright and the law. Blaise Alleyne will analyze the legal issues affecting authors, publishers and readers through a survey of recent conflicts and emerging patterns in order to suggest what this might mean for the future of business, innovation and art in the area of electronic publishing.

Anita Windisman, MBA, President of One of a Kind Publishing Inc., a company specializing in the personalization of content in the form of books and eBooks. She has worked with companies such as Levi Strauss, Toronto Hydro, Royal LePage, and Worlcolor (formerly Quebecor World) in eBusiness strategy development, online content delivery and social media. She is author of the soon to be published book "Business Lessons I Learned from Barbie". http://blogs.OneofaKindPublishing.com

Her Talk: With the rise of electronic content distribution, the publishing industry is changing dramatically. The lines between the traditional roles of author, publisher, distributor and retailer have blurred. As a result, new publishing models have emerged. In her talk, Anita Windisman will provide an overview of the market forces and trends shaping the industry with a view to identifying where future opportunities lie.

Nate Hendley, is a Toronto-based writer and author. He writes extensively for magazines and has just taken a job as content manager of a political website/blog. Hendley has published several non-fiction books, primarily in the biographical and true-crime genres. His website is located at www.natehendley.com.

His Talk: Five years ago, Hendley wrote an article called "Seeing Through the e-Book Threat" for Canadian Printer magazine, that largely dismissed the electronic book format. His talk, entitled "Returning to the Scene of the Crime" will re-examine the e-book vs traditional print format book and offer an objective look at the pro's and con's of electronic book publishing from an author's perspective.

Join us at The Future of e-Publishing & e-Reading Panel Discussion!