09:00-09:30 – Registration, and morning coffee
09:30-09:35 – Welcome
(All times are AEST)
09:35-09:45 – Indigenous Literacy Foundation showcase
09:50-10:55 – Delivering diversity & inclusion initiatives
Journalist, author, and Media Diversity Australia co-founder Antoinette Lattouf leads a session on how the industry can best deliver meaningful diversity initiatives, with insights from Carrie Bloxson (Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Hachette Book Group) on actionable ideas to create inclusive, equitable and diverse publishing companies large and small.
11:00 - 12:00 – Opening and reaching new markets
From opening new markets through Australia Reads, to accessing and reaching these communities with the latest tactics. Learn about the future for Australia Reads from the APA’s Anna Burkey, before exploring the best approaches in marketing and sales to reach new or emerging audiences with Roxy Ryan (Hardie Grant) and Jeremy Neal (Simon & Schuster), and discover how to fuel TikTok and online book club success with popular Australian BookToker @JaydenKouli.
12:05 - 12:15 – In conversation with the Pixie O'Harris winner Libby Hathorn
Libby Hathorn, ABIA Hall of Fame inductee and winner of the Pixie O'Harris award for contribution to children's literature, discusses her career with Michaela Kalowski.
12:25 - 13:10 – Lunch
13:15 - 13:30 – In conversation with the Lloyd O'Neil winner Sandy Grant
Sandy Grant, the latest ABIA Hall of Fame inductee as winner of the Lloyd O'Neil award for services to publishing, discusses his career and the future of the industry with Michaela Kalowski.
13:35 - 14:30 – Ask me anything: publishing leaders
Hosted by Patrizia Di Biase-Dyson, industry leaders from trade and educational publishing answer your questions about anything publishing. Whether you want to know their take on the future of the industry, what keeps them up at night, the areas that need to change, what business practices they'll be prioritising to future-proof their organisation, or something completely different, have your say!
- Jim Demetriou (CEO, HarperCollins)
- Clair Hallifax (Publisher, Walker Books)
- Martin Hughes (CEO & Publisher, Affirm Press)
- Mark O'Neil (Executive Director, Cambridge University Press & Assessment)
14:30 - 14:45 –Afternoon break
14:50-15:50 – What could greener publishing look like?
NSW Australian of the Year 2022, Professor Veena Sahajwalla discusses revolutionising recycling, and presents fresh approaches to sustainability and the circular economy, before Kathy Bail (UNSW Press) discusses the work of the APA’s Sustainability Working Group and outlines the next steps for the industry.
15:55 - 16:45 – Who's next in publishing? The rising stars are!
Meet the next generation of publishing leaders, as they look to shape the future of the industry, with Michaela Kalowski chatting with three of this year's ABIA Rising Stars about their careers and the key issues they see for the industry. Appearing are
- Emily Cook (Community and Media Manager – Ultimo Press)
- Crystal Corocher (Editor – Larrikin House Publishing)
- Sam van der Plank (Publishing Officer – Monash University Publishing)
16:45 - 17:00 – Closing remarks