2013 Meeting

Updates and Highlights for Attendees

AAUP 2013

June 20-22



Pre-Meeting Events 


 Preliminary Program


 Hotel & Travel Info




Meeting Sponsors 

In This Issue
Issue #4: Special Events & Sponsors
Thanks to Our Sponsors
A Very Special Centennial
Exhibitor Prize Drawings
Network and Unwind
AAUP Special Events
Recommended Reading
Travel and Weather

Welcome: Registrants Newsletter Issue #4

If you're just now joining us, the AAUP 2013 Registrants Newsletter provides periodic updates, news, and tips to help you make the most of your attendance at the Annual Meeting. You can expect notice of program changes, information about speakers, links to reports and white papers relevant to session topics, and much more.


Special Events & Sponsors of AAUP 2013 

Today, we turn our attention to the numerous special events that, combined with our educational programming, help make the AAUP Annual Meetings both professionally and personally rewarding.


Thanks to Our Sponsors 

The generous support of Annual Meeting Sponsors helps to make our meeting a success each year, offsetting some costs of the meeting and allowing us to keep registration rates low. We extend our thanks to all of the following:


Thomson-Shore, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New York Review of Books, Harvard University Press, and Thomson Reuters Core Publishing Solutions are sponsoring the receptions that are such an important part of building AAUP's collegial network.


CrossRef is underwriting the Early Career Travel Grant for AAUP 2013. Women in Scholarly Publishing (WiSP) is supporting a career development grant. The Western Presses Fund provides travel grants to numerous staff from small western presses, and the Whiting Foundation provides funding for five grants to Annual Meeting newcomers and staff from underrepresented communities.

Marquis is donating the printed AAUP 2013 Program.


Harvard University Press is also providing bookmarks and one of its Boston titles to attendees at registration.


Generous meeting support is also being provided by Ecological Fibers and the John P. Pow Company.



A Very Special Centennial 

harvard_centennial AAUP is honored to be a part of the celebrations surrounding the centennial of one of our founding members, Harvard University Press. The Press was established on January 13, 1913, with the purpose "to advance knowledge." For the past 100 years, the Press has done just that, publishing more than 10,000 new books, many of them classic works in their fields. To showcase the books that are the central achievement of the Press's history, HUP is regularly posting excerpts from 100 significant titles published since 1913 at the website www.hupcentennial.com.


AAUP 2013 attendees will have the chance to toast this incredible record of scholarly service, and celebrate the continuing success and innovation of Harvard University Press, on June 22, at 6:30 PM at a reception at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art.


Read more about the history of HUP: "As Many Books as Possible Short of Bankruptcy," in Harvard Magazine




AAUP 2013 Exhibitor Prize Drawings  

You could get more than an education in available services and products when you visit with our 2013 AAUP Exhibitors. Bring your business cards for a chance to walk away from the meeting with an e-reader, gift card, or special discounts on exhibitor services.


To enter, stop by participating exhibitor tables and drop off your business card or contact details. Only registered attendees can enter to win prizes.


Winners will be announced at the June 22 luncheon. Individuals may collect their prizes at the registration desk after lunch. If you won't be at the meeting on June 22, please designate a colleague from your company to deliver it to you. Unclaimed prizes will be shipped to the winners at the conclusion of the meeting. AAUP is not responsible for undelivered prizes.


Participating companies and prizes:

  • Baker & Taylor: iPad Mini
  • Bibliolabs: One year free subscription to BiblioBoard Library
  • BookComp: Two $100 and one $50 Visa gift card, each with a choice of a $250 credit towards a book typesetting project or a $500 credit towards a book packaging project
  • BookMasters: iPad Mini
  • BookPartners: $500 gift certificate towards short run printing
  • CM Books: $50 Visa gift card
  • codeMantra: Nook
  • CrossRef: iPad Mini
  • ebrary: iPad Mini
  • Kopinor: $100 AMEX gift card
  • MTC: Kindle
  • Marquis: $1,000 gift certificate to Marquis Book Printing
  • McNaughton & Gunn, Inc.: $100 Visa gift card
  • IDS: Free conversion of a book (total 300 pages) to ePub and Kindle .prc
  • Shore Design: 50% discount off of publication design services
  • Thomson Reuters Core Publishing Solutions: iPad 2
  • Thomson-Shore: $100 Visa gift card
  • University of Toronto Press: iPad Mini
  • Virtusales: A one-day workshop for your team and a Kindle Paperwhite


Network and Unwind 

Newcomers' Reception

We are always pleased to welcome first-timers to the Annual Meeting. Meet AAUP staff, board members, and a volunteer fleet of Program Committee "ambassadors" for introductions and conversation at 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 20 in the Lighthouse Room.


Opening Reception

The Opening Reception will be held June 20 at 6:00 PM in the Cityview Ballroom.


Dessert Reception

Finally, join the staff of the Chronicle of Higher Education at a dessert reception starting at 9:00 PM at Boston Children's Museum, a short walk from the meeting hotel.


Members Reception

As a thank you for the support of AAUP, the New York Review of Books  is hosting a members reception on June 21 at the Boston Society of Architects. AAUP members should check their mailboxes for an invitation.



Meet fellow tweeters face to face at Lucky's Lounge, 355 Congress Street, after the day's sessions on Friday, June 21. 


Harvard Centennial Reception

Close out the meeting by celebrating 100 years of Harvard University Press at 6:30 PM on June 22 at the Institute of Contemporary Art.  


Find these locations on the AAUP 2013 map. 



AAUP Special Events   

Constituency Award

The 2013 AAUP Constituency Award will be presented at the luncheon on Friday, June 21. The Constituency Award is an opportunity for the association to honor staff at member presses who have demonstrated active leadership and service to both the association and the university press community. Browse past Constituency Award winners here. 


2013 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

The 2013 AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show premieres at the Boston meeting in the Skyline Room. If most of the meeting is about talking and listening, the design show is a chance to see and feel actual books--to browse some of the best work from AAUP member design and production departments. Preview the list of selected titles that will be on display here. Pick up a catalog of selected entries, designed by the Book, Jacket, and Journal Show Committee. Production of the catalog was generously donated by Thomson-Shore and the John P. Pow Company.


Inaugural and Valedictory Addresses

And the baton is passed between AAUP outgoing president Peter Dougherty (Princeton) and incoming president Philip Cercone (McGill-Queen's) at luncheon addresses on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22.


Outgoing AAUP Executive Director Peter Givler will address attendees at the Opening Banquet on June 20 and incoming AAUP Executive Director Peter Berkery will give a brief talk at the June 21 luncheon.



Recommended Reading 

Open Access policies at major funding organizations and agencies have been much in the news recently, and are likely to be hot topics of conversation in the sessions and hallways of AAUP 2013. Here's a short list of relevant new articles, blog posts, and documents to read in advance.

... And don't miss two sessions that will directly touch on these issues: New Funding Models (Saturday June 22, 3:30 PM) and Open Access Textbooks and MOOCs (Friday June 21, 10:45 AM).



Travel and Weather 

For getting around town, the AAUP 2013 website has a few helpful resources. The Boston Guide includes plenty of information about local transit; and there are a few handy downloadable maps linked here. 


Check the weather before you pack. But don't forget--whatever the conditions outdoors, meeting rooms can sometimes be chilly. A light sweater or jacket has never gone amiss!



Thomson-Shore Digital Printing and Fulfillment Services  

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