2013 Meeting

Updates and Highlights for Attendees

AAUP 2013

June 20-22

Boston

 

Pre-Meeting Events 

 

 Preliminary Program

 

 Hotel & Travel Info

 

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In This Issue
Issue #5: Day Before the Meeting
Getting Oriented at AAUP 2013
Registration Desk
Pre-Meeting Events
AAUP Business Meeting
Breakfast Roundtables
Online Attendee Kit
Session Update
Exhibitor Prizes Update
Recommended Reading

Welcome: Registrants Newsletter Issue #5

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.

 

AAUP staff are already in Boston setting up, so if you have any questions, please be aware that responses may be delayed.

 

 

Getting Oriented at AAUP 2013

Pre-meeting workshops, meeting sessions, supplier exhibits, and group meals will all take place in the Seaport World Trade Center. The World Trade Center is adjacent to the Seaport Hotel. A map of the meeting area will help you find your way around.

 

Attendees staying at the Seaport Hotel will have to walk outside to get to meeting sessions. Commuters and attendees staying elsewhere should go directly to the Trade Center. The only AAUP event not in the Trade Center is the Newcomers' Reception, to be held in the Lighthouse Room of the Seaport Hotel.

 

Offsite Events

Offsite receptions are all located within walking distance of the Seaport and Renaissance Hotels. (The AAUP 2013 map is available online.) The forecast is dry right now, but it may not hurt to bring an umbrella, given the weather lately!

 

 

Registration Desk 

AAUP 2013 registration will be open from 11:00 AM-7:00 PM on Thursday, June 20, in the Atrium Lobby on the Plaza Level of the World Trade Center

 

On Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, the registration desk will move to the Harborview Lobby, also on the Plaza Level. The desk will be open from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:30-5:00 PM both days.

 

AAUP will be doing computerized check-in for the first time, so we ask for your patience with any complications. Also note that last minute special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. 

 

 

Pre-Meeting Events 

(Pre-Registration Required)

 

Thinking Outside the Book

This workshop will take place in Waterfront 1 on the Harbor Level at the World Trade Center from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM on June 20. Registered attendees can pick up their badges and packets starting at 8:00 AM in the Waterfront Lobby.

 

Acquisitions for Beginners

This workshop will take place in Waterfront 2 on the Harbor Level of the World Trade Center. The workshop will start at 8:30 AM on June 20 and should run to 12:30 PM. Registered attendees can pick up their badges and packets starting at 8:00 AM in the Waterfront Lobby.

 

Digital Marketing for Beginners

This workshop will take place in Waterfront 2 on the Harbor Level of the World Trade Center. The workshop will start at 1:00 PM and should run to 5:00 PM. Registered attendees can check in for both the workshop and the full meeting at the general registration desk located in the Atrium lobby of the Plaza level beginning at 11:00 AM on June 20.

 

InDesign to Ebook: Essential Workflow Steps

This workshop will take place in Waterfront 3 on the Harbor Level of the World Trade Center. The workshop will start at 1:00 PM and should run to 4:30 PM on June 20. Registered attendees can check in for both the workshop and the full meeting at the general registration desk located in the Atrium lobby of the Plaza level beginning at 11:00 AM on June 20.

 

AAUP Directors Meeting

This meeting will take place from 1:30-3:30 PM on June 20 in the Cityview Ballroom on the Plaza Level. There is no charge for AAUP member press directors to attend this special meeting--but please make certain you have registered for it.

 

AAUP Business Meeting 

(All Attendees Welcome)

 

The Business Meeting will begin at 3:45 in the Amphitheater. AAUP voting member presses should send a representative or submit a proxy vote. Business meeting materials, including proxy forms, are available online to members. 

 

 

Breakfast Roundtables 

Morning people will have the opportunity to chat with colleagues at themed breakfast tables before sessions start. If there's a topic of interest to you, head over to the appropriately labeled table. Unless otherwise indicated, all breakfasts will take place in the Cityview Ballroom in the World Trade Center. Roundtable interest groups include: Publicists, Digital Publishing, Non-traditional AAUP Members, Publishers of Unconventional University Press Materials, Small Press Directors, Southern Press Marketing, and InCopy in Book Publishing. 

 

 

Online Attendee Kit 

As a handy reference, many of the materials included in your onsite registration packet, PLUS links to maps and guides, are available on the AAUP 2013 website in the Online Attendee Kit.

 

 

Session Updates
The Implications of Two Critical Decisions On the First Sale Doctrine: Kirtsaeng on Foreign Editions and ReDigi on Re-Sale of Digital Music Files
New session description

In its March decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, the US Supreme Court determined that the first sale doctrine does apply to works made overseas, significantly impacting publishers' ability to sell more reasonable editions abroad. The manner in which courts construe the first sale doctrine will also determine whether it will be legal to create a secondary market in "used ebooks." In March, a federal district court held in Capital Records v. ReDigi that the first sale doctrine does not allow for the creation of a marketplace for "used" digital music files, but the case is not over. This issue is of particular concern because Amazon and Apple have filed for patents on marketplaces for used digital files. In this session Linda Steinman, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (and AAUP's regular outside counsel), will discuss the ramifications of these issues, as well as provide a brief update on open access legislation.

Saturday, June 22 

5:00-6:15 PM
Waterfront 2

 

Boston Media Panel  

Panelist change

 

Simon Waxman will replace Deborah Chaseman from the Boston Review for the Boston Media Session.

    

Saturday, June 22

10:45 AM-12:00 PM

Waterfront 2 

 

 

Exhibitor Prize Drawing Update

As an update to previously posted prize information, Firebrand will be offering an iPod Nano in the exhibitor prize drawing. A complete list of prize offerings is posted in the Online Attendee Kit. 

 

 

Recommended Reading 

The results of the annual AAUP Digital Publishing Survey have just been posted online. 75 presses submitted data for the 2013 survey. Browse the findings in preparation for the Annual Meeting. 

 

The Chicago Tribune featured an overview of the university press business in the latest issue of the Printers Row literary supplement. Find quotes from many AAUP members in Tom Mullaney's "University presses: a view from the academy." 

 

 

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