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9–12 November 2016

The fifth Independent Publishing Conference was held from Wednesday 9 November to Saturday 12 November 2016. Information on the program and speakers from the 2016 Conference are archived here. You can also download the program as a PDF.

9–11 NovemberConference Speakers

In 2016 we had 67 speakers across the four days of the conference. They were drawn from all parts of the publishing industry, academia, and services providers like lawyers, accountants and printers.

Conference Speakers 2016

9 NovemberStudent Day

An experiment in 2016, the Student Day was a half-day of discussions and advice from experts on courses of study and how to break into the industry.

Student Day Program

10 NovemberIndustry Research Day

Academics and researchers from across Australia will be presenting papers on a range of topics relating to publishing. Professor David Throsby gave the keynote address, which was entitled Arguing the value of the Australian book industry. For information, see the 2016 call for papers.

Industry Research Day Program

11 NovemberTrade Day

Our main Trade Day is a must-attend for anyone in the publishing industry, with a program that addresses the major challenges and changes facing publishers. The keynote for the Trade Day was Juliet Rogers, Executive Director of the Australian Society of Authors.

Trade Day Program

12 NovemberFundamentals Day

An excellent introduction for newer publishers and a refresher for more established publishers, this day provides insight into the joys and challenges of working in the Australian publishing industry. Publisher, writer, editor and podcaster Karen Andrews delivered the keynote address.

Fundamentals Day Program

9–11 NovemberEvening Events

We held four evening events in 2016: the Rag and Scribble Salon; the launch of The Return of Print?,  the book that came out of 2015’s Industry Research Day papers; the Most Underrated Book Award presentation; and Multifarious: The Past Decade, SPN’s 10th Birthday Party.

2016 Evening Events