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Conference call for submissions

  1. 1. Conference: Call for ContributionsDeveloping the Publishing Workforce: Equip Conference 2013Wednesday 8 May 2013City University LondonOliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HBThe Equip (Equality in Publishing) project and the Department of CreativePractice and Enterprise at City University London welcome submissions for aone-day conference on 8 May 2013 on the theme of Developing thePublishing Workforce.The first annual Equip conference will include presentations and paneldiscussions by publishing practitioners, expert bodies, analysts and scholarsaddressing the broad theme of how to develop the publishing workforce tomeet the industry’s current and future needs. Bobby Nayyar and Mary AnnKernan of Equip and City University London will also present the findings ofEquip’s research projects in 2012–13, funded by Arts Council England,relating to workforce diversity in the industry and the Publishing EqualitiesCharter, launched in November 2012.We invite conference contributions relating to the theme, focused either onthe publishing industry or other creative industries. Some of the suggestedtopics are: • Case studies of current workforce development and recruitment practices • The changing skill needs of the publishing industry • Reviews of diversity or equality initiatives within publishing or associated creative industries • Internship programmes, their effects, and the outcomes for interns • Current digital-enabled developments in publishing practicesPlease submit with the following information to Bobby.Nayyar.1@city.ac.ukby Friday 22 March 2013: Outline: a maximum of 1000 words, A4, single spaced, 11 point font Your outline should include: • Presentation title • Your name, Job title and email contact • The focus, aims and objectives of the presentation • The practice or research evidence base that will inform your presentation • How the presentation will contribute to the conference theme Deadline: Friday 22 March 2013 Notification of acceptance: Friday 12 April 2013 1
  2. 2. Conference venueThe event will be housed in the heart of the City of London, in the top-ratedfacilities of City University London’s School of Arts and Social Sciences(http://goo.gl/maps/m1qiy). Registration will take place outside the OliverThompson Lecture Theatre, Tait Building (accessible via the Main Receptionoff Northampton Square).Event scheduleThe conference will begin at 10am and end at 6pm. It will be followed by anetworking event for Equip members.Conference feeEarlybird – £7Students – £10Equip Members – £11.25Non Members – £25Price includes refreshments and lunch.RegistrationPlease register for a ticket at:http://equip-conference-2013.eventbrite.co.uk 2

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