Be a sponsor of the 2015 Publishers for Development conference.

The Publishers for Development conference will take place in London on Tuesday 30th June. Every year the assistance of sponsors is much appreciated in helping to ensure that participants from the developing world can come and share their experiences. We also value the support of sponsors for our lunch and coffee breaks.

If you would like to sponsor the conference, thereby supporting attendance of developing-country speakers, lunch and coffee breaks, please contact Mai Skovgaard at mskovgaard@inasp.info for more information.

Sponsors’ logos will be included on the conference website and materials, and we will supply a special banner that sponsors can include on their websites.

Registration is now open and a registration form can be found here

Register before 18th June for early bird rates of £95. ‘Late rates’ of £150 may be available until the 29th June but spaces will be limited and registration will close once the conference is fully subscribed.

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Publishers for Development 2015 Flash Sessions: Publishers

As part of this year’s Publishers for Development conference, we would like to hear about good practices from publishers engaging directly with developing countries. We therefore invite interested speakers for our publisher flash sessions to submit a proposed outline of 200 words for a five-minute flash talk.

These flash talks provide an opportunity to share experiences of how publishers have approached setting up direct relationships with developing countries, what considerations they have made, and what practices they have developed in order to support genuinely sustainable and affordable access. While there will be developing-country speakers, the majority of the audience will be publishers, so these flash sessions should focus on sharing best practices related to developing mutually beneficial relationships rather than presentations on new products or marketing initiatives.

These sessions will develop the conversation on ‘Reconciling Business Interests and Development Needs’ and help in development of a set of guidelines for responsible engagement that publishers can subscribe to. Proposals will be welcomed on a variety of topics, from experiences, ideas, collaborations, analysis, lessons learned or inspirations relating to responsible engagement in developing countries. For more on the subject, see this recent blog post from INASP’s Jon Harle, a summarizing the key issues and follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #InaspPrinciples to let us know what you think.

To submit a proposed outline for a five-minute flash talk, please email Mai Skovgaard at mskovgaard@inasp.info.  Deadline for proposals is Friday 29th May, those successful will be notified by Friday 5th June.

Registration is now open and a registration form can be found here.

Register before 18th June for early bird rates of £95. ‘Late rates’ of £150 may be available until the 29th June, but spaces will be limited.

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Publishers for Development conference 2015

The 2015 Publishers for Development conference will take place in London, UK on Tuesday 30 June 2015 starting at 9.30am at Charles Darwin House and the theme will ask the question of How can we work responsibly in developing countries?

The 2015 conference will look into principles for how publishers can engage with developing countries in a responsible manner. The outcome of the conference will be a set of guidelines for responsible engagement which publishers can subscribe to. The guidelines will be discussed and developed through presentations and discussion during the conference.

This one-day conference is collegial in style and is open to those involved in information provision, access and uptake. The 2015 conference will be especially geared to those in positions to influence strategies for working with developing countries. It will enable attendees to share experiences, learn about what’s happening in other parts of the world and establish new relationships with colleagues.

INASP’s Jon Harle recently wrote a blog post on the topic of responsible engagement and a leaflet summarizing the key issues was distributed at the recent UKSG conference. We are interested to hear your thoughts and experiences. Join the conversation using the hashtag #inaspPrinciples.

Please bookmark this site and follow @pubsfordev on Twitter for further information on the conference. The hashtag for the meeting will be #pfd2015.

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