2015 Conference

How can we work responsibly in developing countries?

The 7th annual Publishers for Development conference will take place on the 30th June starting from 9.30am at Charles Darwin House in London, and the theme will centre around the question, ‘How can we work responsibly in developing countries?’

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

Register before 25th June for early bird rates of £95. ‘Late rates’ of £150 may be available until the 29th June, but spaces are limited and registration will close once the conference is fully subscribed.

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.

Please bookmark this site and follow @pubsfordev on Twitter for further information on the conference. The hashtag for the meeting will be #pfd2015.  For more information on this year’s theme, see this recent blog post from INASP’s Jon Harle, or join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #inaspPrinciples.

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 work towards the 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.

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.

Sponsor Publishers for Development 2015

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.

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