2018 PROGRAMME

AUDIO SESSIONS ARE IN LIME GREEN AND EDTECH ARE ORANGE

08:30 - 09:15
REGISTRATION & TEA/COFFEE/BREAKFAST
09:15 - 09:20

WELCOME

Molly Flatt, associate editor, FutureBook

09:20 - 09:40

KEYNOTE ONE: TECH INSIDER 

Muki Kulhan, executive digital producer, Muki International

09:40 - 10:00

KEYNOTE TWO: INDUSTRY MOVER & SHAKER

David Shelley, c.e.o, Hachette

10:00 - 10:20

KEYNOTE THREE: THE FUTURIST

Tracey Follows, founder & c.e.o, Futuremade

10:20 - 10:30

KEYNOTE FOUR: THE THOUGHT LEADER 

Seth Godin, author (video presentation)

10:30 - 11:00
TEA/COFFEE BREAK

11:00 - 12:00

BIG AUDIO: DYNAMITE!

Miles Stevens-Hoare, general manager, W.F Howes
Cathryn Summerhayes, literary agent, Curtis Brown
James Cridland, radio futurologist
Joseph Evans, senior research analyst, Enders Analysis
Chair: Philip Jones, editor, The Bookseller

CUTTING THROUGH THE NOISE: HOW TO MARKET IN A POST-GDPR, POST-INFLUENCER AGE

Jon Watt, head of audio, Bonnier Publishing UK
Heather McDaid, co-founder & publisher, 404 Ink
Paul Kemp-Robertson, co-founder & chief brand officer, Contagious
Annie Stone, publisher relations lead, Bookbub

FUTURE LEARNING: THE BIG IDEAS

Kiera Newmark, deputy director, STEM & Digital Skills Unit, Department for Education
Rose Luckin, professor of learner-centred design, UCL Knowledge Lab
Rupert Barclay, managing partner, Cairneagle Associates

BUILD BETTER EBOOKS

Nick Baretto, co-founder & technology director, Canelo

12:05 - 13:00

THE ORIGINALS: HOW TO DEVELOP NEW AUDIO

Rachel Mallender, group audio director, HarperCollins
Sophie Hannah, bestselling author
Kate Jones, audio publisher (English Language), Storytel
Nick Briggs, executive producer, Big Finish Productions
Chair: David Roper, founder and managing director, Heavy Entertainment

Followed by:
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? NEW AUDIO PUBLISHERS ON THEIR FIRST TIME

James Waller, managing director, Trigger Press
Kimberley Williams, digital and audio publisher, Princeton University Press

NEW PLATFORMS, NEW WAYS OF STORYTELLING

Anna Gerber & Britt Iverson, Visual Editions
Ian Forrester, senior R&D firestarter, BBC North lab, Mediacity UK
Wil Harris, co-founder & c.e.o, Entale
Tom Abba, associate professor: art & design, University of the West of England
Meir Biton, co-founder and c.p.o, Storyball

PUTTING THE TECH INTO EDUCATION

Dr Niels Peter Thomas, chief book strategist, Springer Nature
Mathew Jones, VP content acquisition & strategy, Perlego
Ahrani Logan, co-founder and c.e.o, Peapodicity
Ben Drury, co-founder and c.e.o, Yoto
Tim Cooper, c.e.o, Macat (chair)

Followed by
SHOWCASE: FROM BOOK TO ONLINE COURSE

Mila Steele, publisher, SAGE Publishing

TEST YOUR IDEAS WITH THINKSPRINT

Sam Reid, co-founder, ThinkSprint

Nick Coveney, publisher relations & content ead, U.K. and ANZ, Rakuten Kobo

13:00 - 14:00
LUNCH

14:00 - 14:45

TRENDS IN AUDIO CONTENT FOR VOICE ASSISTANT TECHNOLOGY

Ben Drury, co-founder and c.e.o, Yoto
Alice Zimmerman, assistant partnerships lead, UK, Google
Jess Williams, c.e.o & voice designer, Opearlo
Cameron Drew, VP publishing partnerships, BookTrack
Albert Hogan, director - group marketing, audience & digital development, Penguin Random House UK
Chair: James Cridland, radio futurologist

AUDIENCE MATTERS: WHAT READERS REALLY WANT

Ali Albazaz, founder and c.e.o, Inkitt
Syima Aslam, founder & director, Bradford Literature Festival
Lindsey Mooney, managing director and co-founder, Hera Books
Keshini Naidoo, Publishing director and co-founder, Hera Books
John Ruhrmann, founder, BookWire

AROUND THE WORLD IN 20 WAYS: EDTECH ON THE ROAD

Joseph Noble, head of partnership and innovation, Oxford University Press
Yaz El Hakim, director of learner experience, Kortext
Svenia Busson, founder and c.e.o, Learn Space
Emma Rogers, co-founder and c.e.o, Little Bridge

PITCH YOUR STARTUP with BookTech

BookTech shortlistees pitch their start-ups

Hosted by Bec Evans, co-founder, Prolifiko

Judged by:
Parmy Olson, journalist, Forbes
Marine Debray, head of group strategy & business development, HarperCollins UK
Molly Flatt, FutureBook editor, The Bookseller

14:45 - 14:50
ROOM SWITCH

14:50 - 15:30

SUBSCRIPTION & STREAMING: THE FUTURE OF BOOKSELLING

Marc Sieper, head of Luebbe Audio (VP) - Bastei Lübbe
Alice Revel, founder, Ampersand Book Co.
Matt Cockerill, co-founder, CKBK
John Phillips, EMEA managing director, ZUORA
Jasper Joffe, founder, Joffe Books
Chair: Sophie Rochester, founder and c.e.o, Yodomo

EMPOWERED, ITINERANT AND AUTOMATED: THE WORKPLACE IN 2025

Eliza Easton, principal policy researcher, Creative Economy and Data Analytics team, Nesta
Kika Sroka-Miller, brand and growth director, Zed Books
Sam Coniff Allende, author, Be More Pirate
Jon White, EdTech Ventures

 

PITCH ED & CLOSING KEYNOTE

PITCH ED

Hosted by George Burgess, founder, EdTech Exchange

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Sir Anthony Seldon, vice-chancellor, The University of Buckingham

PITCH YOUR STARTUP with BookTech

Hosted by Bec Evans, co-founder, Prolifiko
Alex Wood, Europe editor, Forbes
Marine Debray, head of group strategy & business development, HarperCollins UK

15:30 - 16:00
TEA/COFFEE BREAK

16:00 - 16:55

BUSINESS KEYNOTES: RETHINKING BOOK PUBLISHING 2018

Dominique Raccah, founder & c.e.o, Sourcebooks
Marcus Leaver, founder and director, OH! Book Group

PODCAST SYMPOSIUM

Octavia Bright, Literary Friction
Leena Normington, Banging Book Club/Vintage Podcast/I'm Not Being Funny But
Jake Harris, Story Shed
Mark Stay, Bookseller and co-presenter of The Bestseller Experiment
Alex Reads, Mostly Lit
Chair: Clarissa Pabi, Mostly Lit

FUTURE FICTION: meet the winner of our speculative short story competition as a panel of experts discuss publishing today and tomorrow

Anwen Hoosen, founder, Bird Literary Agency
Natasha Bardon, publishing director, HarperCollins
Aki Schilz, director, The Literary Consultancy
Chair: Anna Jean Hughes, founder, The Pigeonhole

16:55 - 17:00

ROOM SWITCH

17:00 - 17:15

KEYNOTE 4: PROVOCATIVE CREATOR

Sophia Thakur, performance poet
Introduced by Crystal Mahey-Morgan, founder, OWN IT!

17:15 - 17:25

FUTUREBOOK'S PERSON OF THE YEAR

Sharmaine Lovegrove, publisher, Dialogue Books

17:25 - 17:30

CLOSING REMARKS

17:30 - 18:30

NETWORKING DRINKS

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