By Kat Meyer (Co-Chair & Community Manager, Tools for Change, O'Reilly Media) Every year, the greatest minds in the publishing and tech industries converge at O'Reilly's Tools of Change Conference (TOC) to map out the future of publishing, and to share their experiences and expertise. We're in the planning stages of TOC 2012, and if you've got a great proposal for a presentation you'd like to make, we'd love to hear from you.
We're not looking for talking heads to deliberate on the state of the industry as it is; we're looking for original people with great ideas, mad skills, and real-world experience who can explore -- with their audiences --where publishing is headed, and the forces shaping that future.
TOC presentation content ranges from abstract to practical, covering topics such as transformative business models, new and emerging technologies, and the nuts and bolts of digital design techniques. Attendees leave with a clearer view of the future, along with a lot of useful advice and dozens of ideas they can immediately put into practice.
If you have a presentation or session idea that will enhance the TOC lineup of advanced technical sessions, in-depth explorations of successful experimental publishing models, or the latest in research, we encourage you to send in a proposal.
If you have skills you want to share, submit your proposal by August 29: http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zaim52p0uc7rq69m1ni115kppvenjkauh78el818
O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference is on February 13-15, 2011 in New York.
Looking forward to seeing you in February.
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About the guest blogger: Kat Meyer is the Co-Chair and Community Manager for Tools of Change (TOC) conference. She is a book publishing industry veteran whose background includes 20 years of editorial and marketing experience working for regional and national trade and academic publishers, including: HMH, Communication Skill Builders, the University of Arizona Press, Rio Nuevo Publishers, and many others. Prior to joining O'Reilly, Kat acted as Chief Content Wrangler for her company, Next Chapter Communications, where she revels in two of her favorite past times: all things bookish, and all things social media. Among her clients at NCC have been: SourceBooks, NetGalley, AllRomanceE/OmniLit, Adaptive Blue, the University of Arizona Press, Poisoned Pen Press, BookSwim, and a little company called O'Reilly media!