APD Conference 2011
The annual Academic and Professional Division conference for academics and publishers will take place from 10.00 - 16.00 on Monday 21st November at the ICO Conference Centre, 22 Berners Street, London W1T 3DD. It will be followed by a drinks reception.
Students at the Heart of the System: how to fulfil their learning needs? aims to explore the implications of the White Paper Higher Education: Students at the Heart of the System, published in June and consulting until 20 September 2011. The way in which its policies are implemented will have profound implications for students, academics, librarians, university administrators, authors, publishers and booksellers. This conference is a platform to share perspectives and debate the issues.
10.00 – 10.30 Arrival and Coffee
10.30 – 10.35 Welcome and introduction: Chairman,Graham Taylor, APD Director
10.35 – 11.20 Keynote address: Professor Ian Diamond, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Aberdeen
11.20 – 11.45 Questions and discussion arising from keynote
11.45 – 12.45 Student Forum. Six students facilitated by an academic convenor give their view of the White Paper, and discuss how learning resources could be delivered and paid for
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.45 New directions (1): two case studies cited in the White Paper
(i) The UWE-Hewlett Packard initiative
Speaker: Dr John Lanham, Associate Dean – International & External Partnership, Faculty of Environment and Technology, UWE
(ii) Meducation.net - the medical education network
Speaker: Dr Alastair Buick, MBChB, BSc (Hons), PGCE (Med Ed)
14.45 – 15.30 New directions (2): two case studies of innovative publishing initiatives
(i) Supporting the transition from learner to researcher: Bioscience Horizons, a national undergraduate research journal
Speakers: Jonathan Crowe - Editor in Chief, Higher Education Science, and Dr Cathy Kennedy - Senior Publisher, Academic Life Sciences, Oxford University Press
(ii) How digital publishing can transform research and learning: the case of State Papers Online at Leeds and Durham
Speaker: Linden Harris - Publishing Director, Cengage Learning EMEA
15.30 Open Forum: how will the landscape look for students, academics, authors and publishers after September 2012?
16.00 Conclusion, followed by networking and drinks
Who should attend?
The conference programme will appeal to students, academics, librarians, university administrators, educationists, authors, publishers, and booksellers - all those interested in how learning resources can best meet student need at a time of unprecedented challenge and change.
- PA member with option of academic guest: £195 (£234 inc VAT)
- ALPSP/STM/IPG member with option of academic guest: £245 (£294 inc VAT)
- Individual (non-academic): £225 (£270 inc VAT)
- Academic (incl. library & admin. staff): £50 (£60 inc VAT)
- Student: £20 (£24 inc VAT)
Please click the registration button below to book a place and make or arrange payment. If you would like to bring an academic guest, would like to make a multiple payment or have other questions, please contact Nicola Swann at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0207 691 1378.