Call for Proposals: Textbook and academic authoring conference

TAA’s 31st Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference will be held at La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM, June 15-16, 2018. The conference is attended by authors and aspiring authors of textbooks, journal articles, and other academic works, as well as by industry professionals from across the country.

TAA invites the submission of presentations relevant to authoring and publishing textbooks and academic works (journal articles, books, and monographs).

Topics of interest include:

  • Writing and publishing: strategies for success
  • eBooks and digital publishing
  • Author productivity tips and technology tools
  • Marketing and social media for academics
  • Publishing contracts
  • Royalties
  • Copyright
  • Trends in self-publishing
  • Open access developments
  • Textbook supplements

Session proposals can be submitted for the following formats:

Traditional Presentation: 60-minute session featuring one speaker; approximately a 40-50 minute presentation with time for audience Q&A.
Panel Session: 60 or 90-minute session with multiple presenters, allowing for 10-15 minutes of audience Q&A.
Roundtable Presentation: 60-minute small-group discussion moderated by the roundtable presenter and focusing on one authoring or publishing topic.

Please submit your proposal by October 6, 2017. The 2018 TAA Conference Committee will review all proposals and notify you of the status of your submission by November 17, 2017.

Click Here for Presenter Submission Guidelines and Online Proposal Form.