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Scholarly Kitchen founder Kent Anderson to keynote at 2018 TAA Conference

Kicking off TAA’s 2018 Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference this year is keynoter Kent R. Anderson, CEO of RedLink, a past-President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and the founder of “The Scholarly Kitchen” blog. In his keynote, Anderson will discuss how scholarly practices are of critical importance as we face an information economy that has become increasingly overwhelmed with self-interested distortions of fact presented on an equal footing with facts and research findings. As the current environment evolves, scholars who seek to express and share findings based in observable reality are increasingly challenged or, worse, dismissed. He will argue the need for new approaches, governance, and practices by researchers, educators, and publishers in order to preserve quality information, the relevance of science, and the ascendancy of objective reality.

Anderson has also been a publisher for Science, CEO of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Publishing Director for the New England Journal of Medicine; and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is an award-winning writer, editor, and designer.

TAA is proud to host an outstanding presenter panel at its 31st annual conference this year, which will be held in Santa Fe, NM, June 15-16. Comprised of a wide variety of publishing industry experts, accomplished authors, and highly regarded intellectual property attorneys, this year’s program promises to offer compelling content and informative strategies that will benefit textbook and academic authors from novice to veteran. For a full listing of presenters and session topics, as well as for all the event details, visit the TAA conference website. Early registration rates end April 15, and all rates increase by $50 after that date.

TAA’s conference will be held at the beautiful La Fonda on the Plaza, a 4-Diamond luxury hotel located on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. The recently renovated hotel combines elegance and old world charm with the splendor of the American Southwest to provide a truly memorable Santa Fe experience.