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Call for Proposals: 33rd Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference

The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) announces a Call for Proposals for its 2020 conference to be held June 12-13 in San Diego, CA. We invite the submission of session presentations relevant to writing, publishing, and marketing textbooks and academic works (journal articles, books, and monographs). The session proposal deadline is October 7, 2019.

A highly interactive event, the conference will be attended by authors and aspiring authors of textbooks, journal articles, and other academic works, as well as by industry professionals from across the country.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Time Management and Writing Productivity
  • Tech Tools to Enhance Your Works
  • Publishing Industry Updates & Trends
  • Navigating Copyright and Permissions
  • Savvy Contract and Royalty Negotiating & Monitoring
  • Marketing Your Works and Creating Your Brand
  • Authoring in an Open Access/OER Environment
  • Non-Traditional Paths to Getting Published

Session proposals can be submitted for the following formats:

Traditional Presentation: 60-minute session featuring one to three speakers; approximately a 40-50 minute presentation with time for 10-15 minutes of Q&A.
Panel Discussion: 60 or 90 minute session with multiple presenters (Maximum 4). Active audience participation is encouraged and expected.
Roundtable Discussion: 60-minute small-group discussion moderated by the roundtable presenter and focusing on one authoring or publishing topic.

Please submit your proposal by October 7, 2019. TAA’s Conference Committee will review all proposals and notify you of the status of your submission by November 19, 2019. TAA’s conference will take place at the beautiful Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter located in the heart of downtown San Diego.

Click Here for Presenter Submission Guidelines and Online Proposal Form.