IBPA Publishing University partners with NYU and Pace University to bring continuing education to publishing students

Courtesy of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), graduate students and faculty from the NYU and Pace Publishing programs will be able to attend IBPA’s Publishing University, scheduled for May 24-25 in New York City, at no charge.

“For the past three decades, one of our association’s primary missions has been publishing education,” points out IBPA President, Florrie Binford Kichler. “IBPA is delighted to support the book industry by bringing the best of that education to the young people who will shape publishing’s future.”

“Our students are thrilled to have the opportunity to attend this year’s IBPA Publishing University,” said Professor Jane Kinney-Denning, the Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach at Pace University. “This is a wonderful opportunity for them to learn directly from experts in the field, to network with key industry professionals and to become a part of the larger publishing community. The timely topics covered make for a fantastic educational experience. Thanks to IBPA for including us!”

“We are delighted that our Master of Science in Publishing students and faculty will have the opportunity to attend IBPA Publishing University this year,” says Andrea Chambers, Director of The Center for Publishing at NYU-SCPS. “We encourage students to immerse themselves in publishing, both in the classroom and through important conferences. Hearing experts speak about the latest trends and best practices in book publishing will benefit both students and faculty and continue an important ongoing dialogue about the changes transforming our industry.”

In addition to more than 20 break-out sessions, general session highlights of IBPA Publishing University include a keynote speech by mega marketer and best-selling author Seth Godin, an opening day kickoff address by Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks, and Emagination: What’s Now and What’s Next in Ebooks, a roundtable of digital pioneers and industry prophets who will weigh in on a host of e-issues. The annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Gala for excellence in publishing will be held Monday evening, May 24.

For additional information, speaker bios, photos, and video from the 2009 University, visit IBPA Publishing University
Founded in 1983, the Independent Book Publishers Association is the largest not-for-profit trade organization for publishers in the United States, serving more than 3000 book publishers of all sizes. IBPA’s mission is to help independent publishers market their titles, to provide education on all aspects of publishing, and to act as an advocate for publishers’ rights.