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Registration is Open for O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing

February 27, 2007

New Conference to Provide Venue for Initiating Innovation in Book Publishing

Sebastopol, CA -- Registration is now open for the inaugural O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference (TOC), happening June 18 - 20 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. As a media company closely connected with the leading innovators in technology, O'Reilly is in a unique position to recognize the new trends in publishing and identify emerging business models in publishing products and services. In this regard, the O'Reilly team is launching the TOC Conference to raise the level of technology knowledge among book publishers and to spark conversation and creativity that will help to shape the future of publishing.

Technology is transforming publishing. From the way ideas are generated to the packaging of information and delivery of products, technology and change are themes in every aspect of publishing today. The TOC Conference will provide insightful analysis, hands-on workshops, and engaging sessions for book publishers. The conference committee has assembled a number of industry experts to lead discourse that will focus on new opportunities and next generation ideas on the publishing horizon.

Featured TOC speakers include:

  • John Ingram, Ingram
  • Brian Murray, Harper Collins
  • Jimmy Wales, Wikimedia Foundation
  • Eric Severson, Flatiron Solutions Corp.
  • Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media Inc.
  • Kelly Gallagher, RR Bowker
  • Jeff Gomez, Holtzbrinck Publishers
  • Michael Healy, Book Industry Study Group
  • Adam Engst, TidBITS
  • Clifford Guren, Microsoft
  • Jason Hunter, Mark Logic
  • Robert Montinegro, Center for Accessible Publishing

While many publishers can see that technology is changing the ground on which publishing rests, few have the knowledge to recognize the true challenges and opportunities presented by these changes. The O'Reilly TOC Publishing Conference will decipher the tools of change in this industry and help cut through the hype for a more profitable future in publishing.

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