Building Inclusivity in Publishing

  • Building Inclusivity in Publishing

    Reflecting All: Effecting Change

    Returning for a second year this November, Building Inclusivity in Publishing – Reflecting All: Effecting Change is run by The Publishers Association and LBF. Attendees will be encouraged to consider how they interact with every point of the publishing ecosystem to ensure equal representation in our industry, from authors right through to the consumer. The day will be chaired by the BBC’s Razia Iqbal and themes explored will include BAME progression and the commercial imperative; Equality in Acquisitions; Women in the Boardroom and Accessible books and publishing.

    When: Monday 13 November 2017, 09:30-17:00
    Where: Coin Street Conference Centre, London
    Price: £149 (Early Bird Rate - ends 2 October)
               £199 (Standard Rate - from 3 October)

    Your ticket automatically gives you free entrance to LBF, 10-12 April 2018.

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  • The Programme

    This event is open to all those working in the book industry and the wider creative industries, Spanning the entire publishing process, from author to reader, this year’s conference will revisit some of the pledges made at last year’s conference and encourage delegates to make new pledges.

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    Attendees will hear from an inspirational line-up of speakers from beyond the publishing industry, including Selma Nicholls, founder of Looks Like Me, a talent and casting agency for underrepresented groups and Jamie Beddard of Diverse City, an organisation committed to diversity and equality in the arts.

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    Catch up with 2016

    Our 2016 Attendees gave us their thoughts on the importance of inclusivity in publishing and made their pledges of what they plan on doing to encourage change.

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    See our attendees pledges

  • "Building inclusivity continues to be a priority within all aspects of the book ecosystem, whether in the publishing workforce or in the content publishers produce. This conference is a must for all publishers so that they can learn about best practice within the industry and join the conversation about what more publishers can do to ensure the industry becomes more representative of the UK population. Following the launch of the PA inclusivity action plan we are delighted that this event, now in its second year, will keep the momentum going on this important issue and provide further support to publishers looking to implement new initiatives and schemes to increase inclusivity in their organisations."

    Emma House, Deputy CEO at the Publishers Association

  • In Partnership with

    The Publishers Association has worked with diversity organisations and other engaged parties across the publishing industry on the preliminary planning of the conference to ensure a balanced and relevant programme.

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    Sponsored by

    The Publishing Training Centre is a network of over 50 publishing and training professionals focused solely on delivering training courses for the publishing industry and developing publishing skills.

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