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June 23

Quick, Quick, Slow: What Have Been the Technological Changes in Publishing This Year?

8:30–9:30 a.m. ET

Justine Solomun, director, Byte the Book; Simon Appleby, director, Bookswarm; Mark Stay, host of the Bestseller Experiment podcast; Hermione Ireland, The Académie du Vin

June 24

Leading the Way in Book Publishing

8:45–9:25 a.m. ET

Laura Summers, director, BookMachine; Lance Fitzgerald, v-p content and business development, Penguin Random House Audio; Bodour Al Qasimi, president, International Publishers Association; Sanphy Thomas, managing director, Jessica Kingsley Publishers and director of professional publishing, John Murray Press; Belinda Rasmussen, executive publisher, Macmillan Children’s Books

Young Adults: Improving Mental Health and Well-Being Through Fiction

9–9:40 a.m. ET

Anthony Kessel, public health physician, academic, and author

June 29

In Conversation with Matt Haig

4:15–5 a.m. ET

Matt Haig

The Power of Diverse Narratives

7:50–8:15 a.m. ET

Lisa Bent, author of Symona’s Still Single (Jacaranda)

Championing Black Voices and Stories, Past, Present and Future

11:35 a.m.–12:15 p.m. ET

Valerie Brandes, founder and CEO, Jacaranda; Magdalene Abraha, editorial manager, Jacaranda; Anni Domingo, author of Breaking the Maafa Chain (Jacaranda); Isabelle Dupuy, author of Living the Dream (Jacaranda)

June 30

Contemporary Irish Writing with Eimear Ryan and Lucy Caldwell

6:10–6:30 a.m. ET

Eimear Ryan, author; Lucy Caldwell, author and playwright

Who Gets to Translate? Who Gets to Be Translated?

9:15–9:45 a.m. ET

Will Forrester, translation and international manager, English PEN; Nicholas Glastonbury, translator; Ka Bradley, commissioning editor at Granta Books; Rebecca Carter, literary agent at Janklow & Nesbit Associates.

July 1

Mitigating Risk in the Book/Content Supply Chain

4:30–5:30 a.m. ET

Karina Urquhart, executive director, Book Industry Communication; Stephen Long, freelance consultant; David Hetherington, v-p, global business development, books international; Matthew Hogg, director of publisher and customer services, Macmillan Distribution; David Marlin, president, MetaComet Systems

The Green Book Alliance: Making the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals a Reality

6–7 a.m. ET

Karina Urquhart, executive director, Book Industry Communication; Sherri Aldis, chief, United Nations Publications, United Nations; Noah Genner, CEO, BookNet Canada.

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