BISG Annual Meeting Goes Online

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) will reimagine its 2020 Annual Meeting, which had been rescheduled to take place in person on September 11, as a series of online conversations delivered between late July and September.

In lieu of a traditional one-day conference, BISG will host a series of online panels, presentations, and talks, spread out over the course of several weeks:

  • Building a Smarter Supply Chain (July 28)
  • Change Management in the Age of COVID-19 (August 4)
  • Lessons Drawn from Publishing Entrepreneurs (August 6)
  • Real-Time Reporting and Bigger Data (August 11)
  • Sustainable Publishing: Where We Need to Go (August 18)
  • BISG Industry Awards Celebration (September 11)
  • Keynote Conversation with James Daunt (September 11)

Initially tapped to deliver the keynote address, James Daunt, CEO of Barnes & Noble and managing director of Waterstones in the U.K., will instead be interviewed by Brian O’Leary on September 11, at 3:00 p.m. ET by web conference, with time for questions from the audience.

Though the Annual Meeting has been a day-long ticketed event, most recently held at the Harvard Club of New York, staff of both member and non-member companies will be able to access all 2020 programming at no charge. Sponsorship of the repositioned meeting is provided by Bowker.

Additional details, speaker information, and registration links can be found here.

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