Tech Forum - Friday, March 23, 2018
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Auditorium Room A (glass wall)Auditorium Room BAuditorium Room CRoom CR-3 (upstairs)
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8:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast / 8:00-9:00 a.m. (Concourse)
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8:15 AM
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9:00 AMKeynote Address / Saadia Muzaffar (TechGirls Canada) / 9:00-9:35 a.m.
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9:30 AMPanel: Women in Publishing / Kristin Cochrane (Penguin Random House Canada), Saffron Beckwith (Ampersand Inc.), Bhavna Chauhan (Penguin Random House Canada), Scaachi Koul (Buzzfeed), Christen Thomas (Literary Press Group) / 9:40-10:40 a.m.
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10:45 AMBreak / 10:40-11:00 a.m. (Concourse)
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11:00 AMCuration vs. Saturation in a World of All-You-Can-Read Subscription Models / Nathan Hull (Bookchoice) / 11:00-11:45 a.m.Bot Boom: What marketers need to know about chatbots now / Erin Bury (Eighty-Eight) / 11:00-11:45 a.m.Backlist Keywords / Joshua Tallent (Firebrand Technologies) / 11:00-11:45 a.m.Building In-House Momentum for Diverse Books / Léonicka Valcius (DiverseCanLit), Anyka Davis (Penguin Random House Canada), Hazel Millar (Book*hug), Synora Van Drine (Dundurn Press) / 11:00-12:35 p.m. Sponsored by The Literary Press Group of Canada.
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11:45 AMVideo Ties That Bind: Charting Harlequin's video-centric marketing strategy / Larissa Walker (Harlequin Books) / 11:50-12:35 p.m.Blockchain and Building the Future of Information Management and Sharing / Andreas Park (UofT), Brian O'Leary (Book Industry Study Group), Simon-Pierre Marion (Scenarex), Stephen Sawyer (Narrativ) / 11:50-12:35 p.m.The Metadata is the Message: Balancing best practice with real-life requirements in ONIX / Tricia McCraney (Virtusales) / 11:50-12:35 p.m.
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12:30 PMLunch / 12:35-1:35 p.m. (Concourse)
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1:30 PMWhat Do You Know About the Characters in Your Lists? Using Data to Reveal Gender Bias in Contemporary Fiction / Eve Kraicer (.txtLAB @ McGill University), Andrew Piper (.txtLAB @ McGill University) / 1:35-2:20 p.m.The Future Will Not be Silent: Audio-first publishing / Kathy Doyle (Macmillan), Nastaran Bisheban (Kobo Books), Jon Fleming (Audible), Barbara Howson (House of Anansi Press), Hazel Millar (Book*hug), Reka Rubin (Harlequin Books) / 1:35-2:20 p.m.New from BookNet Canada: BNC SalesData / Monique Mongeon / 1:35-1:50 p.m.Open Meeting Space: Available for attendees to arrange private meetings or work independently / 1:35-2:20 p.m.
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1:45 PMLibrary Circulation Data & BNC SalesData / Monique Mongeon / 1:50-2:05 p.m.
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2:00 PMLoan Stars Turns Two: Impacts & opportunities / Elizabeth Barker / 2:05-2:20 p.m.
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2:15 PM
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2:30 PMLibraries Bridging the Digital Divide / Jessamyn C. West / 2:25-3:10 p.m.Discussion Circles: On power and publishing / 2:25-3:10 p.m.New from BookNet Canada: BNC CataList / Carol Gordon / 2:25-2:40 p.m.Discussion Circles: On power and publishing / 2:25-3:10 p.m. (overflow room for concurrent session in room B)
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2:45 PMNew from BookNet Canada: BNC BiblioShare / Tim Middleton / 2:40-2:55 p.m.
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3:00 PMWhat's New in Standards & Certification / Tom Richardson / 2:55-3:10p.m.
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3:15 PMBreak / 3:10-3:25 p.m. (Concourse)
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3:30 PMPanel: Retailers Bridging the Digital Divide / Serah-Marie McMahon (TYPE Books), Anjula Gogia (Another Story Bookshop), Jennifer Haines (The Dragon), Kelly McKinnon (Vancouver Kidsbooks), Martha Sharpe (Flying Books), Jessica Walker (Munro's Books) / 3:25-4:10 p.m.
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4:15 PMState of the Publishing Nation 2018 / Noah Genner (BookNet Canada) / 4:15-4:45 p.m.
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4:45 PMUnleashing the Innovators: How mature companies find new life with startups / Jim Stengel (Stengel Consulting) / 4:50-5:30 p.m. Sponsored by The Crown Publishing Group, Penguin Random House Canada.
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5:30 PMReception / 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Concourse)
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