On December 14th, Dave Weich from Sheepscot Creative and I will be hosting an event in Portland we are calling PageTurn: A Set of Ideas Around the Future of Publishing.
Dave and I both think that Portland has a rich publishing community and that many in the community actively creating the future. We wanted to create an event that highlighted some of those experiments and projects, giving a reason for publishers, authors, booksellers, and readers to gather.
For the format, we will have between eight and ten speakers who each will be using a modified version of the Pecha Kucha presentation style. Each presenter will have seven minutes and 21 slides to tell their story with the slides automatically advancing every 20 seconds.
The details about PageTurn are below. We are still looking to fill a couple of slots, so if you have an interesting story to share, we’d love to hear about it. Drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page Turn: A Set of Ideas Around the Future of Publishing
Photo by Mike McCune
Presented by Astronaut Projects and Sheepscot Creative
Location: The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel – 403 SW 10th, Portland
Date: December 14th, 2010
Time: Doors Open at 7PM. Talks run from 7:30PM to 9:30PM with beer break
Admission: Free with Cash Beer
Event Format: 7x21x20 (7 minutes, 21 slides, 20 seconds per slide)
Featured speakers include:
Victoria Blake, Underland Press
Aaron Colter, Dark Horse Comics
Melissa Delzio, Our Portland Story Project
Tim Grahl, Out:think Group
Justin Hocking, Independent Publishing Resource Center
Greg Netzer, Wordstock
Josh Kenyon and Colby Nichols, Jolby
Matthew Stadler, Publication Studio
Tim Sullivan, Harvard Business Publishing
Joshua Tallent, eBook Architects
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