LCACE & Hiatus

November 18, 2006


I was invited to participate in a discussion convened by the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise (LCACE) on the subject of future publishing. Unfortunately I can’t attend, but I highly recommend going if you can – it’s a very interesting panel who should have plenty to say. Details follow:

Educating the Next Generation – Convergent Media and Publishing

23rd November 6.30pm – 8pm
Venue: Kings Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London

Educating the Next Generation – Convergent Media and Publishing will focus on how new technologies and converging media platforms are changing the nature of publishing. It brings together a high-profile panel of writers, publishers and IP specialists who will discuss the following questions:

  • Should the publishing industry be excited or threatened by future changes in technology and distribution?
  • What are the technological advances that could impact on the industry over the next 10 years?
  • What are the implications for authors, publishers and retailers in terms of intellectual property and copyright?
  • What skills might students aiming to work in publishing, and indeed writers themselves, need to think about developing for the future?

Speakers are: Tony White (writer and Arts Council England), Simon Worthington (Metamute), Dr Rosemary Bechler, (writer and The British Council), Scott Pack (The Friday Project) and Dr Uma Suthersanen (Queen Mary, University of London). It will be chaired by Dr Sadie Plant.

To book a place for this event, please visit

Educating The Next Generation is an ongoing series of debates organised by LCACE in collaboration with our partners. The aim of the series is to give students and researchers interested in particular aspects of the cultural industries an opportunity to find out about the challenges and changes occurring within those sectors now. They are also designed to enable networking between Higher Education and the cultural industries.

This event is produced by LCACE in association with Borders.

I’m going to be away for the next two weeks, so I’m afraid there will be a little hiatus in posting. Normal service will be resumed from December 5th.

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