In light of the difficult and unprecedented circumstances concerning COVID-19, we have postponed the GW Ethics in Publishing Conference, originally scheduled for April 23. We plan to find a date in Fall 2020 and we hope to have the same outstanding and inclusive lineup at that time.
The theme of this year's conference is Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.
Topics include equity, inclusion, diversity, accessibility, sustainability, peer review, and other issues of ethics in publishing.
Presentations include panels, as well as “PechaKucha” style, short talks.
Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program at the George Washington University.
- The Association of University Presses (AUPresses)
- The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
- The Association of American Publishers
Registration is free and lunch will be provided.
George Washington University
National Churchill Library and Center Main Room (101)
Gelman Library, First Level
2130 H St NW, Washington, DC 20052
9:30-9:45 | Welcome
John W. Warren, Director and Associate Professor, Masters of Professional Studies in Publishing, George Washington University
9:45-10:30 | Opening Plenaries
- The Ethical Imperative of the University Press: Peter Berkery, Executive Director, Association of University Presses
- Developing a Culture of Dignity at Johns Hopkins University Press: Barbara Kline Pope, Director, Johns Hopkins University Press
10:35-11:25 | Diversity and Equity Toolkit
- Niccole Leilanionapae‘aina Coggins, Editorial, Design, and Production Coordinator and Assistant Project Editor, University of Virginia Press;
- Jocelyn Dawson, Journals Marketing Manager, Duke University Press;
- Damita Snow, Senior Manager, Publishing Technologies, American Society of Civil Engineers;
- Randy Townsend; and Hanni Nabahe (facilitators)
11:30-12:00 | Publishing and Inclusive Language
- Beth Bouloukos, Director at the Amherst College Press and Lever Press
- Elizabeth Crowley Webber, Senior Production Editor, Georgetown University Press
12:00-12:45 | Lunch Plenary
Developing the App: Indigenous Guide to DC
Dr. Elizabeth Rule, Assistant Director, AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, George Washington University
1:00-1:30 | Millenials and Manipulation
- Josephine E. Sciortino, Managing Editor, Canadian Science Publishing
- Yael Fitzpatrick, Consulting Art Director and Brand Manager, Gazelle Design Consultancy
1:40-2:10 | Talking and Tweeting
- Hanni Nabahe, Resident Librarian, Scholarly Resources and Content Strategy, University of Virginia
- Aliza Becker, Managing Editor, MediaSphere Medical
2:20-3:00 | Peers and Authors
- Cheryl Johnson, Publishing Editor, American Psychological Association (APA)
- Lois Jones, Peer Review Manager, American Psychological Association (APA)
- Jenna Miley, Peer Review Coordinator, Journals Department, American Psychological Association (APA)
- Randy Townsend, Director, Publications Operations, American Geophysical Union
3:10-3:35 | Born Accessible: The Past, Present and Future of Accessibility in Publishing
Bill Kasdorf, Principal, Kasdorf and Associates
3:35-3:45 | Coffee Break
3:45-4:15 | Ethics and Unethical Behavior
Danielle Galian, Editor, American Massage Therapy Association
Erin Price, Senior Writer and Editor, Curie Learning
4:15-5:00 | Closing Plenary
The Recommended List: Ten Notes I’ve Learned from Diversity & Inclusion Efforts So Far:
Elda Rotor, VP and Publisher, Penguin Classics, Penguin Random House
5:00 | Conference concludes
Panels marked by italics are PechaKucha-style talks, which feature faster presentations and a conversational tone shared across multiple speakers.