8:15–8:45 a.m.: Welcoming Coffee and Registration
Fleck Dance Theatre

9:00–9:15 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks

9:15–10:30 a.m.: Keynote – Why Serving a Diverse Readership is the Only Way Forward – Zareen Jaffrey (Simon & Schuster, Salaam Reads imprint)

10:30–11:00 a.m.: Morning Break

Breakout Sessions

Harbourfront Centre Main Building (235 Queen’s Quay West)
Room locations will be announced.

Choose to attend three of these workshops. 

  • Publishing Beyond Borders: Global Sales
  • Bookstores: New Models for Community-Building
  • Publishing Aloud: Innovations in Audio Storytelling
  • Is This the Golden Age of YA?
  • Genre & Beyond: Publishing, Marketing, Community
  • Hot New Publishing Models
  • Navigating New Media & Marketing Landscapes
  • Unpacking Re-Packaging: Storytelling Across Mediums

11:00–12:00 a.m.: Breakout Session One
A choice of three workshops/panels

12:00–1:15 p.m.: Lunch
Brigantine Room

1:30–2:30 p.m.: Breakout Session Two
A choice of three workshops/panels

2:45–3:45 p.m.: Breakout Session Three
A choice of three workshops/panels

3:45–4:15 p.m.: Afternoon Refreshment Break

4:15–5:15 p.m.: Closing Panel – Publishing as an Act of Resistance

5:15–5:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks