TAA Conference Schedule

Full session descriptions can be found on the Program page. TAA reserves the right to cancel or replace any session as circumstances require. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

5:00 – 6:30

 Networking Reception

Friday, June 15, 2018

7:00 – 8:15

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15

Opening Remarks
Mike Kennamer, TAA President; Mike Spinella, TAA Executive Director

8:15 – 8:45

GeoPrimer: TAA, Enchantment, and Santa Fe
Presenter: Robert Christopherson, Author of Geosystems

8:45 - 9:00

Laura Frost, TAA Vice President

9:00 – 10:00 

The Critical Importance of Scholarly Discipline
Presenter: Kent Anderson, CEO of RedLinkpast-President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing

10:15 –11:15 

Royalties: Past, Present, and Future

Presenters: Juli Saitz, CPA, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group; Sean Wakely, Vice President of Product and Editorial, FlatWorld

Hunks, Chunks, & Bites: Plan Writing Projects So You Actually Complete Them!
Presenter: Meggin McIntosh, Professor Emerita, University of Nevada, Reno

11:30 – 12:30 

What You Need to Know About Rights and Permissions
Presenter: Steve Gillen, Partner, Wood, Herron & Evans, Intellectual Property Attorney

The Journal Article Writing MATE: A Tool For Beginners 
Presenters: Patricia Goodson, Presidential Professor, Texas A&M University; Katherine L. Wright, Assistant Professor, Director of the Boise State University Literacy Lab

Independent Publishing: Securing a Return on Your Investment, A Practical Approach to Indie Publishing
Presenter: Margaret Thompson Reece, CEO, Reece Biomedical Consulting

12:30 – 2:00

Lunch on Your Own

2:00 – 3:00

The Book is Just the Beginning: Repurposing Your Content
Presenter: Karen Morris, Professor and Judge, Monroe College

Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar
Presenter: Tara Gray, Associate Professor, New Mexico State University

Video Creation for Textbook Authors and Instructors
Presenter: Sasha Vodnik, Lead Instructor, General Assembly in San Francisco

3:15 – 4:15 

The Ed-Tech Book Report 2018
Presenter: June Jamrich Parsons, Author, Educator, and Digital Book Pioneer

A New Publishing Landscape: The Curiosities, Opportunities, & Pitfalls of Open Access Publishing
Presenters: Kristen Cvancara, Associate Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Laura Jacobi, Assistant Professor,  Minnesota State University, Mankato; Heidi Southworth, Assistant Professor and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato

4:30 – 6:45  

TAA Textbook Awards Ceremony & Reception

Saturday, June 16, 2018

7:30 – 8:30

Networking Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 

Saturday Welcome 

8:45 – 9:45

Anatomy of a Textbook Contract
Presenter: Brenda Ulrich, Partner, Rubin & Ulrich, LLCIntellectual Property Attorney

A Personal Writing Team for Productivity and Accountability
Presenters: Felicia Moore Mensah, Associate Dean, Teachers College, Columbia University; Dakota King-White, Professional Licensed School Counselor/Professional Counselor; Martinque “Marti” Jones, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Teachers College, Columbia University

Wrangle Your Book Project
Presenters: Janet Salmons, Independent Researcher, Writer and Consultant, Vision2Lead, Inc.; Cole Keirsey, Technical Writer

10:00 – 11:00

Special Features of TAA Award-Winning Textbooks: From the Awardees
Presenters: Al Trujillo, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Co-Director of the Oceanography Program, Palomar College; Dave Dillon, Professor of Counseling, Grossmont College

Tailoring Time for Writing: Creating Opportunities in Your Hectic Academic Life
Presenters: Dannelle D. Stevens, Professor Emerita at Portland State University, Oregon; Micki M. Caskey, Professor, Portland State University; Laura Jacobi, Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Claudia Sánchez, Professor, Texas Woman’s University

Getting Started With Social Media
Presenter: Katie Linder, Director, Ecampus Research Unit, Oregon State University

11:15 – 12:15

Beyond e-Books: Writing and Designing for Mobile Users
Presenters: Michael Greer, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Editor, Research in Online Literacy Education; Maxwell Riggsbee, Chief Product Officer, Gadget Software; Christopher Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center 

Discover How to Deliver What Editors and Publishers Need: Demystifying the Publishing Process
Presenter: Kathleen P. King, Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando

12:15 – 1:45

Lunch on Your Own

2:00 – 3:00

Emerging Publishing Practices and You, the Author
Presenter: June Jamrich Parsons and TAA's Publishing Practices Committee

Moving from Pesky to Productive: Developing a Healthy, Sustainable Writing Habit
Presenters: Erin McTigue, Research Scientist, Norwegian National Reading Research Center, University of Stavanger; Tracey Hodges, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama; Sharon Matthews, Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

3:15 – 4:15 

Roundtable Discussions:

Challenges and Successes of Bringing On a Co-Author
Presenters: Frank M. Carrano, Professor Emeritus, University of Rhode Island; Timothy M. Henry, Associate Professor, New England Institute of Technology

Exploring Creative Writing Strategies to Boost Your Academic Writing
Presenter: Dannelle D. Stevens, Professor Emerita at Portland State University, Oregon

Indexes in Digital Publications
Presenters: Steve Ingle, President and CEO, WordCo Indexing Services

Maximizing Writing Productivity: Perspectives from an Author and an Editor
Presenters: JoAnn Danelo Barbour, Professor and Chair of the Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University; Claudia Sánchez, Professor, Texas Woman’s University

Not for the Faint of Heart: The Art of Truly Understanding Your Royalty Statement
Presenter: Richard Wessler, Senior Director, Ankura Consulting Group

Team Creation: How to Mentor Multiple Students in Academic Writing
Presenter: Erin McTigue, Research Scientist, Norwegian National Reading Research Center, University of Stavanger; Tracey Hodges, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama; Sharon Matthews, Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

Twenty-One and a Half Ways to Promote a Textbook at No or Low Cost
Presenter: John Bond, Riverwinds Consulting

You Got This: Marketing Strategies to Build a Signature Platform
Presenter: JoNataye Prather, Assistant Professor, Tarleton State University

Questions about the schedule? Contact Maureen.Foerster@TAAonline.net
TAA reserves the right to make changes to the program and schedule as circumstances require.


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