TAA 2019 Conference Program & Schedule
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TAA Conference Schedule

TAA's 2019 Conference schedule will be posted in mid-December.

Below is TAA's 2018 Conference schedule to provide an example of the program structure of our conferences.

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 [email protected]
TAA reserves the right to make changes to the program and schedule as circumstances require.


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