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TAA Conference Schedule

TAA's 2020 Conference schedule will be posted in mid-December. 

Below is the 2019 conference schedule to provide an overview of our conference structure.

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 13, 2019

5:00 – 6:30

 Networking Reception

Friday, June 14, 2019

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: Philadelphia, A City of Firsts
Presenter: Robert Christopherson, Author of Geosystems

9:00 – 10:15 

Legal Issues for Independent Contractor Authors and Self-Publishers
Presenter: Brenda Ulrich, Partner, Archstone Law Group PCIntellectual Property Attorney

From the Blank Page to the Published Journal Article: Let's Practice Strategies to Ensure Success
Dannelle D. Stevens, Professor Emerita, Portland State University; Micki M. Caskey, Professor, Portland State University; Julie Reeder, Senior Research Analyst, Oregon WIC Program, Associate Editor, 
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior; Tamara Bertrand Jones, Associate Professor, Florida State University

10:30 –11:30 

Textbook Features You May Not Be Thinking About—But Should!
Presenter: Kevin Patton, Professor Emeritus, St. Charles Community College

Managing to Collaborate on Your Writing Projects
Presenters: Janet Salmons, Independent Researcher, Writer, and Consultant, Vision2Lead, Inc.; Cole Keirsey, Technical Writer

11:30 – 1:00 

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 – 2:00

Organizing for Writing Productivity and Publication Success
Presenter: Kenneth Campbell, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Monmouth University

We Have the Code: Using Qualitative Coding Software to Enrich Data Analysis
Presenters: Laura Jacobi, Assistant Professor,  Minnesota State University, Mankato; Felicia Moore Mensah, Associate Dean, Teachers College, Columbia University

Safeguarding Your Scholarship: A Librarian's Guide to Avoiding Predatory Publications
Presenters: Danielle S. Apfelbaum, Senior Assistant Librarian, Farmingdale State College; Derek Stadler, Assistant Professor, Web Services Librarian, LaGuardia Community College

2:15 – 3:15

Promoting and Marketing Your Book on a Budget
Presenters: John Bond, President, Riverwinds Consulting; Diane M. Harnish, Global Commercial Director, Primal Pictures at Informa; Kathleen Reid, Vice President, Medical Learning Commercial Leader, Clinical Solutions, Elsevier

Getting Started with Conducting and Writing a Systematic Review
Presenter: Julie Reeder, Senior Research Analyst, Oregon WIC Program, Associate Editor, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Prevention, Detection, and Enforcement Against Digital Piracy of Copyrighted Scholarly and Pedagogical Works
Presenters: Henrik Strandberg, Director, IP Protection Program, Pearson Education; Maureen Garry, Manager, IP Protection Program, Pearson Education  

3:30 – 4:30 

The Textbook Report 2019
Presenter: June Jamrich Parsons, Author, Educator, and Digital Book Pioneer

How a Faculty Scholarship Community Can Contribute to Your Scholarly Productivity and Personal Well-Being
Presenters: Amy Gratch Hoyle, Assistant Professor, Cabrini University; Alia S. Sheety, Associate Professor, Cabrini University; Dawn M. Francis, Associate Professor, Cabrini University; Lisa A. Ratmansky, Director of the Center for Inquiry, Teaching & Scholarship, Cabrini University; Michelle Yvonne Szpara, Associate Professor, Cabrini University

Enhancing Your Writing with Visuals: The Benefits of and How to Design, Select, and Create Effective Visuals
Presenter: Janet Salmons, Independent Researcher, Writer, and Consultant, Vision2Lead, Inc.

4:45 – 7:00  

TAA Textbook Awards Ceremony & Reception

Saturday, June 15, 2019

7:30 – 8:30

Networking Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 

Saturday Welcome 

8:45 – 9:45

Can My Publisher Do That?
Presenters: Juli Saitz, CPA, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group; Sean Wakely, Vice President of Product and Editorial, FlatWorld

Efficiency with Style: Revising Your Manuscript at the Macro & Micro Levels
Presenter: Erin McTigue, Academic Mentor & Writing Coach, The Positive Academic

10:00 – 11:00

Mergers and Acquisitions Among Publishers: Authors Need a Life Jacket
Presenters: Steve Gillen, Partner, Wood, Herron & Evans, Intellectual Property Attorney; Karen Morris, Judge, Professor,  Monroe College

Creative Scheduling: Strategic Tools to Optimize Productivity and Well Being
Presenter: Katy Peplin, Coach, Editor, and Community Builder

Textbook Writing 101: Writing Basics for Aspiring Textbook Authors
Presenters: Amee P. Shah, Associate Professor, Stockton University; Laura Frost, Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University; Kevin Patton, Professor Emeritus, St. Charles Community College; Audrey Cohan, Senior Dean for Research and Scholarship, Molloy College 

11:15 – 12:15

Why I Chose to Publish OER, What I Learned, and Do I Have Regrets
Presenters: Dave Dillon, Professor of Counseling, Grossmont College; Jeanne Hoover, Scholarly Communication Librarian, East Carolina University 

Writing and Publishing Together: Strategies for Successful Professor-Student Collaborations
Presenters: Laura Jacobi, Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Justin Rudnick, Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Alyssa Harter, Instructor, Winona State University; Cristy Dougherty, PhD Candidate, University of Denver

Sharpening Your Writing Tools
Presenter: Eric Schmieder, Membership Marketing Manager, Textbook & Academic Authors Association

12:15 – 1:45

Lunch on Your Own

2:00 – 3:00

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

New Options for Authors: University Press-Library Partnerships and the Impact on Scholarly Publishing
Presenters: Mary Rose Muccie, Executive Director, Temple University Press; Annie Johnson, Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications Specialist, Temple University

A Crash Course in Creative Commons Licensing
Presenters: Danielle S. Apfelbaum, Senior Assistant Librarian, Farmingdale State College; Derek Stadler, Assistant Professor, Web Services Librarian, LaGuardia Community College

3:15 – 4:15 


Brand U: Establishing and Promoting Your Professional Brand
Presenter: Amy DeLouise, Director, Producer, and Branding Consultant

Conquering the Literature Review
Presenter: Julie Peterson Combs, Professor, Sam Houston State University

Developmental Editing for Undergraduate Textbooks
Presenter: Elsa Peterson, Freelance Developmental Editor

Evidence-Based Pedagogical Elements in Textbooks That Can Improve Student Learning
Presenter: Laura Frost, Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University

Project Management for Writing
Presenter: Erin McTigue, Academic Mentor & Writing Coach, The Positive Academic

Whose Voice? Your Voice? Why Not? You Can Infuse Your Voice Into Academic Writing
Presenter: Dannelle D. Stevens, Professor Emerita at Portland State University, Oregon

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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