The London book fair announces brand new theatre for academic zone in 2014

LBF takes a scholarly approach with launch of The [email protected]
NEWS FOR RELEASE, LONDON, 7 November 2013: The London Book Fair (LBF) is delighted to announce a brand new academic theatre which will feature in its Academic & Scholarly zone in 2014. The theatre, called The [email protected], will be located on the show floor. The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is announced as official partner of The [email protected], which will also be fully supported by LBF strategic partners, The Publishers Association (The PA).

As changes in scholarly, academic and professional publishing continue apace, The [email protected] will provide a forum for the academic community to share and discuss issues relevant to the sector, through a programme of session topics covering academic, scientific and professional themes. As curation partners, ALPSP will create a total of four sessions, with additional sessions co-ordinated across the wider book fair content programme by LBF, The PA and other associations, partners and LBF exhibitors. Networking slots are planned to run at the end of each day.

The seminars that will take place in The [email protected] are part of LBF’s Insights Programme (formerly Love Learning) which runs across the three days of the Fair, offering high level debates, panel discussions and seminars on issues and trends across the industry.

Exhibitors who would like to submit an idea for a speaking slot within The [email protected] seminar programme can do so by going to The deadline for entries is5 December 2013.

This week LBF is in South Carolina attending the Charleston Conference, which is attended by librarians, vendors, and publishers in the global scholarly publishing community. Attendees at The Charleston Conference who would like to meet a member of the LBF team are invited to tweet @LondonBookFair to make an appointment.

The [email protected] will be situated in the Academic/STM/Professional zone, situated in Earls Court 1. ALPSP members will receive a discounted Fair entrance, which will be communicated once registration goes live.